arm exercises during pregnancy

Bicep curls during pregnancy are a great way to begin. Start by selecting light weights (three- or five-pound weights if you're a beginner, and never lift more than 12-pound weights). Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, making sure not to lock your knees. Keep your elbows in and your chest up. Slowly raise both weights toward your shoulders, (remember to breathe), stopping when your forearms are perpendicular to the floor. Lower slowly and repeat. Try to do eight to ten repetitions, but take breaks if needed and don't overdo it.

This arm exercise for pregnancy tones the entire arm and can be great cardio!
In a standing position lift both arms straight over your head palms facing one another or holding your arm exercise hand weights. Hold it for thirty seconds, and then slowly lower your arms to the sides of your body. Repeat at least 15 times.

Wall pushups, which work the pectoral muscles in the front of your chest wall and the triceps muscles in the back of your upper arm. Stand up facing a wall. Then lean against the wall with your hands. Keep your knees comfortably apart. Place your hands on the wall at the level of your shoulders, slightly greater than shoulder-width apart. Slowly bend your elbows and lower your chest until your chin reaches the wall. Remember to keep your back straight. Then return to the starting position. Gradually work up to 15 repetitions.

Moms Expertise
    I read once that it's important to get your arms toned pre-pregnancy to prep for all the carrying of baby you will be doing--these are some great recommendations!
      8Theresa Gould
      If I could have, I would have taken prenatal water classes through all of my pregnancies, but only did so during one pregnancy. I really enjoyed it.
        These are great! I think these could also work for those who are not pregnant and looking for a lighter exrecise!
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