Standing Hip Hinge Postpartum Exercise
No one told you making a baby would give you back fat; luckily we're here to tell you how to take it off.
- Your baby
- Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, knees bent, abdominals tight and shoulder blades pulled back and down.
- Hold baby close to your chest and slowly hinge forward at the hips. (Nursing mamas beware: Baby may think being this close to your boobs means it’s mealtime.)
- As you squeeze your glutes, slowly raise up to your starting position.
- This one is great for both back and hamstring strength.
- Do two sets of 15, three times per week.
- After two weeks, increase to two sets of 20.
- Increase by five every two weeks.
- 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!)