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4 Post-Thanksgiving Workouts

Learn the top four post-Thanksgiving workouts, which can help you burn those calories fast.

By
Ben Greenfield
2-minute read
Episode #264

I've already given you 4 Ways To Burn Thanksgiving Calories Fast, including my six-minute trick, shivering, the best workout for fat loss, and greasing the groove. Check out that episode to get those tips. And, although I don’t endorse gluttony or extremes of calorie consumption, I’ll hazard a guess that this Thanksgiving or over the holidays you may find yourself in a situation where you need to burn some serious calories.

So without further ado, I’m going to give you my top four post-Thanksgiving workouts:

Workout #1: “The Butt Burner”

All that’s required for this hip, thigh, and glute workout is a cardio mode of choice, then you and your body. And a love for lunging, of course. Here’s how it works:

  • 20 walking lunges per leg or 20 reverse lunges per leg
  • Run, bike, swim, or row max distance for 5 minutes
  • 20 walking lunges per leg or 20 reverse lunges per leg
  • Run, bike, swim, or row max distance for 4 minutes
  • 20 walking lunges per leg or 20 reverse lunges per leg
  • Run, bike, swim, or row max distance for 3 minutes
  • 20 walking lunges per leg or 20 reverse lunges per leg
  • Run, bike, swim, or row max distance for 2 minutes
  • 20 walking lunges per leg or 20 reverse lunges per leg
  • Run, bike, swim, or row max distance for 1 minutes

Workout #2: “Pyramid Down”

This workout is perfect when all you have is the one set of dumbbells that you found in the basement of your Aunt Matilda’s house after the family got together for the holidays, and you want a lung-sucking workout that includes some significant load lifting, muscle toning and fat burning.

Do 3-5 rounds of the following:

  • 50 leg levers
  • 40 mountain climbers
  • 30 burpees
  • 20 kettlebell or dumbbell swings
  • 10 dumbbell manmakers (40 lb men/25 lb women)

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.