Women's Fitness Workout Plans

Safe Pregnancy Exercises for Each Trimester: Prenatal Workouts

Lauren Doss
Lauren Doss
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Congratulations! You’ve begun your journey to motherhood (or perhaps adding to the family!) and are looking to make the most of the next nine months. While prepping for the nursery, you may be wondering what you can do to take care of yourself during ...
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Women's Fitness Workout Plans

Squats for Pregnant Women: Prenatal Fitness Tips

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Co-authored by Nicole Golden and Jennifer Rought, Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist. Exercise during pregnancy can be quite beneficial though there are many myths and concerns surrounding safe exercise practices during this time.
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Postpartum Weight Loss: 10 Things You Need To Know

Lauren Doss
Lauren Doss
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In the summer of 2016, I was preparing to give birth to my son and was eager to rejoin my friends at my CrossFit gym. Having kept up a regular prenatal exercise routine throughout my pregnancy, I was confident I would be back to the high-intensity ...
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Women's Fitness NASM-PES

Weight-Lifting for Women: Why Women Should Lift

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Weight-lifting was historically an exercise modality that women shied away from for fear of being "too masculine" or "getting too big." Female strength sports did not become fully recognized until the 1970s and 1980s with the recognition of female ...
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Women's Fitness

Training the Female Client: Key Considerations for Programming

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Apart from the more obvious gender differences like pregnancy and some aging-related conditions (e.g., osteoporosis, menopausal changes), how much thought is generally given to the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women when ...
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Women's Fitness Workout Plans Core Training

Progressive Exercises for Post-Pregnancy

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
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As a Pilates instructor, I’ve worked with many women who wanted to regain strength and muscle tone after pregnancy. Some of them complained about abdominal pressure, pain or weakness even years after giving birth.
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Women's Fitness Core Training

How to Prevent Diastasis Recti (with Crunches)

Tatum Rebelle 2
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) has become a hot topic as more and more women's fitness professionals advertise programs that promise to prevent or fix the condition. While it is a terrifying thought for most, DRA is a reality for up to 70% of pregnant ...
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Women's Fitness

Pelvic Floor Exercises and Pregnancy: Helping Mothers Out!

Tatum Rebelle 0
Maintaining a strong pelvic floor is vital during pregnancy, yet it remains a commonly overlooked and misunderstood component of most pre- and postnatal training programs. (It’s also something many of us shy away from talking about.) If you train ...
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How to Prevent ACL Injuries and Keep Your Clients on the Court Through Corrective Exercise Programming

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 1
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic ...
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Knee strength for females: Look to the hip for answers

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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You can find more information on female-specific training within the Women's Fitness Specialist course. Did you know females are more susceptible to knee pain and injury than males? This is due to a number of reasons including: anatomical differences, ...
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