By: NM Crystal Lake & Huntley Fitness Staff
After pregnancy many moms want to regain strength and muscle tone. Practice these simple workout moves to ease back into exercise.
Baby Lift (10 – 15 reps)
Lay on the floor and hold your baby with both hands. Begin with baby on your stomach. Push your arms up quickly but controlled—lifting your baby into the air. Bring your arms down slowly until baby is close to your stomach, but not touching.
Mommy and Me Planks (1 minute)
With baby underneath you, rest your forearms on the floor. Only let your toes touch the floor but keep the rest of your body straight and elevated. Engage your core, so your abdomen muscles help support your weight. Try singing a song to your baby, make funny faces or make funny noises as you hold your position.
Pelvic Lifts (10 reps)
Lay on the ground with your knees bent and slightly apart. Keep your baby sitting against your thighs and hold onto her with both hands. Raise your mid-section. Then come back down, but don’t let your bottom touch the floor.
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