A Complete 2nd Trimester Strength Workout (How To Exercise Safely)

Second Trimester Exercise Guidelines- How Much Is Safe?

First and foremost, make sure that you get your doctor’s approval before doing any kind of exercise activity.

What Kinds of Exercise Can You Do In The 2nd Trimester?

– Walking – Yoga  – Pilates  – Dancing – Swimming - Resistance Training

Can You Do Strength Training While Pregnant?

Yes, you can strength train while pregnant. With that said, it is important that you do not use very heavy resistance if you are weight training.

The Warm-Up

– Banded Shoulder Dislocations – Bodyweight Squats – Standing Hip Flexor Stretch – Standing Hamstring and Calf Stretch

Workout 1

Sumo Squats:

The Sumo squat will strengthen your quadriceps (front thigh), adductors (inner thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), and glutes! 

Alternating Shoulder Press:

This exercise will strengthen your shoulders, triceps, and core muscles.


You can do this exercise with a resistance band (that can be purchased on Amazon), a cable machine, or a dumbbell. 

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