New Move Monday: Wall Lunge w/Ball (pregnancy)
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. )
Grab your large aerobics ball. If you want, grab a set of weights too. Take the ball and place it against the wall. Lower the ball to where it is at your hip. Rest the arm closest to the wall on the ball grab a weight (if you have one) with the other. Take the leg closest to the wall and extend it behind you in a lunge position. Lunge down and up. The ball rolls gently against the hip with you. (You may need to adjust it in the first few reps until you get a hang of it) Keep your chest lifted, naval to spine (it’s still there!) and curl the arm with the weight up and down along with the lunge.
Do 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps each leg.