Deadlifts are such a great exercise, not only do they work a phenomenal amount of muscles within the body they are also absolutely brilliant for increasing the strength through the posterior chain, especially when performed correctly.
Glutes, badonkadonk, booty, butt, bottom, derriere; whatever name it is that you wish to use, having a behind that does its job is not only aesthetically pleasing but also advantageous to anyone competing in just about every sport.
Something that all of us pretty much know but either choose to ignore or plead ignorance and state that it won’t happen to you. Over 90% of those who complete weight loss challenges regain the weight they lose.
All too often I hear from women who lift weights, and more specifically compete in Powerlifting, that many of them suffer from incontinence during Squats and Deadlifts. Even scarier is how many feel that this is normal and acceptable.
Lunges are great for general stamina and muscle development and there are so many variations to them as well. But, somewhere along the way the correct technique for lunging has been forgotten and I see people regularly performing lunges incorrectly.
You might be wondering what’s next in regards to your exercise, and what you can and can’t do during your pregnancy, especially if this is your first pregnancy, or your first pregnancy where you have been exercising regularly beforehand.
I am the founder of Move the Weight, a business providing coaching to women for strength training, injury prevention and treatment, pre and post-natal, and nutrition and mindset coaching for lifestyle and balance.