Exercise With Baby: Building Core Strength
Keep Baby entertained and get some postpartum exercise in with this easy-to-follow video. These plank moves are sure to strengthen your abs.
I know how hard it can be to fit in a workout as a new mom, so I'm gonna show you some exercises you can do with your baby. Now, you get to take your little one underneath you, stare at their beautiful little faces. Timothy loves this one. We're gonna start in the forearm plank, and you're just gonna hold here. You're gonna scoop up the lower abs, and trying to hold here 30 seconds if you can. Really tighten those deep core muscles. Yeah! Beautiful! Now if you're really strong and you wanna try peek-a-boo plank, you can stay on your forearms and then you're gonna rock to one forearm for five seconds. Hold here for five, four, three, two, one, and then you can say peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! And then you can go to the other side for five, four, three, two, one. Now eventually, you want to work your way up to 60 seconds in your plank series. Now lastly, we're gonna do bird dog, great way to strengthen your core and your back. So we'll come on to all fours, you're gonna stretch one arm long and the opposite leg in the opposite direction. So you wanna scoop out your abs and reach long and then you can switch sides, reach, reach reach, reach, reach. Now imagine you have a cup of water on your back that you're balancing, so you try and keep your core tight and you are trying to really still, and then you switch. You are gonna keep switching for a set of five to six on each side, so a total of 10 to 12 reps. You do these moves and you'll definitely feel your tummy tightening up.