Prenatal Strengthening and Toning Exercises

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Woman doing side lunges

Side Lunges

These (and the forward lunges,) strengthen the abdominal and thigh muscles. Start with hands on hips, legs hip-width apart. Step one leg out to the side, bending the knee. Keep the other leg straight. Step back to the starting position, keeping the tummy pulled in and torso straight. Do 10 lunges on each leg.

Next: Forward Lunges

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