How to Do the Dead Bug Exercise in Postpartum

Let’s R E S E T your Dead Bug to get the best core strengthening effects from this classic abdominal exercise!

It’s not just a funny name! The Dead Bug exercise is one of the world’s go-to moves for a stronger core! It’s easily adapted to every fitness level and requires zero equipment.

Let’s be sure we’re doing it correctly to get maximum ab-strengthening effects without straining the low back or pelvic floor!

👇What’s YOUR favourite core exercise? Tell us in the comments if you’d like us to tackle it in one of these 1-Minute Reset videos!

🐜 The Dead Bug is one we feature regularly in our #MamaReset membership & online programs. It’s highly variable for different intensity levels. Once you learn it, you can adapt it and make it more challenging as your strength improves!

We’re breaking down this essential core training move with modifications for pelvic floor needs and HOW it should feel in your body for maximum effectiveness!

How to Do the Dead Bug Exercise Properly in Postpartum

Sound ON to get the expert cues you need to be sure the Dead Bug exercise is safe and effective for YOUR body!

Got a question? 👇 Ask below!

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When Can I Run, Jump & Lift Weights In Postpartum?

When do you “graduate” from postpartum workouts and know you’re ready for heavy lifting, high impact and more intensity? Here’s how to know.

A quick google of the term “postpartum…”

What? don’t pretend you don’t google medical stuff, too!

A quick google of the term “postpartum” will have your head spinning.

Are you postpartum for the 6 weeks before your postpartum checkup?

Are you postpartum for the first 3 months after baby is born, aka the “fourth trimester?”

Are you postpartum for the year of infancy, about 12 months?

Or maybe you’ve encountered the #postpartumisforever trend on social media encouraging women to embrace the changes in their body, however long they may last?


When you move onto high-intensity training depends more on how you feel and less about the exact timeline since your little people were born.

Some mamas might feel ready to lift weights but not jump. Others might love running but feel back pain while attempting to lift heavy.

Understand your body is giving you feedback and use that feedback to adust intensity or exercises according to your needs that day.

Your best best? A qualified coach like our pal Reena Parekh, mama of 2 and co-creator of the Mama Reset Run Well program in our Membership.

Laura sat down for a chat with Reena about moving from mat work to barbells, jumping and running.

Learn the best way to start adding intensity and impact to your workouts, how to know when you’ve pushed too far and what “level” of core training is appropriate for you!

(Hint: when you’re ready to return to running or join that barbell class you’ll still need the core & pelvic floor training, moblility and strength work to support those new routines! Where better to get those supportive workouts than Mama Reset?)

Returning to high-intensity exercise and weightlifting in postpartum with Guest Expert Reena Parekh

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