Med Sci Sports Exerc 2020 Dec 23;Publish Ahead of Print. Epub 2020 Dec 23.
Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health, Physical Activity and Diabetes Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Women and Children's Health Research Institute, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Neurovascular Health Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Women and Children's Health Research Institute, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta, Canada.
Purpose: Exercise guidelines recommend incorporating resistance exercise (RE) into a regular aerobic training program during pregnancy. Yet, few women do so due to uncertainties about the safety of prenatal RE, particularly regarding the Valsalva maneuver (VM). The aim of this study was to determine the acute cardiovascular responses to prenatal RE at different intensities, with and without VM. Read More