Standing Row Postpartum Exercise
Get your shoulder's strapless-ready!
- Your baby
- Your stroller
- An incline
- Get your baby strapped into the stroller.
- If you want her to fall asleep first, go for a little walk.
- Facing downhill, extend the stroller away from your chest and tighten your abdominals.
- As you exhale, pull the stroller toward your chest and squeeze your shoulders together behind your back. It's helpful to imagine that you're crushing a walnut between your shoulder blades. (Plus, the thought of a snack may keep you motivated.)
- Return the stroller back to the start position and do it again. The more you do, the stronger you get and the longer your baby may sleep with this rocking motion.
- Do sets of 20, three times per week.
- Every two weeks, increase your reps by five more.
- Toned bodies are great, but safety comes first! Practice this exercise without your baby so you can become familiar with the movement. If you have any concern or doubt about your or your baby's safety, please perform this exercise alone (or not at all!).