Best 30-Minute Workouts for Busy Moms

Towel Pikes

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Get in a push-up position with your torso engaged and spine neutral. Initiate the movement by driving your hips (butt) up towards the ceiling without bending your knees. Return back to the starting push-up position and repeat the hip lift for the desired number of reps.

Barbell Thrusters

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Begin seated on the ground with your upper back against a bench and a weighted barbell at your feet. Roll the barbell up to your waist (use a pad for support), bend your knees so your feet are flat on the ground, and extend your hips as you lean back onto the bench. Be sure to hold onto the bar to keep it from falling.

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Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC

Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is a fitness professional and the founder of DB Strength in San Diego. He is also the head strength and conditioning coach for Alliance Training Center where he works with many top professional MMA athletes. Visit for more information.

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