Famous boxer Laila Ali is pregnant with her second child, but she has no plans to gain excessive weight.
I know it is healthy to gain 25-40 pounds — but that does not mean I have to like it. I’m a big girl already. I’m not one of these skinny chicks. At my best, I weigh about 174 lbs, so adding another 35 puts me past 200lbs. That’s no fun for any woman,” she says.
Though, only four months pregnant, Laila is curbing her weight gain by exercising her way through the pregnancy, working out 4-5 times per week, including 50 minutes of cardio. She plans to do 25 minutes on the treadmill and 25 minutes on the elliptical trainer to reach her cardio goals.
Ms. Ali also sculpts her legs by doing leg exercises 2-3 times per week. The leg workout consists of a somewhat long list of exercises, followed by 3 sets on her Butt Blaster machine.
Laila’s pregnancy workout:
- 25 min. on the treadmill
25 min on elliptical trainer
3 sets of 25 squats
6 sets of leg extensions
6 sets of hamstring extensions
3 sets of both the inner and outer thigh
3 sets of calve raises
3 sets on Butt Blaster