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Adventures in Drool:  Fitness Friday!

By Rachel Swick Mavity | Jan 13, 2012
Source: Google images The dreaded plank.

Happy Friday fellow servants in the kingdom of drool!

Today I must report it seems my baby grew overnight, which means the Mommy & Baby workouts I have been doing are about to get harder with a heavier baby.

I am also happy to report that after three weeks of following Weight Watchers at home and exercising regularly with Droolface, I am down 3 pounds! Hubby is down a whopping 6 pounds!

Today's fun fitness tip comes from Dustin Maher of Fit Moms for Life. Alex and I enjoy working out to his DVDs, which we got a deal on through Parents.com.

One of my least favorite exercises, but probably one of the best - The Plank.

To perform the plank, place the baby on the floor and get in push-up position over top of baby. Place elbows on the floor on either side of the baby, legs out and maintain a straight line from shoulders to heel. Hold for 10 seconds, release, and do it again.

This exercise improves your core muscles and helps build endurance of the back, abs and stabilizer muscles.

Be careful - it's a tough one!

When I first did this exercise, I was worried about the safety of the baby, but if you get tired in say, three seconds like I did, just put your knees down and rest before starting up again.

For more information on Fit Moms for Life, visit dustinmaherfitness.com.

 

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