After I started my post partum training, my goal was to get my strength back to where it was before.
Lifting heavy not only helped me build muscle but boost my metabolism.
Focusing on compound exercises
After I finished focusing on building my core strength back up, I started adding in a variety of other compound movements. Things like pushups, squats, lunges, rows and planks.
More muscles are being used during a compound movement, which means more calories are being burned throughout the workout.
Including HIIT or cardio intervals during weight training sessions.
Between switching exercises or at the end of my workouts, I’ll include something to elevate heart rate like plyometrics, skipping rope, or add in battle ropes.
This helps burn more calories throughout the workout especially if you’re limited on time.