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The Pregnant Athlete

How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever--Before, During, and After Pregnancy

By Brandi Dion, Steven Dion, McIntosh Perry, Joel Heller

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 April 2014
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.

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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Bookviews, June 2014 "Lots of good advice." MyBestPregnancyBooks.com, 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." InfoDad.com, 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." FitBump360.com, 9/29/14 "A refreshingly full-speed-ahead approach to staying active and fit during pregnancy."

EAN: 9780738217260
ISBN: 0738217263
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Dimensions: 23.4 x 19.9 x 2 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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