Celebrity Pregnancy Workout: Stand Tall
Grab some light weights and get fit for delivery day with these total body workout moves from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. You'll be seeing results in no time by adding the dumbbell row, sumo squat, and standing dumbbell side bend to your workout routine.
Get fit for delivery day and beyond. Designed by celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak, these three prenatal moves will tone your arms, core, legs, and back. Grab a set of light weights, your docs OK, and let's get started. First, we're going to do the bent over dumbbell row. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Holding a weight in each hand, palms facing each other. Lean your upper body forward, bending at the hips, and keeping the spine straight, and extend your arms toward the floor, directly under shoulders. Slowly bend the elbows and lift the weights up, by your chest. Then lower to starting position and repeat. Do 15 to 20 reps. This exercise is called the sumo squat. Stand holding the end of one dumbbell with both hands, arms in front of your belly and extended toward the floor. Place your feet more than hip width apart, toes turned out slightly, and knees soft. Slowly bend the knees, lowering your **** until knees are bent about 90 degrees. Keep chest up and back straight to reduce back strain. Press through your heels, return to starting position, and repeat. Do 15 to 20 reps. Next up, the standing dumbbell side bend. Stand with your feet hip width apart, knees soft, holding a dumbbell in your right hand, arm extended by side, palm facing thigh. Place your left hand on your hip. Slowly lean to your right bending sideways at the waist and lowering the weight toward the flow. Return to starting position and repeat. Do 20 reps then switch sides and do 20 more reps. Do it once a week alternating with our other total body workouts. For more, go to americanbaby.com/pregnancy-workouts.