This is my first client and she is slightly overweight, She has not been exercising too much and is mow wanting to start.
I am just curious about the safety of reverse crunches, planks, and what alternatives you would suggest for general core work…
Also, what about exercising in the supine position during the second trimester?
You will learn a lot about being a personal trainer quickly on your first client. Yes, you must obtain physician’s clearance, first and foremost. Ask if there any specific positions and exercises that are not be used. It is still early in the pregnancy, but I always request recommendations and contraindications from their OB/GYN.
And I start all of my clients out with learning how to activate the abs/glutes/spinal muscles as their intro to core and stability. These will be helpful to all your clients. You can do some exercise searching here and on your cert. organization website. Or if you don’t find what you are looking for, contact me through my profile.