At first, I was worried about attempting push ups while pregnant, so I modified my push ups with wall push ups, which I thought was so creative and clever until I discovered that wall push ups already exist.
Wall push ups are a great way for beginners to build up to regular floor push-ups and they are a great recovery exercise when you are injured.
Remember, as with floor push ups, form is very important. And, I don’t recommend listening to Rod Stewart while wearing a Flashdance outfit. Now, that’s really bad form!
Is it me or does this guy look like Neal Patrick Harris?
But if you’re feeling brave with your baby bump, you can still perform alternative floor (girlie) push ups while pregnant. Should your belly get in the way, simply spread your arms a little wider than your shoulders.
Whatever your style and comfort level (off the wall or on the floor), push ups are still a great way to keep your upper body tone while pregnant. But like with any fitness program, take cues from your body and know your limits.