My fitness model for this post is a triathlete, Rugged Maniac, and Half Marathoner. Slowing down for pregnancy was difficult for her, but she has done a great job at listening to her body and being obedient. She has maintained an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits for the last 9 months, and I can’t wait to see her as mom very soon! Her and I worked together on this workout and referenced resources for pregnant women. As usual, please check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen-especially when you are pregnant!
Preggers Upper Body Pyramid:
Use no more than 5 pound dumbbells in each hand for this workout.
Be sure to work your way back down the pyramid after your 50 cross punches doing your 40 lateral raises, 30 cross body curls, 20 tricep dips, and 10 modified push-ups. This is your secret weapon to staying fit during pregnancy!
Lower Body Preggers Pyramid:
After you second side plank, work your way down the pyramid with 40 sumo squats into calf raises, 30 alternating courtesy lunges, 20 alternating back leg lift extensions, and 10 leg abduction lifts.
This is actually a really great workout for anyone. If you are pregnant just be sure to use all of the modifications and note that you may even have to decrease your reps the further along you get into your term. I love this workout because it requires very little equipment, and you will feel it everywhere! Be sure to pass it along to your expecting friends…better yet, why don’t you meet up and join them in doing it?