The Washcloth Workout: Your Step-by-Step Guide

WASH CLOTH WORKOUTIt doesn't take much more than a washcloth to get a toned tush, tight abs and a strong upper body.  Try these simple but effective moves for a great workout and a clean floor!  

All of these moves can be done on carpet as well, just use some paper from a magazine or a slick book from your little one's book shelf.

MOVE 1:

Begin with one foot on the rag, keeping most of your weight on the front foot.

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Slide the rag back until the front leg is in a lung position. Push into the heel of the front foot to slide the back foot back to the start position. Perform this move for 3 sets of 10 then switch to the other side.


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MOVE 2: Begin with one foot on the rag again.

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Slide the foot out to the side as the standing leg bends to a side lunge position.  Push through the heel of the stable foot to slide the outside leg back in.  Keep the abs in and perform this move for 3 sets of 10 then switch to the other side.


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MOVE 3: Slide the foot back at a diagonal as you bend the front knee reaching the hand towards the ground.  Drive through the heel of the front foot to bring the back leg back in. Perform this move for 3 sets of 10 and then switch to the other side.

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Place each foot on a cloth and hold yourself in a plank position.

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MOVE 4: Pulling in through the core, begin mountain climbers sliding each foot in towards your hands.  Most of your weight should be in your hands rather than your feet. Perform the move for 3 sets of 10. Take a small break between each set if you need to.


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MOVE 5: Sticking with plank, squeeze the legs together and pull both knees in towards the opposite elbow. (look below for the pattern of movement).


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Push the legs back out and open the legs to a split position.

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Squeeze the legs back together and then pull them in to the other elbow.  Perform this move for 3 sets of 10, breaking between each set for a slight rest.


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CHALLENGE MOVE 6: With one leg floating in the air, never to touch the ground, perform mountain climbers again. 10 with the right leg off of the ground and 10 with the left leg off of the ground.

Great Job Mamas!!