You had a baby (or babies).
And now you’re ready to get back in the gym and get the best results possible.
You want to feel amazing. Get stronger. Feel confident. Capable.
You want a body you’re proud of.
But you’re a busy mom so that means you only have so much time and you’re definitely not interested in wasting it doing workouts that won’t give you the most bang for your buck.
You want to feel like you’re actually doing something that’ll get you the results you’re hoping for.
So what should you focus on?
How do you know what you’re doing is working?
Is there a method or strategy you should follow?
The truth is that I’m usually not one to say something like “This one thing works for everyone!” But in this case, that tends to be the truth.
If you want the best results possible I want you to focus your time in one area:
Strength training + Finishers.
Now before you zone out and say, “I’ve heard I should do strength training before” or “Yeah, I knew that” I want to be clear that I’m not talking about just any ol’ strength training.
Notice how I said “Strength training + Finishers“?
If you want the most bang for your buck, the best use of your time is full body strength training that ends with a fast-paced Finisher.
What’s a Finisher?
A Finisher is a quick round of exercise that you tag onto the end of a strength training workout to get even better results.
You do your workout, then you do another mini workout at the end of your initial workout (hence the name “Finisher”).
Typically it’s 1-3 exercises that focus on one area of the body or adds some cardio to the end of your workout.
Finishers can help you get a stronger booty, back, core… you name it
They can give you a heart-pumping challenge cardio-style.
And they can give you a great metabolic boost (which is what we want if you’re looking for some fat loss).
Doing a Finisher is like getting guac – it costs you a little bit extra but it’s worth it. 😉
The point is to challenge your body one last time before you wrap up so you can get the most benefits possible out of that workout.
So what does this actually look like?
Well some of my fave kinds of Finishers are booty-based.
I love booty-focused finishers because your glutes are such a key part of your core system and something that many moms struggle with (#mombutt anyone?)
A strong booty can help your entire core and pelvic floor system (and honestly your whole body) feel stronger and function better.
And I mean, let’s be honest, it’s totally okay to wanna get a nice round, strong looking badonkadonk that makes you excited to wear your favorite jeans.
Yes, booty-based Finishers are my fave. So at the end of my strength-based workout I’ll tag on 1-3 glute-focused exercises and do lots of reps in a short amount of time.
It has made an undeniable difference in how I feel (and look) and I’m loving the results.
Wanna give it a try?
Go for it!
Try adding this Finisher to the end of your next strength training workout:
Do 3 sets of 20 reps of bridges with 30 seconds of rest between each set.
So do 20 bridges. Rest for 30 seconds. Do another 20 bridges. Rest. Then repeat one more time.
Remember to plant your feet so that they’re under your knees (not too far forward or too close to your butt) and keep your booty untucked the entire time (don’t tuck your butt under as you come up).
Push through those heels and squeeze your glutes at the top.
I know, right?!
You can see why I call it “Burning Bridges” ha!
Just remember that even though it’s fast-paced, we still want to focus on great form and proper breathing + engagement strategies.
So keep breathing and don’t get all lazy-like with your form. 😉
If you like the sound of getting better results in less time with the help of Finishers you’re gonna wanna check out my program – Mom Booty Booster – when it comes out in April.
There will definitely be some great booty-building Finishers to help ensure your buns get stronger!
For now, enjoy those Burning Bridges, my friend.
P.S. Have a friend you know could use a good Finisher in her life? Send her this post!