My client has 2 kids, the youngest is 4 and both delivered through caesarians. She has lost most of her baby weight, and we include lots of core training in her routines. Any suggestions on what else we can do and how realistic is it for her to expect her abs to return to pre-pregnancy firness/strength? How much more difficult is it to lose this baby fat than with vaginal deliveries?
Bettie, every woman is different.
Having delivered my son by caesarean section 16 years ago, I have to honestly say that my body is just not the same as it was before I became pregnant. However, that wasn’t my goal.
Personally, I think there is something much more loftier as far as wellness and fitness goals are concerned besides having the same body as one had pre-pregnancy.
This is the reality. None of our bodies is the same as it was today from last week. Jack LaLanne is a prime example. He never had a baby, but he still aged.
I recognize that this is not the answer you are looking for, however, as fitness professionals, I feel it is our duty to help our clients achieve loftier goals than having the same body we had pre-pregnancy or in our youths.
Thank you for your question.