Last week’s Friday Fit Tip was all about multitasking. I told you about my client who was finding time for fitness by doing her abdominal exercises sitting on her son’s bedroom floor while he falls asleep at night. Brilliant!
So we thought we’d show you the four exercises that she does at night.
Seated Abdominal Series
Exercise #1: Heel Lifts
Sit reclining back just until you feel some tension on your abs, but no back strain. Pull your belly button into your spine, don’t let your abs push out. Balance on heels. Hold arms out straight in front of you (keep shoulders down).
Lift one leg up at a time. Maintain stability in your core though out the exercise.
Exercise #2: Seated twists
Start in the same position as above. Twist upper body moving hands(like you’re holding a ball) from hip to hip.
Exercise #3: Arms Over Head
Begin again from the reclined position. Abs engaged. Start with arms straight out in front of you and slowly raise them over your head and return to the starting position. Your body does not move.
Exercise #4: Triceps Dips
Sit in same reclined position, abs still engaged. Put hands on floor behind you, fingers pointing towards your body. Bend your elbows and lower your upper body down. Pull your abs in and push back to start position with your hands.
Do as many repetition of the above exercises as you can while maintaining good form and keeping peace in your house. If you do 10 of each, or 30 of each, you’ll be fitting in fitness into your busy life! You can do these exercises anywhere, any time. As part of your kids bedtime routines, while you watch TV, on vacation or first thing in the morning. The most important part is that you do them!
*special thanks to my lovely client, Amanda, for being my model (and my inspiration for this post!)