The workout for busy moms
Posted: 28 September 2010 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Sometimes us new moms don’t have time to get out of the house or even take 5 minutes away from a demanding baby. Crossfit Mom is a great place, but here’s a workout that includes the baby when you have one of those days you just can’t get away.

3-5 rounds of:
Push-ups (place baby on floor, kiss baby on the nose/cheek when you descend)
Squats (hold baby in your arms)
Lunges (hold baby in your arms)
Bridges (hold baby on your lap as you do the bridge)

Reps depend on size of baby and your strength/ability/post-partum issues. Not done for time.

Additional cardio: put on your “weighted vest” (baby sling - Ergo carrier has the thickest straps. Mei Tai, Moby, or Ring Slings work too) and go for a long walk or even a hike (I do 1-2 hours per day with our dog). Good resistance for mom, nice cozy nap for baby.

Bottom line - no excuses.

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Posted: 28 September 2010 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nice. LOL

This workout is self scaling. Your weight lifting capacity increases as your child grows. By end of year 6 you will be able to back squat your child on your shoulders to see fireworks, parade floats and to “get it myself” stuff in the upper cabinets of your home. smile

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Posted: 28 September 2010 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I like the baby wall balls-the wall. I do these with my two year old and throw him in the air at the top of every squat just like a wall ball, he loves that. Also baby sotts press is pretty difficult, but not very fun for the kid lol. And ofcourse the baby kettle bell swing is a must!

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Posted: 24 September 2012 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I did some of the work outs. My wife thought I was crazy. Thanks… after i show her this she will see I am not alone.
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Posted: 06 September 2013 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m new. Are there any other threads in regards to moms? Just curious. Checked and so far this is the only one. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Jnchome - 06 September 2013 11:11 AM

I’m new. Are there any other threads in regards to moms? Just curious. Checked and so far this is the only one. Thanks in advance.

You might try the search box up there and see.  There’s not a separate forum/thread if that’s what you’re looking for.  Also, you’re free to start a thread if you can’t find your answer (though we have a TON of information on the site so the most common questions are answered somewhere around here…).  Not to mention we have tons of actual moms on the board who would probably lend a hand if asked. grin

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Posted: 06 September 2013 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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and of course looking at CrossFitmom.com is always an option

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