7 Best Multitasking Exercises

| Fitness

As a mom, your life is chaos. The many roles of being a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, coworker and so many more force you to juggle about a hundred different things all at once — and that doesn't even include time for yourself. As a master of the art of multitasking, it makes sense for you to want a workout that can keep up. Here are seven exercise moves that work multiple areas of your body all at once, saving time and building muscle.

Jump Rope: And we're not talking about Double Dutch sidewalk jump rope. An intense jump rope session can burn some serious calories — about 1,000 per hour — and it works your entire body. The cardio involved means it's heart-healthy, and it's good for your joints, too.

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Pushup: Ah, the classic pushup. It's a classic for a reason! It works your core, chest and triceps all with a few movements. If you're a fitness newbie, try working up to 10 consecutive pushups per rep, and work your way up from there.

Squats: We love squats here at Skinny Mom. One squat will work your glutes, hamstrings and quads all while testing your balance, so just imagine what a fitness routine full of different squat variations could do for your fitness level!

Plank: The plank is the ultimate test of strength, endurance and perseverance. Whether you're doing a forearm plank, pushup plank, side plank or any of the myriad variations, you'll be working your abs, arms and lower back, all while helping your shoulder alignment!

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Lateral Shoulder Raises: To get those sexy shoulders, try a lateral shoulder raise. It also helps to tone the muscles in your back for an even hotter look. To ramp up the energy, try using dumbbells or a resistance band.

Lateral Leg Lifts: This move is truly a power move. It works your glutes, outer thigh, oblique abs and your balance, which promotes a strong core. Click here to check out how to do it.

Superman: If performed correctly, this move will work your abs, glutes, hamstrings and upper back. You're already Supermom, so why not be Superman while you're at it? Click here to learn how to do the Superman move.

What's your favorite multitasking move? Share with us in the comments below.