The Best Squat Exercise For Pregnancy and Postpartum

As a trainer and a pilates instructor for over a decade, I have seen a lot of squat variations.  My favorite squat exercise for pregnancy and new moms is without a doubt the SUMO SQUAT.  You can perform the sumo squat without bending and putting additional strain on your lower back, something all women need to be thinking about!  

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  • Target Muscles: Glutes, Inner thighs, Hips, Core
  • Start in the stand position with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width and your toes pointed slightly outside
  • Keeping your heels flat and your shoulders back, lower yourself down towards the ground as far as you feel comfortable
  • Pushing through your heels, return to starting position
  • Repeat 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions for maximal results!