You’ve created a little bun, La Jolla Sports Club has created a little workout!
Before we get started, La Jolla Sports Club is hosting an open house for moms and non-moms alike on Mother’s Day. Bring your questions about childcare, classes, training and whatever else might be on your mind!
And now to the fun stuff: In case you missed last year’s Mother’s Day post on diastasis recti, be sure to catch up on that, as it has a lot of great info on helping new moms safely get into gear. Even if you haven’t had a kiddo, those core and ab exercises are great for pretty much everyone you know, so feel free to pass it along.
Our La Jolla Sports Club Personal Trainers get asked a lot of questions, but by far the most sought-after answer from new moms is: How do I get rid of this baby weight? Remember all those times when you were kind of joking about eating for two? The first suggestion we have is to take a hard look at your nutrition. We’ve covered plenty of nutrition tips in our articles, but it would probably be worth your time to talk to the front desk about setting up an appointment with one of our Precision Nutrition-trained Trainers. No worries, you say, my nutrition is good to go, I just need some workout ideas. Welp, you’re in luck, because we have
A Pretty Good Workout Idea
Assuming you’ve been cleared by your physician for working out, Science (!) has found that adding a conditioning component to the end of your resistance workout is a great way to boost excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), aka the ‘afterburn effect.’ If you’re feeling nerdy, check out the articles to get a solid breakdown, but basically the idea is that the more oxygen that is needed, the higher the calorie expenditure. If you’re adding 10 minutes of conditioning after your workout, you’re going to be needing that oxygen.
Shampoo and Conditioning
Conditioning will not be easy when you first start incorporating them into your workouts and we HIGHLY recommend talking to a La Jolla Sports Club Personal Trainer about any questions or reservations.
Like anything, you’ll get accustomed to the conditioning, which will allow yourself to push a little harder and for a little longer. One of our favorite conditioning timing setups for beginners is the 30/30, which stands for 30 seconds on / 30 seconds off. You’ll do this for three rounds with three exercises, so you’re looking at approximately 10mins.
Time to get creative! When you first start with conditioning, choose three lung-burning exercises you feel competent knocking out and / or enjoy, so that you’ll be more inclined to keep at it. When you get a little more comfortable, attack a new move on the TRX, ladder, skier, rower, etc. This will be tough, but it’s a great fat-burner and delivers a satisfying feeling of accomplishment when you finish.
Below, you’ll see Neil Minella and Kevin Root, a couple of your La Jolla Sports Club Personal Trainers, demonstrating some great conditioning finishers (photos lifted from our Halloween article 👻).
Challenge yourself with different moves, different timing structures, different weights, etc etc etc, but whatever you do, practice good form, especially with that little bundle of joy waiting for you just upstairs in our childcare!
Until next time, happy Mother’s Day!
// Your friends at La Jolla Sports Club