A former Australian Muay Thai champion sparked debate after she posted a controversial video online of her fierce training session while 39 weeks pregnant.
Caley Reece posted the video on her Facebook page, while she can be seen kicking and punching with force, Caley defended her high-intensity training claiming pregnancy wasn’t a reason for her to stop doing what she loved, reports Daily Mail.
‘There’s so much I can’t do such as switch left kicks, lots of punches in a row, any power, any speed, quick footwork or changes, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up. It simply means I make do with what I have,’ she said.
While some jumped at the opportunity to congratulate her, others were quick to criticise her active lifestyle.
The six-time world Muay Thai champion, defended herself.
‘People ragging out on previous videos saying I’m going to fall over, trip on my belly, get punched accidentally, too much on the belly, so what if I got punched in the face – my baby isn’t growing in my head,’ she said.
‘There is no more danger here than there is power walking or twisting in a pool.
‘For those that have no idea, we do not pivot with our stomachs in Muay Thai, we turn and pivot with our hips and feet.’
Caley said her Muay Thai partner Darren, who is also her husband, communicated every step along the way, which reduced the risk.
‘Daz is calling every single thing so we both know exactly what is happening at all times,’ she said.
She said Darren was not only her husband, but the reason for her success.
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