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August 10, 2012 2:13 AM
Okay so I'm trying to work out a bit better, but my stomach is bouncing so much that it hurts, especially around my C-section line, which gets chronic infections. I'll be able to get a tummy tuck for it later, but the weight needs to come off first.

That informercial for that tummy reducer got me thinking about maybe wearing some kind of Spanx or something for working out. My doctor recommended a brace that has fiberglass stays and it's too itchy when I start sweating.

Spanx are kind of pricey. Anyone have any girdles/support that they wear when working out that breathe well? NOT looking to spot reduce - it just hurts and I don't want this to be a limiting factor when working out.

Thanks flowerforyou
August 10, 2012 4:40 AM
How long has it been since the C-Section? If you already got your doctor's permission to start working out, then it shouldn't hurt anymore, should it?

I really have no idea, because I just started working out and it's been over a year of my C-Section. Sorry.

Maybe you can try different kind of girdles/support at a store and try jumping around in the dressing room, or doing whatever you do when it hurts. That way you can buy something you know you will feel comfortable in.

Wish you the best of lucks!
August 10, 2012 4:44 AM
I have no knowledge on this topic, only a suggestion if you haven't tried it. Have you tried wearing your brace over a cotton t-shirt or tank top so its not touching your skin?
August 10, 2012 4:49 AM
get a compression shirt any try it maybe. shoulder help keep everything from "bouncing".

or try excercises that don't make your stomach bounce, which is pretty much everything except jumping and running.
August 10, 2012 4:53 AM
You don't mention what exercises you're doing at the moment. But have you thought about trying more non-bouncy exercises? For example rather than trying to jog maybe 'race walk' instead to reduce the vertical motion and (hopefully) the amount of bounce, instead of doing things like jumping jacks do squats and arm raises (maybe with weights). If you have access to equipment, then cycling and rowing machines would also give you additional non-bouncing options. It might also be worth considering some strength training as most women tend to find that they lose a lot of inches, which should help with the whole bounce issue.

Good luck! I hope you find some options that work for you!


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