Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weighty Issues...take 3


I did some research on Fit Pregnancy and I found an article about weight lifting.  Now I don't know about you, but I was always under the impression that lifting weights during pregnancy is dangerous.  Not so...

 http://www.fitpregnancy.com/workouts/prenatal-workouts/right-weight-routine-pregnancy#

This article gives weight machine exercises AND free weight exercises so not having access to a gym can't be an excuse!

Strength train at home
All you need are 2- to 5-pound dumbbells and a chair.  Do 1 or 2 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions for each exercise, choosing a weight that is comfortable or simply using your body weight.
> Triceps overhead extensions
> Biceps curls
> Lateral raises
> Squats

Easy enough...

Here's another article that has 8 exercises to whip you into shape in preparation for what's to come.

Super Mom Workout 
 http://www.fitpregnancy.com/workouts/prenatal-workouts/eight-great-pregnancy-exercises?page=7#

What's great about these exercises is all you need are weights, so again, no excuses!

If cardio isn't your thing, and you want exercise to really be a time-out, a peaceful part of your day, this is for you!  These exercises will still manage to work your core, but are not taxing-no weights involved!  I can speak from personal experience, strengthening that pelvic floor is really important.  Take it from me, incontinence is no fun, I would know.  

Belly Breathing 
 http://www.fitpregnancy.com/featured-galleries/ready-set-push-workout#

How is exercising going for you-pregnant or not?



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