Now that you are all carb’d up from Thanksgiving dinner, let’s put those carbs to good use and crush your next workout!
You may not have worked out on Thanksgiving, you may not have worked out the day after Thanksgiving, or you may have worked out before Thanksgiving, the day of Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. Whatever you were able to accomplish, were both what needed to happen.
If you skipped a workout this week to celebrate with family and friends then more power to you. It is great to take breaks, balance life as best as you can and enjoy the moments with loved ones. The important thing to remember is not to allow yourself to completely derail. This is why Thanksgiving dinner can actually be such a great time of year, aside from the great food and loved ones. It is also a great time to give your body a rest, give it some more calories then it was maybe being depleted from beforehand so that now your body is fueled up a ready to make some good use out of those extra calories.
This is why after Thanksgiving we always schedule in a ‘bigger’ workout than normal for us. What does ‘bigger’ you ask. Basically ‘bigger’ just means more than what your regular routine currently is and just for your workout the day after. If you are looking to increase size and strength in a certain muscle group than that muscle group is your focus today. Today your focus on that muscle group with heavy weight and lower repetitions. If your goal is to be a long distance runner, then today you add more miles to your run. If your goal is to be fitter and leaner than add more repetitions or more time to your workout today, like this one we have listed for you below.
Carb’d Up and Ready to Crush It Workout
90 seconds rest between stations
Complete the first exercise for the rep count listed, then the remainder of the 6 minutes do as many reps (or hold for the remainder of the time) as possible of the second exercise listed.
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40 Heavy Goblet Squats/Hold 25lb plate overhead
40 Slam Ball Overhead Sit-Ups/Battle Rope
40 Slam Ball Clean, Lunge, Slam/Burpees
40 Calorie Bike/Heavy Farmer Carry
600-meter run/Renegade Row
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***slam ball is also called a medicine ball