Unlike the celebrities who seem to jump right back into their fitness routines after welcoming their little ones, for you it may not be as easy. Those stars usually have a trainer helping them with their exercises so let LR be yours!
With the OK from your doctor, try out these exercises to help you get back into tip top shape:
To help strengthen your core muscles, lie on your back with your knees bent with your feet flat on the floor and your arms at your sides. Keeping your back in a neutral position, not arched and not pressed into the floor, tighten your abdominal muscles. Then raise your hips off the floor until your hips are aligned with your knees and shoulders. Hold this position for about three deep breaths then release and repeat.
To assist in strengthening your abdominal muscles, lie on your back with your knees bent. This exercise is similar to bridges, but you need to flatten your back against the floor by tightening your abdominal muscles and bending your pelvis up slightly. You should hold this position for up to 10 seconds repeating five times working up to 10-20 repetitions.
To help tone your pelvic muscles, which can help control bladder leaks, heal your perineum and tighten your vagina, sit on a bench with feet shoulder-width apart, hands on hips. Then contract your pelvic muscles, as if you’re trying to stop from urinating, and stand. Hold your kegel returning to the bench and repeat. We suggest doing 1-3 sets of 10-20 repetitions.
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