I’m not one of those lucky moms that can say: I just chase the kids around or work in the garden pulling weeds for my workout. I wish my body would see those as acceptable workouts! Nope, I have to combine cardio and strength training to get a good workout just to maintain a healthy weight. So as much as I’d like to say I get my upper body workout by double carrying my twins, or holding my 6 month old baby, I can’t. If you’re with me, here’s a routine that you can do at home that will target your back, bicieps, triceps, shoulders and chest.
Upper Body Routine ( Complete each exercise, take a 1-2 minute break and repeat the circuit 2 more times):
- 15 push-ups (Can’t do one? That’s OK, just do one the best you can but not the ‘girl’ kind. A good ol’ fashioned push-up)
- Dumb bell row in plank position x 15 each side
- Tricep extension x 15, holding one dumb bell with both hands
- Bicep curl x 15 each arm
- Kettle bell swings x 15
- Shoulder press x 15
- Tricep dumb bell kickback x 15 each arm
I always follow up a strength training session with cardio–30 minutes of running, biking, walking hills on the treadmill or the step mill. Whatever works for you! Dumb bell row in plank position
Never Give Up,
If you try this workout, let us know how it went!