Pregnancy Workouts for Legs, Butt, and Lower Body

Alrighty… get yourself ready for Pregnancy Workouts #2.  (In case you missed #1 for Arms & Upper Body, you can find it at Pregnancy Exercises #1).

Today’s workout focuses on getting your legs and lower body strong and ready for delivery, plus tones up your little tushy.  Watch the video for a quick intro and the correct form, and then do the 8 exercises 12 times each (and repeat the list 3x).  See the list below the video.

 

 

Pregnancy Workouts – Today’s 8 moves:

1) pelvic lifts

2) squats (with fitball between you and wall for support if needed)

3) forward-walking lunges

4) can-can legs in crab-walk position (keep legs very straight in the air)

5) step back, kick forward lunges

6) kick the sky

7) donkey kicks

8) mountain climbers (slow and light)

(Remember, NO high impact stuff like jumping jacks, skipping, etc from 2nd trimester on)

 

More News…

23 weeks pregnant

Last week- 23 weeks pregnant

Just to keep you updated on my own pregnancy, I’m about 5 months along now (24 weeks), and feeling great.  Still not massively huge, but getting a little bigger week by week.

I can totally feel Little Mr. kicking up a storm in there, especially today.  Feels so cool.

The only real pregnancy “symptom” I’m experiencing is some heartburn when I lie down, so I paid a visit to my local health food store today to see what they could wheel & deal me that would help.  I came back with a pouch of slippery elm powder and some apple cider vinegar… hopefully those’ll do the trick.

Last night I gave my skinny jeans a bit of a “farewell tour.”  Not that they buttoned up anymore, but no one had to know that since I was wearing a long shirt over top.  It’s all lyrca from here on in, though.

Good thing I get to wear stretchy shorts and track pants to work (teaching PE) every day.  Would not want to be going out and dropping a fortune on stacks of dressy work clothes that I’m only gonna be wearing for a few more months.

So that’s me for now… any questions or comments- go nuts in the comment section below 🙂

 


Lebert Equalizer Total Body Strengthener


3 Responses to Pregnancy Workouts for Legs, Butt, and Lower Body

  • EB says:

    I love that you are adapting your workouts to your changing life phase. It’ll be fun to watch your journey as you find third trimester workouts and then later on, postpartum ones! Totally agree, having gone through it once before, that laying down (supine position) is neither natural nor helpful if you can avoid it. I squatted for 12 hours straight as that was the only position comfortable to me in labor. It made me realize how important it is to have done some squats before. In fact, I have been reading a lot of C. Northrup’s view on supine/lithotomy position. She agrees it is unfavorable for birth as it favors pressure into the posterior vagina and decreases the diameter of the pelvis – a setup for tears. She asks if it has ever felt normal to you to have a bowel movement when lying on your back: um, no! Of course, the position was popularized by a man, Louis XIV actually, who wanted to watch births of women in his court without their knowledge of his presence. Asshole! Of course, it is the ideal position for vag. interventions (like forceps) as medical professionals have a good idea of what is going on. So, you will usually be asked to lie down if you aren’t having a natural birth.

  • corinnanairn says:

    Ya, totally agree. At my midwife appointment at the hospital last month she said that lying down to birth is actually even working a little bit against gravity because of the way the vagina is angled.
    She also said that it’s easier on the male doctors if the woman is lying down, b/c it means they don’t need to be crouching beside her in whatever position she’s in.
    So… I’m building up those quad muscles for a natural birth… thanks again for your comment and all your advice so far.

  • Pingback: Pregnancy Update | Busy and Fit

Leave a Reply