"I do 100 crunches every night! I do planks for several minutes! Now I’ve found out that this has actually made my bulging tummy worse! Help!! "
She has tears in her eyes.
She is afraid she can never get a nice looking stomach again!
Her desperation is heartbreaking.
She has done everything she thought was right in order to get her abs back into shape after giving birth. But she didn’t know that the abdominal muscles do not TOLERATE traditional ab exercises like sit ups...
Once your little miracle has landed in your arms and you've had some time to adjust to your new role as a mother, you probably want to start some kind of exercise regime again. Perhaps to rid yourself of the last baby weight, perhaps to up muscle tone or get your tummy a bit firmer again.
No matter what your goal is you need to approach getting fit after pregnancy a bit different than what you may have done previouslyto slim down and get bikini ready.
Your body after pregnancy needs something...
It's all about quality of your technique when it comes to getting more bang for the buck in your abdominal exercises.
You get so much more out of your abdominal work and core work if you fire up the core using the correct core activation to start with.
Step on a wobbly raft for an extra challenge
Sure you can also pop on a raft in the middle of the windy Indian Ocean - like I do here - to make an exercise more challenging.
But you can also simply try closing your eyes while doing the...