Gone are the days of doing hundreds of crunches to work out your abs! If you are wanting a flatter tummy, you have to focus on healthier eating and doing a comprehensive work out that targets your whole core area, not just your tummy.
I have a few mom friends who have a condition called diastasis recti. Essentially, it was caused during their pregnancies when the abdominal muscles were stretched and ultimately separated. Traditional stomach crunches can make this condition worse and some of them swear by a workout method called the Tupler Technique. If you think you might have it, consult with your doctor and be sure to avoid traditional crunches/sit-ups.
Today’s workout can be done at home and on a day that you do another workout. We’d love to hear what you think of this workout if you try it out!
Complete Core Routine (I like to go through this list 2-3 times)
- Bicycle crunches x 60
- Side bends holding a dumbbell x20 each side
- Hold Plank position x 1-2 minutes
- Russian Twists holding a weight/medicine ball x 60
- Scissor kicks x 40
- Superman pose x 1 minute
Plank: I start with 1 minute and work my way up to holding it for 2 minutes.
Never Give Up,