This Thursday is turkey day! Thanksgiving is a great holiday to spend with family. It is also a bit of an excuse to gorge yourself with all the delicious food. Only to regret it later that you consumed too many calories. Thankfully, if you work out hard beforehand, your body will need those thanksgiving calories to replenish itself. Here are some workouts you can do right now to get ready for thanksgiving:
Kettlebell Goblet Squats
Goblet squats are a simple workout that really works on your quads and glutes. Before you begin, be sure to pick up your favorite CanDo® Kettlebell with a weight that you are confident with. To begin, set your feet shoulder width apart and hold the CanDo® Kettlebell at chest level with both arms. Make sure that your elbows are under your wrists and that your spine is straight. Then, do a squat with your knees bent and your butt down. Make sure to keep the kettlebell parallel to your chest the whole time as you descend closer to the floor. Then, use your quads to lift yourself back up to a standing position. Do this for about 10 to 15 reps to finish off the set.
Though it has a weird name, the dumbbell snatch is quite actually a powerful full-body exercise. Just keep in mind that this is not a beginner move. To begin, find a CanDo® Dumbbell that you are comfortable with. Then, stand shoulder-width apart with the dumbbell on the floor between your feet. Make sure your shoulders are back and that your knees are bent and in a squatting position. Then, grab the dumbbell with your right hand and then build momentum to hoist the dumbbell so that it is above your head. Then, slowly lower the dumbbell back down to the starting position. Do these 4 to 5 times before switching to your left hand.
Dumbbell rows are a great exercise that primarily works on your upper back muscles. To begin, find a CanDo® Dumbbell that you are comfortable with and place your left hand on the bench in front of you. Make sure you have your knees slightly bent, with your butt out and your chest parallel to the floor. Then, grab the dumbbell of the floor with your right hand and pull the weight towards you, really squeezing your shoulder blades. Make sure that you are pulling with your back and not your biceps. Then, slowly go back to starting position. Do these 4 to 5 times before switching to your left hand.
These are just some exercises you can do to get sweaty before you get stuffed. So, you don’t have to worry about adding on those extra calories after the big meal. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Article written by William Graves.