Khloé Kardashian announced on Instagram last month that she was pregnant with her first child, and the fitness-friendly mama-to-be has now revealed how she stays in shape while waiting for Baby to arrive.
"I'm so lucky that I've been able to stay active during my pregnancy," the reality star writes on her app. "If I'm not doing anything, I just feel off, ya know?"
While she acknowledges that her body has changed, she still wants to stick to a routine for as long as possible. And that routine, by the way, is not for the faint of heart.
"I can't beast out in the gym the way I could six months ago—and, let's get real, it'll be a few more months before I can again," she adds, "but I'm definitely doing what I can."
Kardashian certainly has an intense routine, but she always starts out with a warmup.
Photograph by Khloé Kardashian
"I love to get my body going with some cardio!" she writes. "For this workout, it was 30 minutes on the stairclimber before circuit training."
From there, she adds a set of shoulder raises with a squat and a push-up shoulder tap, the latter of which involves tapping her shoulders with opposing hands before lowering down again. If that hasn't tired you out, her next move is a lateral duck walk with resistance.
"There is so much packed into this one move!" she explains. "With a resistance band above my knees and hanging onto a TRX strap, I do a lateral duck walk: three steps to the left, stop and do a pull-up, then three to the right, stop and do a pull-up."
The mom-to-be also uses ropes to build her arm muscles and a balance ball for chest presses. Weighted squats are also on the menu, along with a bird-dog plank.
"This move is a game-changer for your core!" she says of the plank. "You'll need two Waff Minis (or anything that creates instability). Place your knee on one with your opposing hand on the other and hold (and hold ... and hold ...) for 30 seconds. Take a few breaths, then do it again with the opposite knee and hand for another 30 seconds. Believe me, it's harder than it looks!"
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