Thanksgiving dinner is potentially the most celebrated meal of the year. Many of us plan our menus, flatware and tablescapes weeks in advance; why not plan our workouts too? Although you might have to deviate from your regularly scheduled class or personal session, there are several moves you could do in your own kitchen between prepping, cooking and even cleaning. Try these six exercises to burn extra calories, using your own body weight.
1. Counter push-ups
Do 3 sets of 10 push-ups against your kitchen counter. For an added challenge, hold at the top for a one minute plank.
In between pot stirs, lunge forward as you alternate right and left.
3. Glute kick-backs
Activate your glutes while washing pots and pans. Gently extend your leg and send it straight back, making sure to squeeze your glute and hamstring.
4. Calf raises
Press evenly through the balls of your feet as you lift your heels up and down. Try 50 calf raises with your feet parallel, and another 50 calf raises with your heels glued together and toes apart.
5. Overhead press
Before you fill your pan with a delicious casserole, lift the pan over your head for an overhead press. Aim for 3 slow and controlled sets of 10.
6. Oven squats
Each time you place a dish into the oven, do a quick 15 squats. Bonus- add a jump!
If you squeeze in some movement on the holiday, kudos! If you opt for a rest day, don’t sweat it - you’ll have plenty of time to sweat it out with us over the weekend. Check out our schedule and book your class in advance, as spots are filling up quickly!
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