New Mom Exercise and Fat Loss- When Do You Start?

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New Mom Fitness and Fat Loss
by: Jacqueline Gradish- Baby Bump Fitness

For a brand new mom where and when do you start your fitness regime? Things you first need to consider to help you figure out where to start.

1. Are you capable of committing and maintaining a regular fitness program? This means 3x/ week about 20 minutes per session. Answer: if you are capable of this you can start with the Baby Bump Busy Mom Fitness Program.

2. Are you nursing? Answer- if yes you are still releasing a form of relaxin hormone (prolactin) and may need extra work on joint stability. So what can you do- check out this video link on YouTube for scapular and pelvic stability, and work on the Bonus Product – Troubleshooting The Aches and Pains of Motherhood– Joint Stability Program in the Baby Bump Busy Mom Fitness program.

3. If you are still at the point in your delivery recovery of trying to integrate fitness into your life, but want to start some postural movements start with these 5 exercises- The Furious 5- video link to YouTube. There are 2 stages posted on YouTube. The Busy mom fitness program also has a 10 exercise progressive early post partum program to help new mother integrate fitness into there lives and begin a safe fat loss fitness program.

4. For the new mom who has stopped bleeding, not experiencing joint discomfort, has regained some core stability, is ready for regular fitness and wants to start a fat loss fitness program then this Back Yard Fat Loss video is the video

for you. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FunFLjf01E&w=425&h=344]

This is an example of the fat loss programs featured in the Baby Bump Busy Mom Fitness Program In the video I indicated I use 100 chops as a blaster, but you can start with 20 and work up from there.

Study Regrading High Intensity Resistance Circuits and Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption

Studies to Prove Efficient Fat Loss Exercise

Take a look at this abstract linked below. I love this study as it points out 2 very important factors. First that original research negated to measure post exercise oxygen consumption beyond 16 hours post intense circuit training and second that when measuring this it showed elevated epoc up to 38 hours post exercise session compared to baseline.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11882927?dopt=Abstract and below is the reference for this study.

Schuenke MD, Mikat RP, McBride JM.
Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC): implications for body fat management.
Eur J Appl Physiol 2002 Mar;86(5):411-7

This study indicates EPOC was elevated for 38 hours post workout (possibly longer as this was when the researchers stopped measuring). So using a workout like the one shown above in the “back yard fat loss” video is proven to yield extra kcal used post exercise for HIIT- so it is good news- more burn – less time.

New Mom Exercise and Fat Loss- When Do You Start?
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  1. reanaclaire February 17, 2010

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