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Cycling during pregnancy?
A question for the ladies, obviously The guys can give me their advice if they've had their partners pregnant and cycling...
Everything I've read says to avoid all cycling during pregnancy (except for stationary biking!) due to falls. I've fallen once and it was a tiny slip because it was the first snow. What really causes a fall? I want to play it safe, but I would still love to commute to work.
How many women have continued to cycle during pregnancy? How experienced were you in the first place? When did you stop?
Thanks for any help!
Your Bio says your a dude, how did you get knocked up? Bet you didn't see that coming
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(05-20-2023, 05:39 PM)Painkiller Wrote:  Your Bio says your a dude, how did you get knocked up? Bet you didn't see that coming

WOW.... Interesting
Some of us fat challenged people become almost the same shape as a pregnant woman. Maybe there are benefits to this.

I am joking.

People who want to get the maximum performance from their bike, don't want to gain weight, unless it is increased muscle mass.
I don't think that it's a good idea to continue doing it.
I think it could be great for the circulation and metabolism stimulation if the proper conditions are secured.

First is the riding position. One that doesn't cause obstructions in any way.

Second is moderation. Staying in a light aerobic zone only. Keep the sessions very light. 15/20 mins maybe.

Third is hydration and nutrition. Cycling will deplete your electrolytes, macros, and micronutrients. Staying fully hydrated, on top of your carbs, healthy omega fats, and protein/EAA/BCAA aminos is extremely important to prevent elements of malnourishment.

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