Post-Pregnancy Workouts to Flatten Your Belly
Generally, women find it hard to shed the pregnancy weight for some time after giving birth. Initially, they are devoted to taking care of their newborn and by the time they realize their weight is getting out of control, it’s too late to make a difference. This is why they should opt for post-pregnancy workouts that will restore their body to its pre-pregnancy shape. Not only this but your health will improve, giving you more energy to take better care of your kid and give it the attention and nurturing it needs at his/her tender age. To make things easier for you, here is a look at a few post-pregnancy workouts you can easily perform to flatten your belly:
Workout #1- The Bridge
This helps in strengthening the buttocks, transverse and the lower side of your back.
Step 1: Start by lying down on a flat surface. To perform the bridge properly, make sure your feet are planted firmly on the ground, your arms are up by your sides, and your knees are bent. Inhale deeply so that your belly button is pulled inwards.
Step 2: Exhale and pull up your pelvis so your body is at a slight 90o angle. Hold yourself in that position for a second or two and then roll back to the original position while exhaling.
Workout# 2- The Modified Hundred
This workout assists in enhancing the transverse.
Step 1: Get into the same starting position as you did for the bridge. Again, you have to take a deep breath to pull your belly in.
Step 2: When you exhale, lift your neck and head from the ground and spread your arms toward the side of your legs. Make sure your stomach muscles are pulled in the whole time. Hold on for a few seconds, breathe again and then exhale as you lower down yourself.
Workout # 3 – The Flat Belly Fly
This workout assists in enhancing your stamina and the lower back and thigh area.
Step 1: Lie down with your bent knees and flat feet on the ground. Lift one leg at a time to form a 90o angle from your calves, placing one hand on your stomach and the other on the ground, palm down.
Step 2: Inhale slowly to pull in your stomach with a smooth and slow movement, spread your legs as much as you can with ease and then exhale and slowly close in the legs.
These are some of the best post-pregnancy workouts you can follow for flattening your belly.