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Rockin’ Mama FIT: Prenatal Workout #2

I’ve been loving throwing some tubing in my bag and going to the park while A is at preschool and getting a quick workout in. So I figured why not make this week’s circuit a resistance band workout!

Tubing is great cause it gives you a solid resistance workout, but it won’t smash little toddler toes, is super easy to store and is insanely portable.  Spri makes my favorite tubing found on the consumer market.

If you don’t have any tubing, or you are looking for an equipment free workout, check out Circuit #1!


Lower Body  – Lateral Band Walk 

Stand on the resistance band.  Cross the handles and pull up to your waist.  Keep chest lifted and toes pointed forwards as you take 4-5 steps to the right and then 4-5 steps to the left.  Continue for 1 minute focusing on maintaining good posture and keeping your feet parallel to one another.

Upper Body – Seated Wide Row

Sit on the ground with your legs bent and feet hip distance apart.  Loop the band around your feet and cross the handles in front of you so the band forms an X.  Lean back slightly while keeping your chest lifted and back lengthened.  Maintaining this position pull your elbows wide, squeezing your shoulder blades together behind your back.  Keep your shoulders pressing down away from your ears the entire time.

Cardio – Step Tap or Leap tap with rainbow arms 

Holding the band in your hands, step tap side to side as quickly as you can control while bringing your arms up and over your head in a rainbow-like motion.  Option to “bump it up” by lightly hopping side to side.

Core – Seated Lean Back with resistance

Get into the same position as you did for the Seated Row.  While focusing on length through your spine, slowly lean back to 45 degrees and then return to upright.  Feel your shoulders pressing down away from your ears and your upper arm bones hugging into the shoulder socket as you engage through your upper back.  Find length through your spine, as you imagine getting taller with each repetition. Resist the band as you return to the starting position. (Don’t let the band ‘pull’ you.)

Remember to do each exercise for 1 minute straight.  After you have completed all 4 exercises, rest for 1 minute.  Then, repeat the entire circuit 2-3 times depending on how you are feeling and how much time you have!

Stay FIT mamas!

(And in case you were wondering – the super cute workout top is from Belabumbum and the pants are the Align Pant II from Lululemon.)

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