I didn’t have a lot of time today to take new pictures so we are pulling back into some old pictures I took a while ago! I took this as part of a group of exercises while I was 8 months pregnant with my 2nd child.
Many people aren’t sure what they can do while they are pregnant, but the reality is you can do a LOT especially if you were active up til you got pregnant. There are modifications you can do to most exercises and using the big aerobics ball is one way to achieve that.
(Consult with your doctor before doing any exercising while pregnant.)
You can do this exercise pregnant or not! You will be surprised at how much your core needs to engage to keep you on there!
Grab a big aerobics ball and a pair of weights and go near a wall. Carefully sit on the ball, bend your legs and plant your feet on the wall. (Your legs should be very wide to keep you stable)
Get your weights and extend arms overhead with both weights. Drop the weights down (moving from the elbows) and then bring them back up. Focus on PRESSING up through the tricep muscle towards the ceiling. Keep the elbows in as much as possible (as opposed to winging them out to the sides) . Keep the chest lifted and legs wide to give you more stability.
Do 12 reps 2-3 sets.