If you are a new mom then, you know the importance of getting back in shape. But no worries, getting your old fit and healthy body back is not that difficult. If you are constantly doing some exercises, then you will get back your figure and you may also reduce the risk of postpartum depression. But every delivery is different. So, before starting any fitness program, you will have to consult your doctor and take their advice as well. Resistance bands are a popular choice that you can use for your workouts. These bands are really convenient, you can use them at home if you don’t have access to a gym.
Some resistance band exercises after childbirth:
We all know that pregnancy can change our lives. Your stomach shape will change and your hip will be widened as well. Apart from this, there are so many hormonal changes that happen after pregnancy. So, you will have to do your exercises regularly. For that, you need to set up a routine. Resistance band workouts can be very effective. Here are some training programs that you need to check out and follow up if you are a new mother:
1. Step out:
This exercise targets the thigh and core. Stand on your legs and place the band around the ankle and do a sidestep to the right. You will have to do the hip-width apart with the help of your left leg. Sidestep three times in the same motion. Repeat this for the other side and do as much as you can. You will have to keep your hand by your chest. Maintain the tension in between bands to do effective and beneficial thigh exercise.
This is one of the easiest and effective exercises for new mothers. This exercise will give you so many benefits as you can get rid of postpartum depression. This exercise will be effective for your thighs, core and buttocks. So, if you want to do it in a more effective way, resistance bands are very much useful. Stand on your feet and place the hip joint closer to the midline of the body. In this position, you will have to place your band above your knees. Cross your arm over your chest and do squats. You will have to hold this position for a few seconds. Repeat this 30 times. You can do more but you will have to listen to your body, if your body permits then you can do more and increase your level as well.
3. Bent over row:
This is a very effective exercise for the core. Apart from the core, you can engage your chest and arm muscle as well. You will have to step forward with your right foot. Put the knee over the right ankle. Rest your right elbow directly on the knee and your back and neck should be straight. Place the band around your right foot and from this position, you will have to pull the band. You can repeat this exercise for thirty seconds and practice it on the left side as well.
4. Chest press:
You will have to do both stomach and chest exercises as well. You will need to develop more strength in your chest and arm. So chest press is one of the most common exercises that you may need. You will lie on your back and place the band around your chest. Hold the band and push it forward to the ceiling. Use both hands and bring them down slowly. This slow-motion will develop the strength of your arm.
So, if you are a new mother and want to get back to your previous shape then, these exercises will help you a lot.