Strength Training Exercises for Busy Moms

One of the common problems of many women, especially moms, is their weight. As we know, moms are always busy in most times of the day. Even though they wanted to lose weight and get in shape, they’re having trouble to get started because of the so many things they have to do. Waking up early in the morning to make breakfast, get their kids dressed, pack their kids’ lunches, find a missing a shoe, and go to grocery store, are only some of the things that most busy moms have to accomplish every single day. And that’s not to mention the need to be in the office to get a pile of work done. This is the very reason why no matter how motivated they are to shed some pounds, they just can’t find the time to do it.

But it’s important to realize that being stressed all day and not having enough exercise is dangerous to health. Not only that it can make you fat, but it can also lead to serious health problems, such heart disease. Fortunately, there are so many types of exercise that you can do at home to help you get in shape. And the best thing is you don’t actually need to pay extra bucks, use exercise equipment, or even comb your hair to do those things! After your hard workouts, be sure to have a protein shake to help your muscles heal. Here are some easy workouts that you can do during your free time.

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Push-ups

Push-ups are multipurpose exercise that benefits your arms, back, chest, and glutes. Doing it can be a bit overwhelming for beginners, but once you become used to it, you’ll find it easy and painless.  There are different ways to do push-ups. Of course for beginners, it is recommended to start with standard push-ups – being in a prone position and then slowly lowering and raising your body with your arms. Try to complete the ideal number of push-ups in a day, which is 100. Well, of course you can’t do that in your first try. It’s okay to complete at least 10, 20, or 30 in a day, and then increase the number as you get stronger. When you’re already stronger and used to it, you can try to modify this kind of strength training and do other types of push-ups.

Squats

One of the best types of exercise to strengthen your muscles, particularly in the shoulders, abdominal area, and lower body is to do squats. The great thing about them is you can do them with or without any exercise equipment. If you plan to build bigger muscles, you can choose to do this exercise with a squat rack, barbell, or weight lifting belt. Deep squat training is great for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If your goal is to only strengthen your muscles and get in shape, a regular squat is a fine training. Here, you no longer need to use any equipment. Just place your feet shoulder-width apart, bring your arms forward, and lower yourself down by bending your knees. Once the top of your legs are parallel to the floor, return to your standing position, and then repeat for a few more times.

Include these two workouts in your workout routine and you’ll definitely get the body you want in no time. Of course, it’s crucial to also add some cardio exercises, such as running or jogging, in your routine to make your exercise training more effective. If you want a unique approach and gain more skills, such as jumping, try to enroll to a jumping program, such as Vert Shock.

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