On The Couch with Fit Mum – Post Pregnancy Abdominal Muscles
Polly from PhysioHealth and The FIT Mum are chatting about returning to exercise after a baby, and specifically strengthening the pelvic floor and the core. Everyone is in a different situation but it's important to start early, the sooner you start to retrain you muscles the better. Static exercises like the plank or bridge are a great starting point. It's always best to get clearance from your GP or Physio before you start and remember that your ligaments stay lacked whilst you are breastfeeding. To avoid injuries you avoid forceful abdominal exercises like crunches and lifting heavy objects. The great thing about these exercises is they can be completed at home and will allow you to work up to returning to your beloved gym.