I absolutely love my postpartum workout with my kids. Not only do I get to spend some quality time with them, but it shows at an early age how important exercise is. Henley is getting to that fun stage where she wants to look at and be a part of everything. So when I work out with her, she just coos and laughs- which makes it that much more enjoyable. I’ve put together a couple ab exercises that you can do as a postpartum workout with your baby below.
Ab Exercises- Postpartum Workout with Baby: 3 great workouts to get your abs in shape!
I also wanted to share a postpartum workout item that I am absolutely loving right now: these Bao Bei Postpartum Core Support Yoga Shorts. They have a support band that wraps around your entire abdomen. It’s built with tech fabric that helps support your abdominal muscles throughout your exercise routine. This cuts down on the possibility of injury, a well as reminds you to contract your core as you exercise. I’ve noticed a huge difference as I get back into my harder workouts. I love these so much, I’m giving away a pair on Instagram! Go here to enter.
And now for your ab exercises:
Forearm Plank with Hip Dips- Do 3 sets of 30. Make sure your hip bone actually touches the ground.
Plank to Pike– 3 sets of 15. This is a phenomenal abdominal and arm workout! Make sure to slowly move through each motion. This isn’t a race. Try counting to 5 as you go up to pike, and 5 as you go back down to plank.
Side Plank with Leg Lift- 3 sets of 10. Great exercise for getting those obliques back! Again, move slowly. The leg lift should take you 6 seconds total- 3 seconds to lift and 3 seconds to lower.