Mommy Workout: First Trimester, Cycle 2 - Week 11, Day 2

Contributor - Women's, Family, and Kids' Fitness
Women's Fitness, Family and Kids

These workouts are designed for women in the first trimester of pregnancy. I based these workouts on my own workout routine during my most recent pregnancy. Day one consists of a bodyweight circuit combined with a weighted carry. Day two combines kettlebell and barbell exercises. Day three consists of yoga and walking or, ideally, hiking outdoors on varied terrain.


Although pregnancy isn’t the time to be focused on setting PRs or progressive weight training, there’s no reason you can’t track your progress. I found that keeping a fitness journal during pregnancy kept me motivated and helped me regain my fitness level faster after delivery. In this cycle of workouts, you will repeat the workouts every four weeks, so I encourage you to keep a journal and note how you felt at various stages and how the workouts changed for you as your pregnancy progressed.



I designed these workouts with active moms in mind who are at an intermediate fitness level. If you have been training with weights before pregnancy, there’s no reason you can’t continue to do so, provided you have your doctor’s approval. Enjoy the workouts, and feel free to email me at with any questions about the workouts or exercise during or after pregnancy.


Week 11, Day 2: Kettlebell Circuit 2


3 Rounds, rest as needed:
Renegade Row x 15
Goblet Squat x 15
High Pulls x 15
Burpee x 15
Kettlebell Swing x 15


3 Rounds:
Overhead Press x 5 – 8
Bent Over Barbell Row x 5 – 8
Barbell Clean x 5 – 8
Barbell Front Squat x 5 – 8

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