Not everyone succeeds in tightening the figure quickly after childbirth, confirms We are surprised to see supermodels and actresses who, a month after giving birth, delight the eye with toned abs and the absence of excess weight. How do they do it? Jessica Alba, Natalia Vodianova and many other heroic famous mothers are excellent, who look great after giving birth to more than one child. Today, Jessica Alba, mother of two beautiful daughters, actress, model and successful businesswoman, shares her tips for improving the figure after childbirth.

What influences weight gain during pregnancy

 Most often, the birth of children in women is associated with weight gain and skin stretch marks. We often compare ourselves to what we were before the birth of the baby and after. We also usually discuss with friends how quickly we managed to lose the hated kilograms.

 Most often, young mothers experience disappointment when they look at themselves in the mirror after childbirth. The weight gained during pregnancy is not only the weight of the baby, placenta, and uterus. It is also fat, which is stored as an energy reserve.

 Usually, immediately after the birth of a baby, a woman loses up to 6 kilograms. Then another month from 1 to 3. If a woman is breastfeeding, then the process of weight loss is faster, as the deferred energy reserve is spent on the baby.

 If a woman begins to gain weight after childbirth, then there are several reasons for this:

  1. If a woman herself is prone to overweight, then most often after pregnancy (namely, in 60% of cases), she may develop obesity.
  1. If women in your family, and even men, were prone to gaining extra pounds, then you have a 50% risk that you will also have them. Heredity plays a huge role in this case.
  1. Besides, during pregnancy, a woman's body is simply crammed with estrogen, which also implies additional kilograms.

A woman's body completely "comes" in themselves after childbirth for 2 years. Therefore, if a woman does not have hormonal disruptions and other abnormalities. That comes to the form that she had before pregnancy.

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Exercises from trainer Jessica Alba, how to restore a figure after childbirth

 If the birth went without any complications, then physical activity can be given to the body already at the end of the first week. To tighten the muscles of the buttocks and abdomen, you can use these simple exercises:

  1. We lower our legs. Lie down on the floor. Raise your legs, arms lie along the body. Give your legs a half-bent position, but do not bend them to 90 degrees. Exhale and touch the heel of one foot to the floor. The second leg remains raised in a half-bent state. Inhaling, return the leg to its original position. Do the same for the other leg. Repeat it for one minute.

The effectiveness of this exercise is that it strengthens the back of the thigh and, as a result, reduces its volume. Also affects the rectus and oblique muscles of the press.


  1. Performing a half-bridge. Lie on the floor, bend your legs. The arms also lie along the body. Spread your legs so that your feet are slightly wider than your hips. Raise the pelvis as high as possible on the exhale, while squeezing the buttocks as tightly as possible. Focus on the feet, palms and shoulders. Hold this position for a few seconds and inhale as you return to the starting position. Repeat for one minute.

The effectiveness of this type of load lies in the fact that the muscles of the buttocks and thighs are tightened.


  1. Exercise clam. Lie on the floor on one side. Bend your supporting arm and place it under your head. The legs are half bent. As you exhale, begin to lift the leg that is on top until the knee rushes to the ceiling. Then lower, don't rush. Do the exercise for 33 seconds for each leg.

This exercise works well on the inner thigh part of the leg, the abs, and also the back corset.


Of course, this is not the whole set of exercises for restoring the figure after childbirth, which Jessica Alba uses. However, these effective exercises help to strengthen the core muscles that lose their elasticity during pregnancy.

Also, an important factor for acquiring a beautiful figure is the adjustment of the diet and diet, emphasizes

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