Fitness Expert Liz Stuart shows new mums how to tone up the chest area in the comfort of their own home.
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Liz Stuart: Hi I am Liz Stuart and welcome to your five minute post-natal workout and this is Flint hello he is going to be joining us for our workout today. Now like you I am at home in this sitting rooms this is you know you can get involved just get yourself down on the floor because we are going to do some press ups today and the reason that we are doing press ups is because after we birth a baby its very common for us to develop a 00:00:37 because our shoulder start to just curve forward and the chest gets a bit tighten out press out we do is all open out the chest area so you get a nice stretch that hope fully push those shoulders back a bit more. And the press of sorts carry but you need them big so I am going to shoe you too much of find versions so we are wont be joining the arming just yet okay so what we are going to do is start with the warm ups so first of we are just going to have our hands at shoulder level and just bring them back and forwards we will do twelve, two and three, four and five so keeping those hands a level with the shoulders and just been that back and lets do six more and five and four, three, two and one well done okay. And now we are going to get into our position for the real work okay so the first position is about press up and for that version the knees are beneath the heads hands are wider than position distance apart and head is both behind hello okay tummy muscles tight its really important that you keep your tummy muscles tight because I will be supporting your back and helping and keep it flat and we are going to 12 and you can give you're gorgeous baby a kiss it will be one, two okay and lets do 6 more and 6 and your are joining in your working your feet five and four and what Flint id doing is actually quiet strange new ones so a good way of working your tummy as well is by coping your babies movements and two and one and now I am going to have the stretch so just kneel back that you'll body drop down beneath your knees and typically your tummy direct down and lets do another set. And I am going to show hello again and I am going to show a slightly harder version were you'll push your knees further back tummy muscles are tight very, very important and just come down and up again, now if you feel your back start to dip hello, if you feel your back start to dip just tighten up your tummy muscles again you are making a harder you want me join me in the army and another 6, then just close down to the floor as you can five, and four, three and two and one well done right. Now you just want me to do more and more didn't you and stretch out again well done and now I am just going to stretch out the chest area so hands out of interview and shoulders relaxed tummy tight and bring the hands out and stretch out the chest and in again and out and just two more and one. So well done what could be easier at your home you are doing some press ups with the baby happy underneath your knee and get a kiss as well so give yourselves a clap well done. And see you again next time.
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