Exercise of the Week: Supine Leg Circles-Start in a supineposition (on your back) with leg straight up from the hip joint andfeet together. Begin making a circle with the feet, getting widerand wider with time. Repeat in the other direction.
Click Here to watch a video of this exercise!CUES:
- Keep core engaged throughout by pulling belly button to spine
- Slight bend in the knees
- If low back pain occurs, make the circles smaller.
The Prenatal “Why” of his Exercise : This exercise is great fora prenatal woman in her first trimester. After week 12, replace thisexercise with incline bicycles on the elbows. Be sure the pregnantmom continues to strengthen her abdominals throughout pregnancy.