Friday, December 31, 2021

2 Steps For Dropping Postpartum Belly Fat and Building Tight Abs : Step 2: Exercise

2 Steps For Dropping Postpartum Belly Fat and Building Tight Abs :  Step 2: Exercise
Step 2: Exercise :

Now, don't get intimidated here. There are 3 kinds of exercise you should do for optimal health: Cardio, weightlifting and specific ab exercises. Three to four workouts per week is an ideal schedule. It sounds complicated, but once you understand the principles, it's really pretty simple.

The cardio you do can be anything that gets your heart pumping: samba dancing, swimming, biking, running....whichever cardio you can enjoy so that you'll stick with it. Aim for a minimum of 2 workouts per week, 30 to 40 minutes per workout.

Although many new moms don't associate themselves with the idea of weightlifting, this exercise is important for losing pregnancy weight. Three pounds of added lean muscle burns as many calories as a 1 mile jog...and that's while you're just sitting around! Imagine how much good it would do you while you're running around doing all the things you have to get done in a day.

When weightlifting, shoot for 30-45 minutes, a minimum of 2 times a week. If you're confused as to what exercises to do for each body part, do a little searching on the internet. Look for sites that feature professional bodybuilders. You'll get plenty of information on amount of weight to consider lifting as a beginner, plus advice on how to exercise for your particular body type.

The last type of exercise you need to incorporate into your workout is ab exercises. Make it your goal to work your abs a minimum of 3 times a week. Some of the sites you found for weightlifting should have plenty of good advice on working your abs too. The important thing to remember is that you need to find several different exercises so that you can keep your workouts interesting.

Use "muscle confusion" in your workouts. This means, don't do the same thing every workout. Change up the muscle groups you use by doing different exercises. This allows healing, growth and development of the muscles you worked on last time. This will speed the reduction of the postpartum belly fat.

Keep your body guessing by swimming laps one day, samba dancing the next, and jogging the next time. Add or take away different weight or ab exercises. Vary the amount of weight you lift, or the number of reps you do. This will keep your brain engaged too, which will help you focus, and prevent injury.

Follow these tips, and in a few months, you'll see a big improvement in the mirror. Have fun!

No comments: