Strengthen Your Upper Body With This Weighted Pregnancy Move

Tone up those triceps, the better to hold baby with later!

Pregnancy Workout: Overhead Triceps Extension

Pregnancy might change your body in crazy ways but that doesn't mean you have no control over how your body looks or functions! Eating right and exercising often will help you look and feel your best—and healthy habits maintained during pregnancy make for a healthy baby after delivery.

One of the most overlooked ways of keeping up a healthy pregnancy? Regular strength training. Sure, you want to focus on keeping your weight gain within the healthy range, which can be done most effectively by getting in some light cardio and watching your diet. But you also want your body to function efficiently throughout your pregnancy and once you become a mom.

We love this upper body-focused move, which gets the triceps super toned and makes your entire upper body strong and functional (so important when you're carrying a baby!)

So what are you waiting for? Grab some light weights and follow along to this step-by-step breakdown of a perfect overhead tricep extension. Start slowly and increase your reps as you progress.