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Cardio, Shoulders & Obliques

Boy, do I love this workout! It has compound exercises which works multiple muscle groups meaning … you are getting a lot done in a short amount of time. What momma doesn’t love that!

If you’d like to learn more about how to fully rehab your core, check out our Ab Rehab Guide.


PRESS AND OBLIQUE LIFT

Set Up: Begin by standing on a mat, feet together and facing forward. Hold a small dumbbell in each hand and raise your arms so that they are both ninety degree angles (show off those guns!). Bend your knees slightly.

Bring your arms together in front of you so that the dumbbells almost touch. Open your arms back up and then raise your left knee up to the side to touch your left elbow, keeping your upper body straight, abs engaged. Lower your foot back to the starting position.

Repeat 15 times with your left knee raising then switch and do 15 more reps with your right knee.


PUSH PULL

Set Up: Stand on a mat with your feet in a wide straddle, feet facing forward. Hold two small dumbbells in your hands at hip height.

 Reach the dumbbell in your left hand down toward your left foot, bending your right knee as you reach downward. Pull the dumbbell back up, straightening your knee, bringing the dumbbell all the way up to your stomach- act as if you are starting a chainsaw!

Do this movement 15 times and them switch to the opposite side for 15 more reps.

 

Plank Oblique Rotation

Set Up: Begin in a push up position, shoulders directly over your hands and your whole body tight and in a straight line from head to toe.

Bring your left hand up to touch your chest, then right hand, twisting through the waistline.

Do 15 reps.


OBLIQUE PRESS

Set Up: Start by standing on a mat with your feet shoulder width apart, feet facing forward and legs straight. Have a dumbbell in each hand with your right arm up straight over your head and your left arm bent, dumbbell at your shoulder.

Raise your right knee up and bring your right arm down, touching your elbow to your knee. As your right arm comes down, push your left arm upward, straightening it over your head. Lower your foot back to the ground, bring your left dumbbell back to your shoulder and raise your right arm straight up over your head.

Repeat the move 15 times and then switch to do 15 more reps on your left leg.

 

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