20-Minute Full-Body Thanksgiving Day Workout

Burn off all that turkey and stuffing with this 20-minute Thanksgiving Day workout.

Thanksgiving is here! Time for some relaxation, gratitude and a chance to have some quality family time. The best part for an athlete is you finally get some time to chill.

The question for many athletes is, "How much should I chill?"

Well, for average athletes, Thanksgiving looks a little something like this:

  • Wake up
  • Stuff face with turkey
  • Watch football
  • Pass out

That is for average athletes. For elite athletes, the process is a little bit different. It looks more like this:

  • Wake up
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Do a full-body workout
  • Stuff face with turkey
  • Watch football
  • Pass out

You don't want to be an average athlete, do you?

I know what you are thinking: "I'm won't have any time to work out." Well, I am about to take that excuse away from you.

From start to finish, this workout will only take you 20 minutes and it will set your entire body on fire, allowing you to keep your strength gains going and stay on the path to success in your sport.

Wake up, eat a solid breakfast, complete this workout and stay focused on becoming an elite athlete.

Warm-Up (2-3 minutes)

Dowel Overhead Squat

  • Jump in place - x 1 min.
  • World's Greatest Stretch - x5 each side
  • Dowel Overhead Squats - x 10

Circuit 1 (6 minutes)

Alpha Press

Repeat for six minutes, resting only as needed.

  • Deadlift - x 6
  • Alpha Press - x 6
  • Burpee to Med Ball Slam - x 6

Rest for 2 minutes

Circuit 2 (5 minutes)

Strict Pull-Ups

Repeat for five minutes, resting only as needed.

  • Strict Pull-Ups - x 6
  • RDL with Bicep Curl - x 6
  • Side Knee Tuck - x 6 each side

Rest for 1 minute

Circuit 3 (2 Minutes)

Kneeling Tricep Kick Backs

Do a set of each for 30 seconds, another set for 20 seconds and a final set for 10 seconds.

  • Kneeling Tricep Kick Backs
  • Tall-Kneeling Clutch Curls

Boom! 20 minutes. Your heart should be thumping in your mouth!

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Topics: FOOTBALL | STRETCHING | HEALTHY BREAKFAST | WORKOUTS | BURPEE | MED BALL | PRESS | BREAKFAST | HEART | JUMPING | CLUTCH | WORK OUT | BODY WORKOUTS