Regain Upper Body Strength #sculptbyal

New moms:

It’s hard to know where to start after you have your baby. The two of you are adjusting to each other. If you’re breastfeeding you’re finding a marriage between bonding and selflessly giving. As you meander through this new thing called ‘motherhood’, you also begin to feel the urge to “get your body back”. I have developed a quick upper body workout for beginners and anyone trying to regain strength after taking a break. Since I am someone who gets bored easily (especially with circuits), I’ve made this workout with that in mind! You will perform 20 exercises with only 1 set per exercise. We are doing enough similar movements that you will still be getting good strength training in for the biceps, triceps, deltoids, and upper back (traps and lats). 

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As a mom myself, I have limited time to workout and also a small space. In this video you’ll see how I utilize a 10X5′ space in my living room for all my exercises. It is possible to get a good workout in under less than desirable circumstances. No excuses!

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In this upper-body workout we’ll be using all the large mucsle groups in the shoulders, arms, and back. 


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What you need:

•5-10 lb weights 

•mat

•water

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Some key items to think about:

  • Go for quality movements – we are only doing 10-20 reps per exercise as opposed to 4 sets of 15 (for example), so try to move consciously and take your time
  • try – it’s OK if you can only do push-ups on your knees — even if you are only capable of bending at the elbows and not getting considerably close to the floor — keep going
  • stop if you feel discomfort – do challenge yourself, don’t push yourself to the point of distress 

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Ready?? Let’s go!

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If you like this workout, sound off in the comments section below and let me know what other exercises/workouts you want to see! 

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