Quick 10-Minute Beginner Ab Workout for Moms (Video)

 

Hey ladies! Teresa here.

I just wanted to pop in real quick and remind you that whether the idea of working out completely stresses you out or you’ve been committed to exercise for years, Lindsey’s videos rock.

Why? Well for lots of reasons but mainly because:

1.Her kind enthusiasm shines through and you really do feel like you can push out more reps or power through longer than if you were working out on your own.

2. Her workouts range in difficulty but are doable for anyone at basically any level. #notscary

3. You can do them from home…or even your hotel room while traveling!! Gym membership not required!

Ready to dive in with Lindsey? Good. This one is fantastic.

xo, Teresa


Hi everyone, I’m so excited to share these nine core strengthening exercises. These were, and still are, some of my favorite ab exercises to do at home. I created this 10-minute ab workout during my maternity leave as these ab exercises specifically helped me re-build my core and pelvic floor post-baby.

If you’d like to view the full 10-minute beginner ab workout, complete with details and links to products I love, head on over to the full post here!

NOTE: having a hard time seeing the video above? Head on over to YouTube and watch this 10-Minute Beginner Ab Workout there instead!

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This workout was specifically created with two groups of people in mind: those who are beginning their fitness journey (welcome!!), and new moms who are postpartum, postnatal and post-baby. 

If you don’t fall into those two categories you can absolutely still give this 10-Minute Beginner Ab Workout video a try. But know that there are several additional ab and core workouts on my blog too. If you’re more advanced, this 7-Minute Abs Workout for Women and this 10-Minute Butt and Abs Stability Ball Workout are personal favorites.

BTW, you’ll see I’m using a spongeball to do this workout….but don’t worry if you don’t have one. You can always grab a throw pillow from the couch or even a toy ball from your kid’s room, they work just as well!

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When performing each exercise, your goal should be holding each one for 45-60 seconds. If that’s too much, it’s ok! Don’t give up, just work your way up to it!

If you do this 10-minute Ab Workout for Moms two or three times a week, you should totally pat yourself on the back. You’re on your way! By doing these exercises consistently, you’ll rebuild your core strength and tighten your belly. I know you’ll be excited about that!

Ready for more of a challenge? Head on over and find the perfect workout for you!

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View more of Lindsey’s videos, exercises, and more at Nourish Move Love!

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At-Home Workout: 7 Exercises for Postpartum Core Recovery

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Toward the end of my first pregnancy, I remember looking down, wondering if I’d ever see my feet again. A few months later, I stood in the shower realizing I may be able to see my toes, but still wanted to cry because my tummy was so squishy (why don’t they tell you that we still look a few months pregnant after our sweet babies are born?!).

Getting our pre-pregnancy bodies back takes work. It took about 10 months for our bellies to swell, yet we’re frustrated when a few sit-ups don’t flatten it back down. I wish I’d known Lindsey a decade ago when I struggled to get back to “normal” but I’m thrilled that you get to reap the benefits of knowing her!

- Teresa Swanstrom Anderson, Founder.

 

If you don’t already know Lindsey Bomgren, you need to! This amazing mama’s site is chock-full of incredible fitness videos, healthy recipes, and faith-filled devotionals. The below workout was originally published on Nourish Move Love. To view the full post, please visit 7 Exercises for Postpartum Core Recovery + Diastasis Recti on Nourish Move Love.


If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’re well aware that pregnancy does a number on your body. Your muscles are pulled, stretched, and challenged in ways they’ve never been before. And post-pregnancy, you feel it!

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A lack of core strength can manifest in different symptoms, such as back and hip pain.

Rebuilding your core, specifically your transverse abs {as opposed to the rectus abdominus, six-pack muscles} and pelvic-floor muscles, is a great first step to take when you’re feeling ready to get active postpartum.

I say this will all my workouts, but it’s especially important with prenatal and postpartum workouts. If you have any concerns, or if you’re starting a fitness program for the first time, please consult your doctor or midwife. 


Note: If you think you may have Diastasis Recti, please head to this full post for resources and suggestions so you don’t mis-diagnose yourself.

If you’re having trouble seeing the above video, try watching it on YouTube.

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, repeat x 2 sets for a 7-minute postpartum workout.

Note, start where you are and do what you can. Maybe you start by performing the first three exercises for 20-30 seconds, rest and repeat. Then slowly add on exercise 4, then 5, and progress your way up to completing all seven exercises. And you can always work up to performing these exercises for 45-60 seconds. 

  1. Lying Heel Tap + Leg Lift

  2. Lying Bent Knee Pulls

  3. Elevated Bent Knee March

  4. Elevated Leg Extension + Leg Drop

  5. Elevated Leg Extension + 2 Circles

  6. Elevated Bent Knee V-Taps {2 count on the way down and up}

  7. Elevated First Position Kick Outs {2 count on the kick out and return}

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To view the full workout along with an explanation of each exercise, as well as modifications please visit 7 Exercises for Postpartum Core Recovery + Diastasis Recti on Nourish Move Love.

Read more about  Lindsey  (and all our amazing contributors) by heading to  The & Gals  section.

Read more about Lindsey (and all our amazing contributors) by heading to The & Gals section.

WRITTEN BY LINDSEY BOMGREN: FITNESS EXPERT, BLOGGER, VLOGGER, AND CONTENT CREATOR.