Top 10 Second Trimester Pregnancy Workouts {Part 1}

Top 10 Second Trimester Pregnancy Workouts {Part 1}

Hey everyone!

Happy first day of summer!! I truly love the changes of the seasons, as it brings time for new goals, focus, and different holidays to look forward to! Unfortunately, I didn’t plan very well and this post is not about Summer, but about my favorite workouts that helped me throughout the 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy.

I hope no matter what that as you read this you are enjoying the new season of Summer. As for myself, I am. I am enjoying these new mini watermelons I found at the grocery store- they are so juicy and perfect for hot weather. 🙂

As you may know, I am officially into the 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy! I really can’t believe it has gone by this fast, or this smoothly. Pregnancy has been so much more fun and special than I could have ever imagined! As I’m sitting here, Asher is moving and kicking in agreement :).

I will say, the 2nd Trimester is the Golden Stage. I had so much energy, the perfectly sized bump, and a great appetite. As I am getting deeper into the 3rd Trimester, my belly is GROWING more and more each day. This results in more fatigue and uncomfortableness. Not too bad, but as someone who loves to be active and constantly moving, it is noticeable. I am actually sitting here cuddled up in pillows and blankets on my day off as I am writing this. I am trying to embrace the growing belly because I want Asher to be able to get as big as he possibly needs! Although, I don’t think it’s a problem right now, so many people have told me that they don’t think I’ll make it to my due date. I’m not sure what is making them think that other than the huge basketball bump on my stomach!

Anyways, as I have become a bit slower in the 3rd trimester and am focusing on more mindfulness, walking, and yoga practices, I don’t want to forget the workouts that helped me so much throughout the 2nd Trimester. Also- make sure to check out my First Trimester Pregnancy Workout post!

This will be a 2 part post- with 5 workouts on each post. These are great workouts for ANYONE, not just pregnancy. They are a combination of easy, intermediate, and intense workouts. Just choose one depending on your energy level for that day! Trust me, the intervals and circuits will leave you sweating!

And for those of you who have never worked out but are pregnant- please don’t listen to the advice of not starting a workout program! Working out does wonders not only for your body and your growing baby, but for your MIND. I swear it has been a consistent practice that has kept me feeling amazing not just throughout pregnancy, but my life.

If you are pregnant and are not used to working out- definitely start at the level that feels right to you. Start small and find what works for you- and as always, consult a doctor if you feel it is necessary! Use these workouts as inspiration to create your own routine.

*NOTE- if you are pregnant and you experience intense cramps, bleeding, or any other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while working out, stop immediately and consult a professional. 

1) 45 Min Interval Cardio + Weighted Circuit

45 Minute Cardio:

  • 5 minutes walking
  • 5 minute incline walking
  • 5 minute jog

(Repeat 3X)

Weighted Circuit:

  • 10 weighted squat press
  • 10 weighted dead lifts

(3X Through)

  • 10 weighted bicep curls
  • 10 weighted lateral arm raises
  • 10 weighted overhead tricep extensions

(3X Through)

  • 20 crunches
  • 30 second plank hold
  • 10 kegals

(3X Through)

STRETCH!!

2) 30 Minutes Walking + Stretching

3) 30 Minutes Elliptical + Weighted Circuit

Weighted Circuit:

  • 10 bicep curls
  • 10 tricep kickbacks each arm
  • 10 lateral arm raises

(3X through + 1 minute forearm plank hold after last set)

  • 10 squat + overhead press
  • 10 squat + side leg lift
  • 10 weighted lunges each leg

(3X Through + 1 min forearm plank hold after last set)

  • STRETCH!!

4) 35 Minute Walk + Weighted Circuit

Weighted Circuit:

  • 10 weighted squat press
  • 10 weighted bicep curls
  • 10 weighted chest press

(3X Through)

  • 20 glute bridges + 10 second hold at top
  • 10 kegals

(1-3X Through)

  • STRETCH!!

5) 30 Minute Walk + Quick Weighted Circuit

Quick Circuit:

  • 15 weighted squats
  • 15 pushups (on knees is totally fine!)
  • 1 minute forearm plank hold

(3X Through)

  • STRETCH!!

I have to also give a shoutout to Burn Athletic in Raleigh, NC. I have been going to the Body Barre classes 3X/Week and doing these treadmill workouts 3X/Week. I hope these inspire you to continue to workout and stay healthy throughout your pregnancy or life in general! I would love to hear if you’ve tried any of these!

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