Workouts with babies!
Posted on Thursday, December 06 2018 09:30:00 AM in Chai Protein by Natalie P
These workouts are designed for you and your little one to enjoy!
Or if you don’t have a baby, just borrow someone else’s.
Whether the kicking and screaming is coming from your baby, or from you, we promise that these simple workouts will put you in a better mood!
- Chest press
How-to: Lie on your back, with your back flat, head on the floor and knees bent. Start by holding your baby (or one that your borrowed) close to your chest, facing towards you. Without locking your elbows, straighten your arms and lift your baby above you so that your eyes are level with theirs. Inhale as you lower and exhale as you ‘press’ your baby up.
How-to: Hold your baby close in front of you, facing away from you. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend down, as though you’re about to sit on a chair, pushing your weight back into your heels. Lower down towards 90 degrees, keeping your knees above your toes. Slowly bring yourself back up.
- Nursery rhyme plank
How-to: Lie your baby on her back just under you. Get into a plank position, either on your toes (harder version) or on your knees (easier), with your forearms flat on the ground. Keep your body in a straight line, engaging your core muscles, bringing your belly button towards your spine. Hold the position as you sing your baby her favourite nursery rhyme.
- Glute lifts
How-to: Start by lying down with your back flat, feet flat and knees bent and sit your baby on your belly. Slowly lift your hips off the ground, while squeezing your butt and keeping your body in a straight line and your shoulders flat.
Work it harder: Extend one leg straight out when your bottom is in the air. Hold for 25 seconds, then bend your knee and bring your foot back to the floor. Repeat on the other side.