How to Maximize your Pregnancy Workouts
As we get stronger and consistent with our workout routine, we may need to make some modifications to keep challenging ourselves!
There are multiple ways we can challenge ourselves when we feel like we need that extra push in our workouts. Here are 4 ways to get the most out of your workouts!
1. INCREASE YOUR WEIGHTS
If you're feeling like you can lift more during a set (aka those last 2-3 reps in a set don't feel difficult) - it's time to bump up your weights! I recommend increasing your weights by just 3-5 lbs at first. See how it goes and then increase again in a week or two if you feel up for it!
2. MAKE THAT MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION
When it comes down to it, sometimes the workout IS challenging enough - we just simply aren't using our muscles the way we should be. What does that mean? Take a lunge for example - if you are simply just slightly bending your knee & not going through the full range, you won't gain the same benefit. In a lunge, practice bringing your back knee close to the ground while your front knee is aligned above your ankle & your front glute is fired. A lunge should not just be a workout for your quads - but your booty as well! Use your MIND to make these connections & be PRESENT for each move!
3. PICK UP THE PACE!
Sometimes all we need for an extra challenge is to move a little quicker! Even if I'm moving at a certain pace in the video, you can go faster if you feel comfortable and want the extra challenge! Just listen to your body🙏🏼
4. DO AN EXTRA ROUND OR PAIR 2 WORKOUTS TOGETHER
Even though your calendar workout shows a specific video for the day,you can always add a Bonus Workout or an Ambassador Workout! Or try completing 2-3 rounds of a workout if you're feeling good! (I did this in my third trimester and it boosted my energy for the whole day!)
What are some of your favorite ways to step up your workouts?