Lifting for two: How I continued weightlifting through two pregnancies | Andrea Signor

Squatting 115 pounds at 34 weeks pregnant
Getting squats in at 34 weeks pregnant

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.”

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was surprised at how little information was out there for women who power lifted or did Olympic lifts, given the popularity of CrossFit. Most of the decent information out there is anecdotal (as is this post) or is advice to pregnant women from male coaches — not that their input doesn’t have merit, but, come on! Continue reading “Lifting for two: How I continued weightlifting through two pregnancies | Andrea Signor”