Training for pregnant women

A few days ago we wrote a bit about HIIT training, this type of training has had great success across the board and in many genres.

For those of us who may be an expectant mother, HIIT might be just a bit too much… thus TABATA was born.

“Tabata,” a high intensity interval workout style but for much shorter stints of time.

Our Tabata example can be broken down into the following:
1. Firstly, choose 8-10 different types of exercises, this could be a brisk walk, ride on a stationary bike or the like. Write them down or make note so you don’t forget.

2. Now to begin:
Do the first exercise listed as hard as you can for 20 seconds then follow it up by 10 seconds of rest.
Do another exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest.
Cycle through each of the 8-10 exercises for a 4-5 minute round.
Start with one or two rounds and progress as you get stronger.

Each cycle is a 4-5 minute Tabata round. You’ll be feeling happier and fitter in no time!

As always, please ensure you get the go-ahead from your GP prior to starting anything new. And don’t forget to stop immediately if anything feels ‘off’.


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