Taking it from a wide straddle to a box split. I have a very naturally wide straddle and can achieve a box split by using the floor/wall partner as a bit of assistance with very little effort. The bump is getting in the way now though so as soon as it is gone my goal is to achieve a flat box split lying on my back. I wonder what type of over split I would need for that?
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Casual, light, sophisticated, our Yellow Tazza Nursing Dress will mould your pregnancy into shape, giving you comfort, flexibility and ease. Horizontally running stripes gives you a seamless nursing access that is effortlessly hidden from view.
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And it won't be the last time this happens.... 😂 79 ♡ 7 ✍
RESTOCKED | The Stripes Knitted Nursing dress is back on shelves! Get your hands on a set before its gone again!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Why it's popular: Soft and soothing material, zip across nursing access, and bright warm colours to match any mood!
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More Planks on the Reformer - a nice little set of Tucks, Oblique Tucks and Mountain Climbers💪🏾 This set exhausts me a lot more than it used to but it still feels good so I’m going to keep going til it doesn’t!
Reformer Pilates Instructor Training course available now! Click on the link in the bio above👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾 91 ♡ 3 ✍
First session playing tennis in over 15 months and it feels so good to get back out there! Managed to kill 3 hours between kinder drop off and pick up by exercising, getting some sun and catching up with a friend. Feeling super productive! 🙌 What little wins have you mums achieved lately? 47 ♡ 3 ✍
Well my friends... this one is a doozy. Definitely a mental game for me! Give it a try and let me know what you think 😘
For as many minutes as possible complete:
Minute one: 2 plank rows + 2 push-ups + 2 plank tucks. (Rest the remainder of the minute each time)
Minute two: 4 plank rows + 4 push-ups + 4 plank tucks
Minute three: 6 plank rows + 6 push-ups + 6 plank tucks
Minute four: 8 plank rows + 8 push ups + 8 plank tucks .
Keep going up by two reps each minute until you are unable to complete the reps in one minute.
After you have reached your maximum amount of reps completed in one minute. REST 3 MINUTES. Then Subtract 2 (so if you made it to the round of 10 go back down to 8 reps). Then set the timer for 5 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible of these same movements as fast as you can with no rest.
Good luck!! 🍀
My shoulders are still recovering from this 😅😅 106 ♡ 5 ✍
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3 HangClean + FrontSquat + Jerk
Every 90s 6 sets
5 Back Squats
30 KB Swings
20 KB Snatch
10 #Burpees 24 ♡ 1 ✍
Weighted Sumo squats with row.. Squat!! Pregnant ladies, please Squat!
Sumo squats are what we usually mean once the belly is big. The toes turn out a bit more and legs are wider than hip width apart.
The core stays engaged throughout, and you are squeezing you glutes and inner thighs on the way up.
Picking up the baby? Squat!
Loading the dishwasher? Squat!
Reaching for something in a lower drawer? Squat!
Picking up a weight? Squat!
Not only are we protecting the Lower back, but
also strengthing the core and pelvic floor, and taking pressure of the linea alba (preventing that dreaded diastisis recti). Any time you find yourself bending over, take note! And the next time you do that task, squat instead!
Ina May Garten also says if you do 400 squats/day, you will have a 4hr labor. I don't know if that's true, but there are plenty of other great reasons to change up your daily movements!
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It seems like this is becoming a bit of a ritual of mine and Mini Me's whilst on holiday. If that is the case then be prepared for some mother and child acro coming up in the next few days! Albeit with a baby bump in action!
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Join us for our FREE Wednesday night event! This week, Dr Erin Williams, DPT, will be talking about our favorite topic: the Pelvic Floor and why this is one of the most important parts of pregnancy! 🤰🏻🤰🏼🤰🏽🤰🏾 ——————————————————— Dr. Erin will be explaining why it’s so important and how to engage it correctly. Did you know you can have a weak or too tight one?! BOTH are not good!
We will also talk about what Diastasis Recti is and how to reduce the muscle separation as well as a safe exercise prescription while pregnant. ✨ More info & Sign ups in Bio! 67 ♡ 5 ✍
Happy Monday 🤗 playing around with this fab little move I saw on @anulamaiberg page ❤️can’t believe I’m now officially in my third trimester 🤰👶🏼13 weeks to go 😱ok enough baby talk. Give this little beauty a go, I used one blue spring 💙#Powerpilatesuk 257 ♡ 4 ✍
Stay active in our Tazza Knitted Nursing Dress! The dress features the favourite ribbed knit and super stretchy material with a great recovery, so you can wear it through pregnancy and straight into nursing! With a chest level zip aside nursing access, nursing is a breeze and quick, ready for latching or pumping!
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4 Days Ago at 19 Weeks Preggo. 3 more days and I’ve hit the 5 month mark - Can’t actually believe how quickly it’s going. I feel like my tummy is going to pop at any moment🤰 295 ♡ 13 ✍
A light and comfortable dress for a nice day out, to relax by the park or share a fun conversation with friends, you name it! The Claire Stripes Nursing Dress gives you flexibility for a formal or casual setting, plus convenience in nursing!
#redefiningpregnancy #modernmum #igdaily #instagood #instalike #cantwaittomeetyou #writeyouonmyheart #maternitystyle 63 ♡ 3 ✍
Commandos on the Reformer! I think this is my most hated HIIT exercise so I figured when I combine it with Pilates I’ll like it more😜 I’m on half a spring and trying not to move the carriage! Nice and strong on the core and arms and good for early pregnancy🙏
Exercises like this taught at the Reformer Instructor Training course! Click on the link in the bio above👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾 204 ♡ 21 ✍
ZIg Zag through your week! In the Red Handkerchief Nursing Dress with the squared uneven hem, the edgy look keeps you adventurous but the deep luscious red keeps you rooted in complete femininity. Pull up nursing access keeps you centred so you can keep doing a great mommy job!
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There's nothing I love more than jumping into a big cuddle puddle with my crew ♥️ What was your best weekend family moment? 101 ♡ 2 ✍
Core and legs why not! I'm down at the studio getting my workouts in and thought I'd do a quick exercise for you guys! This is a great exercise to tighten your core and tone your legs/ glutes! This exercise is safe to preform during and after pregnancy not forgetting how great it is for women planning a pregnancy! Try 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps or more if you can! #fitnessfam#fitnessgirl#fitmomsofig#gymworkout#homeworkout#pregnancy#pregnancylife#pregnancyfitness#pregnancyfit#fertilityjourney#fertilityfitness#fit#postpartumfitness 48 ♡ 0 ✍
I’ve been asked a few times if I’m still doing exercises laying on my back and the answer is yes! There’s a lot of conflicting advice about laying on your back throughout pregnancy, which has always been something that I’ve questioned as the reasoning behind not being allowed to lay on your back, simply does not make a lot of sense to me! .
The study done on the subject was with 29 women only and was done in late pregnancy during their sleep. They monitored the movement of the women during their sleep and found as little as 5% difference between laying on the sides and back. And ALL women had healthy babies. And apparently the research has recently been shunned anyway.... so I’m told. .
Of course I always say ‘if something doesn’t feel right for the individual then don’t do it’ BUT every pregnant woman Ive know and taught, have not had any issues lying on their backs for short periods of time at least. .
The fact that the baby could possibly press down on the vena cava, only really makes sense to me in late pregnancy when the baby is at a heavy enough weight and surely if that was the case, the mother would also feel the repercussions of this. .
Now of course I’m not a medical professional and these are only my opinions from the research Ive done, but the reason I feel so confident in saying this is because I’ve also spoken to numerous doctors throughout my pregnancy visits, who all agree! .
So to cut a long story short, yes I lay on my back when I’m working out for short periods of time and I feel great! Pregnancy already puts limits on what we can/can’t do, so why make life harder unnecessarily? As long as you Listen to your body and do what feels good and right for you. Well, that’s my opinion anyway 🤗 love to know what you think? #powerpilatesuk 312 ♡ 20 ✍