If you are like most busy moms it’s hard to find time to workout in between packing lunches, changing diapers, grocery shopping, and being a full time referee for fights in between siblings. Many people I know think they need to go to the gym 5 to 6 days a week to get anything out of it. The fact is you really just need 3 workouts a week that work your full body and increase your metabolism. Workouts for busy moms can even be done at home and all you need to do is squeeze in 30 minutes.
When you do full body workouts that include lower body, upper body, and core movements your entire body is challenged and it is triggered to lose fat. The workout itself will burn calories but a properly structured workout will increase your metabolism so high that the majority of fat burned will occur after the workout in what fitness professionals like to call the “after burn”. It’s amazing what 3 short workouts a week can do when you use bodyweight exercises and light dumbbell exercises that work multiple muscle groups.
You can invest less than $50 to $100 in basic equipment like a stability ball for core exercises and to use in place of a bench, plus a couple light dumbbells. There are hundreds of exercises that can be done. The trick is to pair exercises together in supersets so that when you are resting muscles from one exercise you are doing an exercise that works another opposing muscle group. This way you get a cardio workout and muscle toning workout all in one.
If you are a buy mom and you are looking for workouts that can be done from home pick something that is scalable from beginners to advanced so it offers a challenge no matter what level you are at.
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