Let’s talk squats...
The benefits of squats are huge - both while pregnant and not. Squats aren’t just for leg strength. They can strengthen your core, improve posture, increase blood flow to your lower body joints, burn fat, aid in labor & delivery, and help strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
I challenge you to incorporate squats into your exercise routine 3-5x every week. Try the below variations to target different parts of your muscles. If you’re new to squats, begin with just bodyweight and as you gain strength and stability, you can add in weights (dumbbells or kettlebells are great options). Remember to focus your weight in your heels, you should be able to wiggle your toes, and support your core to maintain proper form. You’ve got this!
Flow through each exercise without stopping between exercises. At the end of the flow, rest for 45 seconds and then repeat for a total of 3 rounds.
Traditional squats x15
Sumo squats x15
Wide leg squats x15
Squat hold w/pulse x20 - 22 minutes ago