5 exercises to kick-start your post-baby weight loss journey

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Getting back into exercise post baby is rather daunting, and with so much information out there it can be hard to know where to start! First of all, get some exercise back into your life.

Donkey Kicks

  1. Start on your hands and knees.
  2. With your right knee bent and foot flexed, drive your right heel up toward the ceiling.
  3. Keep your core engaged and squeeze your glutes as you kick your heel up.
  4. Lower knee without touching floor; repeat 5-10 reps.
  5. Switch legs and repeat.

Sumo Squats

  1. Stand with feet wider than shoulder width apart and your toes slightly turned out.
  2. Push your hips back and squat down keeping your chest up.
  3. Push through your heels and squeeze your glutes together as you stand back up.
  4. Repeat 5-10 reps.

Kneeling Press Ups

  1. Place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart and your knees comfortably apart.
  2. Slowly bend your elbows and lower your chest until your chin reaches the ground.
  3. Slowly return to the starting position.
  4. Repeat 5-10 reps.

Static Lunge

  1. With your chest lifted, chin up and core engaged, take a big step forward with your right foot.
  2. Sink straight down so your front right knee tracks over the top of your shoe and your back left knee points down toward the floor.
  3. Slowly lift and lower 5-10 times.
  4. Repeat on other side.

Alternating Kneeling Supermans

  1. Start kneeling on all fours, knees under hips and hands placed beneath shoulders.
  2. Extend your left arm in front of your body at the same time as extending your right leg
  3. Slowly raise the arm and leg simultaneously.
  4. Lower both limbs back to touch the ground before repeating; 5-10 reps.
  5. Repeat on other side.