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Spinning whilst pregnant

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Pinner35 Tue 22-Sep-09 12:26:26

I'm in the early stages of pg (just over 7 wks) and I'm a regular spinner (have been doing it for about 7 months). Can anyone advise on the following :

a) can I continue with spinning during the pregnancy
b) do I need to wear a heart rate monitor
c) should I tell the instructor sooner rather than later (no-one in RL knows yet)

I've not been since I got my BFP as I've had a bug but I'm hoping to go back this week.

Any advice much appreciated.


Pinner35 Tue 22-Sep-09 16:33:47


onadietcokebreak Tue 22-Sep-09 16:40:35

I think only your fitness instructor or doctor would be the only ones qualified to answer this. They know your health and fitness best.

However spinning is really intenstive isnt it so think the answer may well be no.

PurlyQueen Tue 22-Sep-09 16:48:38

Apparently you can m.

You must tell your instructor so they can keep an eye on you and recommend alternative moves and positions.

Pinner35 Tue 22-Sep-09 18:02:50

Thanks for replies and the link PQ......seems sensible advice. I will certainly tell my instructor this week.

ib Tue 22-Sep-09 18:08:12

I read somewhere that you're not supposed to let your heart rate go over 130, which for me meant a pretty sedate pace.

I have to admit that given how I've been suffering from ms, I've had to suspend all exercise since 6 weeks, so I'm not really talking from a lot of experience or in-depth research.

maygirl Thu 01-Oct-09 19:58:39

Spinning is great during pregnancy. The company do a leaflet here

I'm doing it now at 23 weeks with dc2, and did till 38 weeks with ds1, just had to raise the handlebars quite high to avoid leaning forwards on the bump! My bump was quite high, so didn't have issues of knees knocking it!

I go to a HR of around 150, which is no where near out of breath for me, and is about 80% of my non pregnant maximal HR
RCOG pregnancy exercise guidelines state upper range of 60-90% of max HR to maintain fitness in already fit women. 60-70% of of max if sedentary prior to pregnancy. The 140 bpm rule was changed in 1994. My instructor suggested a max of 120, which I disputed, he's fine now that he can see I'm being sensible, take 2 water bottles in, don't do the all-out spints, and take regular breaks to get HR down again. Prob average 135 for over the whole class. Have fun!

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