Fitness Questions - Losing Weight After Having A Baby
I gained 60 lbs with my pregnancy due to bed rest. Not only did
I gain 60 pounds, I was not allowed out of bed for 2 1/2 mos. A
lot of my muscle was gone. I am within 10 pounds of returning to
my pre-baby weight. My biggest trouble area is my stomach right
around and below my belly button, and also some love handles on
the top of my hips. What types of exercises should I try to focus
on at this point to get rid the excess, and tone up those areas?
I'm working hard to lose those last few pounds.
key to trimming up the waistline is simply to lose overall body
fat through cardiovascular exercises. Everyone has abs, its just
that there is a stubborn layer of fat above them that's the problem!
Try switching to a high intensity cardio exercise which will burn
more calories and keep your body's metabolism stoked throughout
the day. Great examples are sprints, jumping rope and spinning.
Limit these sessions to 20 minutes. I have had clients who have
drastically changes their bodies once they switched to H.I.I.T (high
intensity interval training). Here is a great article on burning
major calories with different cardio exercises:
Here are some great ab exercises to mix in with your cardio training
to trim the waistline and sharpen up those ab muscles:
Remember these simple rules:
- Fuel The Body with a nutritionally dense diet
- Build The Muscle with weight training
- Burn The Fat with cardio exercise
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