Baby & Me Rowing Postpartum Exercise
Build a strong back; no boat necessary.
- Your baby
- Hold baby at waist height while standing with feet about shoulder-width apart, then hinge forward at the hips. (If this position makes you want to look back over your shoulder and give a coy little pout, we won't tell.)
- Keep knees slightly bent, back straight and abdominals tight.
- Gently and slowly lower baby forward and then bring baby up towards your chest in a rowing motion.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together when you bring baby close.
- The weight of your growing baby will add to the results you will gain in your upper back!
- Do two sets of 15, three times per week. After two weeks, increase to two sets of 20.
- Every two weeks, increase by five.
- Toned bodies are great, but safety comes first! Practice this exercise without your baby so you can become familiar with the movement. At all times please make sure that your baby is secure and her head is supported. If you have any concern or doubt about your or your baby's safety, please perform this exercise without her (or not at all!)