Lots of unilateral work to focus on CONNECTION to our core and balance! Weights are optional for several of these moves, but it's an effective workout without them. Make sure you're really channeling your mind-to-muscle connection and letting your CORE 4 come into work!
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Equipment: incline, small band, stability ball
Warmup (plus dynamic stretching): 2x
- 30 banded lateral step taps
- 12 alternating birddogs
- 8 (each leg) step downs
- 12 (each leg) single leg elevated glute bridges
- 12 stability ball hamstring curls
- 15 kneeling hip thrusts
- 12 (each leg) side lying leg raises
- 12 (each side) side lying hip raises
3x10 (each leg) forward to reverse lunges
The BACK of our body is CRUCIAL to keep up with during pregnancy. With all of the changes that are happening anteriorly (in the front), we want to stay ahead of letting that affect our alignment too much. As our center of gravity shifts, our shoulders round and our pelvis pushes forward--both of ...
DISCLAIMER: I am *not* any form of a yogi, and am not pretending to be. These exercises are straight from a certification course I took and are perfect for first trimester. Instead of calling this a yoga workout, I'm calling it a "stretch and breath work" routine--because that's what I want it to...