Working Out
in the Second Trimester
Not sure what to do? Start here!

Transform aches, pains, and fatigue of the Second Trimester into lasting strength & confidence by implementing these 7 key tips.

If you missed the Podcast episode #10 where we talked about these in depth, listen here!

Prenatal Yoga with Laptop

Your checklist:

  1. Use the energy you have now to establish a great foundation in your core and pelvic floor.
     

  2. Think forward! The strength you build now will help you continue strength in birth and recover well in postpartum.
     

  3. Focus on strength, using this ratio of workouts:
    2 strength + 1 cardio + 1 yoga each week.

     

  4. Don't lay on your belly / do face-down workouts after 15-16 weeks (or sooner if it feels off).
     

  5. Shift your core work to prenatal-focused ab engagement, especially if you’re used to doing crunches / bicycles and typical core work. Explore what we call anti-rotation core work + bracing, and using 360 canister breath.
     

  6. Follow your energy levels. Even though you might have a lot of energy, that can change from one day to the next - and sometimes hour by hour!
     

  7. Know when to modify the amount of weight you're lifting. As you progress through your pregnancy, you might find you need lighter weights - that's ok! But also, if you feel like you want to lift heavier and can do it with good form, go for it!

Ready to put these tips into practice?

Join Kendra & Nicole through weekly pregnancy workouts on the Baby Bump & Beyond Program with Daily Burn.

Drop your name and email below and we'll set you up with access and support from us.