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Post natal abs exercise
After you give birth, chances are you'll want to start some abs exercise in order to get your mid-section looking back how it was before. The good news is that as long as you take a smart approach to your abs exercise, you can definitely help tighten up the muscles in this area of your body.
One important thing to keep in mind when you are doing these abs exercises, is that you don't want to do anything where you are placing too much stress on the stomach area. For this reason, always lie on your back rather than the stomach.
The first exercise to complete is leg raises, where you lift your legs straight off the ground until they are at about a ninety-degree angle with the body. Try and keep your back flat against the floor throughout the entire movement.
Next, pelvic tilts will help to strengthen the muscle, while also elongating it. To do these, lay on your back with the knees bent. Then, slowly begin to raise your bum off the floor, until it is in alignment with the knees, forming a diagonal line. Hold this position for a few seconds, and then lower once again to complete the rep. Try and aim to do fifteen of these at a time.
Finally, the last movement to do is your basic crunch, however, you will only want to raise slightly off the floor so you don't compress the stomach too much. Focus on lifting the head and rib cage up towards the ceiling, rather than up towards the knees. This will get you moving in a better alignment and help you be sure to fully work the stomach muscles.
So, perform these three times a week, while maintaining a healthy diet, and before you know it, you'll have your old midsection back once again.