Say Goodbye to Your Mummy Tummy

By July 11, 2014 No Comments

Working these two effective post-pregnancy ab exercises can help banish the “pooch.”

Losing that stubborn baby belly is never easy for most women. It takes time to disappear – but in many cases, it is the result of a condition where the stomach muscles refuse to realign after birth.

Ab Exercise With Perth Fitness Trainer

Exercise, however, can help get that bulgy area back into its pre-baby form. With a little diligence, working the moves described below can keep you fit both mentally and physically. Make certain you consult with your GP, of course, before embarking on a new fitness regime of any type.

Crossing “The Bridge”

Whilst lying on your back, bend your knees, keep your feet flat on the floor, and keep your arms straight at your sides. Breathe deeply and use your abdominal muscles to pull in your navel (belly button).

Exhale, and angle your pelvis making your upper body into a straight line between your knees and shoulders. Breathe deeply again, exhale and then set your hips back down to the floor.

Mastering the “Modified Hundred”

This exercise takes a little bit more effort, but it is worth it. Whilst lying on your back, bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. With your arms at your sides, breathe deeply while contracting your stomach muscles.

Now exhale, and raise your head and neck up off the floor and at the same time, raise and extend your arms parallel to your legs.

Always remember to keep your stomach muscles contracted while doing this exercise. Wait for two counts, breathe deeply slowly and then lower your arms, head and neck back slowly to the floor.

Warwick Women’s Workout is a women-only fitness facility located in Perth. Our trainers will be more than glad to help you re-discover ways to get you back into shape following the birth of your baby. We have the equipment and the tips to help you on your way!