Kneeling Band Kick Back

It was so awesome to film these pregnancy exercises at the Mitchell Park Domes.  The best way to start your day surrounded by flowers and beauty.  I really want to thank Angela from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for suggesting such a great location.

Remember, working out during your pregnancy is just as important as resting and eating well.  Exercising during pregnancy will help with your recovery after.

Here’s how to do the Kneeling Band Kick Back

In a standing position, wrap a resistance band around your right foot. Hold the other sides of the band in each hand.

Drop down onto your hands and knees. Make sure your knees are directly under your hips and hands under your shoulders.

Your spine should be neutral, not rounded or swayed.

Holding the band tight in each hand, extend your right leg until it is in a straight line with the rest of your body.

Bend your right knee and return to the starting position.

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

Watch this video to see how to do the Kneeling Band Kick Back

The quadruped position (all fours) puts less stress on the spine and can be a welcomed comfort when you are pregnant. It’s a great way to strength core muscles, pelvic floor muscles and the kick back targets glutes for added stability.