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When Jax was a tiny, tater tot, I used to work out with him on the regs. Now, he's giant and I can't rep the nugget like I used to, but here's a glance at the workout routine I do with him (not as many reps as I used to!):
1. Dance! I still do this with my giant sack of potatoes. We turn on some music, I pick him up, and we dance all over the house.
2. Squats! I squat while holding him. I prefer the ballet-type squats (I'm sure there's a technical name for it; feel free to let me know what it is!). The ballet squat: 1) Your toes are pointed out 2) You squat low.
3. Crunches! I use Jax as my weight as I do crunches. I hold him to my chest and sit up, working that core a little harder.
4. Arm reps! As I do my squats, I hold him and raise him up and bring him down. He's 23 pounds now - it kills!
Here are some YouTube workouts I also did a lot when Jax was younger:
Lauren Brooks | Working out with Baby
BabbaCo | Post-Pregnancy Exercise
What I listened to while writing this:
Jax was chilling with me, so we listed to If You're Happy and You Know. I kid you not, the dude had a dance routine to go with it. News to me!!