Pregnancy and Strength Training - CEC/CEU Course

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Description

Learn why core training and pelvic floor stability are essential components of a targeted strength-training program during pregnancy. In this course, you will review the benefits of strength training, the precautions associated with core strengthening, the unique postural and muscle imbalances that occur during pregnancy, and safe and appropriate exercise selection for this prenatal population.

CE course from IDEA Health & Fitness Association and DSWFitness
By Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS

Available Course Credits

AASFP
0.30
ACSM
3.00
ACTION
0.30
AEA
1.50
AFPA
3.00
BCRPA
3.00
CHEK
3.00
CI
3.00
COPS-KT
0.30
FAI
3.00
IFPA
3.00
ISFTA
3.00
ISSA
3.00
ISTA
0.30
NASN
0.30
NCEP
3.00
NCSF
1.50
NESTA
0.30
NETA
3.00
NFPT
0.25
NSPA
3.00
PTAG
3.00
PTIA
3.00
REPS NZ
2.25
REPs UAE
3.00
W.I.T.S.
3.00
YMCA
3.00

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Comprehend and apply the exercise guidelines for pregnant woman set forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
  2. Understand the physiological, biomechanical, and postural changes that occur during pregnancy and the risks associated with exercise performance.
  3. Design and implement core and pelvic floor stability training techniques using safety and alignment cues for safe and effective exercise execution.
  4. Determine and apply appropriate exercise progressions based on fitness goals, safety, and effectiveness.
  5. Respect professional scope of practice when working with pregnant clients.

Course Content

Pregnancy and Strength Training - CEC/CEU Course
Module

About the Author

Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS

Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, C.S.C.S. is an international fitness educator, twice published author (Human Kinetics) and 30-year fitness industry veteran. Irene is faculty at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and SCW Fitness. She is the Education Director for Octane Fitness, an Orangetheory Fitness coach and a RYKA Fitness Ambassador. Irene contributes to several fitness and consumer publications, is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for ACE and NASM, an IDEA Fitness Expert, and contributing author to the newest release of the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Manual. Irene holds positions on the advisory board for Diabetic Living magazine and the Egg Nutrition Council. Irene has starred in dozens of DVD's, has written 13 fitness instructional manuals (pre-natal, water fitness, small group training, kids fitness, HIIT program design, strength training, group exercise, etc.) and is a master trainer for TRX, Savvier Fitness, Power Systems, SCW Fitness Education, JumpSport and KnotOut. Her primary certifications include NSCA, ACE, ACSM, AEA, AFAA and YogaFit.