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Monday, October 2, 2017

Burn Away Body Fat Without Burning Through Your Day

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It’s a dilemma all Moms face. How in the name of Heaven can we cook healthy and nutritious meals while getting enough exercise to stay in shape in light of the inevitably busy schedule that comes with raising kids in the 21st century. If only someone would sneak an extra 3 or 4 hours into the day, right?. As a Mom, you likely face a constant battle against the clock, balancing your duties as a domestic goddess with your work commitments while trying to muster enough of a social life to maintain your sanity.

The trouble is that this race against time doesn’t burn the calories that will help us reclaim our pre-baby bodies. In fact, the busy schedules most Moms face is a hindrance to their health and fitness goals. We only get the chance to eat in bites here and there and inevitably our blood sugar crashes and we find ourselves relying on unhealthy, processed convenience foods.

Fortunately, getting in shape needn’t involve hours of grueling exercise at the gym or even working your way through your contacts list trying to find a babysitter. There are great exercises to build lean muscle mass, boost your metabolism and burn away body fat without even leaving your kids unattended. You can even use this IdealFit discount code to get the supplements that will set you off on the best possible start. The trick is finding the right high-intensity workouts...

Get into intervals

Spending 45 minutes to an hour on a treadmill is simply counterproductive unless you’re training for a marathon. Short bursts of High-Intensity Interval Training are far more suited to burning calories and blitzing excess body fat. There are many exercises that can constitute HIIT, but compound exercises are the most effective as they necessitate working numerous muscle groups together to burn more calories and boost your metabolism more effectively. All of these compound exercises can be done at home...

Chair Dips

Great for melting away ‘bingo wings’ on the triceps area, these dips on the edge of a chair will strengthen your triceps and burn that stubborn fat that clings to the upper arms. Aim for 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps.

Tone your butt, legs, and belly with squats

Squats are great compound exercises that burn calories while giving you a wonderfully pert and toned butt. Squat down so that your butt hovers a half inch above the chair, but don’t sit on it. Then push up through your feet to a standing position. Again, go for 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps per set.

Chisel away at your abs with ‘butterflies’

Conventional sit-ups are kind of a waste of time, working your hip flexor muscles way more than your abs. A far more effective technique is to lay on the ground with the soles of your feet together and contract your abs to raise your chest and shoulders off the ground. Aim for around 3-5 sets of 15-20 contractions.

Tone your chest and arms with push-ups

Pushups are great for toning the chest and triceps. If you struggle, start by leaving your knees on the ground. Aim for 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps.

Step Ups

Who says you have to go out for a run to burn calories and increase your cardio fitness? Instead, place your left foot on a chair, stair or sturdy platform. Step up and repeat with alternate legs. This will get your ticker working while also toning your thighs and glutes. If this is a little too easy, repeat the process while holding dumbbells in each hand. Aim for 5 sets of 12 reps per leg.

By repeating these exercises 3-5 times a week for around half an hour a day, you’ll be reaping the benefits in no time.

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