Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz
I just had a baby at the end of August and although I delivered naturally it was hard to start working my abs again. I just had an abdominal surgery oct 11th so now I have to start all over again and I don't look forward to it. Once all the swelling goes down hopefully I will change my mind. What all are you doing to strengthen your core back up?
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I am making sure I am standing up straight. When I was pregnant I was so big that it was impossible for me to stand up straight without severe back pain. Now I have a nasty habit of standing with my hiney out. So pull your shoulders back, try to engage your core, and tuck your hips under you. This will help engage your abs for just a little bit of strengthening. I also started with things like lunges which for some reason were really tough for me to do after surgery. I think it is because of the balance required from your core to complete the move. I also do a lot of plank moves. And I just started the Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack dvd again. It is reallly tough and I don't recommend it unless you have NO pain whatsoever in your abdomen, and have an ok from your doc. You don't want to injure something and end up 4 steps back.