The Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Workout is perfect if you’re short on time or traveling with no access to equipment. It will get your heart rate up and it’s fun for the whole family!
It can be tough fitting a workout in during a holiday break. If you’re traveling for the holiday, it can be
daunting intimidating difficult to get a solid workout in. And if you’re hosting a big get-together, it can feel impractical to squeeze in a workout.
But I’ve got good news. You only need 20 minutes to get your heart rate up and your turkey burn ON! And you don’t need any equipment either! All you need is 20 minutes and a little room to move.
Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Workout (No Equipment Needed!)
How to do it:
This workout is comprised of eight exercises. You’ll do each one for 30 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next one. After you complete the round, rest for one minute. Pick it back up again and complete this workout four times for a total of 20 minutes.
1. Jog in place.
Warm up by jogging in place for 30 seconds.
2. Speed skaters.
Speed skaters are a fun way to work your whole body. From a standing position, take a big step to the right (like a side lunge). Bring your left leg behind you, and the left arm in front of you. Repeat on the opposite side and continue alternating sides for 30 seconds.
3. Mountain climbers.
From high plank position, engage your core and bring your right leg up to your right elbow. Switch and bring your left knee to your left elbow. Continue alternating sides for 30 seconds.
4. Split squat jumps.
Standing with feet shoulder width apart, jump into a lunge. Quickly jump and switch legs in mid-air. Repeat for 30 seconds.
5. Push ups.
There are lots of variations of push ups. If you can, perform this exercise with traditional push ups. But if you can’t, you could do push ups on your knees, on an incline, or even standing using a wall.
Be sure when you perform crunches you utilize your abs. Your arms and neck may try to take over doing the work. One way to avoid this is by keeping your arms at your sides or reaching in front of you (instead of behind your head).
7. Predator jacks.
Predator jacks are a variation on traditional jumping jacks. Instead of arms and legs moving out like in an X, you’ll keep your arms parallel to your chest and bring them out to your sides while simultaneously jumping into a squat. Jump back in and repeat.
Burpees are one of the best exercises you can do. Some people may not like them but they’re quick and effective — a total body workout. Do as many burpees as you can.
Cool it down
Cool down by jogging in place and after a short time, march in place. Afterward, finish up with some gentle stretching!
Remember, this Thanksgiving Turkey Burner workout is just as much about form as it is speed. If your form is falling apart, slow it down. Likewise, if this workout is easy the first time, challenge yourself by speeding things up through subsequent rounds.
Good luck, have fun, and Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Do you typically do a workout on Thanksgiving?
Burpees: “totally awesome” or “they suck”?