Moms need muscles! You know this- kids are heavy.
Muscles provide the freedom to do what motherhood requires us to do- especially upper body strength. With a set of dumbells, I created an upper body workout routine for mama’s so that we can do everything to live our healthiest, happiest life.
From the moment that tiny 7 pound newborn is placed in your arms, your upper body needs to be able to carry them a lot. Not to mention all of the other things that you need to bring along with you- the diaper bag and the dreaded car seat. You need that upper body strength to maneuver motherhood safely and painfree.
The average weight of a newborn carseat is between 10 and 20 pounds. WHAT.
That means you are potentially carrying 30 pounds after having a newborn. And you know this mama, but the kid only grows from there. And so does the amount of things that you are carrying!
I said it before and I will say it again- Moms Need muscles.
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For this workout, you need a set of moderately heavy dumbbells- Something that challenges you the last couple of moves. For example, if you are able to complete all 20 reps, you will need to increase your weight. The last 2-3 should be difficult, but possible.
You can do it Mama!
I designed this workout to allow interruptions, which is perfect with littles running around. So get to it and when you are done, refuel with my favorite green smoothie.
Forward and Side Lateral Raises