Your At-Home Thanksgiving Workout

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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 STACK's at-home Thanksgiving workout as soon as you wake up—and burn hundreds of calories before you start packing them back on.

Get Moving
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

Thanksgiving Workout
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.

Circuit One
-Burpees  2x10

-Push-Ups  2x10-15
-Lying Down Single-Arm DB Chest Press  2x10-12
-Sumo Squat 2x10-12
-Single-Leg Squat  2x8

-Box Jumps  2x6

-Pull-Ups  2x8-12
-Single-Leg Reverse Shoulder Fly (Perform only the second exercise in the video) 2x10-12

Circuit Two
-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

-RDL 2x10-12
-Single-Leg Glute Bridge on Stability Ball 2x10-12

-Kettlebell Swing Squat Press 2x10-12
-Pike Push-Ups 2x6-12

-Russian Twists with Medicine Ball  2x25

Now that you've completed your Thanksgiving workout, hit the shower and enjoy time with family.

 

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