Pre Thanksgiving Workout

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I love Thanksgiving. And I must confess that I pig out, eat baked brie, down a few beers and have a gravy laden plate of food. I have dreams where I am swimming in stuffing and clouds are made of pecan pie. Thankfully, another thing I love to do before this feast, is have a totally bootie kicking, sweat laden workout that leads up to it. Actually, this tank says it perfectly. 

So, here’s pretty much EXACTLY what went down in the gym today. ‘Twas a good one. I’ll definitely be repeating it. Even on non pre-holiday feast days. Alas, I had to share…

Pre-Thanksgiving workout.

I tried to keep my rest times to 30-45 seconds between sets during all of this, used a little bit of a lighter weight than usual, and did higher reps to keep my heart rate up the entire time. 

*Click on links for videos that show the moves. Sorry I couldn’t find guys in neon spandex with fanny packs. 

• 10 minutes – Walk on the treadmill at 3.0-3.5 pace, at as high of an incline that it will go. Not holding onto the handles or bars. Swing those arms and break a sweat.

• Warm up and stretch

• Core work = 15 toe touches with a plate, immediately followed by plank knee kisses (Staying in plank position, slowly bring one knee in and try and kiss your kneecap, then kick your leg back. Repeat five times on each side). Repeat for 3 sets.

• Get moving: Dumbbell Push up to Plank rows x 8, immediately followed by Dumbbell squat jumps x 5. 

  Repeat for 3 sets total.

• Super set #1: Single Arm Dumbbell bench x 10 each arm, immediately followed by Single arm Dumbbell rows x 10 each arm, immediately followed by dumbbell step ups x 10 each leg. (I used the bench for all 3 of these)

Repeat for 3 sets total.

• Superset #2: Pull ups x 5-8, Single Arm Overhead Dumbbell Press x 8 each arm, Single Leg Dumbbell RDL, x 10 each leg. 

Repeat for 3 sets total.

Split Squat Cable Chop x 15 each side, immediately followed by Cable Face Pulls x 15.

Repeat for 2 sets total.

• 10 more minutes – Walk on the treadmill at 3.0-3.5 pace, at as high of an incline that it will go. Not holding onto the handles or bars. Swing those arms and break a sweat.

• Stretch. Drink some water.

Donezo.

Give thanks for good health, and making use of these amazing machines that are capable of so many cool things, called our bodies.

And go eat 🙂

…and enjoy every single delicious bite.

Nikes // Leggings

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