14 Amazing Exercises for Your 2nd Trimester

During your second trimester of pregnancy, you'll need to adjust your exercise routine a bit. (Make sure you discuss these changes with your healthcare provider.) To enjoy the benefits that come from a healthy, active pregnancy, try these 14 exercises!

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Hundred Benefits:

Stabilizes and enhances your trunk muscles
Relieves and prevents lower back pain

Muscles Used:

Primary:
Rectus Abdominis
Obliques
Iliopsoas

Secondary:
Arm Flexors/Extensors

How to Do It:

  1. Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat, both aligned with your hips. Keep your spine stretched long and tall and relax your shoulders and arms.Inhale and reach your arms toward the ceiling. Exhale and reach your arms toward your feet (parallel to the floor) as you slightly roll back until your in the “C” Curve position (see “C” Curve photo).
  2. Inhale through your nose five times – quickly – and keep rhythm with your arms. Exhale forcefully through your mouth five times– quickly – and keep rhythm with your arms.
  3. Hold the position and repeat Step Two 10 times (for a total of 100 breaths/beats).

“C” Curve:

C curve 2-3

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3 comments

  1. Corinne says:

    Very helpful article.

  2. Ellen says:

    I’m a little larger than the woman in the video and all I can think is that this baby is gonna hate me for this. I cant bend over without her getting cranky let alone try to do a modified sit up

  3. jessica says:

    this is very helpful. thank you very much for the word description and video visual. I could easily get into this and make this an everyday routine which is needed for a healthy body and baby 🙂

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