Welcome to week 3! Once again, perinatal exercise specialist Jennifer Johnson has developed a series of prenatal exercises for our For Two Fitness® moms.
Strengthening your upper back is important during pregnancy, so we start off this set of exercises with scapular retraction. Next we move onto shoulder shrugs, which can be done with or without dumbbells. We finish off with an upper body squeeze and release, which should feel great after a long day. Enjoy!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while exercising:
Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right or you experience pain or bleeding, stop exercising.
Drink water before, during and after exercise.
Eat a snack 1 ½ – 2 hours before exercise.
Jennifer Tucker Johnson is a perinatal exercise specialist and founder of Fit for Expecting (www.fitforexpecting.com). Jennifer’s specialty and exclusive focus is on the perinatal health. She is certified by AFPA as a perinatal exercise specialist, by Healthy Moms as a perinatal health and wellness specialist, and by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute as a health coach. Jennifer is the founder of Fit for Expecting, a unique resource for safe and effective exercise programs for moms. Connect with Jennifer and Fit for Expecting on their website at www.fitforexpecting.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fitforexpecting, or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FitforExpecting.
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