3rd Trimester

Working out doesn’t get easier during pregnancy. Although this workout is designed for the third Trimester, you can perform at any time! Pregnant or NOT.

Between your growing bump, extra weight and aches – it can get difficult to get a good workout in. Luckily there are plenty of pregnancy workouts out there in the forms of classes, DVDs and even YouTube videos.bounded side angleI loved prenatal yoga during pregnancy but I do love to lift. I have various workout routines that can be modified even during pregnancy. Just be sure to ask your doctor what is and is NOT safe for you.

This workout I am sharing with you is one that I did during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Yes, I was almost 40 Weeks pregnant and doing this routine.

It’s low impact, yet builds strength. Strength training is important during pregnancy. Why? It helps strengthen muscles and build stamina, which you will definitely need during labor, trust me.

I used 5lbs dumbbells for this workout, but feel free to use weights that won’t leave you out of breath or put too much strain on your muscles.

*Remember to rest for 30 seconds in between each set – Always consult your doctor or midwife before performing and exercise.*

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  {Shoulders Chest & Tri’s for Third Tri}

Warm-Up: TWO Rounds –  THREE Exercises:

  • Plié Squats (12 Reps)
  • Standing Leg Lifts (8 Reps, Each Side)
  • Sumo Squat (12 Reps)

The Workout: THREE Sets – Repeat 3 x’s Each

  • Plié Squats (Weighted) – 10 reps
  • Shoulder press – 12
  • Chest flies – 10
  • Standing Leg Lifts – 8 Reps, Each Side
  • Upright Row – 12
  • One Arm Row – 8 Reps, Each Side
  • Sumo Squat to Press (Weighted) – 10 Reps
  • Lateral Raise – 10
  • Tricep Extension – 12

Cool-Down: Stretch! (5-10 Mins)

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