June 2016: Programming for the Pregnant Athlete (7)

Friday, June 10, 2016


Posture and Breath. Find some music and set your clock for 5 minutes today. Set your intention.


Functional Progression Part 1. Perform 2 x 10 reps with opposite arm and leg on each side.

Functional Progression Part 2. Perform 2 x 10 reps on each side.

Functional Progression Part 3. Perform 2 x 10 reps with opposite arm and leg on each side.

For Quality:

2 Rounds of the Shoulder Circuit. Spend at least 10 to 15 reps on each movement.




Warm-up with an empty barbell for at least two test rounds. Then, add weight, as you feel comfortable. This is definitely going to be on the lighter side. You are actively holding the barbell in the rack position (elbows up with a tall, proud chest) for 20 seconds and then going right into 2 strict presses.


Every 90s, for 6 rounds:

20s Rack Hold + 2 Strict Press


Interval training. As we’ve discussed before, contractions are at the most 90s. However, there is an occasional labor, where the contractions are a bit inconsistent. Most times, contractions find a pattern and mom finds her rhythm. But, I want you to be aware that sometimes contractions can cluster together. For instance, 3 shorter contractions with very short breaks in between and then a longer break before the next three come on again. Think about that with these three, three-minute intervals. Keep your mind in the game and breathe.


Complete 3 rounds of the following:

3 Minute AMRAP

15 Cal Row

Push Press

-Rest 3 Minutes-


4 Rounds

20 Face Pulls

20 Banded Pull-Aparts



2 comments to " June 2016: Programming for the Pregnant Athlete (7) "
  • Janee

    Finally made it back in the gym. It has been really hard because I have been so tired lately. I have to take multiple naps a day now. My 3rd trimester is starting to feel like my first. I am 31weeks today.I used 65lb barbell for the strength and the conditioning piece. It was a good weight that gave me a good challenge. All 3rds for the conditioning I got 16 push presses.

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