When Can I Get Back To High Intensity Exercise Postpartum?

When Can I Get Back To High Intensity Exercise Postpartum?


Hey, it’s Wendy here, MUTU CEO. I want to
answer your questions around when can I -fill in the blank-, this is probably
something we’re asked the most, when can I get back to high-intensity exercise,
when can I get back to lifting, when I can get back to running, rowing, sit-ups
and crunches, we’re asked that a lot, when can I get back to sit-ups and crunches?
The answer to that is when you know, when you’re confident that you are able to
recruit and engage your core muscles correctly when performing that sit up or
crunch, if you have done the foundation work, if you have made those first stages
of restoration and recovery with a program like MUTU System, so that your
breath work and your core engagement is all working again, then by all means you
can start to work your way back in gradually and progressively into doing
sit-ups, crunches planks and those other abdominal moves that maybe you used to
love. So go back into them slowly, gradually progress, listen to your body
and remember we often say listen to your body, but what does that mean? Well it
means knowing the red flags, this is the stuff that MUTU System teaches you to
to reread from your own body, if you’re feeling any kind of pressure, bearing
down, bulging, certainly any pain, discomfort, any of those sort of feelings
when you exercise, when you do a sit-up or a crunch, when you lift, when you do a
pull-up, whatever it might be, if you feel any of those symptoms and, absolutely, if
you’re leaking, then that’s definitely a red flag. If those things are
happening that means that your core isn’t quite working correctly yet, get
there first, get there first because then absolutely these more high-intensity,
more loaded moves will absolutely help you to strengthen your abdominals, but
what we try to do with MUTU System is to get you reconnected with those abdominal
muscles, let’s restore them, let’s recover, let’s reconnect, let’s get them working,
then you can strengthen them, so the answer to when can I go back to -fill in
the blank- is when your core started to work properly,
when it’s functioning and, most importantly, when you can tell the
difference, when you know when it’s engaging and
working in the way it should, then you’re good to go.

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