The Summer Camp series for your little one kicks off its first episode with Coach Saad who guides a 20-minute workout to upbeat music that makes you want to move! Pay close attention to his warmup and stretching to avoid any injuries during the workout.
His first workout is a sequence of three routines repeated once. He starts with push ups. These help your kids engage their biceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. The same muscles are used next in wall taps. In both these sequences, your little one will also engage their core and lower back. In the final exercise in the sequence, he demonstrates the crab tap which will engage their hamstrings, lower back, quadriceps, shoulders, upper back, and lower traps, building on the first two exercises.
The first exercise in workout two requires shoulder and pelvic stability as Coach Saad moves into position to perform a pike push up. This move continues to build upper body strength while helping your child develop their core. Core stability continues to be a focus with exercise two – mountain climbers. As a bonus, this move also increases cardio endurance!
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If your child is enjoying a sequence in any of these three workouts, you can repeat it for them so they can do another if they feel up to it.
Workout three keeps up the momentum of cardio endurance as Coach Saad glides into skaters. This move gives the upper body a break while strengthening the glutes, hips, and legs, while improving your child’s coordination and balance. The key to doing this exercise effectively is to for your child to keep their back flat, their shoulders back, and engage their core muscles.
Finally, Coach Saad demonstrates an easy cool down, helping the body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate to return to their normal levels.
Stay tuned for the next nine episodes of Summer Camp fit ‘n fun for little ones!
The Summer Camp sports series for children is sponsored by the Saudi Sports for All Federation and the Quality of Life Program