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Free Fitness Friday: Low Intensity Lower Body Workout (Second Trimester)

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Happy Friday, fit friends! Here is another FUN and FAST workout for you to strengthen your lower body in no time at all! The best part is that you don't need tons of fancy equipment or time to fit in a great workout with this Low Intensity Lower Body Workout and it is easily modified for my pregnant momma's (second trimester). That's right, now that y'all know I am pregnant, you will be seeing more workouts that are easily modifiable for any fitness level and any stage in pregnancy!

This Week's Free Workout: Low Intensity Lower Body Workout

Low Intensity Lower Body Workout (Second Trimester)

How to perform this Low Intensity Lower Body Workout: 

This workout is very simple to set up (all you need is your body and some room to move around) and can be done in any timeframe that you have (anywhere from 15-30 minutes), but should be done at a fast-pace and with minimal rest. You can even fit this circuit in at the end of a workout for an extra calorie burn! Complete all exercises in a row for 1 round, rest for 1 minute, then begin with the first exercise for round 2. Complete as many rounds as you can in the time you have! (Try for 3-6 rounds!) ** For my pregnant mommas - please be sure to maintain a conversation pace and focus on balance and form (not speed). You should be able to carry a conversation throughout this workout and rest for 1-2 minutes between sets. Aim for 2-3 sets. Always begin with a full body warm-up for 10 minutes (walking or spinning) and cool down for at least 5 minutes following this workout. Always consult with your Doctor before beginning an exercise routine and get cleared for exercise before attempting these workouts. ** 

As always, be sure to warm up before beginning the first round and cool down and stretch when you are finished.

Round 1:

  • 10 curtsy lunge to the right, center squat, then curtsy lunge to the left (10 total reps) 
  • 10 reps of 3 pulse squats
  • 20 alternating forward lunges
  • 10 right leg forward split squat with left leg glute squeeze (stabilize on right leg if needed) 
  • 10 left leg forward split squat with right leg glute squeeze (stabilize on left leg if needed) 

Check out this short video to see how each exercise is performed and to ensure that you have proper form throughout each exercise!

There you have it - a low intensity lower body workout that will still get your heart rate up (a bit) and strengthen your lower body (and core)! A perfect workout for when you are looking for less intensity or need to modify your workout for any stage of fitness or pregnancy! 

Have a great workout and a wonderful weekend!