(STORYFUL) - 26-week pregnant Australian CrossFit trainer Revie Schulz posted a video of her doing 40kg (88lbs) squats on Instagram on December 26, and immediately questions were raised about the safety of pregnant women lifting weights.
Boxing Day Sesh with husband, Hayden and Christina at @crossfitdevour It was super hot so I stayed super hydrated, next to the fan and had a wet towel to keep my body temp low. Here's some of my squats, I did 6 sets of 5 Backsquats at 40kg. It felt good to have some weight on the bar today 😊 #6monthspregnant #ActivePregnancy #FitPregnancy #26Weeks
Other commenters were quick to jump to Schulz’s defense, saying that as long as you stay within your comfort zone and don’t start a whole new regime, it is perfectly safe.
The video, taken at the Crossfit Devour gym, Gold Coast, shows Schulz very much in control as she performs the squats.
Bump Update 👶🏽 | #26Weeks 26 Weeks Today! That's 6 months for those who don't know 😊 6 months pregnant!? whaaat? Who!? Me!? Time is flying! I feel pretty energetic still, I'm on a mission to get things checked off and prepared for bub's arrival. I'm making the most of these energy spells, as I know the 3rd trimester will start to slow me down a lot. I've been struggling with back pains a fair bit. It seems these mama cans + baby bump is all forward and my back is not impressed. Which has caused a hold up for the past week on training, which has made me more emotional. Training for me is such a relief mentally. I never feel myself without being able to have that outlet. It's part of who I am, I love it so much and keeps me balanced. I know I just need rest and then I can get back into some light Dumbbells and low impact movements this week. I've seen a Chiro and got a pregnancy massage so I'm feeling better already. Despite lovely comments from family and friends on how I 'look great' I have found myself, looking at the back on my legs and my growing butt. My face is rounder, my legs are not as toned, the bigger clothes I bought when I got bigger, aren't that big on me anymore, it's a huge adjustment. One that is so worth it I know, I know! BUT this is how just how I feel and I always want to be honest to help others know they aren't alone. As glamorous as photos may depict, I'm human, I'm a woman who has worked so hard for her body and now its changing dramatically, out of my control. It's a sacrifice that is little compared to what I will be given, I know. As I said, I know it's all totally worth it and I admire my body for what it's doing now, I'm allowed to feel these emotions, it's only natural. When we put our cot up, it became even more real, I cried out of excitement! Sometimes I just go in there and talk to the bump about how it's all looking in their room and 'this is where you'll sleep' and .. 'this is where you'll poop and puke' 😂 no doubt the bump knows how hilarious his/ her mother is already 😋 Anyway, just 14 weeks to go and you're all mine! I love you Coconut, keep growing your little butt off! xo #reviejanesbump #expecting
Schulz lists herself as the owner of the CrossFit Babes facility for women in the Miami suburb of Gold Coast.