Even if you don’t have time for exercise, there are a lot of fast and easy workouts that will fit into your busy life, just like this busy mom workout. Perform this 10-minute routine each time you’ve got some free time. You can do it 3 times a week, every day or even 3 times a day, if you want to feel stronger and slimmer in a couple of weeks.
Busy Mom Workout
Perform this busy mom workout like a circuit with 3 sets and maximum one minute rest in between. If you’re a beginner do 10 reps for each exercise, if you’re intermediate do 15 and if you’re more advanced do 20 reps. When you’ve done all 6 exercises, drink some water, catch your breath, and repeat twice more.
1. Chair Dips
Sit on the edge of a sturdy chair with hands next to hips, then slide your butt off the edge and bend elbows to 90 degrees. Be sure to keep your back close to the chair, then push yourself back up.
2. Chair Squats
Stand in front of chair with feet hip-distance apart and toes pointed forward. Squat until you tap your butt on chair, but don’t sit, and then stand back up. You should keep your knees over your toes, so that your weight stays in your heels.
3. Oblique Crunches (Both Sides)
Lie on your back with knees bent and cross left ankle over opposite knee. Place right hand behind head and lift right shoulder toward left knee, then release down. Switch sides when finished.
4. Butterfly Abs
Lie on your back with the soles of your feet together and relax your knees out to the side. Place hands behind head, with elbows out. Tight your abs, lift your chest and shoulders up and then lie back down.
Beginners: Get down on all fours with hands slightly wider than chest, knees together and feet lifted. Your upper body and your thighs should create a straight line. Tight your abs and bring your chest toward the floor, then push yourself back up.
Intermediate and advanced: Do regular push-ups supporting your body only with your hands and toes.
6. Standing Hip Extension (Both Sides)
Stand in front of a chair with feet hip-distance apart, then shift weight to right foot and extend your left leg behind. Use the back of the chair for balance if needed. Squeeze your butt when you lift and lower your left foot. Switch sides when finished.
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