Three Quick, Simple At Home Workouts
As a mama you’re busy. Super busy. And often hitting the gym a few days each week is an unrealistic dream (click here to figure out how to fit in time for fitness as a new mom!). However, I firmly believe that exercise does a body (and a mind!) good. And thus, workouts should occur on a consistent basis… if for nothing more than to keep you sane!
But if the gym isn’t an option and time is gold, then what do you do? Work out at home of course (and here’s the best equipment for just that)!
Below are three of my favorite at home workouts. (Click here to watch a video demo)
These workouts are paced quickly and will leave your muscles well worked. So grab some water and get to it!
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Workout #1: 5-4-3-2-1
5 min cardio (jumping jacks, skipping, side to side hops, marches etc)
4 min walking lunges & mountain climbers
3 min push ups and rows
2 min squats and thrusts
1 min deadbug
Perform five minutes of cardio. You can alternate whichever exercises you like for the five minutes. Then perform four minutes alternating between walking lunges (for forty seconds) and mountain climbers (for twenty seconds). After which go into three minutes of push ups and rows (thirty seconds each) then two minutes of squats and hip thrusts (thirty seconds each) and finish with one minutes of dead bugs.
Grab water throughout the circuit as needed. It takes a total of fifteen minutes and can be performed twice if you have time.
Workout #2: Inverted Countdown 13-7
- Bulgarian Split Squats
- Inverted Row/Band Row
Perform thirteen repetitions on each leg of the split squats and seven repetitions of the row. Then perform twelve split squats and eight rows, then eleven split squats and nine rows etc. Continue until you complete seven repetitions of split squats and thirteen rows.
Ensure you have impeccable form for this countdown. Hinge forward slightly at the hips on the split squats in order to target the back of the legs. Make the rows count by pausing at the top and slowly lowering.
Workout #3: Circuit Workout
A1. Curtsey Lunge 10/leg
A2. Band Row 15
A3. Single Leg Glute Bridge 15/leg
A4. Shoulder Press w. Pull Apart 15
A5. Sliding Hamstring Curl 10
A6. Plank Twists 1:20 (10s each way x 2)
Perform all exercises for the prescribed number or repetitions back to back. Rest as you need it and repeat for a total of three rounds.
You can check out a video of the workouts below.
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Working out at home is easily one the best ways to stay in shape. It’s quick, it saves time and it’ll still leave you feeling sweaty, fit and accomplished! even if you’re an avid gym goer, having a quick at home program on hand for when you can’t make it to a studio can keep you on track
What’s your favorite at home exercise?
Looking for more quick mom fitness tips? Check out how to maximize bodyweight training for your goals as well as why I workout with my toddler