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2013-09-19 08:55:59 PM  
I have no idea how this thead will go, and that has me nervous and interested at the same time.
 
2013-09-19 09:38:34 PM  
Pics for those that have a basketball belly fetish.
Not me, of course.

What are you looking at?


in before octomom's varicose, Venetian vajayjay blinds me
 
2013-09-19 09:40:52 PM  
I'm a big fan of the fitness girl. And I respect someone who makes time for the gym.

But come on
 
2013-09-19 09:41:11 PM  
mmmmm those socks .... nice
 
2013-09-19 09:41:16 PM  
...and public opinion is divided... .

Because one should live their life based on "public opinion".
 
2013-09-19 09:42:21 PM  
Do you even sex?
 
2013-09-19 09:43:02 PM  
No weight belt?
 
2013-09-19 09:46:31 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: No weight belt?


Aren't they pretty much a man thing? We're like 39 times more likely to suffer a hernia thanks to our genitals being on the outside.
 
2013-09-19 09:48:23 PM  

neongoats: JohnAnnArbor: No weight belt?

Aren't they pretty much a man thing? We're like 39 times more likely to suffer a hernia thanks to our genitals being on the outside.


I think the purpose of a weight belt is to help support the lifter's back.
 
2013-09-19 09:49:13 PM  
CrossFit during pregnancy strikes me as a little extreme, but if her doctor is supportive, that's her prerogative. If I ever get pregnant, I will continue to yoga and weight lift and run as long as it is doctor approved.
 
2013-09-19 09:51:31 PM  
Reminds me of this jewel.
 
2013-09-19 09:51:37 PM  

Atomic Spunk: I think the purpose of a weight belt is to help support the lifter's back.


No. The point of a belt is to keep your core tight. Compound lifts put a lot of strain on your abdominal muscles which hold everything together during the lift.
 
2013-09-19 09:52:13 PM  
I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?
 
2013-09-19 09:56:26 PM  
Also, why the hell is a pregnant woman's body suddenly public property so we have to post pics and debate whether it's healthy?

If I posted pics of every idiot in the gym doing lifts that were hurting their body, it would be a full-time job. Let's let her make her decisions about her body and we'll let the rest of the you Crossfitters keep kipping your pullups and doing terrible Oly lifts.
 
2013-09-19 09:56:34 PM  

big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?


Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?
 
2013-09-19 09:58:09 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Also, why the hell is a pregnant woman's body suddenly public property so we have to post pics and debate whether it's healthy?

If I posted pics of every idiot in the gym doing lifts that were hurting their body, it would be a full-time job. Let's let her make her decisions about her body and we'll let the rest of the you Crossfitters keep kipping your pullups and doing terrible Oly lifts.


Because when a woman gets engaged, everything about her wedding can be scrutinized.
When a woman is married, her relationship with her husband can be scrutinized.
When she's pregnant - everything she eats and does can be scrutinized.
When she's got an infant, how she feeds it can be scrutinized.
When she decides to go back to work or stay home, the decision can be scrutinized.
How she raises her children can be scrutinized.

Welcome to the Earth.
 
2013-09-19 09:59:10 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Atomic Spunk: I think the purpose of a weight belt is to help support the lifter's back.

No. The point of a belt is to keep your core tight. Compound lifts put a lot of strain on your abdominal muscles which hold everything together during the lift.


I just checked 5 different sources at random online and they all said the purpose of a weight belt is to support the lifter's back. Do you have a source that says otherwise?

A weightlifting belt has two main purposes. It reduces stress on the lower back while the person is lifting in an upright position and prevents back hyperextension during overhead lifts. A belt reduces low back stress by compressing the contents of the abdominal cavity. This increases the intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), providing more support in front of the bones of the lower back. This allows the spinal erector muscles, which would normally provide this support of the lower back, to produce less force during the lift.
 
2013-09-19 10:03:41 PM  
Atomic Spunk:
A weightlifting belt has two main purposes. It reduces stress on the lower back while the person is lifting in an upright position and prevents back hyperextension during overhead lifts. A belt reduces low back stress by compressing the contents of the abdominal cavity. This increases the intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), providing more support in front of the bones of the lower back. This allows the spinal erector muscles, which would normally provide this support of the lower back, to produce less force during the lift.

It doesn't support the lower back the way a back brace does. It increases pressure on the abdominals to allow them to reduce the stress on your back. It's a little pedantic, but a lot of people think that you're using a belt to support your lower back, instead of to compress your front to help the muscles tighten and support your lower back.
 
2013-09-19 10:05:17 PM  
www.againfaster.com
 
2013-09-19 10:06:03 PM  
That baby is going to bust its way out of her stomach like an Alien.
 
2013-09-19 10:06:34 PM  

PrivateCaboose: big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?

Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?


Which is fine, when you are not pregnant.
 
2013-09-19 10:06:50 PM  

Satanic_Hamster:


I don't really understand the need for people to be baring so much skin while working out, pregnant or not.
 
2013-09-19 10:07:48 PM  

theflatline: PrivateCaboose: big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?

Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?

Which is fine, when you are not pregnant.


Her doctor says it's fine, so it's fine while pregnant. Getting your heart rate up and lifting is healthy for most women while pregnant. If there are complications, that's one thing. If not, you're good to go.
 
2013-09-19 10:09:04 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: ...and public opinion is divided... .

Because one should live their life based on "public opinion".


Isn't that the only way to truly live?
 
2013-09-19 10:10:44 PM  

PrivateCaboose: Satanic_Hamster:

I don't really understand the need for people to be baring so much skin while working out, pregnant or not.


Makes it easier to fap to.
 
2013-09-19 10:19:27 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [www.againfaster.com image 850x565]


Strangest boner... yadda yadda...

/love free squatting.. control the weight
//slow and powerful
///and she's full of sexiness too...
 
2013-09-19 10:25:14 PM  
Former pregnant woman here - and hellz yes I continued to weight-lift during pregnancy! I believed it was one of the things that helped my body support its new growing weight. I did not have any back pain or muscle pain at all during the pregnancy.

Now starting up an intense weight-lifting regimen during a pregnancy while never have engaging in one before would most likely be risky. But continuing one? Nah. Just listen to your body, and you'll be fine.

Speaking of listening to one's body while pregnant, I found out really early on (like 5 weeks pregnant) that any stomach exercises were a no go. They made me feel nauseated which I'm sure was my body's way of saying "no, just no."
 
2013-09-19 10:29:23 PM  

theflatline: PrivateCaboose: big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?

Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?

Which is fine, when you are not pregnant.


Pfffft.  Bedrest is for weaklings.

images.nationalgeographic.com

Auntie says to get your lazy ass back to work.
 
2013-09-19 10:31:24 PM  
When I was pregnant, I continued caving (with my doctor's permission) until I was too tired to do a 6-7 hour trip crawling in the mud. My husband and I danced 2-3 time per week until my due date, and I took the dog out hiking at least once per week. When I got too tired, I simply slowed down and never pushed myself. It was almost as if I could listen to my body and make decisions for myself and my baby. Weird, huh?

As for the benefits, labor was short and I bounced back to pre-preg weight fast.
 
2013-09-19 10:32:39 PM  

theflatline: PrivateCaboose: big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?

Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?

Which is fine, when you are not pregnant.


Or while pregnant.
 
2013-09-19 10:32:43 PM  
The standard advice during pregnancy is not to dramatically increase your exercise during pregnancy, but continuing doing your normal routines (barring complications) is fine. She said she'd been doing Crossfit for 2 years, well before her pregnancy, and she dropped her weight to accommodate. She's fine. People need to mind their own bleepin' business.
 
2013-09-19 10:33:10 PM  
Mom, do you even lift?
 
2013-09-19 10:37:25 PM  

samiratou: The standard advice during pregnancy is not to dramatically increase your exercise during pregnancy, but continuing doing your normal routines (barring complications) is fine. She said she'd been doing Crossfit for 2 years, well before her pregnancy, and she dropped her weight to accommodate. She's fine. People need to mind their own bleepin' business.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-09-19 10:38:11 PM  

Nately's Whore: When I was pregnant, I continued caving (with my doctor's permission) until I was too tired to do a 6-7 hour trip crawling in the mud. My husband and I danced 2-3 time per week until my due date, and I took the dog out hiking at least once per week. When I got too tired, I simply slowed down and never pushed myself. It was almost as if I could listen to my body and make decisions for myself and my baby. Weird, huh?

As for the benefits, labor was short and I bounced back to pre-preg weight fast.


So you continued caving so you could empathize with your hubbie post-birth?

/sorry
 
2013-09-19 10:39:21 PM  

samiratou: The standard advice during pregnancy is not to dramatically increase your exercise during pregnancy, but continuing doing your normal routines (barring complications) is fine. She said she'd been doing Crossfit for 2 years, well before her pregnancy, and she dropped her weight to accommodate. She's fine. People need to mind their own bleepin' business.


Yeah I don't see how this is newsworthy.
 
2013-09-19 10:41:13 PM  
It's newsworthy because of how people flipped their shiat on CFs facebook page with the photo. As a future OB/Gyn I approve of her lifestyle and see nothing that should have caused news...
 
2013-09-19 10:43:37 PM  
metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-19 10:47:26 PM  
CrossFit for anyone is a pretty terrible idea, but exercise for everyone is pretty good.

Although without CrossFit, this image would not exist:

img.fark.net

I'm torn on this issue (and yes I reposted it seconds after seeing it).
 
2013-09-19 10:49:30 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Nately's Whore: When I was pregnant, I continued caving (with my doctor's permission) until I was too tired to do a 6-7 hour trip crawling in the mud. My husband and I danced 2-3 time per week until my due date, and I took the dog out hiking at least once per week. When I got too tired, I simply slowed down and never pushed myself. It was almost as if I could listen to my body and make decisions for myself and my baby. Weird, huh?

As for the benefits, labor was short and I bounced back to pre-preg weight fast.

So you continued caving so you could empathize with your hubbie post-birth?

/sorry


Yup. Caves around here have a lot of tight squeezes, btw.
 
2013-09-19 10:49:49 PM  

samiratou: The standard advice during pregnancy is not to dramatically increase your exercise during pregnancy, but continuing doing your normal routines (barring complications) is fine. She said she'd been doing Crossfit for 2 years, well before her pregnancy, and she dropped her weight to accommodate. She's fine. People need to mind their own bleepin' business.


This.

Here is an example of someone actually being a selfish douche. I believe that is Josh Wagner, who's wife won the 2009 Crossfit Games.

www.bromygod.com
 
2013-09-19 10:51:12 PM  

theflatline: PrivateCaboose: big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?

Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?

Which is fine, when you are not pregnant.


It's fine even when you ARE pregnant.  I continued exercising, including lifting weights (1 hour weight lifting class called Body Pump) throughout my pregnancy.  For that matter, I was at the gym doing cardio when my water started to break (didn't realize that's what it was though).  Contractions started later & my labor ended up being around 6 hours...he flew out of me.  Pretty easy delivery, in fact.  There was no time for an epidural since it went so fast.

Easy pregnancy too.  One weekend of fatigue, no nausea or vomiting.  Biggest problem I had was musculoskeletal pelvic pain that made me quit running around 15 weeks along.  So instead, I turned down the speed & turned up the incline.  I also quit doing abs, because it just felt too awkward.

In all, I gained 21 pounds and walked out of the hospital wearing my regular clothes.  You would've never known I had been pregnant.  I have a healthy little boy.  I'm convinced that the exercise contributed to my easy pregnancy & birth.
 
2013-09-19 10:53:26 PM  

Nately's Whore: When I was pregnant, I continued caving (with my doctor's permission) until I was too tired to do a 6-7 hour trip crawling in the mud. My husband and I danced 2-3 time per week until my due date, and I took the dog out hiking at least once per week. When I got too tired, I simply slowed down and never pushed myself. It was almost as if I could listen to my body and make decisions for myself and my baby. Weird, huh?

As for the benefits, labor was short and I bounced back to pre-preg weight fast.


The problem is that you make other women that laze around and gain 50-100lbs of "pregnancy weight" look like they are just lazy and milking the whole "I can't do anything, I'm pregnant" angle.  It isn't really fair to make other people feel bad like that.
 
2013-09-19 10:53:55 PM  

glassa: theflatline: PrivateCaboose: big pig peaches: I thought she was squatting 315 until I zoomed in and noticed those plates are 10 to 15 lbs. What is that all about?

Getting her heart rate up and maintaining muscle mass?

Which is fine, when you are not pregnant.

It's fine even when you ARE pregnant.  I continued exercising, including lifting weights (1 hour weight lifting class called Body Pump) throughout my pregnancy.  For that matter, I was at the gym doing cardio when my water started to break (didn't realize that's what it was though).  Contractions started later & my labor ended up being around 6 hours...he flew out of me.  Pretty easy delivery, in fact.  There was no time for an epidural since it went so fast.

Easy pregnancy too.  One weekend of fatigue, no nausea or vomiting.  Biggest problem I had was musculoskeletal pelvic pain that made me quit running around 15 weeks along.  So instead, I turned down the speed & turned up the incline.  I also quit doing abs, because it just felt too awkward.

In all, I gained 21 pounds and walked out of the hospital wearing my regular clothes.  You would've never known I had been pregnant.  I have a healthy little boy.  I'm convinced that the exercise contributed to my easy pregnancy & birth.


I have no problem with working out while preggo, is that crossfit training is not the best option.
 
2013-09-19 10:56:43 PM  
I couldn't give a flying fark what this woman wants to do.
 
2013-09-19 11:00:42 PM  
I'm pretty sure this is more healthy than all those people who are 300 + lbs while pregnant. Or who have diabetes and are pregnant. Or who are still putting down the big macs and giant mega sodas every day while pregnant. Or who are taking prescription drugs while pregnant. And yes, sometimes I know it's the better option but be real, but there's still a risk for plenty of drugs they let you take even if they don't specifically say never take while pregnant. And you can be certain there are way more people doing these things than pregnant weight lifters. I don't really have a problem with this.
 
2013-09-19 11:04:37 PM  

ambercat: I'm pretty sure this is more healthy than all those people who are 300 + lbs while pregnant. Or who have diabetes and are pregnant. Or who are still putting down the big macs and giant mega sodas every day while pregnant. Or who are taking prescription drugs while pregnant. And yes, sometimes I know it's the better option but be real, but there's still a risk for plenty of drugs they let you take even if they don't specifically say never take while pregnant. And you can be certain there are way more people doing these things than pregnant weight lifters. I don't really have a problem with this.


Actually gestational diabetes is not caused by people being overweight, or diabetic, before being pregnant, it is a result of a pregnancy related hormone interfering with insulin receptors.

The more you know...
 
2013-09-19 11:22:05 PM  
Don't really care what a pregnant women does to keep herself in shape, but I will say >50% of the people I shared my physical therapy sessions with were there with injuries sustained during crossfit (many were repeat patients). Couldn't stop talking about how great it was.
 
2013-09-19 11:28:04 PM  
metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-19 11:30:00 PM  

Nacre: Don't really care what a pregnant women does to keep herself in shape, but I will say >50% of the people I shared my physical therapy sessions with were there with injuries sustained during crossfit (many were repeat patients). Couldn't stop talking about how great it was.


Exactly, when I recently got back into fitness I was going to go crossfit and had three buddies who are trainers steer me away from it because of injuries that it could cause.

I am doing a combo of p90x, swimming, and heavy lifting(no clean and jerks) and swimming which is working out great.
 
2013-09-19 11:34:15 PM  

Nacre: Don't really care what a pregnant women does to keep herself in shape, but I will say >50% of the people I shared my physical therapy sessions with were there with injuries sustained during crossfit (many were repeat patients). Couldn't stop talking about how great it was.


They are a strange sort. I knew this girl who got all into it and she became kind of obsessed almost cultish about it. She showed me all of these videos of people doing these extreme exercises that all seemed to have horrible form. Like bench presses with a severely arched back and a super wide grip, moving the bar all of 6 inches. (Maybe this is how it's supposed to be done now but man my coach would have beat my ass if he saw me doing that back in the day.) They were all screaming and yelling at each other. It was weird. It's cool that they are exercising and happy and all, but man they gave me the creeps. Decided right then I'm avoiding anything cross fit.
 
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