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post baby - core strength and upper body strength.
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:34:51 PM »
My stomach is just....weak...I've lost my core strength since having cub. She is just 3 months now. I am starting to do planks ( very poor excuses for planks but I try)...and I was doing modified burpies while preggers so am thinking of starting those up and working back to full burpies again.

Any advice on how I can improve my strength? Would love to hear from other mummas. The extra weight Im carrying atm doesn't bother me so much as Im breastfeeding, but I miss the feeling of being strong that I developed over the last 2 years..feeling like Im back at square one is kinda depressing.

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Re: post baby - core strength and upper body strength.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 06:35:06 PM »
Are you baby carrying?  Look up slings, wraps, etc.  If you're breastfeeding this will tie in perfectly.  All of this is great, natural, and beneficial to your baby, while also working your core muscles greatly.

I feel like back carries would works abs/core even more due to counterbalancing yourself.  Let me know!


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Re: post baby - core strength and upper body strength.
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 07:53:16 PM »
yes I've been wearing her on my front in a wrap...I hadn't thought about wearing her on my back though...she is getting good head control now so I can probably think about attempting it :) thanks

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Re: post baby - core strength and upper body strength.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 10:56:11 AM »
There are hundreds of wraps out there too.  Please don't just try one, consider a different type entirely.  Some are like backpacks, some more like blankets, etc.