Which physical training exercises for kids developing muscles and endurance would you recommend?

Hey! How are you? You know, I’ve realized that almost all diets and training are created for adults, but nothing is suitable for kids. Or maybe I just think so. I just started to think about it when I heard from my wife that our friends are going to come with their children to us. So, I decided to do some sports with them, because I didn’t find any fun exercises for kids.

But maybe you can suggest? Any fun exercises for kids to do for us together at home? What physical fitness exercises for kids can be done at home? Do we need any additional equipment? How could children be admired by that? What really they would like? Which physical training exercises for kids developing muscles and endurance would you recommend?

I would really appreciate your feedback! Thanks.


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Hello Greg! Try these exercises, they are quite good for children!

1. Planking

Put your elbows on the floor, raise up on the tips of your toes, and keep your back straight and your abs tight in a line. Hold that position  as long as you can. 30 seconds is pretty good if your kids can hold it that long. (We’re doing planks in the photo above.)

2. Squats

Put your feet a shoulders’ width apart and do deep knee bends as if you’re sitting down on an invisible box. Put your arms out. Make sure your knees don’t extend past your toes.

3. Push-ups

Keep your abs tight and your back straight; you can do this with a straight or bent knee.

4. Crunches

Sit-ups, but not all the way from floor to knee. Just curl your chest toward your knees. (These are called “curl-ups” at my kids’ school.)

5. Lunges

Take a step. Touch your back knee to the floor, and make sure your front knee doesn’t extend past the toes.

6. Side leg raises

Just like Jane Fonda used to do! Keep your legs straight.

7. Burpees

These are pretty tough for me, and a whole sequence of them will really get your heart racing. Squat, then put your hands to the ground. Kick your legs straight back behind you, landing on your toes. Then do a push-up, bring your legs back underneath you, and jump straight up off the floor. That’s one burpee.

8. Mountain Climbers

Start in a push-up position, then alternate bringing one foot at a time forward toward your armpit and then extend it back out. It almost looks like a stationary bear crawl.

9. Butterfly Kicks

Lie on your back. Keeping your abs tight, raise your feet just barely off the floor and flutter-kick them. This one makes my girls giggle, which then makes their abs loosey-goosey, which makes it hard for them to do the exercise. But it’s fun all the same.

10. V-ups

This one’s like a sit-up, but in the shape of a V. Lie back, extend your arms out above your head on the floor, then lift your legs and raise your torso and hands until you make a V. Reach toward your feet, then back down again.

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