As promised, this week’s Workout Wednesday post features a fully pregnancy friendly workout. Although it is a a good workout if you are pregnant, this is also a good workout if you are not expecting. One word of caution, always check with your doctor before starting a new workout or exercise routine to make sure it is safe for you and your baby. Everyone is different and every pregnancy is different, so it is always a good idea to check in first. I have been lucky enough to keep up with my regular workout routine during this pregnancy so far, with only a few modifications. I am hoping to be able to continue exercising throughout the rest of the pregnancy as well.
Cardio warm up
Set one: 12 banded leg raises, 15 squat to shoulder press, 15 reverse fly (repeat 3 times)
Set two: 10 walking lunges each side, 20 side to side body weight squats, 15 tricep extensions (repeat 3 times)
Set three: 12 wide squat with dumbbell, 10 dumbbell bird dog each side, 10 bicep curl to reverse row (repeat 3 times)
Stretch to cool down
Let us know if you did this workout! Happy Wednesday!
I don’t know about you, but I needed a good workout after a long weekend. We do love a long weekend but also know that we do better keeping up our exercising schedule when we are in more of a routine, anyone else? For this workout all you need are a couple sets of dumbbells. For one of the exercises we used a medicine ball but it could easily be done with a single dumbbell, we also laid on an exercise ball for the chest press but you can do it on the ground. A few simple modifications will take this workout we did at the gym straight to your living room!
Cardio warm-up Set one: 15 medicine ball out & in, 10 front raise overhead down side (around the world), 10 side gallops each way (repeat 3 times) Set two: 10 plank kickbacks, 30 punches with weights, 12 bicep curls (repeat 3 times) Set three: 10 plank rows, 10 chest press on a ball, 12 tricep extensions (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
Who needs a good workout to relieve some stress from the work week… just me? Today’s workout was a fun one to do! I don’t know about you, but exercising always refreshes my body and my mind! I hope this can do the same for you today too. In the words of Elle Woods, “Exercising gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Happy exercising and happy Wednesday friends! Workout top * Similar workout shorts
Happy Workout Wednesday friends! We hope your week is going well and that you’ve had a chance or two to workout since last Wednesday’s workout. This weeks Workout Wednesday really challenged us and we think it will challenge you too. Take a look at our instagram account and you will see videos of these exercises posted in our stories (and saved in our highlights). This is something we hope to do on a regular basis, it will hopefully be easier for you to follow along with the workouts. Also, be looking forward to some modified workouts in the near future of other expecting mothers!
Cardio Warm-up Set One: 10 reverse curtsy lunges, 10 burpees, 12 hammer curls (repeat 3 times) Set Two: 15 narrow to wide squat, 15 side plank knee crunch, 10 in and out lateral extension, (repeat 3 times) Set Three: 10 glute bridge on a ball and pull your feet in, 15 jumping jacks, 15 jump squats (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down.
Here we are at another Workout Wednesday! We hope you are having a great week so far and that this post helps you find the motivation you may need to get up and move. We swear we always feel better and more energized after a good workout. Enjoy this workout and we apologize in advance for all the squatting you will be doing!
Let us know if you are as sore tomorrow as we were the day after doing this one.
This week’s workout Wednesday post is another one that you could easily adapt to an at home workout. Substitute the medicine ball for laundry detergent and using wine bottles instead of dumbbells easily takes this gym workout to your living room. Let us know in the comments if you tried this workout (at the gym or at home) and if you enjoyed it! Happy exercising!
Cardio Warm-up Set One: 10 kick across with a side lunge, 10 (on each side) sumo squats with heel lifts, 15 crabs thrusts (repeat 3 times) Set Two: 10 lunges with medicine ball twist, 15 skull crushers, 10 standing bird dogs (repeat 3 times) Set Three: 20 squat to oblique side crunch, 15 diagonal tricep pull down, 15 reverse tricep pull down (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
This week’s workout is one that we did in Michigan last week. We figured showing you a truly at home workout would be helpful for some since we know not everyone is comfortable being back in the gym. Give it a try and let us know how you liked it!
Start with a cardio warmup: high knees, jumping jacks, a light jog or a bike ride are all great at home options Set One: 12 squat to bicep curls, 15 tricep dips on a raised surface, 60 second plank (repeat three times) Set Two: 15 deadlifts, 10 burpees, 10 (on each side) walking lunges (repeat three times) Set Three: 10 (on each side) rainbow kicks, 15 in and out, 15 shoulder press (repeat three times) Stretch to cool down
This week’s workout was a tough one, and I was definitely sore the next day! With some people being back at the some, and others not, we want to have these workouts be easily adaptable to an at home workout. Anytime we use weights in a workout, grab something around your house to add the weight on (a gallon of milk, laundry detergent, bottles of wine, etc). If you do that, then this workout is one that you can truly do from the comfort of your own home!
Cardio warm-up Set One: 15 barbell bicep curls, 15 barbell pullover (the third round we used a dumbbell because the barbell was too heavy), 15 tricep extensions (repeat 3 times) Set Two: 10 lay down push-ups, 20 mountain climbers per side, 10 russian twists per side (repeat 3 times) Set Three: 20 kettlebell arm swings, 15 squat pull-up with a kettlebell, 10 kettlebell windmill per side (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
We have been loving these workout Wednesday posts and we hope you have been too! Let us know if you have tried any of the workouts we’ve given so far, we’d love to hear your feedback. We hope these posts give you the inspiration you need to get up and move when you don’t feel motivated. Anyways, without further ado, here is your workout for the week.
Cardio warm-up Set One: 20 body squat, 20 leg lifts with butt lifts, 10 jump lunges on each side (repeat 3 times) Set Two: 10 leg extensions, 10 deadlifts, 15 superman (repeat 3 times) Set Three: 15 jump squats, 10 glute circles with each leg, 15 bicycle crunches on each side (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
Here in Chicago, the gyms opened at the beginning of July and it has been wonderful to get back into our regular fitness routine. Here is another workout that Rob gave us. We hope you get a chance to do this one, let us know if you do!
Cardio warm-up Set one: 10 squat thrusts, 10 front raises with dumbbells, 10 bent over flies with dumbbells (repeat 3 times) Set two: 15 barbell glute bridge lifts, 10 deadlifts, 30 high knees (repeat 3 times) Set three: 10 plank to push up position, 20 flutter kicks, 10 v sit ups (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down