As you guys know, a few weeks ago, I was hit with some pretty intense pain in my lower back and left glute that seemed to come out of nowhere. Apparently this is quite common during pregnancy and can be very, very limiting.
After working with a physical therapist and giving myself plenty of rest, I am finally beginning to feel a bit better. Thank goodness! I even managed to walk more than a mile with Ryan and Sadie last night which is HUGE. (I immediately iced my back and butt right when we got home!)
Anyway, during this ongoing battle with sacroiliac pain, I’ve felt restless and frustrated to the point where I had to figure out a way to do something that allowed me to move in a way that was both safe for my body and pain-free. Oddly enough, certain exercises felt fine (like biking) while others (like walking) sent a stabbing pain up through my lower back.
I wanted to share the workout I did at the gym yesterday with those of you who may be in a similar boat: You’re looking for a gentle workout that allows you to move your body a bit while still treating it with kindness.
Gentle Prenatal Workout
This workout is a total body workout that focuses on bodyweight exercises and biking. It’s easy on your joints and incorporates two short circuits that include upper body, lower body and core exercises.
A friendly reminder: Just because this workout felt good to me at 36 weeks pregnant doesn’t mean it’s right for you! Please speak with a doctor before making any changes to your prenatal fitness routine.
Below you will find a breakdown of the bodyweight exercises included in this workout. Simply click the hyperlink for a more detailed description!