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The Pregnant Athlete: How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever--Before, During, and After Pregnancy [Kindle Edition]

Brandi Dion , Steven Dion , McIntosh Perry , Joel Heller

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The Go-To Guide to Keep You Active and Healthy During Your Pregnancy and Beyond

Whether you're a professional athlete or a dedicated weekend warrior, you're serious about your sport and your commitment to fitness. But now that you're pregnant, you may be getting conflicting health and exercise advice from your family, friends, and doctors. With all the concerns and misinformation, it's hard to know where to turn for accurate, supportive guidance so you can have a safe, healthy pregnancy and maintain a high level of fitness. Now, in The Pregnant Athlete, triathlete/trainer mom Brandi Dion, fitness professional Steven Dion, and OB/GYN Joel Heller have teamed up to offer:
  • Practical information on how your body changes each month, and how to gauge your own limits
  • Flexible workout plans for strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, and balance for each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Facts and tips about eating well to support pregnancy and fuel your workouts
  • The truth about old wives' tales and common pregnancy myths and misconceptions
With expert advice and medical insights from an OB/GYN, useful information for the pregnant athlete's partner, and inspiring stories from other athletic moms-to-be, The Pregnant Athlete will help you stay happy, healthy, and in top form during your pregnancy and beyond.

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Bookviews, June 2014 "Lots of good advice.", 6/14/14 "If you're looking for a visual on how a pregnant woman might do a sledgehammer tire slam tabata or box jumps, this book has it...This book is for the woman who takes her exercising seriously and is a part of her lifestyle.", 6/19/14 "The specificity of the recommended exercises and the reassurance that intense athletes can continue doing most of what they consider of primary importance during pregnancy will make this book attractive to its intended readers." San Francisco Book Review, 7/1/14 "An amazing resource for any woman who wants to remain active during her pregnancy.", 9/29/14 "A refreshingly full-speed-ahead approach to staying active and fit during pregnancy."

About the Author

Brandi Dion, BS, NSCA-CPT, USAT Level 1 Coach, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Endurance L1, is an athlete, certified personal trainer, triathlon coach, and mother. She is a co-partner at B&S Fitness Programs with Steven Dion, EdD, CrossFit L1, a professor of health education and chair of the Sport and Movement Science Department at Salem State University. They live with their two children in Salem, Massachusetts. Joel Heller, MD, is an obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His patients include marathon runners, triathletes, and fitness and Pilates instructors. Perry McIntosh is a freelance writer and fitness buff living in Salem, Massachusetts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9221 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1 edition (29 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HTQ31CW
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #571,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars and it is excellent. Very well researched 31 Dec. 2014
By Valene Kelly - Published on
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My husband and I started trying to conceive, and as someone who is very active I was looking for books on staying active during pregnancy. There is nothing out there!!!! This is one of the only books I found, and it is excellent. Very well researched, and really liked the fact an OB-GYN both contributed and wrote sections of the book. For those of you who are active, and trying to determine if this book is for you, my activity level consists of: running, sprinting, marathon training (not for over a year), high intensity interval training and weight lifting including kettle bells. The average person who exercises may find it useful, as long as you do some form of weight training and have some fitness knowledge. If you exercise regularly and would like to continue during your pregnancy, this book is perfect. I have read it multiple times and even though we are not pregnant yet, still use the circuits in the book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has some great workouts if you need them 24 Aug. 2014
By Patricia Natzke - Published on
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Has some great workouts if you need them. Really good info if you already workout hard and need to transition into pregnancy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great book and very informative 3 Sept. 2014
By Ana R Ramirez - Published on
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This was a great book and very informative. There are not a lot of books out there similar to this one. Highly recommend!
4.0 out of 5 stars I felt there were a few good tips in here but it seemed much more aimed ... 27 Mar. 2015
By SS - Published on
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I was a recreational athlete (5-6 intense workouts of boxing, running/marathon training a week) before getting pregnant and had high hopes for this book. I felt there were a few good tips in here but it seemed much more aimed toward triathletes (the writers are triathletes) and I didn't relate to a lot of it for that reason, though I liked the suggested weight exercises. Also, pregnancy is such a strange and personal time, and it's tough to predict how your body will react and what will be possible or comfortable for you - and I'm not sure any book can fully address that!
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