Here are several more exercises that you can add to your regime to help recover your pre-pregnant body. As stated in our previous installment, just because you are 8 weeks post-partum may not necessarily mean you are ready for this workout plan. You will still need to monitor yourself very closely and listen to your body. There may be days when you’ll do more and days when you’ll scale down. I’ve selected a few more advance post-pregnancy exercises that you can add to your list.
This first series is side-lying leg exercise work. It tones and sculpts the outer thigh area to create a smoother outer thigh shape along with a stronger more stable outer leg. You want to create a neutral spine and pelvis in a side-lying position. Put a yoga mat on the floor. Lie down on your side and line up your head, shoulders, and hips with the back edge of the mat. Make sure the shoulders and hips are stacked one on top of the other. If the neck or bottom shoulder feels compressed, place a small pillow under the head.
Bring the legs out to the front corner of the mat. Bend the knees so the feet go back and the kneecaps point forward. Reach the top hip toward the feet so the bottom waist lengthens. During the side leg work you want to avoid collapsing into your bottom waist.