One of the biggest complaints women have after their pregnancy is their mid-section. Many women will try a post pregnancy workout but not see any results. That’s because they’re most likely doing the WRONG things when it comes to their post pregnancy workouts.
I don’t want that to be you!
That’s why today I’ll be sharing a few post pregnancy workout tips that will make sure you get a fab and flat belly you can show off – even in a swimsuit.
Let’s get started.
If your post pregnancy belly shows no signs of wanting to “deflate” and you want to put an end to those “Are you pregnant again?” comments, then you have what is called too much laxity.
Laxity is when your abdominal muscles are weak and it looks like your belly is just hanging out and flabby. This is also caused by “loose” connective tissues in your belly.
Most women will try and add things like jogging and aerobics classes to their post pregnancy workouts but this is a big mistake.
Usually these kinds of high-impact exercises can actually make that post pregnancy flabby mid-section even worse! Most experts will tell you that women shouldn’t be doing exercises that are high-impact until 20 weeks AFTER postpartum.
Bet you didn’t know that! And that’s why if you’re doing high-impact exercises as part of your overall post pregnancy workout, stop it immediately.
And by the way, Yoga is a big no, too. Why? Because Yoga stretches the muscles and all those tissues that you’re trying to get to contract.
Instead, try low-impact things like walking. And for your abs, just do localized exercises, like crunches and obliques.
Also another area of importance to ANY post pregnancy workout is your kegel muscles.
I know, you’re thinking Kegel what!?
Here’s how to identify your kegel muscle. Next time you go pee, stop the stream. The muscle you used to do that is your kegel muscle.
You’ll want to work it out every day (very important for postpartum women in order to stop “Wetting” accidentally.)
A quick and easy post pregnancy kegel workout could be this:
- Tighten your kegel muscle.
- Hold for 3 seconds.
- Let go.
- Repeat 15 more times.
Do this little routine 2-3 times a day, throughout the course of your normal day.
It will improve things A LOT. But please take note… it will take a few months to start seeing the results.
So there you have it. Post pregnancy workout tips that will help put you on the path to looking great once again.
Just remember, eliminate all high-impact exercises or workout after post pregnancy. Instead do low-impact stuff like walking on the treadmill or even doing some house chores. And, don’t forget to add your kegel exercises as part of a well-rounded post pregnancy workout routine.
Do this and soon all your friends will be wondering what your secret is… and how you lost all the “baby” fat so quickly!