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...

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

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

How is exercising going for you-pregnant or not?

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