Sep
06
NBC News: How to build fitness been pregnant


SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR FASHIONABLE ICE CREAM. AND A MOMMY WORKOUT.>>>I’VE BEEN TOLD PREGNANCY COULD SPARK THE FREE-FOR-ALL MENTALITY IN SOME WOMEN. OFTEN IT’S AFTER THE BABY IS BORN COMES THE CRY FOR HELP. TODAY WE ARE LEARNING HOW PREGNANT MOMS CAN BUILD ON THEIR FITNESS THROUGHOUT THE NINE MONTHS. HELLO. AND AFTER GIVING BIRTH. HERE TO HELP US FIGURE THAT OUT IS FOUNDER OF FIT MOM LIFE, ADRIANNA MARTIN.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>THANK YOU FOR COMING. 36 WEEKS AMANDA?>>AMAZING.>>SOME WOMEN PROBABLY THINK YOU SHOULDN’T WORK OUT DURING PREGNANCY.>>FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT IS GET MEDICAL CLEARANCE FROM YOUR DOCTOR. THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STEP. ONCE YOU HAVE THAT, THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN DO. ESPECIALLY IF YOU STAYED ACTIVE. AND YOU’VE BEEN ACTIVE BEFORE STAYING PREGNANT. PREGNANCY IS NOT THE TIME TO GET IN SHAPE, HOWEVER IT IS THE TIME TO STAY IN THE BEST SHAPE POSSIBLE. A MOTHER WHO STAYS FIT WHILE PREGNANT COULD HAVE AN EASIER LABOR. AND WHICH I’M SURE EVERY MOM WANTS CAN GET THE PREPREGNANCY BODY BACK FASTER AND EASIER. DEFINITELY EXERCISE AND EATING HEALTHY IS SOMETHING THAT HELPS EVERY MOM-TO-BE STAY HEALTHIER WHILE PREGNANT. LOOK AT AMANDA. SHE IS SUPER HAPPY. SHE HAD A GREAT PREGNANCY AND I PREDICT SHE WILL HAVE A GREAT LABOR. I PUSHED MY BABY FOUR TIMES. FOUR TIMES. I PUSHED AND THE BABY WAS OUT. I REMEMBER THINKING AT THE TIME, IF I’M DOING WORK THIS IS THE TIME THAT WILL PAY OFF. I AM GOING TO CRUNCH MY ABDOMINALS.>>TWO YEARS AGO.>>TODAY IS HIS BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.>>AND YOU LOOK FABULOUS. AMANDA, YOU TURN AROUND, I WOULDN’T KNOW YOU WERE PREGNANT. YOU LOOK LIKE YOU SWALLOWED A BASKETBALL. LET’S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TIPS MOMS-TO-BE CAN DO. AND MAYBE MOMS LOOKING TO LOSE THAT EXTRA BABY WEIGHT.>>ABSOLUTELY. VERY SIMPLE, VERY EASY. THAT’S A KEY. DON’T GET COMPLICATED. I’M GOING TO HAVE AMANDA FACE ME. TURN INTO A SQUAT, HANDS AT THE HIPS. THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE THING YOU WANT TO DO. THROW YOUR KNEES BACK AND KEEP YOUR KNEES BEHIND YOUR TOES. WHAT THIS IS DOING IS IT IS FORCING HER TO STAY CONTRACTED THROUGH THE MUSCLES. ALSO BEING SAFE WITH HER KNEES AND JOINTS. IF YOU WANT TO MOVE THE CAMERA UP A LITTLE BIT, YOU CAN SEE SHE IS MAINTAINING A NEUTRAL SPINE WHICH IS KEY. A LOT OF THE WEIGHT IS BEING PUT ON THE FRONT. HER BREASTS ARE GETTING READY FOR MILK. HER BELLY IS GROWING. SHE NEEDS TO SUPPORT HER BACK KEEPING IT NEUTRAL AND ENGAGED IN THE CORE MUSCLES. GO UP. YOU WANT TO DO THAT ABOUT 10 TO 15 TIMES. ONE DAY YOU WAKE UP AS A PREGNANT MOM. YOU ARE SUPER TIRED. YOU CAN’T GET OUT OF THE BAD. MAYBE EIGHT OR SIX REPETITIONS. THE NEXT DAY YOU WANT TO CLEAN THE WHOLE HOUSE AND WANT TO DO THINGS BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY. AMANDA IS DOING THIS PERFECTLY HERE. DO THREE. TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND INHALE ON THE WAY UP. THAT’S GOOD. PERFECT. TAKE A LITTLE BREAK. I ALSO WANT TO SHOW HERE, AMANDA LIKE I SAID BEFORE, HER CENTER OF GRAVITY IS OFF. SHE HAS A LOT OF WEIGHT ON HER STOMACH AND THE FRONT COMPARED TO THE BACK. THE BALANCE RIGHT THERE IS NOT QUITE RIGHT. SHE HAS TO STRENGTHEN HER BACK MUSCLES BY DOING SOME OF THE BACK ROWS. BEND YOUR KNEES RIGHT HERE. TAKE YOUR HIPS BACK. HAND AT THE HIP. MORE, MORE, MORE. ROW THE WEIGHTS. SHE IS WORKING HER UPPER BACK MUSCLES. HER MIDDLE BACK MUSCLES. GO AHEAD AND BREATHE.>>WHAT IS THE MOST AMOUNT OF WEIGHT?>>YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION. TAKE A BREAK. THE NUMBER ONE RULE IS LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. IF YOU DON’T HAVE FREE WEIGHTS AT HOME, USE CANNED GOODS. MAYBE SOME CANS, BOTTLES OF WATER. IT’S ALL ABOUT RESISTANCE. NOT ABOUT THE WEIGHT. I WANT YOU TO GO INTO A FEW MORE REPS. SOMETHING EVERY MOM SHOULD TRY TO DO TO WORK ON YOUR BALANCE AND CORE.>>DO IT RIGHT HERE. I WANT YOU TO GET ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES. ISN’T SHE BEAUTIFUL?>>I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU ARE PREGNANT.>>I WANT YOU TO FACE FORWARD AND THINK OF GETTING LONGER RIGHT THERE. TAKE THIS LEG UP. HERE WE ARE GOING TO WORK ON HER BALANCE. SHE HAS TO ENGAGE A LOT OF HER CORE MUSCLES. PERFECT AND BRING THE OPPOSITE ARMS FORWARD. SEE THIS? FIT MOM RIGHT HERE. SO SHE IS WORKING HER CORE MUSCLES AS WELL AS HER BACK MUSCLES. SHE IS GETTING LONGER, THINKING STRAIGHT, GETTING LEANER, FOCUSED. THIS IS GOING TO HELP HER HAVE A GREAT LABOR. I PROMISE YOU TWO OR THREE WEEKS FROM NOW SHE WILL GIVE ME A CALL SAYING SHE HAD PUSHED FOUR TIMES.>>I’M SURE THAT HELPS. PHYSICALLY HEALTHY AND MENTALLY HEALTHY. AT THE END OF THE DAY AFTER YOU HAVE THAT BABY YOU WANT TO BE A BEAUTIFUL, SEXY MOM.>>YOU WANT TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR BABY TO BE ABLE TO CARRY YOUR BABY AROUND. HAVING STRONG MUSCLES REALLY HELPS.>>EXCELLENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. WE’LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSIZE NBC6.NET.