3 upper body strength training bodyweight exercises to do during pregnancy to sculpt your arms. These exercises also work your core so make sure you have good core activation while doing each one.
I love working my arms but sometimes during pregnancy I focus mostly on my lower body. But I have noticed as I progress through each trimester my arms tend to lose some muscle tone. I put together these 3 moves to help with that to keep arms and shoulders fit during pregnancy. There are numerous upper body exercises you could perform but I wanted ones that were bodyweight as sometimes we just don’t have access to weights. I also wanted ones that worked the core too.
Knowing that, make sure you have great core activation during these exercises.
Try this workout to help keep your arms and shoulders toned and strong throughout your pregnancy (and to help postpartum with holding your baby). I do the push-ups at an incline to help take the frontal pressure off my belly as I am not doing any full-blown frontal positions during this second pregnancy. You could do the push-ups on the wall, which I enjoy doing too.
If you can get outdoors for this one do it. It’s so refreshing to work out in the sun and get some fresh air.
Upper body bodyweight workout that is pregnancy friendly
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*Disclaimer: make sure to consult with your doctor before trying a new workout routine. If you feel any pain or discomfort while exercising, stop.
Equipment: bench or chair
Style of workout: bodyweight
Workout focus: upper body/ arms focused
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This workout is safe for all trimesters, but as always, converse with your doctors before trying any new exercise routine.
Always listen to your body.
Mantra for week – I am grateful for my life as a mom.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have trouble turning off the voice in your head. From the second you wake to the moment you collapse in bed at night, your mind is thinking of everything that needs to get done.
And to make it worse there is a lot of negative self-talk chatter in our minds – a continuous cycle of thoughts about how you’re not pretty enough, not a good enough mom, not doing enough, how you’re messing it all up, and on and on it goes.
Join me and stop that cycle. Since we can’t turn our brains off we can change our thoughts with a positive mama-mantra like this one.
Being a mom is one of the greatest gifts, so why are we so hard on ourselves?
Share this workout with your fellow fit moms and together we will become stronger.
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