Quick Body Weight Thanksgiving Workout

Quick body weight workout is an excellent way to start your Thanksgiving day in order to be feeling awesome and setting the body and mind to awareness and mindfulness that will help preventing overeating at lunch time. Demo videos included.

Thanksgiving is finally here and you are ready for a day of eating, drinking and holiday cheer.  Start your day off right doing this quick body weight workout, so you can enjoy the day with family and friends. You will be happy you burnt a few extra hundred calories so you can enjoy that scrumptious pumpkin pie. I prepared a short demo video for each exercise.

1.     50 Jack Hops
Like a jumping jack, just add a squat when you jump out, then jump back in.  Make sure you keep your hips back – to protect your knees.

Demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVDrh1Vircw

2.     20 Alternating Diagonal Lunges
Step out on a diagonal and do a front lunge- dropping your back knee towards the floor at a 90 degree angle.  Stepping back, making sure you use your abs to pull you back- NOT your lower back- Repeat other to the other side!

Demo video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1POeA0ORcsI

3.     20 Squat Jumps
Perform a PERFECT Squat- Jump at the top, LANDING IN A SQUAT.  Make sure you do that so you PROTECT your knees.  Also, make sure you keep your chest up, booty out, abs in and head up.

Demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq1pO1jbvzE

4.     10 Pushups
Hands shoulder width apart, squeeze your butt and abs, keeping your legs nice and straight and your head in line with your spine.  Dive your chest to the ground (NOT YOUR STOMACH) and let your whole body go down like you are a plank.  If your lower back hurts, please stop and try again.

Demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-m_EKkrjs

5.     Repeat 20 Alternating Diagonal Lunges

 6.     30 Plank Jacks
In high plank, arms are in line with your chest and squeeze your booty and abs. Do a jumping jack on the floor by jumping out to the side and back in, keeping your booty down and a nice pace to get your heart rate up.

Demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elTrk4fW9ms

7.     Repeat 20 Squat Jumps

8.     Repeat 10 Pushups

 9.     50 Mountain Climbers
In high plank position, keep your arms in line with your chest and squeeze your booty and abs.  Bring one knee to your chest and squeeze your abs as hard as you can, switching to your opposite leg.  Keep a nice pace to get your heart rate up and whole body working!

Demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737IgQmWX_c

 

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