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.
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Now for your Postpartum Core Strengthening Workout!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Go into plank position and rotate to one side for 30 seconds. Repeat on the opposite side. Repeat each side through all three rounds.