When you think of gathering with loved ones, festive parties and an abundance of food and beverages, you would suspect I was referring to the Christmas Season. However, I am referring to the holiday season occurring in October.
October is a busy time of year, with a lot of extra food lying around. Thanksgiving creates visits with friends, family and a lot of heavy holiday foods – do not forget those leftovers, oh my!
Along with Thanksgiving you’ll notice tons of candy lying around in bowls and cupboards as households prep for the Halloween season.
With these 2 occasions, a lot of mindless snacking and unnecessary weight gain are prevalent.
To help combat any potential negative weight gain this month, we have a full body circuit that requires minimal time and compound movements to help burn some extra calories.
- Set 15 minutes on the clock, and go through each exercise for the prescribed number of reps, as many times as possible.
- Pick a weight that is appropriate for the rep number prescribed.
- Complete all the reps for each exercise before moving onto the next one.
- Rest as need.
Mark down the number of times you are able to go through the workout in the 15 minute time frame – this is your score.
As the month unfolds try to match or beat your previous score.
|Squat hold to DB chest press||20|
|Walking lunge to DB bicep curl||16 (8 per leg)|
|Walkout to push up||6|
|Body weight squat to lateral lunges||8 squats + 8 lunges per leg|
|Plank DB Row||20 total (10 per am)|