Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the U.S that is full of great food and company. It is certainly a great time to enjoy yourself and indulge a little. Though this holiday gives us joy, it also gives us post-Thanksgiving guilt when hopping on the weight scale. With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to quickly get back into exercising before it is too late. Here are some useful exercises you can do to rid yourself of that new weight you gained:
Doing squats is a great way to burn calories and might even help you lose weight. To begin, find a CanDo® Medicine Ball with a weight you are most comfortable with. Then, stand with feet shoulder width apart with the medicine ball held in front of you at chest level. Next, push your butt down into a sitting position and bend your knees. Then stop when your thighs are parallel to the floor. Return to standing position by squeezing you butt and using your thighs to lift you up. Do this for 10 to 15 reps to finish the set.
Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
Bent over dumbbell row targets a lot of muscles in your upper and middle back. It is a great way to build muscle while also burning calories. To begin, stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then, hold your CanDo® Dumbbell in front of your thighs and bend your knees and lower your upper body forward to a 45-degree angle. Then, extend your arms straight down to the floor. Then do a rowing motion by bringing the dumbbells straight up toward your chest. Hold for a brief second before repeat this action 10 to 15 times to complete the set.
Straight-Leg Dead Lift
Also known as the stiff leg deadlift, the straight-leg deadlift is a strength training exercise that strengthens your lower back. To begin, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the CanDo® dumbbells on your thighs in front of you. Then, bend your knees slightly while also bending your hips forward. Make sure you are maintaining a flat back while lowering the dumbbells to the middle of your shins. Slowly return back to starting position. Repeat this action 10 to 15 times to complete the set.
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Article written by William Graves.