Kettlebell Single Overhead Press #prenatal #fitness

Today's kettlebell move is the overhead press. I've been trying to find a good tutorial for this move but I haven't been able to find one the way that the Kettlebell 360 app shows this here we go!

Why do I love this move? Well, you are tightening your core, planting your legs, and strengthening your shoulders, arms and upper back. It's basically the full body move.

When we're pregnant, we run the risk of poor core strength and abdominal separation after birth. In order to prevent that from happening, maintaining your core strength throughout your pregnancy is important. You can do this by doing squats, presses, planks and lunges. Any move that forces you to be stable and move slowly will help your core strength.

So back to the move...

Oh I hope that translates through the screenshots! Basically, you're lifting the kettlebell up and over your head, and back behind your head every so slightly so that you are puffing out your chest.

I hope that makes sense!! Let me know if you try it!


Kettlebell Goblet Squats #fitness #pregnancy

I have really enjoyed working with kettlebells so far - they make me feel strong, and the casual circuit on the Kettlebell 360 app is 10mins30sec, easy peasy to fit into my day.

Admittedly, when I had worked with a kettlebell at the gym after my first pregnancy, I had only used them for upper body exercises.

While not the most graceful move {see that 5month belly hanging down there?!} Kettlebell Goblet Squats certainly are effective, and are a move that you will feel for a few days. I only use a 10lb kettlebell, but holy moly...I was waddling for a couple of days afterward for sure!

You can do a goblet squat with a kettlebell like I did, or with a dumbbell like in the tutorial above. It engages your entire core, and your legs, which is great when you are preparing for child birth!


Keep Fit During #pregnancy with #Kettlebells!

So you've probably seen over the past couple weeks that while I have been waiting for it to warm up outside so I can get back out there and run a few km's a week, I've been doing some Kettlebell routines with the Kettlebell 360 App.

Before starting the kettlebell routine, I felt that my upper body strength was really lacking. Picking up a 38lb toddler when you're 20+wks pregnant is no small feat, so I wanted to be sure to focus on toning and strength training while I wait for the snow to melt.

My favorite move so far is the Kettlebell Halo

As you can see, it's a challenging move, but one that will give you stability in your shoulders, and build your upper body strength better than a bicep curl or bent over row. It's about mobility, flexibility and strength.

Have you tried kettlebells before? Comment with your favorite move!