Your post-pregnancy body not only looks unfamiliar, it also feels unfamiliar. Getting your body back after pregnancy means not just getting a flat belly but also getting back the way you move, the way you cope, the way you find the strength to face the day, and it means inspiring a lifetime love of movement in your little one. After you have a baby, you'll benefit more from exercise than at any other time in your life. But it isn't easy.
Exercise after pregnancy is complicated by sleep deprivation, fatigue, breastfeeding, new responsibilities, and a multitude of other challenges. Finding guidance is also confusing, from the advice of friends who seem to magically return to their pre-pregnancy wardrobe to the exercise secrets, workout fads, and quick techniques available through books, magazines, and the internet.
The truth is, there is no magic. There are no secrets. Even better, there's scientific research decades of it that covers topics critical to recovery from pregnancy and childbirth. There is research to dispel myths about breastfeeding and exercise, research that covers the details of pregnancy's effects on the body, research to detail postpartum biomechanics, research to show the benefits of exercise for mothers and their babies, and research to guide the prevention and treatment of the most common injuries for new moms. The only trouble is, that research is squirreled away in a variety of medical journals, out of sight for the everyday mom.
For the first time, that research is synthesized into a comprehensive guide for new moms. This book, written by Dr. Christine Iverson, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, athlete, and mom of two, lays that information out in an easy-to-follow guide with a step-by-step exercise progression. Christine will be your physical therapist next door, there to help you to fix your own body in a systematic, comprehensive, progressive, and challenging way from the inside out after giving birth.
Dr. Christine Iverson lives in Virginia with her husband and two children, David (b. 2013) and Jane (b. 2015). A lifelong athlete, she ran NCAA Division I cross country, indoor and outdoor track for the United States Military Academy at West Point, and she continues to compete in road races from 5Ks to marathons. Christine earned her Bachelor of Science from West Point in 2000 and became a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 at Baylor University through the US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. She became specialty board certified in orthopedics in 2010.
Christine spent six years serving as a physical therapist for some of the most elite athletes in the US Army. She served for two of those years as the physical therapist for infantry soldiers and for three of those years as the physical therapist for Special Forces (Green Beret) soldiers. Christine is no stranger to helping athletes heal themselves from all types of injuries, from the simple ankle sprain to chronic back pain to multi-trauma injuries.
After having her first child in 2013, Christine made it her mission to give new moms everywhere the tools they need to recover after giving birth and reinvent postpartum athleticism from the inside out.
Unlike many other internet fitness sensations, Sarah is a certified personal trainer and has worked with big names in the health industry such as Bethenny Frankel and Ellie Krieger and has appeared in Women's Health, Men's Health, and on Glamour.com. Sarah will be doing a much-anticipated promotional tour in which she will give demonstrations and lead discussions on health and fitness.
Each of her exercises is highly effective and fun to do, and with Sarah's friendly and stress-free approach, you will want to keep it up. With exercises such as the Standing Crunch-less Ab workout, the Lean, Mean Legging Routine, and the 10-Minute Butt Lifting workout, you'll watch those pounds melt away in no time and shape your body into the fittest version of yourself.
Packed with step-by-step photographs, numerous insider tips and some of Sarah's favorite recipes, this fitness guide is all you need to regain and maintain the body you've always wanted.
Tom Holland was voted one of the Top 10 Trainers in America by Women’s Health magazine and is a frequent fitness expert on TV’s Good Morning America. In Beat the Gym, he provides the inside scoop on how to get the most from your gym experience and reach your peak exercise and weight loss goals—offering personal trainer secrets without the personal trainer price tag. The first book of its kind, Beat the Gym offers essential tips and exclusive workouts to help you save thousands of dollars and still build the body of your dreams.
We all want to be fit and healthy, but few of us have the time or inclination to log the countless hours in the gym it takes to sculpt a physique on par with the Hollywood elite. Enter Jay Cardiello's Cardio Core 4x4, which shows you that your body can be your gym.
Cardiello tailored this program for his tight-on-time celebrity clients, but you don't have to be a celebrity to get these kinds of results. Cardio Core 4x4 provides a program that requires only 20 minutes--which includes both the cardio and core workouts--and it's equipment-free, enabling readers to train whenever and wherever they can.
Cardiello offers a dynamic approach with a series of specific movements for a well-toned core. His fit tips provide readers with bite-sized takeaways for optimal nutrition and total health. Cardio Core 4x4 is an excuse proof, surefire fitness package.
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast.
This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.
Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to:• Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions