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The Perfect Prenatal Circuit Workout

Total-body exercises to prime your pregnant-woman chassis for labor and delivery.

Row to Reverse Fly Stand: As your breasts and belly get bigger, your shoulders may round forward and your lower back will arch, causing aches. To prevent pain, and keep you standing tall, strengthen your back and shoulders with this move.

Instructions:With your feet a stride’s length apart, left foot in front. Bend your left knee and lower your right heel to the floor (step feet closer together if necessary). Hold a dumbbell in each hand, arms extended and palms facing each other, and bend forward slightly from your hips. Bend your elbows straight back behind you, drawing weights toward your lower ribs [A] Lower arms to starting position, then raise them to shoulder height out to your sides [B]. Return to starting position to complete 1 rep. Repeat for 12 - 15 reps, then go right into the next move.

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<p> <strong>Jeanine Detz</strong> is a National Academy of Sports Medicine– certified trainer and a deputy editor of <i>SHAPE</i>&nbsp; magazine.
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