Fitness Expert Liz Stuart shows new mums how to tone up the bottom and thigh area in the comfort of their own home.
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Liz Stuart: Hello, there, I am Liz Stuart and welcome to your postnatal workout. Today, we're going to spending about five minutes working out our bottom and the back of our thighs or hamstring, so we're really be toning up and defining that area. It's a very simple exercise that you can do in your living room in front of the toilet. I am in my living room now on my baby's play mat. He is having a nap at the moment. So, I am just going to take advantage of this time and do my exercises. If your baby is awake, you can always lie them underneath you, as we're just going to be on all force working out our bottom, so they can just lie underneath you and look up adoringly at you. So, what we're going to do, it is beyond all force and we'll just do a simple sat. Let's just warm up and then we'll go into the full flat proper. So, you just extend one foot out behind you, tummy is tight and back flat and just raise that foot off the floor. We're going to do eight on each leg. That's straight full, and you'll feel the bottom working if you do this, and six, seven, eight. Change over other aside and one, two. Imagine you are bringing your belly button up before just five, four, five, keeping you tummy muscles really tight, six, seven, and eight, well done and just kneel back. So, just walk these fingers out in front of you. Let's do the exercise fully now. So, knee is bend, I am just bringing it back, keeping that bend at 90 degrees. Now we're going to do 24 of these and you will start to feel it burn away, five. But each time you do, just think of all the good that is doing, toning up the back of the thigh and the bottom, and 10, 11, 12, keep it going, and 14, 15, they're really well, 16, 17. If you start to feel it burning away, just do a big smile and smiles through the pain, 20, and 21, just three more and one more, well done. I wasn't too bad and just kneel back, open out the knees and just let the body drop down between the knees, feel that stretch in the hip area and come back up on to your force, hands are just beneath the shoulders. Let's go on the other leg, one, two and three, four, five, six. If you do these on a regular basis, you'll really see some definition between the bum and the thighs start to appear and that bum will tone up, and seven, eight. But with exercise, you really need to get in your routine of doing it. So, by doing these five minute workouts throughout the day, now it really helps you to get into routine. It'll provide you some interaction with baby as well because they can be down beneath you while you're working out. And 16, 17, nearly done, 18, 19, 20 and 21, last three, 22, 23, and 24, well done, just kneel back and stretch out -- just open up the knees, relax a bit more and that body go down through the knees. And you take a good deep breath in and out and back up. Okay and well done so give yourself a clap. I'll see you next time.
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