15-minute core exercises for moms

By on February 3, 2013

After having a baby, the abdominal walls weaken and loses its shape. The quickest and safest way to strengthen the deepest layer of the abdominal wall is by doing regular core-focused exercises even for a few minutes a day.  Here are time-tested workout routine to help you get rid of unwanted stomach fat.

img_941_l-328x4701.  BODY LIFT
Strengthens the core, works out the shoulders, arms and back Start from a plank position with your forearms, hands clasped on the floor. Slowly raise hips straight up to form a perfect inverted V.  Do 10 sets.

2.  LEG LIFT

Works up the core, firms up abdomen for a flatter stomach. Lie on the floor on your back and tighten your core. Raise both legs straight up and bring them down very slowly until a few inches away from the floor.  It is important not to let your feet touch the ground in order to work your abdominals.  Do 20 sets.

3.  SIDE PLANK DIP

Get in side plank position on left forearm with right foot on the floor in front of left. Place left hand on the floor in front of you and right hand on hip.  Lower left hip to the floor.  Return to starting position.  Do 10 times each side.

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