A Safe Workout for the Second Trimester

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Pregnant woman using dumbbells

Pectoral Lift


Sit or stand as before. Hold your arms in front of you at shoulder height while holding a weight. Bend your elbows at a right angle, keeping the upper arms parallel to the floor. Bring your elbows together and then gently lift your arms up and down. Repeat 20 times.

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September 1, 2014



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