(via Diary of a Fit Mommy)
Time and time again, a lot of moms ask me, "Why does my tummy pooch outward?" That damn pooch never seems to budge and loves to make its presence known.
This answer to this question isn't always so direct because it could be for a variety of reasons such as:
However, the one thing that it all comes down to is the fact that your body stretched its entire abdominal cavity and wall in order to compensate for a growing baby. All of this stretching and growing leads to one thing: weak ab muscles.
In order to target your post-baby tummy pooch, you will need to first address the weakened deep core muscles.
These muscles are the:
Think of it this way: you are setting the foundation for your abs. You want to start at the very base and work your way out. You cannot build a house on an unsteady/weak foundation, right?
The second most common question that I get asked is, "What are some great exercises for the tummy pooch?"
Here are the most effective exercises for building your deep core muscles in order to combat the abdominal pooch after giving birth:
2. Drawing In Maneuver
3. Floor Bridge
5. Prone Floor Cobra
6. Russian Twist