So here is the weaksauce workout I’ve been doing since I found out I have to keep my heart rate under 140bpm.
I know I’m supposed to switch up my cardio routine, but I’m a runner and I find machines extremely boring, so I usually just stick to the treadmill. Every now and then I’ll hop on the stairclimber or stationary bike because I know the importance of mixing it up. I do cardio 6 days a week for 30-45 minutes. Here is my “usual” workout:
5 minutes jogging at 5.0mph (so freakin slow!), followed by
5 minutes walking at 3.0mph on a 10-15% incline (I adjust it based on my heart rate).
I repeat these intervals until I have gone 3 miles, which takes about 45 minutes.
Sometimes I add 10 minutes of an arm cardio exercise, like the rower or the rope pull.
I switch up the specific exercises every workout.
I try and do 3-5 exercises per body part, 3-4 sets of 15 reps (lighter weights than I’m used to.)
Monday- Legs (squats, lunges, leg press, hamstring curls, leg extensions, donkey kicks, etc.)
Tuesday- Back/Biceps (lat pulldowns, cable rows, barbell rows, straight-arm pulldowns, lower back machine, bicep curls, preacher curls, hammer curls, etc.)
Wednesday- Shoulders/Triceps (shoulder press, upright rows, front raises, lateral raises, delt flyes, tricep kickbacks, cable pushdowns, etc.)
(I don’t do chest exercises because my boobies are EXTREMELY sore and I really can’t handle it. I can’t even do pullups anymore because of them.)
I always eat an hour before and immediately after my workouts to make sure I’m not depriving the baby. I drink tons of water and wear my heart rate monitor at all times. It’s a big adjustment but it’s for the best.