Christina Vargas is an IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete who has been competing since 2007 and graced the Olympia stage two times and the Arnold Classic stage once. Christina is also an online coach/personal trainer, and is working on publishing her first cookbook later this year.
I’m now three months postpartum and I continue to receive questions about things I did throughout my pregnancy that helped me remain healthy, fit and injury free during that time. One of the things I did and highly recommend is foam rolling.
Diastasis recti can occur any time in your pregnancy, especially in the last half, although it is most common post-pregnancy when your abdominal wall is weak and there is no baby to offer you any support. It can be caused by poor form during exercises, excessive weight gain, multiple pregnancies, poor posture and, of course, genetics can play a huge role.
One thing I have found helpful is to use my baby wrap to wear my baby while I get in my light circuit workouts. Not only does it free up your hands, but it also allows for that quality Mommy-baby time. Consider my Mommy workout tips and circuit workout so that you can continue to make yourself a priority!
At 35 weeks pregnant, moving around and my everyday exercise routine are both getting much more challenging. But rather than giving up on my routine, I have found the exercise ball has become my best friend. It has been especially useful for allowing me to still maintain my fitness while keeping as much stabilization and comfort as my belly only keeps getting bigger and bigger.
As my baby and belly grows, there is no reason to stop exercising. However, it is important to modify and adjust my workouts for where I am and how my body is feeling from day to day!
Don't think you can stay fit and in shape throughout your pregnancy? Consider the case of Kimberly Wyatt, who showcased her enviable dancing skills on the hit television show "Got to Dance" whilst five months pregnant!
Pregnant or not, try my lower body workout that requires limited equipment and no gym. All you need is a resistance band and kettlebell or dumbbell!
My mother is one of the most important persons in my life, and I want to celebrate with my Mom and be creative with this celebration. This Mother’s Day, I want to help her to live fit, so she can feel great! Here are some ideas to help inspire our Moms to be healthier!
I have been getting a lot of questions about how I worked out while I was pregnant, so thought I would share some helpful tips and a typical routine I followed while I was expecting.
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