Sunday, 5 October 2014

Working out with your baby. HIIT with a BITT Week 6

Two-thirds of the way through and you now know the drill!

We are up to Week 6 of our 8-week workout series 'HIIT with a BITT' where you get to work out with your baby at home in under 30 minutes. 

By Week 6 you'll be ready to feel the burn!  

If this is your first time here, get all of the information about the series here.

Get previous workouts: 
Week One here.
Week Two here
Week Three here
Week Four here
Week Five here

And here is WEEK 6:  Feel the Burn

Technique Tips for new exercises:

Side Step Ups with Leg Lifts
Ensure your whole foot is on the step.
Aim to lift your heel to the ceiling, squeezing through your gluteals.
Complete on each leg.  
Make it harder:  Use a higher step.
Make it easier: Eliminate leg lift or use lower step.

Baby Press with knee lift.
Lift your baby above your head.
Bring your baby down on one side as you lift your knee on that side to meet your elbow.
(You should still have your baby in their carrier, not like I have in the photo!!)
Make it harder: Add a squat in between

Lunge with baby press:
Hold your baby at chest height.
Step backwards into a lunge.
Lift your baby up and over your head.  Lower your baby back down.
Step your feet together.
Repeat on the other side.
Make it easier: Eliminate baby press.
Make it harder:  Complete one full work cycle on your left leg and one on your right leg.

Push Ups with 1/2 burpee
Complete a normal push up.
Jump your feet in as if you were about to stand up, but instead jump them back out into a plank position and complete another push up.
Make it harder: Complete full burpee

180 degree jumps.
Jump and tun 180 degrees to face the other way.
Use you arms to help propel you off the ground and increase the height of your jumps.
Land with soft knees.
Keep repeating as fast as you can.
Make it harder: Touch the ground each time you land

Leg extensions:
Lay on your back with your baby on your chest.
Lift your legs, pointing your toes to the ceiling.
Slowly lower your legs to 45 degrees and then bring them back up to the starting position.
If your lower back starts to lift off the ground you shouldn't lower you legs any further.
Make it harder: Lower your legs closer to the ground
Make it easier: Lower one leg at a time.

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