Want your pre-pregnancy body back? Join us for a class. Ask us to tailor a program for your specific situation. Or try these exercises on your own…
Want pre-pregnancy body back? Benefit Studio is here to help. Join us for a class. It’s fun, productive, and we cater to your individual needs. We can even tell you which class is right for you. Or ask us to tailor a class for your specific situation and goals.
In the meantime, consider starting off with these exercises to get you moving in the right direction. If you need help, just contact us. We’re always here for you.
You can begin this exercise just one week after you’ve given birth. However, if you’ve had a C-section, it wait 8-10 weeks. Here’s what you do: Lie on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your hips. Place another pillow between your knees. With your feet flat and your arms at your sides, inhale, then exhale. Now draw your abs in and tuck your pelvis under slightly, squeezing your buttocks as you do a Kegel. Hold this for five seconds and release for 10 reps. You’re improve your abdominal strength and stamina.
Here’s an exercise you can begin safely after 6 weeks. Lie on your back with your feet hip-width apart and knees bent. Inhale, then exhale as you draw your abs up and in toward your spine. Tilt your pelvis up, lifting your hips off the floor into a bridge. Slowly lower down to starting position. Repeat five times. You’ll soon strengthen your transverse, buttocks, and lower back.
Single-Leg Stretch with Towel
Wait 12-14 weeks to begin using this move. And do all three of these exercises in order. Lie on your back with your knees above your hips and your shins parallel to the floor. Place a small towel on top of your thighs, hold on to the ends and push against your thighs to create resistance. Lift your head and shoulders and extend your left leg out as you exhale. Switch your legs and repeat, alternating legs for five reps and working up to 10. Feel your transverse gaining strength, giving you a stronger, sleeker-looking torso.
Source: For more of these great exercises, read “5 Exercises for Your Post-Baby Belly” by Teri Hanson at Fit Pregancy.