THANKSGIVING GOALS! (2 Workouts Included!)

Thanksgiving is upon us and many of us are traveling, cooking and getting ready for the holiday.  I don’t want you to skip your workout just because you are not on your normal schedule this week, and I’m sure you can agree, getting our daily dose of exercise makes us feel better both physically and mentally!

Even if you feel like you are extremely short on time at this hectic time of the year, I encourage you to try to carve out 15-20 minutes for a short blast of exercise.  You’d be surprised at how much you can do!  The key is shorter rest periods, higher reps, with lower weight.

I have created two workouts, one for the home where all you need is a chair, and one for the gym which will get you in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Both workouts will get your heart pumping, raise your metabolic rate, use all of your muscle groups, and make you feel great for the rest of the day. While you won’t feel good that you skipped a workout, I can assure you that you will not regret getting a short one in!

Perform each move as many times as you can for 1 minute.  Rest for 1 minute, then repeat 2 or 3 times, depending on how much time you have. If you have weights, gallon jugs or even bags of rice use them for added resistance!

If you are not sure how to do an exercise simply click on the link for video guidelines.

Reverse Lunges
Step Ups
Tricep Dips
Push Ups
Jumping Jacks
Up and Down Plank

Supersets are a great way to get you heart rate up and budget your time wisely.  A superset is combining 2 exercises back to back with a rest only after you have completed the 2 exercises.  I especially like using supersets to incorporate 2 antagonist muscles.  An example would be working the biceps and triceps together.

Here is a great 20 minute workout to try at the gym when you are short on time. Perform each superset 2-3 times, for 10-15 reps. Rest 30 seconds in between each superset.

If you are not sure how to do an exercise simply click on the link for video guidelines.

Cable Row and Bench Press
Shoulder Presses and Lateral Raises
Push ups and (assisted if needed) Pull ups
Hammer Curls and Tricep Pressdowns
Squats and Dumbbell Straight Legged Deadlifts

With these workouts you may not be working out as long as you normally do, but I can assure you they are just as effective.

You will be able to increase strength while still being able to build muscle and torch calories.

Remember, the amount of time you train is not what’s important, but rather, the intensity that matters.

So save these workouts and use them throughout the holidays!  And for more of my fat burning, muscle building training programs, join Sloane’s Squad!