Second Trimester At-Home Workouts
As I am approaching the 20 week mark, I am finding that my workouts haven’t really changed much at all! There have been a few modifications, but I am basically doing the same things I did prior to pregnancy.
So mamy women do not understand that most moves are totally SAFE for pregnancy. Here’s my favorite moves for the 2nd trimester, which can actually be done in all trimesters!
20 Bicep Curls (each arm)
Position two dumbbells to sides, palms facing in, arms straight. With elbows to sides, raise one dumbbell and rotate forearm until forearm is vertical and palm faces shoulder. Lower to original position and repeat with opposite arm. Continue to alternate between sides.
15 Standing Side Leg Lifts (each leg)
Stand up on one leg with your back straight, keep your stabilizing knee slightly bent. Holding your opposite leg a few inches off the ground, lift it as high as you can out to your side, usually to about 45 degrees. Lower it back to the starting position and repeat.
30 Standing Side Crunches (alternating)
Stand with your feet hip width apart, knees slightly bent and the core engaged. Lift the right leg, bending the knee at a 90 degree angle turning the thigh out to the side.
Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head. Crunch your right elbow to the right knee. Keep the chest lifted and a neutral spine as to not bend forward to much. Switch legs and repeat
20 Tricep Dips
Straighten your arms, keeping a little bend in your elbows to keep tension on your triceps and off your elbow joints.
Slowly bend your elbows to lower your body toward the floor until your elbows are at about a 90-degree angle. Be sure to keep your back close to the bench.
Once you reach the bottom of the movement, press down into the bench to straighten your elbows, returning to the starting position. This completes one rep.
30 Curtsy Lunges
Start from standing, and step your left leg behind you and to the right so your thighs cross, bending both knees as if you were curtsying. Return to standing, and switch sides.
Here is a great video of all of the moves!
Here’s another great little 2nd trimester workout that I personally enjoy!
Your trainer and friend,