Get your best post-baby body with total-body exercise ideas. These moves are designed to give extra attention to toning your abs.
The Cancan Cross exercise works your abs, obliques and legs.
-We're gonna show you the bridge lift now and it's a little variation. It's actually a sequence that you can do that progresses. So, you're gonna start by bridging up with the hips. Keep your arms strong, your shoulders back; and in a perfect world, you'll stay here for 30 seconds. If you can start
We're gonna do the flip grip pulses now. These are great for toning your triceps and strengthening the upper back. Pay close attention to how you use your hands and the position of the weights. We will start in Pilates stance again. So, heels together and toes apart, always holding on to the glute
-We'd like to share you the slide reach. So, Julia, you're gonna stand with one heel into the other arch. We're gonna take a full lunge. I want you to really fall out and your eye should be a little bit downward. When you come back, drag the leg in very close and use the weight to help you. Okay?
-We're gonna show you the sparklers now, which is great for toning the upper body. We still wanna use your core and your gluts when you're doing this exercise, so pay attention to your form. Stand in Pilates stance; heels together, toes apart. Use the backside muscles. Angle your weights towards
-The last exercise in our program are the wall slides, and you're gonna find a nice sturdy wall that you're gonna side up and down against. With your 3-pound weights handy, reach your arms out in front of you. The palms can face down and slide down the wall until you're in a full sitting position.
-We're gonna show you the swivel planks now. These are great for strengthening the obliques, which really need support after a baby. So, you're gonna come on out on to the elbows in a supported plank and stay for a moment. Ideally, you wanna build up to hold this position for 30 seconds before your
-To strengthen the upper back, we're gonna borrow an exercise from Pilates known as The Bug. It's kind of like a bent-over fly. So, we're gonna stand with the feet hip-width apart and you're gonna take a deep knee bend and a hip bend all at the same time, and your back should be as flat as it can
Get your best post-baby body with total-body exercises that give extra attention to toning your abs. Do these toning exercises twice a week and cardio workouts three times a week.