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Pregnancy exercises — pregnant woman practicing seated dead lift with resistance tubing
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If you'd like to try another exercise with resistance tubing, consider the seated dead lift. This exercise targets the muscles in your lower back.

Sit up straight on a fitness ball or in a sturdy chair with your feet hip-width apart and your feet flat on the floor. Place the resistance tubing under the arch of each foot. Holding on to the tubing handles or to the tubing itself with your palms facing in, lean forward from your hips — bringing your torso toward your thighs. Then return to the starting position. Gradually work up to 15 repetitions.

To make the exercise more challenging, wrap the tubing around your hands. This provides greater resistance.

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