Not only is the squat one of the most fundamental human movements, it's also a common birth position. Maintaining the combination of flexibility and strength needed to squat effectively throughout your pregnancy can help aid your labor and delivery, and maintain the health of your pelvic floor throughout your pregnancy and postpartum. Use this routine to improve your ability to squat effectively, and strengthen your glutes and pelvic floor. You'll improve calf, hamstring, and hip flexibility along the way.
- Focus: prenatal, strength
- Key muscles: calves, hamstrings, hips, glutes, pelvic floor
- When: whenever you have the energy
- Suggested props: block, chair or couch