If you exercise at home with your kids watching then there would definitely come a day when they would ask that they join you as you exercise. Your kids definitely cannot complete the entire workout that you do but there are some simple or basic exercises that you can do with your kids. Here are 5 exercises you can do with your kids:
- Push Ups
Push-ups are one of the most popular exercises. In fact, chances are that you started your own work out the journey with push-ups. Having a child in no ways stops you from continuing this exercise; in fact, you can involve your child too.
Having your kid lay on your back while you complete this exercise can help to strengthen your upper body. Also, make sure to keep your abs tight and your back straight.
Lunges are great for your legs and buttocks especially if they are done right. When performing this exercise with your child make sure that you go about it in the right way because failure to do so equals wasted efforts.
When you form a 90 degrees angle with your knees reach out for your child and place them on your knee as you revert to the position you began with.
Abs look great on everyone and sit-ups are one of the fastest ways to get them. To do this exercise with your kid, you’ll need to assume the normal sit up starting position with your back laid on the ground, feet flat on the floor and knees bent.
You can have your kid kneeling opposite you with their hands on your knees or you could have them sitting on your knees so that your knees do not move. Tighten your abs and then slowly raise your upper body with your head coming up first followed by your shoulder. Hang in there for a second or two and then slowly return to starting position.
For the best effects on your lower body squatting is highly recommended. Having your child on your backs makes your task a little bit harder but more effective. The added weight means that you’ll have to work your lower body more than usual.
Set your feet firm on the ground with about a shoulder’s width between each foot and then do as if you are about to sit down on a chair while still keeping your knees at about 90 degrees.
Burpees are really great for burning fat quick and for keeping your heart racing. The exercise combines squats, push-ups and a little bit of jumping.
Here is how you complete one burpee: First you squat, and then you put both hands on the floor. Next, you make a straight backward kick with your legs which put you in a push-up position. Do one push-up and then pull your legs back so it looks like you are crouching and then jump off the floor.
Pretty exhausting you would agree.
Exercising with your kids is one sure way to bond with them. Although your kids might be eager to try different workouts or exercises, remember that they are just kids and your goal is to introduce a little fitness to them and also make exercise fun for them. You’ll definitely do not want to give them more than they can bear.
At the ALM Sports Summer Camp Program, the above 5 exercises are implemented in the morning activities.