It’s only been a few weeks after you delivered that precious bundle of life and you are itching to get back into your pre-baby body. However, you can’t just jump into the gym and start pumping iron – your body needs time to recover from having carried a child for nine months. Below are some workout routines that help new mom’s get their pre-baby body back.
Core Building Exercises
For new moms, we recommend focusing on routines that exclusively focus attention on your core. After your doctor releases you from the recovery process of having a child, we recommend you start out slow. Don’t just jump into something like Ab Ripper X, or another intense ab routine. Your entire core needs attention, and that includes all the other muscles surrounding your abdominal area.
- Sumo Deadlifts
If you are familiar working out with kettlebells, you will probably know why we recommend this exercise. This activity engages the entire core area, such as your hips, abs, and lower back, in addition to your glutes and hamstrings. Keeping your back straight, while using your hips to drive the movement. Sumos are performed with compressed breathing to help further engage your core, as this activity when done, creates muscular tension in your abdominal frame to help tighten and strengthen them after pregnancy. Work your way up to using a light kettlebell in order to add resistance to the movement.
- Goblet Squats
This is another exercise you can perform with a kettlebell, and it too engages your core muscles while you perform the activity. Like the sumo deadlift, it requires you to keep your back straight as your hips drive movement, and is performed with compressed breathing. Your hands will be out in front of you for balance, and if you are performing the activity with a light kettlebell, you will be holding the weight slightly out in front of your chest with your arms bent so that your elbows touch your knees at the bottom of the movement.
We recommend starting this activity on your knees rather than supporting your entire weight on your feet while in push up position; keep your back straight and butt flat. The activity is performed with tension throughout the movement to engage the core, and we also recommend compressed breathing to recruit your core muscle tissue. As you grow stronger you can then perform the activity with your feet supporting your body.
These are just a few of the exercises you ca do in order to regain your core strength, tighten your tummy, and get your body back to its pre-baby condition. If you want to learn more about what you can do to help you get your core back in shape after having your new baby, we recommend paying a visit to www.workoutbox.com. They offer a variety of low-impact activities for new moms to get back in shape, and can help you in other areas such as nutrition, time management, and motivation.