Mom and Baby Workout: 5 YouTube Must Follow Workout Videos
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When it comes to exercising and getting in shape, you have probably had your fair share of trying to get healthy and into the best physical condition as possible. Especially if you just had your baby not too long ago, you probably would like to lose that not-so-pleasant baby fat from your stomach and surrounding areas. Really, it can be a struggle when it comes to working out, particularly after giving birth.
That said, exercising on your own can be difficult, especially if you do not have much motivation to begin with. Sometimes, it can be a struggle to get yourself out of bed each morning or schedule time between activities each day to pump some iron. Even having friends and DVD workouts at home can be challenging, especially when the former might have different schedules and the latter are left on the shelves to collect dust due to procrastination, respectively.
With all that said and done, it is about time you try something different, in order to help you get more motivated to get up and out for some physical activity. Instead of struggling to do it on your own, why not add your baby into the mix? After all, babies also need physical activity to build healthy and strong bones, along with muscle: working out together not only gets both of you into shape, but also creates a strong bond between mother and child. Here in this article, we will list five of the must-followed workout videos you ought to try with your baby—your body (and child) will thank us later!
Without further ado, let’s get started!
5 Youtube must-follow workout videos
1. The “Tush Tightener” workout.
Especially if you would like to lose some volume from your behind, then this workout not only works to do so, but also make it toned and lovely for you to feel proud of. We give you the steps to get started down below:
Lying on your stomach, bend your knees and push your legs upward. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds, and while you are doing so, you can have your baby in front of you, whom you can entertain as you are doing the workout. Return to resting position before repeating for three to five sets.
For a variation on this exercise with lunges and squats, this video will help you out:
2. Russian twists (plus baby) workout.
To melt off that post-pregnancy fat, you can do Russian twists to help with your core, as well as your obliques. Plus, what better way than to add your baby into the workout?
Sitting on the yoga mat, bend your knees and balance on your behind as you hold your baby and twist your torso from one side to the other, taking your baby along for the ride. Not only will you get a solid workout in, but also your baby will have a lot of fun in the process!
Here’s the video to get you started:
3. Anti-arm jiggle workout.
If you have particular problems targeting the triceps of your arms, then performing this workout with your baby will have them toned and looking good in no time. That said, it is time to banish that notorious arm jiggle from your body!
Get on your fours on the yoga mat, with your baby at eye level on the ground. Using a light dumbbell, bend one of your arms at a 90-degree angle, and pull back behind you, all the while holding a toy between your teeth to keep your baby focused and happy. Repeat for 10 reps for about three to five sets.
Here is the video to get you started:
4. “Feel the thigh burn” workout.
Similar to the butt exercise, this one targets the back of your thighs for stronger, more stable muscles to keep you supported in your everyday life. Bring your baby along for the ride!
With your feet firmly planted about shoulder-width apart, bend your knee as you lower yourself down and pick up your baby in the process. Lift your baby up as you straighten your legs before lowering yourself down once more. Repeat for 10 reps, about three sets total.
Video demonstration can be found here:
5. HIIT workout.
Short for “high-intensity interval training,” it is a one-minute workout that moves quickly and burns calorie like no other. It mixes various workouts (cardio, strengthening) to create a rewarding experience with your baby.
With your feet firmly planted on the ground, start by bending your knees halfway down before bouncing to the other side and gently tapping your feet in the process. Hold your baby as you repeat the motions for about one minute before switching to the next move.
For the video, check it out here: