Good exercises…my clients have to do hundreds of them…literally;).
I personally LOVE the leg-ones. I love the deep burn which comes with it…just be careful> If you haven’t got enough core-strength yet, the double-leg exercises can be quite uncomfortable for the lower back (the lower back has to be pressed against the floor at all times…means the core has to be engaged at all times).
If you cannot control your core this much yet, try to keep one leg up while lowering the other leg (so only one leg at the time)…and only lower it as much as you can keep control over your core (means as long as you can press your lower back into the mat/floor while performing the exercise)…at the point your lower back arches, do not lower your leg any more!
Did you know that pregnant women have been fired for using the bathroom to vomit, needing to carry a water bottle on the job, or asking to sit on a stool instead of standing in place all day? While employers have to make allowances like these for other types of temporary disabilities, a number of bad court decisions have encouraged them to feel they can get away with firing or mistreating pregnant workers with impunity.
It’s disgraceful and unacceptable that at a time when unnecessary budget cuts are decimating food, medical, and educational supports for low-income families, pregnant women continue to be pushed out of their jobs just as they take on all the expenses of having a new baby.
Read more about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
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This is unacceptable. Pregnant workers need more protection. With a child coming up they need employment more than ever. Please contact your rep.