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RufusTheReindeer Wed 19-Mar-14 11:11:31

Losing weight at the moment but I do have a wobbly tummy and would like to tone it

I had two CSs and so have a little ledge or apron

Before I start researching tummy tucks can anyone recommend some stomach exercises

I was thinking about the plank and the tummy part of the shred (I know I should do the whole DVD...I am working up to it!)

I also know that a lot of exercise will work on all my body at the same time but would also like some stomach specific ideas


CharleeWarlee Wed 19-Mar-14 11:20:59

Planks, sit ups....
I also have a little pouch due to cs but don't exercise. I know if I did I could -if not get rid - then heavily reduce it.

Saying that when I lost 3 stone I could barely see it either....

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 19-Mar-14 11:24:07

You need a variety of exercise for a toned tummy, there is no one single exercise. Cardio to reduce fat, building muscle all over the body makes your body efficient.

Have a look at fitness blender lots of free workouts. I do that and the lovely Jillian. No More Trouble Zones targets the stomach more than shred.

RufusTheReindeer Wed 19-Mar-14 13:36:36

Thanks for your comments, deffo the Plank and will check out the Jillian video

treaclesoda Wed 19-Mar-14 13:38:40

Pilates is very good for the stomach muscles.

I've had 2 cs too, and I feel your pain, I exercise a lot and still can't imagine being rid of the pouch blush

WowOoo Wed 19-Mar-14 14:32:17

My mum used to tell me to hold it in and tense it when ever I can remember.
Also to always remember to do this when lifting things to support the back.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 19-Mar-14 15:11:39

This is my favorite tummy exercise workout at the moment, it's brutal but really effective.

RufusTheReindeer Wed 19-Mar-14 16:57:50

Oh good god lumpy are you insane!! grin

Might need to work on my pelvic floor first

wowooo why are mums always right smile I hold my stomach in a lot, especially in tight clothes

What's a bit depressing is that the apron is more noticeable the more weight I lose, obviously because it's just loose skin. Another stone to go then I need to take stock...but exercise in the meantime

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 19-Mar-14 18:58:50

No pain no gain! grin

RufusTheReindeer Wed 19-Mar-14 20:15:48

It's more the wee on the carpet I'm worried about, would have to wear 2 tena lady pants

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 19-Mar-14 20:28:53

Oh sweetie, maybe work on your kegel exercise first, then build up to birpees.

Try this instead

overmydeadbody Wed 19-Mar-14 20:39:34

I do the fitnessblender routines too, fabulous! Within a few weeks I could see outstanding results!

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 19-Mar-14 20:55:08

overmydeadbody I'm doing this one tomorrow. grin

I am evangelical about them. I've used them for over a year and there's always something fresh and new.

RufusTheReindeer Thu 20-Mar-14 14:45:06

Ooh that looks a bit better, thanks lumpy

Will have a good look at fitness blender

overmydeadbody Thu 20-Mar-14 17:28:39

Looks good Lumpy!

DP and I love them, so easy and you can just do them in your sitting room.

I usually just do their abs and obliques ones, sometimes twice over or a few at a time, so do about 45 minutes of ab work, as I also run long distance 3x a week and climb twice a week so don't need to do the cardio stuff at home.

Fitness Blender really is good, I like supporting them as they have such good videos and it's just the two of them doing it (or was anyway, they might have grown)

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 20-Mar-14 17:39:06

It was a great workout, I felt rung out afterwards.

I'm gonna do some yoga tomorrow, have a rest work on my flexibility.

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