Everyone knows someone who has jumped on the CrossFit bandwagon, but how many expectant moms are now taking part in these intense workouts? More than you might think.
With CrossFitters being very committed to their workouts, more pregnant women are staying in the game with workouts designed specifically for them.
In Massachusetts alone, there are five different CrossFit gyms that serve at least a half dozen pregnant women in each location, the Boston Herald reports, interviewing several Crossfitters and CrossFit owners.
The movement to keep pregnant women in the mix is supported by online communities like CrossFit Mom which posts daily workouts and trainings for each trimester, as well as a Facebook community Moms Who Crossfit.
From burpees to overhead squats to deadlifts, critics have been vocal about CrossFit in general, but now with pregnant moms taking part in these workouts, critics are being even more vocal, and equally there are many people out there in support of the workout for pregnant women.
Now we know if you’re a runner and you are pregnant you can continue running. Most obstetricians will tell you if you are currently active you do not have to stop your workouts, although some will cut back. But CrossFit? This is something all new to consider.
So we have to ask: Do you think CrossFit is something expectant moms should be doing? Let us know in the comments section below.