Postpartum Core Strengthener – Mommy Moves
This month’s postpartum Mommy Moves exercise is a fantastic postpartum core strengthener, well really a great core engaging exercise for anyone but particularly moms because our core needs a lot of TLC after having a baby. This exercise is a great example of small movements, when done correctly, making a big impact.
First time trying a Mommy Moves exercise? Mommy Moves is a monthly series that highlights a great prenatal and postpartum exercise for you to try. If you haven’t already, be sure to try the featured exercises from October and November. If you have any requests of issues or body parts that you’d like us to address, please email us.
December Postpartum Mommy Move: Postpartum Core Strengthener
Get into an all fours position, with hands beneath shoulders. Inhale and on the exhale contract your abdominals and slowly lift your knees slightly off the ground (shown below). Hold for a few seconds then lower. Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps.
If you live in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area and need help with your postpartum recovery, we recently launched a great postpartum recovery exercise class at The Family Room.