Strength Training – the winning strategy

By Jennifer Wolfrom Strength training was never a priority for me. I’ve been long-distance running and mountain biking since college and I always thought that was good enough to keep me in shape. Over the years, I haven’t seen much improvement in my performance and have been feeling the impact of my activities on my…

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Prenatal Training: Part II, Strength Training

By Nina Clark, CSCS, RYT Strength training is not as prevalent in the research as is cardiovascular exercise, but it has been shown to greatly benefit, if done correctly, many of the issues that women face during pregnancy. There have been no documented consequences to the fetus due to resistance training to date. (Ploutz-Snyder, 2001).…

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Prenatal Training: Part I

By Nina Clark – CSCS, RYT Despite recommendations for pregnant women to rest, modern research has shown that moderate exercise is greatly beneficial to the health of the pregnant woman and to the fetus. The ACOG issued recommendations for exercise during pregnancy that endorsed aerobic exercise since it is the safest form. In 1994 and…

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