Third Trimester: Recommendations and Sample Workout
One questions Krystle and I were getting over and over again was, "Can I see a sample of the guide?"
We get it! Before you invest, it is great to know what you are GETTING! So, we've decided to do a blog post for each trimester in pregnancy. We would love if everyone knew about us from the very beginning, but realize that we'll catch some women in their second and even third trimester.
Third Trimester Recommendations:
Pregnancy aches and pains might start to occur or be ramping up. Expecting and Empower can help because it strengthen areas that weaken during pregnancy.
There are many modifications that need to be made during the end of pregnancy.
Just like in the second trimester, and even more so in the third trimester we are getting you ready for the tasks of mothering. It is physically demanding. If you are planning on breastfeeding many women get mid-back soreness and tension headaches because of the positions you will be in. Let's help get you ready and prevent this!
The idea of labor and delivery might start to frighten you. It is becoming very real that this baby will be coming out. We'll help you learn what your pelvic floor is and how to contract and relax it help reduce the trauma birth has on you.
Helpful E and E facts
Included in the guide are 3 days of flexibility, pelvic floor, and strength training. There is a lower body day, an upper body day, and a full body day for every week of your pregnancy! You can do E and E on back to back days because they focus on different muscle groups. Aside from your 3 guided days, we recommend adding 2 days of cardiovascular training into your routine. It is up to you to figure out what days will work best for your workouts and what days are best for your 2 rest days.
The resistance training section is repeated for 3 sets. This means 3 times top to bottom.
For more information you can visit the blog post: Expecting and Empowered: What YOU Need to Know to START!
You can see that the header includes the trimester and the weeks you'll be doing the workout for.
Also included is a detailed introduction, in which you will learn a ton about working out during pregnancy. At the end there is a detailed appendices, in case you aren't sure how to do one of the exercises or need more detail.