Below is an Infographic to help give a good understanding of why common abdominal exercises like Full Ab Curls, Planks, Impact Exercise and Running are not ideal in early stages.
This infographic is demonstrating the different abdominal pressures that these activities create in your body. The core muscles need to build up in strength and the connective tissues need to regain tension to be able to withstand the pressures created by each of these activities. It takes weeks if not months after giving birth to regain the strength in your core muscles and pelvic floor needed for the activities in the lower part of this pyramid.
Don’t worry about working out how to get there. This guide as well as our other ‘Core’ Programs and ‘Return to to Impact, HIIT and Running’ Program will help you return safely to these activities when you are ready.