This workout's main goal is to leave you feeling OPEN--opening up your chest and strengthening your back, as you continue to make room for your sweet babe. We NEED a strong back, Mamas!
Equipment: long band, stability ball, set of dumbbells, small ball/pillow
SS 1: 3x
- 10-15 seated horizontal row
- 5-8 (each side) modified side plank with adductor squeeze + row: adding the ball squeeze keeps core braced and pelvis neutral
3 x 10-12 straight arm lat pulldowns
- 10-12 band pull aparts
- 5-8 (each side) isometric hold with staggered rotation (pallof variation): stagger your stance for some hip mobility, focus on slow controlled movement paired with breathing and avoid moving through your low back. Only move through a ROM you can control
3 x 8-10 bicep curls
This video is providing you with exercises that help prep you for birth. Woohoo! I didn't film this as a workout, but rather showed you what the 6 exercises are. I want you to choose the exercises that feel BEST and most relaxing to you. That may end up being all 6 of them, or just 1-2 depending ...
As you prepare for labor and delivery—in other words, as you get ready to push—it’s good to learn more about pelvic mobilization and how to feel the power of your pelvis. PLEASE note that this workout can be helpful even for mamas who know they are going to have a scheduled C-section! We ALL have...