Completing a Thanksgiving workout is a great way to burn off the turkey or make room for a meal later on. Whether you complete a workout before, after or in the days near Thanksgiving, your body and mind will be much better prepped to enjoy the holiday.
What is the turkey burn workout?
This turkey burn is the perfect Thanksgiving workout for the holiday itself or days off following the festivities.
The workout consists of three separate sets, each designed as a mini workout in itself. Each set contains 6 bodyweight exercises that target all of the major muscle groups: the arms, core, legs and glutes. In addition you’ll find a few full body HIIT exercises to really amp up the calorie burn and increase your heart rate.
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You’ll be able to complete the Thanksgiving Workout anywhere – whether you’re at home, work or traveling for the holiday – since no equipment is required. Enjoy the turkey burn by increasing your heart rate using resistance from your own bodyweight.
Thanksgiving Workout HIIT exercises:
- Mountain Climbers
- Jump Squats
- Jumping Jacks
- High Knees
- Speed Skaters
- Tuck Jumps
- Jump Lunges
- Butt Kicks
- Plank Jacks
Thanksgiving Workout strength exercises:
- Side Lunges
- Walking Lunges
- Push Ups
- Side Plank
- Man Makers
- Sumo Squats
- Raised Leg Sit Ups
With no repeats, this Turkey Burn workout keeps things interesting to make time fly by quickly. The workout alternates between HIIT and strength exercises for maximum calorie burn.
With a mix of challenging exercises, this Thanksgiving workout will help you burn off the turkey and enjoy your meal without guilt. While it’s certainly not easy, this workout can be completed in less than 30 minutes, making it easy to fit in even on a busy holiday weekend.
Try this Thanksgiving Workout this holiday to stay healthy and fit in a workout wherever you are celebrating!
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Thanksgiving Workout: The Ultimate Turkey Burn
This workout contains 3 sets of 6 exercises. Each set should last 10 minutes, during which you should perform as many rounds of the exercises as possible. Maybe you only make it through each exercise once, maybe you get halfway through the exercises a second time, or maybe you complete them all 3 times.
Work at your own pace, but avoid taking breaks during each 10 minute set.
Thanksgiving Workout: Set 1
- Mountain Climbers x 25
- Squats x 15
- Jumping Jacks x 50
- Side Lunges x 20
- High Knees x 25
- Plank x 1 minute
Thanksgiving Workout: Set 2
- Burpees x 10
- Walking Lunges x 20
- Tuck Jumps x 10
- Push Ups x 15
- Speed Skaters x 25
- Side Plank x 30 sec (each)
Thanksgiving Workout: Set 3
- Man Makers x 10 **add dumbbells to increase resistance
- Sumo Squats x 15
- Jump Lunges x 20
- Raised Leg Sit Ups x 25
- Butt Kicks x 25
- Plank Jacks x 15
Performing these exercises will quickly work up a sweat to burn off thanksgiving dinner or give you some pre-celebration endorphins. Whether you perform this workout on Thanksgiving, pre-dinner or post-Thanksgiving, your body will benefit from the 30 minute challenge.
Staying in shape through the holidays can be challenging, but maintaining a regular fitness routine doesn’t have to be time consuming. Beat the laziness and feel great about yourself this holiday season with simple at home workouts you can complete in your living room.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving Day Workout throughout the season!