Pushups on a stability ball

Push ups are one of the best exercises that you can do to firm and tone your whole body. In the standard pushups the following muscles will get targeted: Chest muscles (Pectorals), Shoulders (Deltoids), Back of your arms (Triceps), abdominals, and the wing muscles directly under your armpit (Serratus anterior). There are a variety of pushups … Continue reading Pushups on a stability ball

Plank rotations with a preschooler or a toddler

A plank is a basic move that sometimes looks too easy to be beneficial, but the reality is, even though getting into the plank might be easy, but holding a plank can be very difficult because it requires strength and endurance in your abs and back.  The plank is best recognized for its role in core conditioning, but … Continue reading Plank rotations with a preschooler or a toddler

Single leg dip with a toddler- get rid of Jiggles

Get rid of jiggly arms and legs all in one exercise. The single-leg dip is a more difficult variation to the standard dip. Using only one leg for support increases the resistance placed on the upper body during the movement. The movement specifically targets the chest, shoulders and triceps. It also targets your core, since … Continue reading Single leg dip with a toddler- get rid of Jiggles

Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate

The third factor that effects weight is fat metabolism. Reduced fat oxidation levels have shown an effect on obesity and weight gain. Since we tend to consume more fat than our body needs at any given time, our body stores the extra fat to be used at times of need. The fat stored in the body is … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate

How to do wall sits with a toddler

Wall sit is a great exercise to strengthen your quadriceps.  The good thing about this exercise is that it requires minimal space and equipment. All you need is a wall, your body and gravity. This exercise, will also help to strengthen your core specially when doing the advanced version because you have to keep your … Continue reading How to do wall sits with a toddler

Glute firming exercise/ donkey kicks

Donkey kick is a great exercise for getting a round and firm booty. It is as effective in firming up your glutes as traditional lunges.  I have added a crunch in between as well to get extra ab work. You can do basic or move to an advanced version and they are both as effective. The … Continue reading Glute firming exercise/ donkey kicks

Core rotations with a toddler (No equipment needed)

The good thing being a mom, you don't need any special equipment for working out. You can turn play time into workout time very easily. You just need to be creative, and I can help with that. For this weeks post I am going to share with you, how to do a Core rotation, using … Continue reading Core rotations with a toddler (No equipment needed)

Total body burner to enjoy with your toddler

This total body exercise will work your: Triceps and shoulders since you are supporting the majority of your weight on your hands. It will work your core, since you have to keep your core firm in order to keep your stability. It will work your glutes, since you have to squeeze your glutes to keep your body … Continue reading Total body burner to enjoy with your toddler

Lower Ab and inner thigh workout to enjoy with your toddler

Scissor kicks are a good workout for lower Abs and inner thighs. Here is how it is generally done: Lay flat on your back with hands on your side and legs extended Press your lower back firmly into the mat and slightly tuck your pelvis. Draw your belly button in toward your spine. Maintain this position … Continue reading Lower Ab and inner thigh workout to enjoy with your toddler

Tricep sit throughs

Triceps sit through will work two of the beautiful muscles in your body at the same time, all while you are having fun with your toddler. In this exercise you move from Glute bridge, which works your glutes to sitting backward, which will work your triceps. Here is how it is done:   Start in a … Continue reading Tricep sit throughs