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Back-to-school Fat Loss Workouts for Busy Moms!

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I have had the pleasure of working with many females as a fitness boot camp instructor. More specifically, I have trained a lot of moms who are looking for fast results that work with, not against, their busy lifestyles.

Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. This tends to be a “thank you God” for many moms. Seriously, it’s tough for moms to get their workouts in during the summer with all those summer activities kids have these days like travel, sports, SAT classes, and whatnot. And the school day for kids opens up that workout time that’s been missing all summer for moms, so no excuses ladies!

Without further adieu, here’s a sample one-month fat-burning workout for busy moms just like YOU! It features the one-two rapid fat loss punch of body weight-based circuit strength training and high-intensity interval training cardio.

These workouts are best performed either immediately upon waking before having to get the kids up, showered, and fed, or immediately following a child’s departure for school. WHY? Because Mom’s need to get their workout done first thing in the morning before something more important comes later in the day (it always does). Trust me ladies, nothing beats a 20-minute EXPRESS workout that will have you in pure fat-burning mode for the rest of the day so you can tackle life’s daily stresses with vigor!

4-Week Back-To-School Rapid Fat Loss Training For Busy Moms

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Alternate between Strength Workout A and B each and every workout

On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: Alternate between Cardio Workout A and B each and every workout Fat-Burning 20-Minute EXPRESS Strength Workouts For BUSY Moms

Continuous Work

Strength Workout A

I. Pre-Workout: Movement Prep- 5 minutes total

II. Workout: 20 minutes total

Work Zone#1- 10 minutes

Perform max rounds for time. One round consists of the following:

Exercise#1- Double-Leg Hip Extension Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#2- Push-Up Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#3- Feet Over The Line- Front to Back @ 10 total reps

Your ultimate goal is to complete at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes and up to 10 rounds in 10 minutes. Progress to more advanced exercise variations or increase loading where applicable once you can get 10 rounds in 10 minutes. You should back off to easier exercise variations or decrease loading if you are unable to get at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes.

Work Zone#2- 10 minutes

Perform max rounds for time. One round consists of the following:

Exercise#1- Lunge Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#2- Row Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#3- Front Pillar Variation @ 10 sec hold

Your ultimate goal is to complete at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes and up to 10 rounds in 10 minutes. Progress to more advanced exercise variations or increase loading where applicable once you can get 10 rounds in 10 minutes. You should back off to easier exercise variations or decrease loading if you are unable to get at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes.

III. Post-Workout: Corrective Stretching and Self-Massage- 5 minutes total

Strength Workout B

I. Pre-Workout: Movement Prep- 5 minutes total

II. Workout: 20 minutes total

Work Zone#1- 10 minutes

Perform max rounds for time. One round consists of the following:

Exercise#1- Single-Leg Hip Extension Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#2- Dip Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#3- Feet Over The Line- Side to Side @ 10 total reps

Your ultimate goal is to complete at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes and up to 10 rounds in 10 minutes. Progress to more advanced exercise variations or increase loading where applicable once you can get 10 rounds in 10 minutes. You should back off to easier exercise variations or decrease loading if you are unable to get at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes.

Work Zone#2- 10 minutes

Perform max rounds for time. One round consists of the following:

Exercise#1- Squat Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#2- Bicep Curl Variation @ 10 total reps

Exercise#3- Side Pillar Variation @ 10 sec hold/side

Your ultimate goal is to complete at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes and up to 10 rounds in 10 minutes. Progress to more advanced exercise variations or increase loading where applicable once you can get 10 rounds in 10 minutes. You should back off to easier exercise variations or decrease loading if you are unable to get at least 5 rounds in 10 minutes.

III. Post-Workout: Corrective Stretching and Self-Massage- 5 minutes total

Fat-Burning 20-Minute EXPRESS Cardio Workouts For BUSY Moms

These workouts can be completed in 30 minutes or less and consist of 3 separate sections to be performed in the exact order listed:

I. Warm-Up- 5 minutes total

II. Intervals- Perform the prescribed number of rounds for 20 minutes total

III. Cool-Down- 5 minutes total

Key Terms:

- Carb-Burning Zone (CBZ) = Perform all-out, high-intensity sprints for the designated period of time. Make sure to work as hard as you possibly can during these sprints for your current fitness level. In other words, you should be working at an Intensity Level of 8-9 on The Perceived Exertion Scale of 1-10 (10 being maximum effort).

- Fat-Burning Zone (FBZ) = Perform low to moderate intensity active recovery for the designated period of time. Make sure to select a pace that allows you to sufficiently recover for the next sprint. In other words, you should be working at an Intensity Level of 3-5 on The Perceived Exertion Scale of 1-10 (10 being maximum effort). This is also the same pace you should use for both your warm-up and cool-down.

- 1 Interval = CBZ+FBZ = 1 Round

Cardio Workout A

- CBZ = 30 s – FBZ = 30 s – 1 Interval = 1 minute = 1 Round

- Perform 20 rounds for a total of 20 minutes of intervals

Cardio Workout B

- CBZ = 60 s – FBZ = 60 s – 1 Interval = 2 minutes = 1 Round

- Perform 10 rounds for a total of 20 minutes of intervals

Important Notes-

- Utilize any form of cardio exercise to perform these interval workouts. The two best options are outdoor running (avoid treadmills) or indoor/outdoor cycling.

- Feel free to perform an additional 15-30 minutes of low to moderate intensity steady-state cardio in the FBZ AFTER completing your interval workouts to further accelerate the fat loss!

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About the Author

BJ Gaddour, CSCS, is a nationally recognized fitness boot camp instructor and real world fat loss expert. His Get Sexy Boot Camps are Milwaukee’s premier fitness boot camps for men and women (http://www.GetSexyBootCamps.com). He is also the co-creator of Workout Muse (http://www.WorkoutMuse.com): The World’s FIRST and # Audio Interval Trainer!

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I am a husband, father of 2 girls (I was told that I was meant to be King)! I have been in the fitness industry since graduating from the University of Florida back in 97. I had the privilege to do an internship with the world renowned Dr. Cooper and the Cooper Aerobics Center. My initial start after graduating was as a personal trainer at a small private personal training studio in Orlando. After eight months, I moved to Dallas and worked as a personal trainer and manager for the Premier Athletic Club in Dallas. Since that time I have continued to work as a fitness professional in a variety of roles. Most recent is the development of America's # 1Lifestyle program for Working Moms called "Working Mom Workouts." I enjoy working with my clients and helping people reach their fitness goals.

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