Hi all! I'm about 10 weeks and 4 days. I have always been fairly active and don't really have a sit in the office all day type of job. I haven't worked out in a long time but feel I need to. I like to swim..and spent the summer bicycling...kayaking..walking etc. I know that I shouldn't be doing anything high impact..like insanity..etc..but does anyone have any good recommendations? Are free weights..and resistance bands ok..treadmill? My concern is miscarrying..I miscarried in August and I don't want to risk anything. Can I start now or should I wait til 12 weeks?? THANKS!
Re: Safe workouts and when to start?
Some good resistance training exercises are:
Overhead presses, lateral raises, bent over row- helps strengthen the upper back and shoulders to support the belly weight that might make you round your upper body. This will be great for pregnancy AND postpartum when you are holding baby a lot
Reverse ab holds (with pillows to support), side crunches, and standing ab exercises: these strengthen your low back (which causes many women a lot of pain during pregnancy). Just make sure you are comfortable and modify with pillows so not flat on your back. Be careful with twisting exercises because it can strain the round ligament muscles on the sides of your uterus.
Squats Strengthen thighs and glutes and also your pelvic floor (which is what you will use most to push during labor!)
And Bicep curls and tricep kickbacks are great moves to keep your arms strong for when you will be carrying a baby around all day after the little one is born!
Try this one https://blog.mumberry.com/post/115268783290/baby-bump-workout
Wishing you a safe, healthy pregnancy girl!