TRX straps and resistance bands, weighted squats and even inflatable workout equipment—this mom-to-be is not afraid to sweat.
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There's no question that Khloé Kardashian is in a serious relationship with fitness. This girl loves to lift heavy and is not afraid to break a sweat. The reality star recently wrote on her app that while she hasn't been able to go as hard as she normally would, her pregnancy hasn't kept her from staying active.
She even shared one of her favorite workouts from start to finish, and we're seriously impressed. Expecting moms, here's your workout motivation for the weekend. But, FYI, you definitely don't need to be pregnant to try Khloé's workout and get an incredible burn.
Start your workout with 30 minutes on the stair-climber. (The stair-climber is an OG piece of fitness equipment that's totally worth your time and sweat.)
Shoulder Raise with Squat
Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Bend knees into a squat. Push through heels to come to standing while lifting weights to chest. Press dumbbells overhead. Return weights to starting position and repeat. Do as many reps as possible (AMRAP) for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 more times.
Push-Up Shoulder Tap
Start in high plank position with palms directly under shoulders. Bend and straighten elbows to perform a push-up. Tap right arm to left shoulder, then left arm to right shoulder. Repeat. (Here's what you should know about planking while pregnant.)
Lateral Duck Walk with Resistance
Wrap a resistance band above your knees and grab handles of a TRX strap in each hand. Bend knees and sit back, creating tension in straps. Take 3 steps to the left, keeping knees bent. Bend arms to bring straps to chest. Take 3 steps to the right. Bend arms to bring straps to chest. Do AMRAP for 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Start kneeling with right leg forward and left knee back resting on a Waff Mini Elite (an inflatable travel fitness tool that weighs basically nothing), holding the end of a battle rope in each hand. Quickly move arms up and down, one after the other for 45 seconds. Switch legs and repeat. Repeat 3 more times. (Related: 8 Battle Rope Exercises Anyone Can Do)
Chest Press On Balance Ball
Lie back with shoulders propped on balance ball, feet resting shoulder-width apart on floor in front of you. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with elbows bent at 90-degree angles. Straighten arms to press dumbbells toward ceiling. Bend elbows to lower dumbbells and return to starting position. Do 3 sets of 30 reps. (Related: 8 Total-Body Stability Ball Exercises That Go Beyond Basic Crunches)
Wrap a resistance band around your legs above the knees. Using a leg press machine, place feet on the platform with a Waff Mini under each foot. Pressing through heels, extend legs to push platform away, hold here for 1 minute, then slowly return to starting position.
Start on all fours with left knee and right hand propped on Waff Minis. Lift left arm and right leg to be parallel with the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.