Monday, 20 April 2015

Using your toddler as an exercise tool

Are you a busy mom who's looking to get into shape again but just can't seem to find the time to make the trip to gym while having to look after the little one. Well what if I told you that you have all the equipment you need at home right now to get back into shape if you've got a little toddler full of energy running around somewhere.

This is a great way to spend good quality time with your little one while exercising at the same time.


Toddlers are a great tool for exercise, we can use them as an alternative for sandbags, kettle bells, weighted vests and lots more....

Here are some exercise ideas that I want to share with you that you can do anywhere, anytime. All you need is a little bit of space and a little child that's full of energy and ready to play.

Baby Weight Squats

    Have your toddler wrap his/her arms around your neck and hold on then bend your
 knees till a 90 degree angle
Stand up straight until a slight bend in the knees

Toddler Swings


Holding your toddler between your legs with a slight bend in the knees, swing
 him/her  up in the air  keeping your arms straight and keeping your core strong

Lunges


Hammer Curls

Holding your toddler under his/her arms with your arms hanging down straight,
curl up until your hands are just above your chest.

Overhead triceps extensions

holding your toddler behind your head bend your elbows 90 degrees
extend arms

 Push up tunnel crawl plank

start one the ground
push up and stay there till your toddler has finished crawling underneath you
once your toddler crawls through stay in plank and let him/her crawl back again
once your toddler is back at the starting position go down into a push up again and repeat.
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