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Power Up Your Pelvic Floor: Unleash the Strength Within Squats

We’re talking about squatting.

It’s apart of everyday life, picking up your little ones, doing laundry, standing up from a chair so we need to make sure we’re doing them right. Form is key when squatting and performing a squat correctly can help improve our mobility.

Check out the Podcast Core Connections - Step-by-Step: How to Improve Your Squats by Eric Ziel for tips on how to improve your squat form and incorporate this foundational movement throughout your day.

To perform a squat, a person should:

  • Stand with the feet hip-width apart, keeping them flat on the floor.

  • Bend at the knees to bring the buttocks toward the floor, going only as low as is comfortable.

  • Keep the back straight and tilted slightly forward. The knees should be in line with the toes.

  • Focus on tightening the buttocks and pelvic floor while returning to a standing position.

  • Repeat this exercise, doing up to 10 repetitions per set.

  • Rest before performing any additional sets.

Not all squats target the pelvic floor, however. Wide-legged or deep squats may make it difficult to retain a pelvic floor contraction. When strengthening the pelvic floor, narrow and shallow squats tend to be more beneficial.



About Michelle

Michelle is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Webb Physical Therapy, located in Lawrence, Kansas.  She's worked in PT for close to 10 years, and believes each patient should be treated with a holistic, whole person approach to healing.

She is devoted to helping her patients develop individualized treatment plans to help them achieve their specific goals.

Call (785) 813-1338 for a free 15 minute phone consultation, or email

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