MOLO Week 11: Lunge with Chest Press
Last week’s challenge was Squat with Bicep Curl.
This week’s Baby Boot Camp Mother Love Fitness Challenge (MOLO): Lunge with Chest Press
From the Baby Boot Camp MOLO newsletter:
The lunge is a lower-body exercise that works several muscle groups at once. The chest press helps you increase pushing strength in various positions, whether you’re lying on your back, sitting or standing. However, the chest muscles aren’t the only ones that are working. Depending on your body’s orientation, different muscles other than your chest fire in various degrees to stabilize your joints as you move.
Focus On Form: Lunge with Chest Press
- Place your feet together, then step forward 2-3 feet with your right foot. Inhale as you flex your right hip and knee while keeping your knee pointed in the same direction as your foot.
- Keep your torso upright as you continue to bend your knees until your right leg forms a right angle and your left knee is almost touching the floor. Ensure that your right knee does not extend beyond your toes.
- Pause briefly and exhale as your push off from your right toe. Return to a standing position.
- With your slastix tube around your body (slack tightened), bend your arms at your elbows, palms facing down, hands by shoulders.
- Slowly press your arms out in front of you (without locking your elbows), keeping your tube stable. Return to the starting position.
MOLO assignment: Take a 20-30 minute walk or bike ride with your family today.
I love going on walks or hikes with my family. One of the best things I purchased for hiking with my child is an Osprey Poco child carrier. I bought it for my husband for Father’s Day and we’ve used it several times since.
MOLO assignment: Do 5 side lunges per leg each time you check Facebook today.
I am guilty of checking my Facebook Page multiple times in a day. I did 40 lunges on Monday! I don’t mind, since I need the workout!
MOLO assignment: No alcohol or soft drinks for the next three days. Post on our MOLO FB page what you’ll be giving up.
MOLO assignment: Review the SMART goal you set in February. Focus on how far you’ve come and finish strong!
I set a goal to do 10 push-ups at night before bed. I was really good about it, but slacked off a little. Last week, while wearing a tank top, my husband told me my arms look “buff.” I asked if it was a compliment or a concern. He told me he didn’t know. Oh, husbands! I started to feel a little self-conscious, wondering if I’d gone “too far.” Thankfully, my fellow Baby Boot Camp moms reassured me I look just fine, and that husbands are prone to say the wrong thing at the worst times. “Strong is the new Sexy!” my friend Mirina told me 🙂
MOLO assignment: Before lunch, do 20 lunges per leg.
Lunges seem to be working! I am starting to feel like my butt has a better shape now!
MOLO assignment: Research the Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen to understand when to buy organic vs. conventional.
Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) trainers Melinda and Elizabeth emphasize that nutrition is just as important as exercise. They give us the tools and information to help us reach our goals and are genuinely concerned about each of their clients. That’s what I love about Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) – we are a community of moms that care and support one another in all aspects of life.