The Perfect Prenatal Circuit Workout | Fit Pregnancy

The Perfect Prenatal Circuit Workout

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

Single-Leg Curl and Press: Work your arms now, because carrying a baby—and all of his or her gear—requires serious upper–body strength. In addition to toning the biceps and triceps, this move challenges your core

Instructions:Stand with feet hip–width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand, arms extended at your sides and palms facing forward. Shift weight to left leg and bend right knee, lifting right foot off the floor behind you. Bend elbows, curling weights toward your shoulders [A]. Extend arms to starting position, then rotate wrists back as you raise arms behind you [B]. Return arms to starting position and repeat for reps, switching legs halfway through set.   (Too challenging? Keep both feet on the floor.) Do 1 set of 12 to 15 reps.

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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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