📌 keep the muscles strong that help stabilize your pelvis
📌 work your body in various planes to help decrease your risk of muscle imbalances and injury
📌 working the adductors (inner thighs) can help relieve pelvic pain, low back pain and common pre/postnatal discomforts
📌 having strong adductors can help strengthen your pelvic floor, your core & help realign your pelvic bones
‼️➡️➡️ the adductors (inner thighs) cross over your pubic bone and attach into the core. This connection is KEY to our core and pelvic floor strength! 💯💯
These exercises are great for strengthening those muscles we use for childbirth, plus creating that strength that we will need for postpartum recovery and to feel our best throughout motherhood 👏🏻👏🏻
As we talk about those adductors and pelvic floor muscles we need to remember ➡️ The more you practice actively engaging these muscles the more they will learn to engage on their own 🙌🏻
Some key points ⤵️
📍 activate the inner thighs, transverse abdominals and pelvic floor.
📍 Never “tuck” your pelvis and don’t clench your butt muscles.
📍 you want to contract AND fully relax the muscles you are working throughout each repetition
📍 maintain neural alignment throughout your movements
📍 move intentionally instead of mindlessly going through the movements
📍 start with low reps and smaller range of motion until you feel more comfortable. Once you learn how to properly engage those muscles you are working then you can increase your reps and range of motion
When you have weak inner thighs that correlates to a weak core 🤔 ⤵️
So by increasing the strength of the adductors (inner thighs) you will see more strength in your core and pelvic floor 🤩