3) You will regain core stability through the whole core by controlling the movement as you lower into the squat and return to standing by firing up through the glutes and the legs.
4) When you use the breath to inhale down and exhale up, the abdominals and pelvic floor go through the motions of undergoing a stretch and then a contraction – this is absolutely key to regaining strength and also closing a muscular gap (diastasis) in your abdominals.
5) You work your entire lower body in one movement. You can start with limited range and increase your range and repetitions as you gain strength.
6) Strengthening weak glutes that have become inactive during late stage pregnancy will help improve your posture, spinal strength and your stamina – remember you may be somewhat sleep deprived so extra energy for everyday tasks is a very useful thing!
7) Exercising can help release tension and anxiety, and reduce the risk of associated mental health problems.
8) Squatting whilst babywearing during a CARiFiT workout means that you are conditioning your body to the new demands placed upon it – your baby is the exact weight you now have to hold, carry, feed and comfort on a daily basis. As a result, this is a fantastic adaptation and as the baby grows bigger your fitness and strength will develop alongside the baby’s growth.
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