During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this third trimester 20 minute EMOM workout!
I think the biggest difference this pregnancy versus my first pregnancy is the way I am training. I’m using more CrossFit and resistance training now and feel really strong.
Accordingly, while my body cooperates, I’m keeping workouts intense (based on my RPE) with plenty of rest breaks. So, here is a new workout that targets most large muscle groups with built in rest breaks.
Set your timer (<—affiliate link) for 20 x 1:00 minute intervals.
On the EVEN minutes, complete (3) squat clean thrusters (video demo HERE).
On the ODD minutes, complete (5) sumo dead lift high pulls (video demo HERE.)
However fast you finish the movements, is the amount of rest you get before the timer goes off again. I usually had about 30 seconds of recovery.
If you need to crank the intensity, my suggestions would be to add weight or increase the reps while still allowing you at least 20-30 secs. of rest in between movements. If I wasn’t in my third trimester, I would likely try 95# and be completely gassed!
I earned my burger after this workout.
Did your pregnancies differ?
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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.