During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this second trimester CORE & GLUTES workout!
Your glutes are powerhouse muscles that deserve to be worked. I mean, who wants a flat a$$ nowadays, anyway? Accordingly, here is a workout sure to set them on fire!
I used a 45# plate, but I encourage you to use a weight that you are comfortable with. The G2OH (ground to overhead) movement is kind of like a clean & jerk.
You are simply taking the weight from the ground and pressing it overhead in one, fluid movement. As a result, your legs, core and shoulders are getting quite a workout while amping up that heart rate.
Overhead walking lunges require a ton of shoulder stability and a strong core to support the weight.
And, they will target that booty! I was so sore (in a good way) the next day after doing this workout. Additionally, both of these movements are in line with my goals for core training this pregnancy.
The run portion can be adjusted to your comfort level as well–I used it almost like a recovery. Plus, I’m just slow these days at 25 weeks pregnant!
More importantly, have fun with your workouts whether you are pregnant or not. The only person you should compare yourself to is YOU. Work on being a better version (whatever that may look like for you) each day!
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.