Why Crunches are a BAD Idea

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This may surprise you…. Crunches are a bad idea for some new moms. Same goes for full sit-ups and planks.

But why you ask? If we want a flat tummy, aren’t these exercises normally winners? Well the majority of new mammas have some degree of abs separation (many don’t even know it). Doing incorrect abs exercises can actually lead to more of a belly rather than less! Don’t sabotage your exercise success.

Watch my interview with the principal women’s physiotherapist, at Women in Focus Physiotherapy. Elizabeth ‘Lyz’ Evans is not just a women’s health expert, but also a rockstar mum of two. Aren’t they cuties? If you live in Sydney, Australia, I highly recommend paying her a visit!

The above video is just a snippet of a very complex topic, that differs for everyone. Please stay tuned for more of my interview with Lyz Evans. The mind, body connection for activating the correct muscles can be difficult, particularly after childbirth. Your carer can help you perform these exercises correctly by showing you exactly what you’re doing using an ultrasound.

The information on AnnaKooiman.com and StrongSexyMammas.com is educational in nature but not one size fits all. If you want to get the full picture, and know if you have the right muscles activating, then it is important to see a reputable women’s health physiotherapist or doctor.

Be your own advocate. Take control of your own health. Get your groove back!

Check out what the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has to say about exercise after pregnancy.

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