Exercising safely after delivery

Tom Williams, PhD Trainer, shares advice for women on how long to wait after giving birth in order to exercise safely
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Exercising safely after delivery

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After you give birth, the safe amount of time is 6 weeks. That’s the standard. After 6 weeks, you can pretty much get right back to your exercise routine. Now, some women who have been fit right up to their delivery may feel okay to walk after 3 weeks. But that is not to say they’re in the gym, jumping around and doing everything. You have to start out very slow – remember, your body has been through a traumatic experience. As far as your abdominals are concerned, start out slowly. But everything’s on the table.

Tom Williams, PhD Trainer, shares advice for women on how long to wait after giving birth in order to exercise safely

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Tom Williams, the founder of fatburn.com, is a Certified Personal Trainer. He has worked in Santa Monica, CA for over ten years. Tom initially created the first fatburn as a tool to help his clients achieve their weight loss goals. The before and after pictures you see on this website are almost ALL Tom's clients (who used the fatburn system) over the last 12 months. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Tom was a world class swimmer, winning gold medals and setting records in the Pan American Games, World University Games and U.S. Open in the 50M freestyle. He swam with the U.S team for 6 years. While competing at a world class level, Tom earned a BA in Business & Communications from The University of Iowa. He also coached the Men's Swim Team at The Ohio State University for two years while pursuing his PhD in Counseling Psychology.

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