Exercises You can Do While Pregnant part 5

PREG SHOULDER PRESS1

Many people have asked if they can exercise while pregnant and the answer is absolutely without a doubt yes! You should do exercises that get your heart pumping and and keeps you sweating as long as it doesn't cause you or your baby too much physical stress. Activities, like running and weight training, are ok in the first two trimesters, but may need modifying as you come closer to your birth date. We should generally avoid activities where there are dangers of slipping or falling, like … [Read more...]

Exercises You can Do While Pregnant Part 4

PREG V SIT 1

Many people have asked if they can exercise while pregnant and the answer is absolutely without a doubt yes! You should do exercises that get your heart pumping and and keeps you sweating as long as it doesn't cause you or your baby too much physical stress. Activities, like running and weight training, are ok in the first two trimesters, but may need modifying as you come closer to your birth date. We should generally avoid activities where there are dangers of slipping or falling, like … [Read more...]

Exercises You can Do While Pregnant

PREG WAL SQUAT 2

Many people have asked if they can exercise while pregnant and the answer is absolutely without a doubt yes! You should do exercises that get your heart pumping and and keeps you sweating as long as it doesn't cause you or your baby too much physical stress. Activities, like running and weight training, are ok in the first two trimesters, but may need modifying as you come closer to your birth date. We should generally avoid activities where there are dangers of slipping or falling, like … [Read more...]

Exercising During Pregnancy

Band Rows 1

Many people have asked if they can exercise while pregnant and the answer is absolutely without a doubt yes! You should do exercises that get your heart pumping and and keeps you sweating as long as it doesn't cause you or your baby too much physical stress. Activities, like running and weight training, are ok in the first two trimesters, but may need modifying as you come closer to your birth date. We should generally avoid activities where there are dangers of slipping or falling, like … [Read more...]

Stability Ball Full Body Exercises

SB2

Want to get more use out of your stability ball? Well here are a few exercises to get you started! Before you begin make sure you have the right size ball. Stability balls usually come in three sizes based on your height: 55 cm for those between 4’11” and 5’4”, 65 cm for people between 5’4” and 5’7”, and 75 cm for tall individuals between 5’11” and 6’7”. When in doubt a good rule for finding the right fit for you is to sit on the ball and make sure your hips and knees are at right angles with … [Read more...]

Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercises while pregnant squat shoulder press Blitz Conditioning

We're excited to start a new segment on exercise and pregnancy.  Many people have asked if they can exercise while pregnant and the answer is absolutely without a doubt yes! You should do exercises that get your heart pumping and and keeps you sweating as long as it doesn't cause you or your baby too much physical stress. Activities, like running and weight training, are ok in the first two trimesters, but may need modifying as you come closer to your birth date. We should generally avoid … [Read more...]

Tips to Eating Healthy While Traveling

PRE-MADE MEAL

While traveling for work or holiday, eating out can be expensive and unhealthy! Here are a few ideas you can try with a little planning the next time you’re going away: If you are staying somewhere with a kitchen make sure they have basics like dishes and utensils. If it’s a basic hotel/motel a few things to take along to help you out would be Eating utensils Electric kettle Plate & bowl A small crockpot A cooler Check to see if there is a microwave in the room … [Read more...]

Body Weight Exercises Part 2

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

Hey All! Here's another instalment of body weight exercises.  Try them out and tell me what you think! Intervals: Instead of repetitions, try intervals of 30 to 45 seconds of the exercises and 15 seconds of recovery. If you are just starting to exercise, try a 1 minute rest instead of 15 seconds. Sets: Try to perform these exercises one after the other 3 to 5 times. Frequency: Do these exercises 2-5 days a week. 1. Mountain Climbers - Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Core/Quads What to do: … [Read more...]

Sid de Haan’s 90-Day Challenge: The End is Near!

November 2012 (Day 85)

My 90-Day Journey (I tend to think of it as more of a journey than a challenge) is drawing near to an end.  As I look back on where I started and where I have traveled to, a couple of things stand out for me: I can do more than I originally thought I was capable of. The human body is a remarkable “machine” that gets better with use, and I have come to see how strong and resilient my physical body is and can be. I have also learned that often it was not my body that would attempt to hold me … [Read more...]

Bodyweight Exercises Part 1

HIGH KNEES 2

Hey All! Here’s part 1 of full body body weight exercises. Try them out and tell me what you think! Intervals: Instead of repetitions, try intervals of 30 to 45 seconds of the exercises and 15 seconds of recovery. If you are just starting to exercise, try a 1 minute rest instead of 15 seconds. Sets: Try to perform these exercises one after the other 3 to 5 times. Frequency: Do these exercises 2-5 days a week. 1. High Knees - Activates: Quads/Glutes/Calves/Cardio What to do: Run … [Read more...]