Stomach Exercises After Pregnancy

  • Do the plank. The plank is an isometric exercise that requires you to hold a position. You lie on the floor face down, and then put in a “push-up” position but standing on your elbows and toes. What you need to do then is hold the position with your body straight like a plank for 60 seconds. This may sound simple but it isn’t. Then rest and repeat 3 times.
  • Run or take walks. It depends on your state after pregnancy. My wife took a daily walk around a big park close to home. This helped her heart rate and metabolism. But best of all it became a habit she still does to this day.
  • Don’t over train your stomach. I know it is tempting, but it is better a consistent effort than a “spur of the moment” exercising madness.
  • Train your lower stomach area. This is the area that has to be worked first. You can use a variety of leg raises hanging or lying on the floor. The effects of these exercises will start to notice soon.

Finally I would like to add “treat yourself with love”. Your body has changed, but you are still beautiful. Don’t rush into things because people will look you like fat. It is a natural process that you should enjoy. Take care and good luck!