Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Senita Atheletics. However, all thoughts, opinions and my love for Senita are all my own. 

 

When I finally was cleared from my OB to workout, I started looking up postpartum core strengthening workouts. After 40+ weeks (give or take) of pregnancy our cores have been rocked. If you’ve read my posts Postpartum Fitness Guide + 28 Day HIIT Challenge or 7 Postpartum HIIT Workouts to Help You Lose the Baby Weight, then you know I’m passionate about postpartum fitness and it’s SO important to work on strengthening our core postpartum!

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Although a flat stomach and abs are nice, a strong core is so much more than that. Your entire midsection is considered your core, including your lower back. A stronger core will help you be able to workout safely and burn that baby weight faster.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Before we get to the workouts, I want to introduce you to my favorite athletic apparel brand, Senita Atheltics. I’ve worked with them before – including my favorite Tank Top Ready Workout (helllllllllo Spring will be here soon!) and cannot say enough good things about Senita. Their workout apparel has superior quality at affordable pricing. I loved pairing the Weekend Joggers with the Boyfriend Tank and Zara Crop Top. Since the weather is finally warming up, I’ve been hiking a lot more and want to add more running into my workout. I also paired the Chillin’ Shorts with the Boyfriend Tank. I love how breathable and comfortable these shorts are! I think I’m going to have to add a few pairs to my growing Senita collection.

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Now for your Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout!

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Plank

If you’re just starting to workout after having your little one, or even just starting to workout in general, start slow with these. Start with a 30 second plank and work your way to longer times as you get stronger. 30+seconds, 3 rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Reaching Scissor Kicks

Lay on your back, lift one leg off the ground 6 inches and the other at a 90 degree angle. Lift the opposite arm to the opposite foot and then repeat on the opposite side. Do 15 scissor kicks, 3 rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Bicycle Crunch

Lay on your back, bring your knees to your chest , put your arms behind your head and reach opposite elbow to opposite knee. Repeat 30 times, 3 rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Bird Dogs

Get into a plank position, reach opposite arm and leg in the air. The modified version can be done in a table top position. Do this 15 times, 3 rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Wall Sit

Sit against a wall like the photo above. Start at 30 seconds and increase your timing as your core strength increases. 30 seconds, 3 rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Crunch

This basic move is a great core strengthener. Just lay flat on your back, with feet planted on the ground and use your abs to pull yourself up. Repeat 25 times, 3 rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

Side Plank

Go into plank position and rotate to one side for 30 seconds. Repeat on the opposite side. Repeat each side through all three rounds.

Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout

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  1. Amy | 27th Feb 18

    Today is actually going to be my day one of working out and this couldn’t have came at a better time lol!!! I’m 6 months pp and need to get my butt in gear! Thanks!

    • Brittany | 28th Feb 18

      LOL, I hope these help! 🙂

  2. Madison | 27th Feb 18

    Seems easy enough! I just had my son in September and ready to start getting back into shape!

    • Brittany | 28th Feb 18

      You got it, Mama!

  3. Renee S | 27th Feb 18

    At 2 1/2 months PP, I have just begun working out again. Thank you for these great workout suggestions! Gotta get this tummy under control!

    • Brittany | 28th Feb 18

      Awesome! I hope these help! 🙂

  4. Lindsey | 7th Mar 18

    This is a great post, I’m always looking for more core exercises. Adorable photos

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