Be confident in returning to running or starting to incorporate impact exercises into your schedule, such as burpees, jumping squats etc.
You can’t expect just to jump straight back into the exercise you were doing before; to reduce injury after such a physical change you’ve got to be smart and strengthen the specific areas which have been weakened. Introducing Impact is a live-streamed 45 minute class which covers a range of exercises to target core stability, single leg strength and explosive power. It’ll be fun, friendly and sweaty. At each session, we’ll include a couple of exercises to test how your body reacts to impact, gradually dialling up the intensity. But don’t worry if you’re not there quite yet – you can take things at your own speed and I’ll provide modifications for everyone.
For some areas, time is the main healer. Especially for your pelvic floor and stretched stomach muscles. 4 months postnatal is the very earliest I’d advise you to start introducing impact exercises, but during the session I’ll be talking you through symptoms which are ‘normal’, and which are not. Babies are most welcome to ‘attend’. If your baby starts to grizzle, don’t worry, I’ll have exercises for you to do if you need to carry him or her.