Article By Holly Rigsby
Author of "Fit Yummy Mummy"
moms are in need of exercises that are
not only convenient but are also quick.
With no time to spare, adding workouts
to an already overloaded "to do"
list must be compatible to fit the busiest
with quick and convenient workouts,
they must also be effective. Every busy
mom is results-driven, so it only makes
sense to focus on the workouts that
deliver the best results in the shortest
amount of time
.so I must say "Then
STOP Spending All Your Time Doing CARDIO!"
workouts (you know the kind- 45+ minute
jaunts on the treadmill and hour long
elliptical sessions every day of the
week) are simply not effective. Not
an effective use of your time. Not an
effective way to lose fat.
such cardio-based workouts are counterproductive.
First of all,
they take considerably longer than many workout
alternatives. Second, they simply do not promote
fat loss. When you work out for a long time
at a low intensity, you actually become less
effective at burning fat.
This is because
long cardio sessions actually slow your metabolism.
This is the opposite of what you want to do.
are some busy mom exercises that promote a
and Short Burst STRENGTH TRAINING exercises,
I have stressed
this point countless times to moms: if you're
serious about reshaping your body, you have
to start exercising wisely. This doesn't mean
that you have to do "more," it means
you have to make the most of the time you
spend working out. So for many moms, this
means working out LESS!
Good news is
you don't need much time for workouts that
will melt away fat.
Short Burst Strength Training
It's time to
reprioritize your workouts. If you want true
fat loss and body shaping results you must
dedicate yourself to strength training. Now,
many busy moms tend to turn right to cardio,
thinking that the longer the workout, the
more calories it will burn. As explained,
this is the least effective method of fat
is the only form of workout that not only
causes your body to burn more calories while
your workout but long after your workout has
finished. Cardio simply does not have this
fat burning power. The only burn cardio provides
is your precious time.
It is common
for busy moms to avoid anything to that has
to do with weights for the fear of "bulking
I have news for you, this is simply not how
it works. Not only are women hormonally incapable
of bulking up, to create this muscle busting
effect would mean one would have to also be
consuming close to 3,000 calories a day.
When you approach
your strength training for fat loss the right
way, the only results you can achieve are
inches lost along with a toned, tight and
well defined body.
training, any weight loss you experience will
leave you with the same body you have right
now - just smaller. So get honest and ask
yourself: do you want to lose weight, or do
you want to lose fat? Strength training will
help you to lose fat and reshape your body
in the process.
the fact that you are one busy mom! The time
you spend working out must be worth your while,
not only giving you an effective workout to
create fat loss, but leaving you energized
Are you ready
to try something different when it comes to
your busy mom workouts? Once you realize that
strength training is the way to go, you will
be able to reach your body shaping results
faster than you could imagine!
the most effective form of cardio. They are
effective because they focus on working out
intensity short bursts of time.
To get great
results out of your intervals workouts, you
don't increase the amount of time you spend
on it. In fact, if you can continue working
as hard after an interval session, you know
that your session wasn't nearly intense enough.
The goal is to increase the intensity at which
you work, keeping your workouts as short as
intervals are the perfect busy mom exercise
because they are so short! Why on Earth would
you continue doing ineffective workouts when
you now know the benefits of intervals?
Still, you must keep in mind that neither
strength training nor interval workouts will
be effective if you neglect your eating habits.
is even more important than working out. Be
sure to take the time to assess your current
diet, and keep a food log to determine how
you can improve it. Incorporate more fresh
produce and quality proteins. With a healthy
diet and an effective, time saving exercise
routine, you will be the busy mom that achieves
her body shaping results in no time!
Before I go, I
must say that one of the best kinds of busy
mom exercises are bodyweight exercises. You
can do many strength training moves with just
your bodyweight, and still present your body
with a great challenge.
Great Body Weight Moves for Lower Body:
1. Reverse Lunge
(better for your knees than forward lunge;
works glutes and thighs)
2. One-leg squat (incredible for glutes)
3. One-leg deadlift (work both the glutes
and the all-important hamstrings)
4. Glute bridge (another fantastic way to
sculpt a toned butt)
Great Body Weight Moves for Upper Body
Push-ups (a foundational exercise that
works the arms, shoulders, chest, and
2. Chin-ups or Inverted Rows (a challenging
exercise that really builds upper body
strength, toned arms and back)
3. Planks/Side Planks (work your deep
core muscles and obliques with plank variations,
You can perform
these busy mom exercises anywhere and at any
time. Hence, the reason why these are some
of the best for busy moms. You do not need
equipment like weights or resistance bands,
though if you have those things available
they do offer an even greater challenge.
are many weight loss workout plans available,
as a busy mom you simply must make strength
training a priority. By challenging your muscles,
you can boost your metabolism and triple the
fat burn all while reshaping your body.
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