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Swiss Ball Exercises For Women Post Pregnancy - 3 Core Moves
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Swiss Ball Exercises For Women Post Pregnancy  -  3 Core Moves

A woman's body goes through a lot during pregnancy, after all it is like a home for their little one(s) for several months. Quite a miracle when you think about it! After having a baby, some women may look down at their tummies and wonder how they will ever get them to look the way they once did.

In this article, we will discuss 3 Swiss ball exercises for women post pregnancy that will focus on the core area, so you can start getting your tummy back in shape. Keep in mind though that you want to combine these core exercises with cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet to get full benefits from it. Why, you ask? Doing core exercises will eventually get you toned abdominals but you won't be able to see those abs if there is any belly fat over top of them. That's where the cardio and healthy diet come in. Cardio and the right foods will help to get rid of the fat on top so you can eventually see those sculpted abs of yours.

* Important Note: Please make sure you check with your doctor first before beginning any type of exercise. Your body needs time to heal first after childbirth.

1. Swiss Ball Exercises For Women #1 - Swiss Ball "Sway". Start by lying on your back. Pull legs up to 90 degrees, keeping legs straight. Place stability ball in between your ankles. Lean your legs over to the right as far as you can comfortably. Hold. Bring them back straight up and repeat on the left side. Note: When doing these, try keeping your back flat on the floor. Variation: If this is too difficult to begin with, bend your knees and have the ball in between them to do the exercise. You should feel this in your obliques (the sides of your torso).

2. Swiss Ball Exercises For Women #2 - Pelvic Rotations. Begin by sitting on your stability ball, with feet flat on the floor. Slowly begin to circle your hips/pelvis to the right, using your abdominal muscles. Make sure your feet stay planted on the floor, flat. Do as many as you can, then repeat, circling to the left.

3. Swiss Ball Exercises For Women #3 - Ball Balancing. Lie on your ball, facing the floor, hands on the floor directly beneath your shoulders, legs in the air straight out behind you. Make sure the ball is under your hips and abdominals. Keep your body in one straight line pulling your stomach in. Now, here's where it gets a wee bit more tough. Keeping yourself balanced and still in one straight line, lift your right arm straight out to the side. Hold. Return hand to the floor. Repeat with left arm, and keep rotating between arms. Note: Holding your core in helps to keep you balanced so make sure it's held the whole time.

To help bring your tummy back to it's pre-pregnancy shape, try out these Swiss ball exercises for women and give yourself some time. A woman's body needs time (and patience) to get back into shape post pregnancy. Hang in there, you will get there!


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