Prenatal Exercise

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It can be all too easy when we’re pregnant and tired (especially in the 1st and 3rd trimester) to want to skip our workout! I’m currently 23 weeks pregnant with baby #2. Sometimes I find going out for a run or heading to the gym just isn’t that easy as it used to be. However, it does wonders for our mental and physical health so we should try to squeeze it into our daily routine 5-6 times a week.

fitpregnancy.com prenatal workout
fitpregnancy.com prenatal workout

I’ve compiled a list of 4 of my favorite, quick “pregnancy-safe/prenatal” workouts with descriptions you can do from your own home and most are only 10 minutes! All you need is a set of 3-5 lb dumbbells.

Fit Sugar workout
Fit Sugar workout

10 minute Total Body Workout from Fit Sugar: Posture Squats, Hip Abduction, Standing Rotator Cuffs, Modified Romanian Deadlifts, Prone Leg Lifts  and modified core work.

10 minute arm workout from Fit Sugar: Need a chair or exercise ball for this video.

10 minute Leg/Butt workout video from Fit Sugar: Plie Squats, Front Squats, Side-Laying Leg Lifts, Standing Leg Lifts and a few stretches.

 

30 minute total body workout from Fit Pregnancy: 10 minutes walking, 15 minutes with 3-5 lb weights, 5 minutes modified push-ups and arm/leg extensions then a 5 minute stretch/cool down.

Image courtesy of fitpregnancy.com
Image courtesy of fitpregnancy.com

 

To read more about prenatal exercise from POPSUGAR, click here.

To read more about prenatal workouts from Fit Pregnancy, click here.

Remember, working out while pregnant is what helps you bounce back that much faster and stronger after your bundle of joy arrives.

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