Core training is one of the most beneficial things you can do throughout your pregnancy + any stage of your life!!
We’re talking about your deep core muscles ➡️ transverse abdominals, pelvic floor & diaphragm.
You will want to maintain your core strength through safe and effective exercises ✌🏼
In general I stay away from crunches, sit-ups, deep twisting motions + any movements that can add stress to the abdominal wall or anything that domes the belly ▶️ which can cause Diastsis Recti (abdominal separation)
❗️Important ❗️ Learn how to breathe correctly and properly engage those muscles through breathing ➡️ don’t suck it in & don’t hold your breath!!
Having a strong core ⤵️
▪️Help relieve pelvic & back pain
▪️More comfortable pregnancy
▪️Quicker postpartum recovery
▪️Reduce risk of Diastasis Recti
▪️Reduce Risk of Pelvic Floor Disfunction
▪️Improve your digestion
▪️Increased energy for your pregnancy ▪️Better endurance for labor + delivery!
▪️Bounce back quicker
▪️Help maintain neutral alignment
🔹I was about 8 weeks pregnant here 🤰Throughout my first trimester it felt good to keep moving my body, plus take lots of naps 😉
🔹equipment: 3lb weights and a barre ball. High repetition. Maintain proper form. Breathe.