Have a client in the 2nd trimester and for the past month I have done zero exercises lying on her back or on her stomach, but I see so many women doing bridges and hip thrusts for glute strength. I have a studio so I have no seated hamstring curl machines or anything like that.
Limited somewhat to cable hip extensions, jungle gym hip extensions, standing hamstring curls and a few others. I figure doing hip thrusts off the bench would not apply any direct pressure to the low back/glute area so would that be fine? Her balance and everything has been fine although I haven't really challenged it, I believe a swiss ball hip thrust may be too unstable for her as most of what i read encourages me to take away balance challenging exercises from the routine.
07-24-2013, 09:51 AM #1
pelvic hip thrust or bridge okay for pregnant women?
07-24-2013, 10:48 AM #2
07-24-2013, 11:16 AM #3
Technically, she should not be flat on her back by the 2nd trimester.
These are excellent exercises for postpartum recovery but by-the-book, no, they are not supposed to be done in pregnancy. For glute strength in pregnancies, I found squats and kettlebell swings work best around the growing belly. Simple lunges (keeping a box for balance if needed) also work well.
07-24-2013, 01:37 PM #4