《The Pregnant Athlete: How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever--Before, During, and After Pregnancy》简介：
The Go-To Guide to Keep You Active and Healthy During Your Pregnancy and Beyond
Whether you're a professional athlete or a dedicated weekend warrior, you're serious about your sport and your commitment to fitness. But now that you're pregnant, you may be getting conflicting health and exercise advice from your family, friends, and doctors. With all the concerns and misinformation, it's hard to know where to turn for accurate, supportive guidance so you can have a safe, healthy pregnancy and maintain a high level of fitness. Now, in The Pregnant Athlete, triathlete/trainer mom Brandi Dion, fitness professional Steven Dion, and OB/GYN Joel Heller have teamed up to offer:
Practical information on how your body changes each month, and how to gauge your own limits
Flexible workout plans for strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, and balance for each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period
Facts and tips about eating well to support pregnancy and fuel your workouts
The truth about old wives' tales and common pregnancy myths and misconceptions
With expert advice and medical insights from an OB/GYN, useful information for the pregnant athlete's partner, and inspiring stories from other athletic moms-to-be, The Pregnant Athlete will help you stay happy, healthy, and in top form during your pregnancy and beyond.
《The Pregnant Athlete: How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever--Before, During, and After Pregnancy》目录：
Foreword by Joel B. Heller, MD xi
warm-up: How to use this Book 7
Before you conceive: Get ready for the event of a Lifetime 25
Month 1: Looking Good, feeling Great 37
Month 2: Looking Good, Sucking wind 49
Month 3: working out for two 61
Month 4: Believe Me, i’m Pregnant! 73
Month 5: Does this Pregnancy Make Me Look fat? 85
Month 6: not Giving up My Jeans (thank you, elastic waistbands!) 97
Month 7: running through Molasses, but Still running! 109
Month 8: Just Tying Your Sneakers . . . the New workout 121
Month 9: the Longest Mile, or Maybe five 133
After Delivery: Back on track, Back to fit 145
《The Pregnant Athlete: How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever--Before, During, and After Pregnancy》 评价：
Bookviews, June 2014
“Lots of good advice.”
“If you’re looking for a visual on how a pregnant woman might do a sledgehammer tire slam tabata or box jumps, this book has it…This book is for the woman who takes her exercising seriously and is a part of her lifestyle.”
“The specificity of the recommended exercises and the reassurance that intense athletes can continue doing most of what they consider of primary importance during pregnancy will make this book attractive to its intended readers.”
San Francisco Book Review, 7/1/14
“An amazing resource for any woman who wants to remain active during her pregnancy.”
“A refreshingly full-speed-ahead approach to staying active and fit during pregnancy.”
About the Author
Brandi Dion, BS, NSCA-CPT, USAT Level 1 Coach, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Endurance L1, is an athlete, certified personal trainer, triathlon coach, and mother. She is a co-partner at B&S Fitness Programs with Steven Dion, EdD, CrossFit L1, a professor of health education and chair of the Sport and Movement Science Department at Salem State University. They live with their two children in Salem, Massachusetts.
Joel Heller, MD, is an obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His patients include marathon runners, triathletes, and fitness and Pilates instructors.
Perry McIntosh is a freelance writer and fitness buff living in Salem, Massachusetts.
《The Pregnant Athlete: How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever--Before, During, and After Pregnancy》读者评价：
My husband and I started trying to conceive, and as someone who is very active I was looking for books on staying active during pregnancy. There is nothing out there!!!! This is one of the only books I found, and it is excellent. Very well researched, and really liked the fact an OB-GYN both contributed and wrote sections of the book. For those of you who are active, and trying to determine if this book is for you, my activity level consists of: running, sprinting, marathon training (not for over a year), high intensity interval training and weight lifting including kettle bells. The average person who exercises may find it useful, as long as you do some form of weight training and have some fitness knowledge. If you exercise regularly and would like to continue during your pregnancy, this book is perfect. I have read it multiple times and even though we are not pregnant yet, still use the circuits in the book.
I was a recreational athlete (5-6 intense workouts of boxing, running/marathon training a week) before getting pregnant and had high hopes for this book. I felt there were a few good tips in here but it seemed much more aimed toward triathletes (the writers are triathletes) and I didn't relate to a lot of it for that reason, though I liked the suggested weight exercises. Also, pregnancy is such a strange and personal time, and it's tough to predict how your body will react and what will be possible or comfortable for you - and I'm not sure any book can fully address that!