During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this second trimester CrossFit-style workout!
Second Trimester Fitness
The primary motivating factor in why I train is to keep up with my 2 year-old!
Parents of toddlers are nodding their heads in agreement, I’m sure.
These cute balls of energy require lots of work, though they are well worth it, aren’t they?
My goal this pregnancy is to hang onto as much lean muscle I can. While my energy levels may be naturally dipping (pregnancy does that to you, huh?), quick, intense workouts fit my lifestyle and goals best.
I know CrossFit is not for everyone, but I love what it does for my body & mindset.
Here’s a workout I completed at 20 weeks pregnant in my garage.
Video demonstration can be found on Instagram HERE.
I love these movements together, as they hit most large muscle groups and keep my heart rate up. You can adjust the weight for your fitness level and take as much rest as needed. The push jerk is an overhead lift which follows my core training objectives for this pregnancy
Be sure to check back regularly as I plan to share a vast array of prenatal workouts throughout the remaining 18 weeks!
Disclaimer: Although I am an NSCA-CSCS and Healthy Moms® Perinatal Instructor, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet plan. If you choose to do any of the workouts featured on this website, you do so at your own risk