Belly Only” Pregnancy ExercisesYou Can Do At Home
1. 20 Plie Squats
Feet wider than your shoulders, with your toes pointed out at a 45 degree angle.
• Squat down as if you were going to sit in a chair, bringing your thighs parallel to the floor.
• Keep Knees in line with toes.
• Keep knees soft at the top of the squat
2. 20 Wall Push-ups
Strength Training & Pregnancy Myths
Myth #1: Lifting weights is dangerous for you and your baby.
The absolute opposite is true. The outcomes for mothers and babies are better with prenatal exercise. The research shows that fitter mothers have shorter labors, less chance of preterm labor, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays. Furthermore women who exercise during pregnancy report lower rates of perceived exertion during labor, than women who did not exercise. I’m all for that!!
Resistance Training During Pregnancy
Proper exercise before, during and after pregnancy is a proven way to improve the health and wellbeing of both mum & baby.
If you are thinking about working out and are also planning to have a baby soon or are already pregnant but are feeling a bit confused about the best fitness route to take, please read on…