No pause for pregnancy - Valerie Adams works weights around her growing belly

Dame Valerie Adams has made fun of having to lift weights around her growing stomach as the shot put star keeps training deep into her latest pregnancy.

"Grind mama ... working around the belly is pretty hilarious but we are managing just fine," Adams tweeted as she released another of her training video clips.

The 34-year-old Adams is almost 26 weeks into the pregnancy with her second child.

She is due to give birth in April 2019.

Adams and husband Gabriel Price and one-year-old Kimoana have just returned from a summer holiday on Norfolk Island and Adams has got straight back into her training

Adams is adamant she can still contest her fifth Olympics at Tokyo 2020.

She will be seeking her fourth medal having won gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and claimed silver at Rio 2016.

She also has three Commonwealth Games gold medals and four world championship golds.