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Why muscle training is extremely important during and after your pregnancy

Dear Mom, in today’s blog post I’m going to explain to you why muscle training is extremely important during your pregnancy and also after birth.

Our MAMA’S WHOLE BODY SHAPE UP series is designed for just such a workout for you and works every muscle part. But why is it so important to train your muscles?

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Less pregnancy complaints

Exercise during pregnancy serves as an optimal preparation for childbirth. We already know that, but especially a strong muscle corset helps you to “carry” the increasing weight better.

It also prevents pain in the musculoskeletal system, i.e. you suffer from less back or neck pain, for example. The risk of thrombosis and varicose veins also decreases, heavy swollen legs and feet occur less frequently and bowel activity is stimulated.

My tip: With the MAMA’S WHOLE BODY SHAPE UP series from MOVE IT MAMA, we have put together an effective whole-body workout for you. This helps you to train all muscle groups in a targeted manner, so that you are absolutely strengthened for the birth and can prevent discomfort. As always with MOVE IT MAMA, each workout is tailored to the individual trimesters and your individual training level.

Postnatal recovery occurs faster

Not only during pregnancy, but also afterwards, a full body workout will help you to get your body going again, it will push your self-healing powers and thus the regeneration will be much faster. If you regularly train movements such as lifting, bending, pressing, your body will become healthier and more efficient. Just like during pregnancy, you will then suffer less from complaints such as back pain or other tensions. Your baby demands a lot from you, constant rocking and breastfeeding is a huge strain on our bodies.ts discomforts.

Exercise during pregnancy serves as an optimal preparation for childbirth. We already know that, but especially a strong muscle corset helps you to “carry” the increasing weight better.

It also prevents pain in the musculoskeletal system, i.e. you suffer from less back or neck pain, for example. The risk of thrombosis and varicose veins also decreases, heavy swollen legs and feet occur less frequently and bowel activity is stimulated.

My tip: With the MAMA’S WHOLE BODY SHAPE UP series from MOVE IT MAMA, we have put together an effective whole-body workout for you. This helps you to train all muscle groups in a targeted manner, so that you are absolutely strengthened for the birth and can prevent discomfort. As always with MOVE IT MAMA, each workout is tailored to the individual trimesters and your individual training level.

Time-saving and effective

There’s a reason why we chose a full body workout with MOVE IT MAMA: Your body is designed to work in concert. In everyday life or during natural movements, individual muscles are never used in isolation.

Isolated workouts for the upper or lower body were also up for debate. This would certainly be a great additional workout series. But with a Whole Body Workout you have all muscle groups covered.

This doesn’t rule out isolated workouts for individual muscle groups, don’t get us wrong here, but for you as a mom with a tight schedule, a whole body shaping workout is time-saving, more effective, and therefore perfect: workout done and you can move on with your daily schedule!

A tight, regular workout will help you master your new daily routine with baby. With the birth of your little one, a lot of movements like bending, lifting, etc. are added to your daily routine. You have to be prepared for this! With strengthened muscles, which you achieve through targeted strength, stretching and mobilization exercises, these will be much easier for you and you will become a super-fit mom!

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Muscles burn calories

Did you know that muscles burn calories? This means that you continue to burn calories even before and after your workout. This means that you can enjoy a good diet without having to count calories. For me personally, this is especially fun because I love to eat and try great dishes. In combination with a regular cardio workout, nothing stands in the way of the mommy-desired figure.

Don’t be scared of body builder proportions

You are afraid of getting a big muscle mass right away? Unfortunately, this is still a common misconception that muscle training will make us look directly like a bodybuilder with a broad back and thick biceps.

First of all, size zero is out and secondly, you would have to lift a lot of iron, follow a diet like a bodybuilder and train very hard and disciplined at least four times a week. That’s not our goal, we want to be defined and athletic. More agile and mobile to feel comfortable in our mommy body and be ready for the many daily tasks.

Through a good toning workout, i.e. a workout for strengthening i.S.e. shaping, the skin becomes tighter and the body more beautiful. The result is that you feel healthy and fit and have a great appearance.

Fat becomes muscle

Strength training in general helps you convert your body fat into muscle mass. Hence the term “Shape Up” because even if your scale doesn’t show much less right away, your body is more defined. Women with little butt (like me, for example) can shape up the buttocks more and make them look sexier. Women with angled arms can make their arms look tighter with a good tricep workout!

My tip: Set realistic goals for postpartum weight loss. If you enjoy it and feel fit, you’ll be more motivated too! Speaking of which, that’s why we shot all the videos at the beautiful locations and had music composed ourselves, because with the right set up, the workout is much easier for us. 

 

Keep it Moving,

Yours Birte.

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