Fitness Expert Liz Stuart shows new mums how to tone up the triceps in the comfort of their own home.
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Liz Stuart: Hi I am Liz Stuart and welcome to your five minute post-natal workout just like you I am sitting on the sofa so there is no excuses not to get involved and I am joined today by the most beautiful baby called Flint hello Flint, Flint isn't my baby but I do have a baby I had a baby about 16 months ago so I do know how it feels to have one and to also have that post pregnancy body as well and exercise really help me to feel better about myself and also to improve my figure. The area of the body that we are going to work today is our triceps which is the back of the upper arm which commonly gets termed being going so today I am going to help you weight to your bingo wings and just trying some tips. Now it's quiet a time you were exercised, so I am going to just show you two versions a harder version and an easier version. So first of all lets just warm up the upper arm okay and you can do this as well Flint if you want to join in so we are just going to rotate our arms back and now bring them up above your head and just straighten and bend the arm from the elbow and do another two of those and now bring the arms down to shoulder level yes we are working out. Yeah we are working on our arms we are making them nice and strong so we can lift you up as you grow and bring them up again and another five. Tummy muscles tight four and three and two and one and down again one more set and one, two, three, four, five and six lovely just roll the shoulders back okay we'll get into our start position for the tricep dips. So just sit on the edge of your sofa hands are beneath the bottom just duct into the sides of the bottom feet are out in front of you about a hip distance apart tummy muscles are tight lift the bottom of the sofa hands are facing forwards and just bend those elbows 90 degrees now it's a bend in the elbows that brings the body up and down its not you just moving your hips or your knees its an bend ion our elbow and it's a tough exercises but just see what you can do and I will show you an easier way alternative when we completed this set and lets have another six I am breathing out on the way down and five, four and imagine you have got foot more burns in between those elbows and two and one and well done every one in rest just sit back on the sofa roll the shoulders back and I am going to show you the easier version which is need to get on to the floor. Hello, okay now bottom stay son the floor this version and just bend those elbows back again and tilt the body back and two so as you can say this sis much easier push less resistance on the upper arm but we are still working the tricep now you should start to feel it burn away at the back of the upper arm and six sit in the comfortable our own homes baby beside us playing away happily and we are turning up our arms and another three, and two and one and well done and just sit back roll the roll the shoulders back give the arms a shake one arm across the body just apple a slight bit of pressure above the shoulder joint and change over other arm and next we are going to bring one arm above our heads, hands goes down in between the shoulder blades stretch out the upper arm you should feel a stretch running along here and just relax the shoulder s and change over other arm. So there you go your five minute workout on the sofa or on the floor beside baby perfect lets give ourselves a clap well done and see you again soon.