Deadlift for Pregnancy Trimester Guidance


Trimester guidance is not set in stone; feel free to fluctuate between options to find what suits you as an athlete today. Each day of pregnancy may be different than the day before and how tomorrow will be. Embrace the opportunity for exploration during this time of growth.

Check out our deadlift progression to find additional variations that may suit you best today.

Keep in mind to make room for the belly, and if needed, bring the ground up to you with blocks or bumper plates. Option to also swap the barbell out for dumbbells or kettlebells!


1st Trimester: Deadlift

2nd Trimester: Sumo Deadlift

3rd Trimester: Elevated and Sumo Deadlift