You can't tone flab, flab is fat. You can get a stronger core through strength training but you won't see the muscle as long as there is fat on top. Unfortunately, and this is coming from a mom who has also had C-sections, there is no way to get rid of the excess flap after C-sections with the exception of surgery. You *may* be able to reduce it somewhat by losing weight but losing weight is an all over body process, you can't target fat loss.
Strength training the core after pregnancy is still important to regain strength; various plank holds and crunches as well as 1 exercise for your low back. You only need 2 core exercises for 2-3 sets and 2-3x a week on non-consecutive days. You can change the variation of the exercise every 4-6 weeks.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 12/10/2013 (05:40)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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