How often should I do resistance training when I'm pregnant?

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2-3 times per week, 15-30 minutes a day, using light loads at 12-15 repetitions, start out with 5 minutes of exercise and progressively increase to 30 minutes. Avoid exercise in a prone or supine position after 12 weeks. You also want to stretch before doing resistance exercises.

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Do resistance training three times a week. That will help keep your muscles strong, so you can better withstand the demands of pregnancy - as well as those of parenthood. Focus on moves that will keep your core strong (the muscles in your trunk area). You'll also get more benefits if you do exercises that challenge your balance and make you work one arm or leg at a time.
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