Stretch Marks During Pregnancy – Which Exercises Work
Posted May 02 2011 8:23am
Stretch marks over the skin could surface among pregnant women or from rapid weight gain or loss. When stretching of rather tight skin occurs, it leads to damage in the connective tissue & smallish tears forming lines in various parts of the skin. By doing exercises which boost muscle mass, one could be forming a taut muscle layer underneath the skin which would lessen the appearance of these unsightly marks. Exercising as a standalone strategy wouldn’t be capable of totally eliminating stretch marks.
Such an exercise helps tighten slack triceps skin via making it hold on to the muscle mass of the arms.
Dumbbells are to be clutched in both hands and being seated at the edging of a steady chair or weighty bench & lifting the weights upwards.
Allow dumbbells in hanging at the back of one’s head close to one’s ears & elbows placed perpendicularly.
Triceps are to be flexed & dumbbells lifted straight towards the roof till total extension of arms is done.
Pausing for a brief period and then lowering them once more till elbows are positioned perpendicularly.
Performing ten reps to start off with and then working one’s way up to more number of reps.
Such moves aid in tightening skin & muscles for removing stretch marks that have appeared on the buttocks, thighs & quadriceps muscles.
Standing with feet placement at a distance shoulder width away and dumbbells clutched in both hands.
Spine is to be kept erect & then lowering oneself downwards towards the floor as though one were imitating being seated on a chair.
Knees are to be kept at the rear of one’s toes & stopping whenever one’s legs are perpendicularly formed.
Driving downwards onto one’s heel areas as one pushes oneself back upwards to the start pose.
Doing duo sets of ten reps.
In case one has stretch marks from being preggers then they are perhaps largely on your tummy. When your core & abs muscles are tightened, it would assist in making them lesser visible via toning skin layers & help to make them attach to the growing muscle.
Placing a weighty bench in a decline positioning, & lying face with right & left feet underneath the foot pads.
Linking fingers at the back of one’s head & inhaling as one contracts one’s abs & curling one’s head, shoulder & neck areas away from the bench.
One’s lower back & buttocks are to be kept in touch with the bench always.
Doing ten reps for starters.
Side Leg Hoists
Leg hoists would be working the thighs, hips & buttocks for keeping skin & musculature taut & reducing the prominent appearance of stretch marks.
Lying on one’s side & use one’s hand for supporting one’s head.
The other hand is to be placed to the fore of you for bracing yourself.
Your knees are to be bended to a slight extent & raising your top-placed leg & flex muscles at the sides of one’s buttocks.
Holding for 2 seconds ensued by lowering one’s leg back to the floor.
Doing twenty-five reps & then rolling to the other side & repeating.
Push-up moves aid in preventing & reducing the look of stretch marks all around the breast areas.
Lying faced down with right & left palm on the ground & shifting bodily weight to the hand & feet areas.
Gradually bending one’s arms & lowering one’s body to the ground & then pushing up to the start-up pose.
Doing 3 sets of fifteen repetitions.
Aerobic exercises facilitate improved blood supply hence increasing the amounts of nutrients that would be reaching the skin’s surface & help in diminishing prominent look of stretch marks.
One could walk or hog for toning skin of the hip & thigh areas.
Some potent cardio exercises entail using the ellipticals, kick-boxing, cycling, cross-country skiing & when one swims – aiming for at least thirty minutes for a minimum of 4 days per week.