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I had a pregnant girl in class this morning and during the strength 2 track as well as the ab track I wasn't sure what options to give her. The strength 2 portion was where you lift your hips to a bridge and squeeze the ball between your knees. Pregnant women should not be on their back, what should I have done?
The same goes for the ab tracks - they do not give many options for pregnant women who can not lay flat on the floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Pregnant women can be on their back up to a certain point...but each woman is different. It really depends on her size and the baby's size. Show her the side crunch from BV 5...most definitely can do that one.
You bring up an interesting point. It would be nice to have a pregnancy guide for BV like there is for BP. I don't remember the training stressing that BV is for pregnant women, more post partum. But, hey, we've already acknowledged that we can give some options...why not come up with a few more.
Personally, I think it is very hard to teach a completely "other move"...showing low or high options to the exercise flows pretty easily...but to take the time to show a completely different exercise takes up a lot of time. If you can, visit with your pregnant members before class to give them their options.
It will be interesting to see what others recommend. Anybody else?