Let's start toning arms while pregnant! Listen, we know that pregnancy is full of changes, so we are here to help you through those postural shifts, minimize your neck pain and say bye-bye to low back pain. But before we get started, the number one thing that we want you to remember when performing these movements is to lightly connect through your deep core and low belly FIRST ! Now, grab a pair of lightweights (or no weights at all) and let's get moving! Triceps Kickbacks 1. Take your legs shoulder-width apart 2. Lightly connect through your pelvic floor and deep core 3. Soften your knees and stick your booty back * Make sure you are not tucking your bum 4. Open up across your chest 5. Place your elbows at your side 6. Squeeze your triceps and press 7. Make sure you are using your mid-back muscles 8. Release and repeat for 10-15 reps Shoulder Raises 1. Lightly connect through your pelvic floor and deep core 2. Lengthen tall through the top of your head 3. Open up across your chest * Make sure you avoid rolling your shoulders forward 4. Scoop your elbows down and up as you lift them 5. Lead with your elbows 6. Control your movement on the way up as well as on the way down 7. Release and repeat for 10-15 reps Reverse Flyes 1. Take your legs shoulder-width apart 2. Lightly connect through your pelvic floor and deep core 3. Soften your knees and stick your booty back * Make sure you are not tucking your bum 4. Open up across your chest 5. Lift your arms back 6. Make sure your mid-back is doing the majority of the work 7. Release and repeat for 10-15 reps When you go to stand up from each of the exercises, make sure you are using your deep core and staying out of your low back. As you can see, working toning arms while pregnant can help you stay strong during this bumpin' time and help to avoid those nagging aches + pains. Now before you take what you've learned here with you throughout your day, we want to invite you to join us in this that is bump approved!
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