Go into the push-up position and hold it for 30 seconds. If you are a beginner you can start with a time that works for you i.e. 10, 15 seconds. Keep the back flat and your body parallel to the ground. You can also go down to you elbows for a more challenging plank; or hold it for longer reps. Repeat 3-5 times.
You can also alternate arms lifting them above your babies head for more core stabilization. Repeat 3-5 times.
There is a reason why the Army still has a push-up requirement on their PT (physical training) test. Because they work!! You have to have a strong core to lift your own body weight. It is a great full-body workout! Start out with 3 sets of 10. I like to give a kiss to baby on every rep down. He laughs and loves this exercise as much as I do.
Twisting Abs & Baby
This one is Gabriel’s favorite. Start by sitting on a flat surface and lean back at a 45 degree angle. Slightly bend the knees and keep the heels on the floor. Lift and place the baby (or ball, or your hands) onto the opposite side of your body. Then lift and replace him. Over and back is one rep. I like to do 3 sets of 10 but you may start with what works for you. This is a great core workout for the obliques, lower abs and arms.
What kid doesn’t love this exercise? Sit in a chair with both legs on the floor. Place the child on your legs and hold onto their biceps. Tighten your core and lift the baby up until your legs are parallel to the ground. Enjoy the baby giggles with each raise as your abs are burning haha! Complete 3 sets of 10.
Wall Sits & Baby Lift
Place your back flat against the wall and go into the seated position. Your legs should be at a 90 degree angle with you feet shoulder with apart. Let the baby play in your lap as you feel the burn. For an added core workout, do a few arm curls with the baby and bring him up to your face for some sweet baby kisses. Hold for 3 sets of 30-45 seconds.
Well these are 5 of my favorite core at-home workouts! What is your favorite home exercise? Share with me in the comments sections below!!
*Proceed with caution when performing these exercises. Warm N Fuzzie is not responsible for personal injury or injury to a baby/toddler. Please use your best judgement and know your limitations. I am not a professional trainer. These are my opinions alone. This is for informational purposes only. Please consult a licensed trainer or healthcare professional prior to performing these exercises*