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Your Body After Baby

Push-Up (Targets the upper body and torso)

  • To get a full range of up-and-down motion, use an inflated exercise ball. Stand with the ball between your lower back and a wall, arms crossed over chest. Walk your feet forward about two feet from wall.
  • Begin lowering your buttocks (ball will roll up your back) until your thighs are parallel to floor. Hold for two seconds, then slowly rise back up. Keep your knees bent slightly at the top of the movement.
  • Repeat until you can't do another rep.

Pullover (Targets the upper body)

  • Start in standard "up" position: knees on floor, toes touching floor, palms slightly wider than shoulders but in line with them. Keeping torso and neck straight, slowly lower yourself to floor. As chest touches floor, push back up until arms are extended.
  • Repeat until you can't do another rep.

Leg Lift (Targets the lower body)

  • Rest upper back on flat bench or low table. Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor. Hold weight in both hands, palms facing ceiling, directly above your chin.
  • Keeping arms straight, lower weight back behind head. Try not to shift hips. Stop when you feel a comfortable stretch, then slowly come back up until hands are again above your chin.
  • Repeat until you can't do another rep.