Q: What should my heart rate be when working out during pregnancy?
A: Out with the old & in with the new! The problem with the old standard of staying under a heat rate of 140 beats per minute is that for some a heart rate of 140 beats per/min may be too intense, yet not challenging enough for others. Especially if you were very active before pregnancy most can work out at a good intensity during*.
The NEW: Use The Talk Test. During pregnancy when you are working out you should still be able to carry on a light conversation, meaning at least a couple word sentences. If you are very breathy & can hardly speak, then you are working out too hard.
*If your doctor has given you the OK to workout with no limitations then get your booty-moving, momma!