Exercise How to: Alternating (Side) Squats

Alternating Side Squats

This shows an alternating side squat with a step up.

Holding weights by your side, "sit" or squat into a deep stance. Pause.

Making sure your head is up and back is straight, push off the ground with your left leg.

**Note how Kerri (6 months pregnant) keeps her supporting or squatting leg bent. She is working the right leg, hip and buttocks while remaining in a squat hold while working the left leg/hips when she pushes off the ground.

*KEY: Move slowly. Deep squat!

Return to middle squat. Pause.

Repeat process, moving to the left, pushing off with your right leg.

Again, watch form.

Back straight, head up, shoulders back.

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