Maybe it’s the sleep deprivation. Maybe it’s the postpartum hormones. Maybe it’s the start of a midlife crisis. But for whatever reason, I just signed up for my first USA Weightlifting-sanctioned competition. In June. Where I will have to wear… wait for it… a singlet.
Disclaimer: This post is for women who already have a solid understanding of weightlifting and are pregnant/trying to become pregnant and hoping to continue lifting throughout their pregnancies. I am not a trainer or medical professional. These are just tips that I have found useful as I continued to lift through two pregnancies.
This is a post about weightlifting — real weightlifting. Most internet searches of “weightlifting while pregnant” churn up results for “lifting” with 15-pound weights or, as my husband calls them, “the pink dumbbells.”