For better or worse, Thanksgiving has become a day to overeat with loved ones. A huge Thanksgiving meal can make you feel sluggish, demotivating you for a workout at the end of the day. This Turkey Day, try this at-home Thanksgiving workout as soon as you wake up—and burn hundreds of calories before you start packing them back on.
Start with a 5- to 7-minute dynamic warm-up. Move from one exercise to the next without stopping to get the full aerobic benefit.
-Step Twists (Step forward and twist toward your front leg) 1x5 each direction
-Jumping Jacks 1x60 sec.
-Alternating Lunges (Hold lunge to stretch hip flexors) 1x10 each leg
-Mountain Climbers 1x60 sec.
-Carioca 3x3 steps in each direction
Perform all exercises in a circuit fashion. Complete both sets of Circuit One before proceeding to Circuit 2. Superset exercises listed in pairs.
Always stop as needed for breaks. After all, you know your body better than anyone. You don't want to push yourself too hard and end up passed out on the floor. Embarrassing and unbefitting a STACKlete.
-Lying Down Single-Arm DB Chest Press 2x10-12
-Sumo Squat 2x10-12
-Single-Leg Squat 2x8
-Box Jumps 2x6
-Single-Leg Reverse Shoulder Fly (Perform only the second exercise in the video) 2x10-12
-Plank 2x60 sec.
-Standing Overhead Tricep Extension (Squeeze glutes to ensure straight back) 2x10-12
-Med Ball Push-Ups (Move feet closer together for increased difficultly) 2x10-12
-Russian Twists with Medicine Ball 2x25
Now that you've completed your Thanksgiving workout, hit the shower and enjoy time with family.