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Pregnancy exercises — pregnant woman practicing seated row with resistance tubing
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You can also do various pregnancy exercises with resistance tubing and a fitness ball.

To target the muscles in your upper back, try a seated row. Sit up straight on a fitness ball or a sturdy chair with your feet hip-width apart and your feet flat on the floor. If you use a fitness ball, consider having someone stand nearby to prevent you from losing your balance. Place the resistance tubing under the arch of each foot. Holding on to the tubing handles with your palms facing in, pull the tubing straight back with your elbows — as if you were rowing. You'll feel as if your shoulder blades are coming together. Then return to the starting position. Gradually work up to 15 repetitions.

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