It's hard to fit in fitness when you're also child rearing. But doing both at the same time? Next time the little one wants to go for a walk, throw on your favorite pair of sneakers and grab the stroller for a little multitasking!
Interval Jogging with Stroller: Jog for 30 seconds as you push the stroller in front of you. Slow to a walk for 30 seconds. Advanced: do the same thing uphill for added resistance.
Walking Lunge: Preform this as you would a traditional walking lunge but keep your hands on the handlebar of the stroller so it continues to move forward. Click here to get the details of a walking lunge.
Leg Hinge: Stand with the stroller as close to your belly as possible, feet together and elbows pointing straight back. Place hands shoulder-width apart on the stroller’s handlebar. Shift your weight to right leg by bending your left knee. Your right knee should be bent slightly (A). Raise left leg to hip height behind you, toes pointed, squeezing your glutes as you hinge forward from hips as you extend arms ahead (pushing stroller) (B). Contract your back muscles to return to the starting position as you pull the stroller back towards you. Do 10 reps, then repeat on opposite side to complete set.
Oblique Crunch: Lock the wheels of the stroller. With your feet shoulder-width apart, stand with the handlebar on your right. Grasp the bar with your right hand and shift your weight to your right foot. Extend your left arm overhead and left leg to the side, toe pointed. (A) Bring your left knee up to hip height, still out to the side. Simultaneously bring your left elbow down toward the raised knee. (B) Do 10 reps and repeat on the right side. That's one set.
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Squat: Perform this move as you would any other squat while lightly holding on to the handlebars. To get details on performing a squat, click here.
Lateral Leg Lift: Grasp the handle with your left hand and lift your right leg to at least a 45 degree angle and hold for 2 counts and return to the starting position. Try and maintain a neutral position as you lift and lower your leg. Be sure you are keeping your abs engaged. Do 12 lifts on each leg. That is one set.
Sit Up: Bring a mat on your walk with you and set it up in front of the stroller. As you sit up you can say hello to your little one! Learn to properly perform a sit up by clicking here.
Tip Toe Squats: Perform this move like a regular squat but on the tips of your toes. Learn more about this move by clicking here.
Calf Raises: Find a curb away from traffic where you can perform this move. Lock the strolled and put the balls of your feet on the edge with your feet hanging off. Hold the handles for balance, but don't use it to pull or push yourself up. drop your heels to the street and using your calf muscles, raise up and into tip toes. Do for one minute. Advanced: Place your foot behind your ankle and perform this move on one leg. Do for one minute on each leg.
Plank Reach: This is a great move for strollers because when you reach, you can wave to your little one! Get the details on preforming this move here.
V-Boat: Get down in front of the stroller and raise your legs to a 45 degree angle, with no bend in the knee. Make sure your sitting far enough away from the stroller that it won't get kicked. Shift your weight onto your sit-bones, so you are leaning back on your hands, placed slightly behind your hips. Your body should form a wide v shape. Open and close your legs slowly, engaging your core. Try to rely on your ab strength to hold you up as opposed to your hands. Do this for 30 seconds.
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Supine Leg Lifts: Lock the stroller and lie flat on your mat, hold the frame for support. Drawing your navel into your spine, exhale as your raise both of your legs. Inhale as you lower them into the starting position, but don't put your feet on the ground. Do not rely on the stroller, but rather your core to help get your legs off the ground when you start to tire. Do 12-15 for one set.
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