Fitness Expert Liz Stuart shows new mums how to tone up the shoulder and arm area in the comfort of their own home.
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Hi, I am Liz Juliet and I am going to do some exercises with you today in the living room. So I am in the living room here, in front of the toilet, you are as well suppose to play. So join and have fun. I am going to work shoulders and arms today. Now like you I have a baby. He is one and half now but I know how important to exercises to getting your figure back again after pregnancy. So stick with it because it will work. So today we're going to work our shoulders and arms but it's very important then we get up as right and bend that we warm up first as well. Also any equipment that you're going to need is a couple of tins of beans really. Some of the exercises that I do, I have bottles of water, either two liter bottles of water, but this one is quite strenuous one so tins of beans will possibly be enough. But even if you don't have any of those handy, just do the movement. But if you are super fans and super strong, then grab those bottles of water as well, push yourself otherwise just take it easy and see how you go. So I just pop these down. So we can do a posture check and then get warmed up. So your feet and hip distance apart. Just find if your weight downs evenly throughout your feet, so keep your toes wiggle. Now knees are soft, not locked out. Pelvic floor muscles are tight because you're doing this strenuous exercise. So imagine you are holding in a wind and try not to weigh at the same time. Tummy muscles are tight like I already said, holding those organs inside. Pull yourself up to your hips, draw your shoulder blades pan together, which opens out the chest and shoulder. And then finally imagine a piece of string is pulling you up from the center of the top of your hand. So get warmed up. So keeping the tension in your stomach but breathing normally, just march on the spot, bringing these thighs and just breathing normally. And now roll your shoulder back. Then just open out the arms a little bit more. Now just bring them forward. Now just with your feet and thigh, just reach up, just loosening up the arms and the shoulder joint. We are not stretching here, we are just reaching up because it's just a bit too early to stretch our muscles, we have to enough warmed up first. And then arms out to the front and then just march on the spot again. And then tap the foot to the side, keeping your tummy muscles really tight all the time. You have to bending the knee as well. Then just change the arm movement, your bicep curl arm. Then some in the front and reach those arms up above your head. Hopefully you will be getting a little bit warmer now. Now just stand back. It's really important to warm up properly before you do your exercises and keep those tummy muscles really tight all the time. Good posture to great, to get into and you will find it really helps to tone up your stomach muscles after pregnancy. And just down the spot, roll the shoulders back. Just keeping moving those legs and bring the shoulders forwards. Let's grab those beans. We're going to start with that posture again. So tummy is tight, shoulders back and down and relaxed, arms out in front of you. Before counts, we're going to lift up two and three and four and then bring the arms out for two, three, and four. Then really slowly lower the arms down, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight. Let these two join in, let's go to that again. Arm up, two, three, and four, and out two, three, and four and now down for eight counts. This is going to help to tone out the shoulders and the upper arms so it's really nice coming after some as well get those arms out and up, two, three, and four and out, two, three, and four and then come down for eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, and one and again up, two, three, and four and out, two, three, and four and then down, seven, six, five, four, three, two, and one. Again we're going to do 12 more together so up, two, three, and four and out, two, make sure those tummy muscles has done nice and tight and d