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Pregnancy Workouts: Second Trimester Fitness

Stay fit throughout your second trimester with this well-rounded workout that you can do at least twice a week.

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Today, we're going to talk about exercise in your second trimester. With me today is my friend, Karrie, and she is in her second trimester. So, here's the setup to the deadlift. You want to keep nice, tall posture, shoulders down and back, abdomen is strong, knees are bent, hands behind the head, slowly hinge, and then come on up and squeeze. Go ahead Karrie and give it a try. Perfect. So when you're hinging at the hips correctly, it's a great way to practice lowering and lifting your body and also at the top, giving that nice, strong affirmation of posture. Perfect. The second exercise in our second trimester circuit are traveling [unk]. Here's the setup, nice and tall, you're gonna widen your base of support and stand back to the beginning. Go ahead and give it a try. Excellent. Beautiful. So, we have opted to use a chair with Karrie in case you need balance and stability when you start to get fatigued. Very good. You'll notice she is landing on her heels, toes are nice and outward. Good tall posture. As your belly gets increasingly heavy, you're gonna want the leg strength to be able to maintain it. Just because you're in your later trimesters, it doesn't need to mean that you lose your tight tone booty. We're gonna show you a couple of exercises to keep them nice and strong and toned. Nice and tall, you can use a chair for reference. You're gonna extend out the leg and then slowly lower. Go ahead and give it a try. Perfect. I'm gonna recommend that you do at least 20 to 25 repetitions on the right and on the left. Good job. You'll notice she is maintaining her posture and your balance, very important during pregnancy as well as doing the rep count to give you that nice toned booty. So, these three movements done, three rounds, at least two times a week, you'll be able to keep your leg conditioning up as well as your tone and your form. You did excellent Karrie.