First Workout since giving birth

It's been about 6 weeks since giving birth to my little girl via C-section. I have just got clearance to start lifting weights. As excited as I am to get back in to the gym I know I have a long long LONG way ahead of me. Before I got pregnant I was relatively strong for my size. I was able to easily press and squat two 25 pound kettlebells at the same time. I was also able to do pistols (one legged squats), pull-ups, and swing heavy kettlebells. After 9 months of being pregnant, 6 weeks of recovering from a C-section, and little to no sleep I am very deconditioned. I tried pressing an 18 pound kettlebell and my shoulder was actually shakey. Before I got pregnant I could press that weight in my sleep and hold it over my head for many minutes. So that is just one example of where I am starting from. I decided because I have lost so much strength, muscle, and mobility to start back with a variety of traditional weights, machines,kettlebells, and snowboarding. This workout below is all based on machines and light weights. I did roughly 2 sets of everything below. First workout back mentally felt very good to know that I was finally doing something. I wanted to go crazy with it, but the last thing I want is to be so sore or hurt myself that I can't workout for another week. So here is my humble and light workout.

Leg Press 50lb x 12
Assisted Pull up -90lb x 10
Cable Flys 15lb x 10

Leg Ext 30lb x 10
Leg Curls 35lb x 10

Bicep Curls 10lb x 10
Tricep Pull down 25lb x 10
Military Press 12.5lb x 10

Back Ext 0lb x 12
Plank 60 sec


Rob O'Brien said...


Congrats on your baby. I have an 8 year old and triplet 3 year old so I know the deal! Best of luck!


Lauren said...

Thank you!

wow!!!! I can't imagine having triplets. What a huge challenge. I would freak out having twins. I am sure they are such a joy though.

Looks like you have some pretty great PR's


Rob O'Brien said...

The first (child) is always the hardest because you don't know what you don't know. Numbers 2,3 & 4 have made things crazy but...crazy in a good way. Enjoy the ride! It is fun!

Thanks.....just trying to keep training interesting and fun. Good luck going forward.



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