Teenage girls are becoming aware on how they look and will probably keep a close eye on their figure for any hint of baby fat still clinging to them. Encouraging them to stay in the best shape is not just for aesthetics but also for their health. Without caring for their body properly, there is a high chance that they can gain a lot of weight which can pose as a health risk to them.
The good news is that there are plenty of exercises that you can show your teen on how to train her muscles to prevent too much fat from forming. If you want to create a workout plan for your daughter, here are a few suggestions to consider.
Bicycles. If your daughter doesn’t have a bike, she can still work her leg and core muscles with the bicycles. This is how this workout goes: lie down on the yoga mat with the back flat on the floor. Raise the head a little and place the hands behind it as if trying to support it. Lift legs up a few inches off the floor while folding the right leg to touch the left elbow. Keep the left leg extended. Straighten your right leg while bringing the left knee towards your right elbow. Continue alternating the movements until you complete 10 reps on both sides.
Bend and kick back. Go down on all fours on a yoga mat. Extend right leg a bit diagonal to the back with toes pointing downwards. Raise left knee up to shoulder level until it is perpendicular to your hip. Stretch left leg in a straight manner so that it extends to the back. Go back to your first position and repeat with the other leg. Do 10 to 12 reps.
Bicep curls. To work on your flabby arms, you can do some bicep curls. Choose dumbbells that you are comfortable lifting and hold one in each hand. Stand with your feet at hip-width apart and your back straight. Your arms should be at your sides with the weights in front of your thighs, palms facing forward. Raise your left arm by bending the elbow to bring the weight at shoulder height. Bring it back to first position and repeat with the other arm. Make sure that you keep your core engaged and avoid using momentum to raise the dumbbell towards your chest. You should 10 reps for each arm.
Dips. Another arm workout that your teenage girl can do is the dips. This workout is perfect when she is sitting down. Have your daughter scoot over the edge of the seat with her hands gripping the edge of the seat. Her knees should be bent at 90 degrees. Have her scoot over until her butt is hanging while retaining her hold on the seat. Bend elbows to lower butt close to the ground then push back up. Have her do 10 reps for this exercise.