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Thanksgiving Day Workout: Do it for the PIE!

CBRC is thankful for its members and wants to provide a guilt free way to enjoy all the delicious food, including pie, during your Thanksgiving meal. Between cooking, family, friends, and football, it might be hard to find time to squeeze in a great workout. However, it is important to maintain your routine to fully enjoy all the extra calories you will be indulging throughout the day.

CookingLight.com says, “No time for a Turkey Trot this year? No problem—here’s how to work up a pre-meal sweat without leaving the house.” The article, 5 Easy Thanksgiving Workouts You Can Do in 20 Minutes or Less, provides quick and easy at-home workouts that you can accomplish before guests arrive and you tackle your last minutes to-do list.

  1. Core Exercise
  2. Circuit Training
  3. Vinyasa Yoga
  4. Jump rope
  5. Head outside

Active.com published a 30-Minute Thanksgiving Workout Plan that you can accomplish before or after the turkey is in the oven, when you have a small window before the fun begins. They said, “So what do you do during your small window of free time? Most people would want to sit down and relax for a bit. But not you, right? You’re going to want to squeeze in a workout before you indulge in your big Thanksgiving dinner.”

  • Warm-up
  • Circuit Workout
  • One Final Push

Health.com published a Thanksgiving Day Workout that provides a simple circuit that you can use to “sweat before you feast.” The writer said, “But before I splurge, I commit to burning off some of those extra calories by breaking a sweat first thing Thanksgiving morning.”

Repeat the following exercises 4 times:

  • 11 Jump Squats
  • 22 Jumping Jacks
  • 11 Push-ups
  • 22 Squats
  • 11 Sit-ups
  • 22 Mountain Climbers
  • 11 Burpees
  • 22 Alternating Lunges

Now, if you get caught up in all the Thanksgiving festivities and forget to get your workout in. Shape.com posted an article Your Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Workout. The writer said, “Just in case you overdid the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, we have the perfect workout for you!

  1. Manual squats
  2. Pushups
  3. Alternating forward lunges
  4. Bent over dumbbell or barbell rows
  5. Straight-leg dead lift
  6. Medicine-ball shouldering
  7. Wall sits
  8. Triceps chair dips
  9. Now take three minutes of active rest and repeat

CBRC wishes you and yours the very best Thanksgiving with family, friends, football, and most importantly, all the delicious food.

Have a great Thanksgiving Day workout!

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