Week one training.
Start off small (he says!).
5 min warm up. (Shadow boxing, jogging/running/sprinting on the spot, jumping jacks).
10 mins full body stretch from neck down to feet.
30 mins aerobic exercise. Running around in the garden will do he says. Or riding your bike.
Press ups 8-12 reps. 3 sets alternating with
Lunges 8-12 reps. 3 sets.
Crunches 8-12 reps. 3 sets.
Cool down and stretch.
And that’s just day 1!
He makes up workouts all the time and gets his younger brothers to do them with him. If I ever walk into his room I’m sure to find them wearing vests, stopwatches in hand, timing how long it takes them to do some ridiculously large number of press ups. I feel tired just watching. I love that they love exercise. And now that I also enjoy running, I get to occasionally go for a run with No 1, which is a really good thing to be able to do together.
Get Fit – a fun exercise counter - you choose an exercise you want to do – eg. do 20 press ups, get your nose or chin to touch the phone each time to count the reps. Save as press ups. Beat your record next time!
7 Minute Workout – one of the best workout apps according to No 1. Simple to use. Good for kids. Vocal instructions. “Get ready. Next up jumping jacks. Start jumping jacks….” Push ups, plank, squats. Bit of a money making intiative from the app developers as you can make your own 7 minute workout on the app for £0.79p
No. 1 is taking part in the Sevenoaks Rotary 1.5k fun run on the 15th March. My husband is doing the 10k. My Mothers Day treat is to watch them. Luckily, I do consider that a treat. The only part that won't be so much fun is trying to stop No. 4 son from running with him. He's outraged that 6 year olds can't do the fun run. I have to say I'm with him on that one. I think they may have a sneaky last minute entrant, whether he's meant to be running or not!