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Stay at home mommy gettin back into shape!

Posted by on Jun. 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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Hey I'm a stay at home mom whose starting a fitness routine and wondered what's the best way to tighten tummy muscles after a c section
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steeljello
by on Jun. 14, 2014 at 8:11 AM

laying on your back, hands behind head, ankles together, legs strait, lift up to the ceiling while doing a crunch, and repeat, I had 2 c-sections

Vivarose
by New Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 8:12 AM
And how many reps did you do?
Reina13
by Reina on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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I haven't had c-sections but here is a bump for you. 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jun. 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I'm honestly not sure.  Good luck though!

Momma_2_boys
by Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM

2 c-sections here; I do regular sit ups and bridge, along with a few others

 

musicpisces
by Suzanne on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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Welcome!

Eating clean is your #1 factor.

Next, strength training, and NOT just your core/abs.  You'll want to work your whole body if you really want to see results.  This link has some great core exercises, and if you click on the links on the page, you can see upper and lower body ideas as well.

Good luck!

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

BeFit-Mom
by Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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Once you are past 6 weeks, you can begin postpartum ab rehab exercises.

Don't (!) do any traditional exercises like crunches, which can prevent the mid line from closing, strain internal stitches, and prevent your belly from re-flattening.

Instead, the abdominal wall should be rehabbed from the inside, out. This means starting with core stability exercises that strengthen the Transverse Abdomininis, or TvA, then progressing to specialized pp exercises which train the TvA to function properly as a stabilizer.

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BeFit-Mom

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