Half Kneeling Band Row

Yes, Wild Workouts and Wellness is featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel again.  But this time, we want to show you some great exercises to do while you are pregnant.

Exercise is an important part of healthy pregnancy.  Staying active can help during labor and increase your overall comfort during the 9 months of changes in your body.

Here is how you can do the Half Kneeling Band Row:

Get into the ½ kneeling position with one leg forward and the other leg back.  Both knees are bend at 90 degree angles.  You may want to support the back knee with a mat or cushion.

Make sure the band is attached at chest height.

Whatever leg is forward in the half kneeling position, grab the band with the opposiste hand.

To start the row, pull the shoulder blade back.  Then bend the elbow pulling the band to the side of your body.

Pause for one count and then extend your arm back to the starting position.

Do 2 sets of 12 to 15 repetitions on each side.

Watch the Video Below to see this demonstration:

The ½ kneeling position will challenge your hip stability and core strength.  Rowing will be an important movement as your pregnancy progresses to keep your shoulders from rounding forward.  This exercise can be done in any trimester.