Postpartum Lower Body Home Workout

This is a simple circuit style session that you can do at home , even with a newborn in tow! Focusing on the lower body and core, all you need is a sturdy chair, otherwise you could use a secure bench or step up platform. I am also holding my baby girl in some of the exercises, instead you could use a dumbbell or kettlebell if you wish to add more resistance. NOTE: I am 7 weeks postpartum in this video. If you are also postpartum or pregnant please ensure that you have doctors’ clearance prior to resuming or beginning exercise. 

EXERCISE BREAKDOWN BELOW

~PERFORM 3 - 4 ROUNDS ~

•CHAIR SQUATS  x 8-12 reps

•LUNGE WITH KNEE LIFT x 8-12 reps each side

•BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUAT x 8-12 reps each side

•GLUTE BRIDGES x 8-12 reps

•ALTERNATING TOE TAPS X 20 reps (It is important that your pelvic floor stays engaged the whole time throughout this exercise and your back does not arch off the floor, only lower your legs to the point that form is not compromised , alternatively if this is too challenging you can try a DEAD BUG which is performing the same exercise without lowering your legs to the ground and just maintaining a table top position hold for approximately 30 seconds without compromising your form)