Guys. If you’re one of those women that can be like 38 weeks pregnant and still do pull ups, I hate you. And I’m jealous.
Today at the gym I was able to do most of my old workout for upper body. After doing some research, most experts recommend that a pregnant mama kick her weight lifting routine down to about 70% of her max ability. I’m bad at math, so I really just shoot for about 2/3 of what I was doing before. So, with farmer’s carries, I was doing 100 lbs. total. Now I’m doing 70 lbs (that one is easy, cause, ya know, simple math).
Here’s what I’ve been doing for my upper body workouts:
5 minute warm up on stationary “road bike”, stretching
Farmer’s Carries- 35 lbs. each hand
Bench Press- 60 lbs, 3 sets of 6
Leaning Lateral Raises- 15 lbs, 3 sets of 6 each side
Tricep Overhead Extensions- 25 lbs, 3 sets of 8
Tricep Kickbacks- 20 lbs, 3 sets of 6
Bent Over Rows- 30 lbs, 3 sets of 8
Pectoral Fly Machine- 90 lbs, 3 sets of 6
Rear Delt Fly Machine (same as above machine but reverse how you sit)- 75 lbs, 3 sets of 6
Preacher Curl Machine- 50 lbs, 3 sets of 6
Push Ups- 2 sets of 8 army style, 3 sets of 6 with knee to elbow push ups
Modified Plank on stability ball- 2 30 second planks (stability ball goes under your elbows)
5 minute cool down on stationary “road bike” and LOTS of stretching
(I’ve got links to pretty much every exercise listed above in previous post, Post Baby Weight Loss Progress)
What makes me sad is that I really miss doing pull ups. I’ve tried. And I just… dangle. Even with lateral pulls, which I used to be able to do about ~175, I could only do 100 today. And even then, like four and I was done. And as I’m doing my push ups, feeling pretty good about my workout, some super shredded chick decides to do one handed hand stands next to me. I wanted to throw a medicine ball at her. Show off.
But in the midst of poopy self esteem, one of the gym regulars couldn’t believe I was as pregnant as I am. At least until I pulled my shirt taut and she saw my big ol’ belly.
Any way, I’ll put up my lower body work out in the next week or so. In the mean time, go eat some dairy for me. Or not. I’m a blogger, not a cop. But seriously, if you eat/ drink dairy products, have some in my honor. Cause I’m really cutting back (have to be off the stuff by Christmas), and I miss it like cray.