Pregnant Posture And Working On Your Upper Back
Imagine what happens to your spine while you spend a pretty big chunk of your day leaning forward to take care of your little one. You hug, you lift, you carry, you nurse, you change diapers and the list goes on and on.
With time, the muscles in the front of your chest get shorter and shorter while the ones in the back get weaker and weaker. What to do?
Exercises to strengthen your back plus stretches to open your chest will do wonders to your posture, to your physical function and to your overall feeling.
Here's one example of working on back extensors to help strengthen your back:
▪ Lie down on your tummy, hands by your sides.
▪ Breathe out to engage your core, while still at resting position
▪ Inhale and lift your chest off the ground, core still engaged. - Make sure your head is down the entire time (don't look up!)
▪ Exhale to do back down.
▪ Repeat 10 times, 3 rounds
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