Try This Post-Thanksgiving Workout at Home

Just because you plan on overdoing it on the turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, doesn’t mean your workout regimen should take a back seat. Here are ten exercises that will work your entire body and burn some serious calories. Plus, you don’t need any equipment and can perform them at home.

Perform each exercise in a circuit, one after another. Do ten reps each and repeat three to four times.



Lunge Squats
With your hands at your sides, take one step forward and bend your knees. Get as low as you can – try to touch the floor with your rear knee. Pause, then quickly return to standing. Be sure to keep your upper body still and strong throughout the exercise.

Wall Sit
This one you can literally do anywhere. Just lean against a wall and bend your knees at a 90-degree angle, as if you’re sitting in a chair. Hold for one minute, rest and repeat.



Tricep Dips
Sit on the floor with your hands behind your back and your palms facing the ground. Bend your knees and lift your torso so only your feet and hands are on the floor. Bend your arms up and down like you’re doing a backwards push-up. With each dip, bring your hips as close to the ground as possible without touching it.

Get into a push-up position with your feet together and arms shoulder-width apart. Lift your right arm toward the ceiling and open your body to face the side. Your body should be in the shape of the letter T. Return to a push-up position and repeat 10 times.



Flutter Kick
Lay on your back with your arms alongside your body. Lift your heels off the floor about six inches and begin lifting your legs and feet up and down in small pulses.

Lay on your back with your knees bent like you’re going to do a sit-up. Extend your right leg and bend your left knee toward your face. Reach your right elbow to the left knee, then switch legs and reach your left elbow to your right knee. Repeat as many times as you would a regular push-up.



Lay face-down on the floor with your arms stretched alongside your head. Remaining still, lift your arms and legs to create a small curve along your back. Hold for a few seconds and release.

V-Sit Kicks
Sit with your arms behind you, palms facing the floor. Extend your legs and torso so that only your heels and hands are on the floor. Begin by lifting one leg at a time as high as you can 12 times.



Mountain Climber
Get into a push-up position with your feet and arms shoulder-width apart. Bring your right knee to your chest, then switch and bring your left knee to your chest. Do this 10 times, alternating between legs. Be sure to move your legs quickly, as if you’re running.

Squat Jump
Stand with your feet and arms shoulder-width apart. Do a squat and be sure to keep your hips back and torso aligned. When your knees are at 90 degrees, extend your legs and jump straight in the air. Return to a squat and repeat.

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