I’m sure you’ve seen tons and tons of workout videos on social media. Each claiming theirs is better for this or that reason. I simply do fitness posts because shockingly, they are some of the most read sometimes! I’ve always loved being active and keeping healthy, so I love to pass my knowledge on to the next.
This fitness post is a little fun and different than the others. It’s obviously geared more towards my fellow mama’s hence the title of the blog is not something my non-mom friends have lying around their apartment. BUT you can always save this and look back on it once you do decide to have some little rugrats of your own lol!
I’ve got 4 key moves to do with your little one on your next walk/run together.
ONE | Lunges. I love me some lunges for the simple fact of how AWESOME they are at booty building! And when you’re walking + pushing weight along with them, you’re adding in so many more muscles into your exercise all at once. Try doing 20 (10 each leg) and then walking .25 of a mile. Then do another 20 until you hit 1-3 miles, whatever your normal walk/run distance is.
TWO | Kick Backs. Another great booty lifting exercise is kick backs. These are similar to a workout where you have a small hand weight, and you kick one leg back straight with your back as you hold the opposite hand/weight out or drop it to the floor and back up. With your stroller you can simply take a step, kick your leg back, and bring it back down before moving on to the next step then other leg. Try doing 10 (5 per leg) and then go back to walking/running. Do 4-5 sets. For a more intense option, when you get your leg kicked back straight, do 5-10 pulses before dropping it back down.
THREE | Squats with arm push. This is both an upper and lower body move. With both hands on the stroller, drop to a squat position and at the same time push the stroller forward then back before standing back up. You can also get in squat position and do pulses of both the squat and pushing the stroller forward and back before standing for rest. Try 10 squat/push outs, 3 minute walk, then 10 more. Repeat 3 times.
FOUR | Ab Pull. I’m not sure what to call this crazy move. But I do know how much is WORKS! When we were shooting this look along with 4 others, I had myself and Chelsea (Poppy la Rue Photography) dying laughing. I was trying to do this “gracefully” for pictures and it wasn’t working too well lol. When I workout the last thing I’m worried about is how I look, so making myself try to look halfway decent was hilarious. This is definitely an ab killer. Place your toes/feet on the front of your stroller, get in plank position. Once you’re there, use your core to pull the stroller toward you with your legs and then pushing back out. You should feel it after as little as 3 of these! Start out slow, making sure you’re getting the posture right so you don’t injure anything! Try for 2 sets of 6, and work your way up.
So what do you think? Are you going to try to add in a little extra moves on your next walk/run with your little one? Let me know if you dare to try #4!