The holidays are about celebrating friends, family, and the future. And of course, no celebration is complete without some delicious food! Do not deprive yourself from that turkey, pie, cookies, or any other delicacy you may find on the table. Instead, think of balancing it all out with exercise. With a little discipline, you can easily incorporate a 20-30 minute workout into your daily routine. Just remember that it’s a lot harder to start from scratch after a long period of inactivity than it is to maintain a constant flow of exercise.
Since many of us will be traveling during the holidays, it is safe to assume we will not all have access to a gym with weights. On top of that, the commute to the gym alone can be an additional hour taken away from family or friends. Fear not, your body weight is perfectly sufficient and you can stay right at home to workout. So let’s get to it, vinas!
Here’s a workout that will focus on your triceps, biceps, shoulders, core, and quads. Get into a plank position, hands directly below your shoulders, and bring one knee to your chest. Switch. Keep going as fast as you can for 45 seconds.
This exercise challenges multiple muscles: glutes, shoulders, chest, core, and legs. Get on all fours and lift your knees two inches off the ground. Crawl forward as many yards as you can (10 yards max), then crawl backwards. Keep going for 30 seconds.
180 SQUAT JUMPS
Let’s get your heart rate up by getting into a squat position and jumping 180 degrees to land in another squat. This is a killer workout for your legs. Keep jumping for 45 seconds. If the jump is too hard on your knees, take it out and just do squats.
This one will work out your core and shoulders. Get into plank pose with your elbows on the ground and dip your hips on each side. Keep going for 30 seconds.
This is a great core workout. Lay down flat on your back and bring your hands behind your head in a crunch position. Crunch and simultaneously bring your knees to your elbows. Repeat 10 times.
If you want a little extra credit, you can always do the good ol’ burpees and jumping jacks for some quality cardio. After a good workout, you’ll feel so much less guilty about indulging this holiday season!
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