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Workouts for Moms on a Budget!

April 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Moms, I know you are time deprived! I am.  I also know that a lot of you are ready to do workouts, however, you have no opportunities to get to a regular gym or even a CrossFit box to workout with other people!  I am highly in favor of crossfit style workouts that can be done any time anywhere!  These workouts are very short in time, but, very high intensity style workouts!   Your body weight is a perfect “tool” to use for strength training.   Starting with one simple round of tabata, you can do a workout in 4 minutes {8 Rounds of 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest}.  Then, you can build from there.  The next time you have 5-8 minutes, you could do two rounds of tabata!

The three big body weight exercises I’d start with are Air Squats, Push-ups and Sit-ups.  {previously written about here}.

You can download an entire notebook of free crossfit workouts here.  This notebook works from no equipment to bars to rings and jump ropes!  I refer to this notebook regularly, especially when we are traveling and I am time deprived and lacking equipment.

Once you decide you love crossfit and are interested in adding equipment to your home collection, you can read my garage post here.

If you are ready and willing to walk into your local gym and try some workouts there, go to CrossFit’s main site and study the demonstration exercises and the FAQ pages extensively.  I always refer back to the demos on technical lifts like Cleans and Snatches!

Finally, I would like to say that one of the best things I’ve found with crossfit is the coaching.  That is why it’s expensive and even though you can do workouts in your garage or at your regular gym, nobody but a coach can tell you if your squat depth is right, spot you on a heavy lift or be able to tell you if your push-ups look right.

Questions, comments or suggestions for new moms?

FYI-I am not a crossfit trainer and the above opinion is my own.  This is not an ad of any kind for crossfit.

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  • 1 Cat // Apr 27, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I am so glad I found your blog. I am just starting one up to help myself go from exhausted to somewhat able to keep up!

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