A Quick, Total Body “Holiday Hustle” Workout
Can you guys believe that Christmas is just two weeks away? Where did this year go?!
I am so psyched for the holiday and to have several weeks off of school to visit family and friends and just RELAX.
Just because I will be in chill mode though doesn’t mean I’m going to let my fitness routine take a month off too. I plan on continuing to get in good workouts over the holiday break, no matter where I am.
Which is why I’m so excited to share this awesome HIIT with you today that you can take along on your own holiday travels.
This “Holiday Hustle” Workout was created by the fabulous Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat Fitness and I just know you’re going to love it.
Try it out, and let me know what you think!
The Holiday Hustle: A Quick Total Body Fat-Burning Workout
Between the traveling, treats and cocktails, getting a good sweat sesh in can be challenging during the holidays. You don’t have to spend hours in a gym to burn some serious calories though. These are a few of my favorite moves that are perfect to do right before traveling or to let go of pre-holiday stress! The best part is all you need is YOU!
If you’ve done one of my free monthly challenges, you know I love workouts that target your ENTIRE body. You will feel the burn in your booty, legs, arms and abs! Each exercise in this circuit is designed to challenge your balance, strength and endurance.
The goal is to repeat the circuit 4 times, with little to no breaks. You can expect to burn over 200 calories in only 25min with this workout! While moving quickly will bump up your heart rate and help burn calories faster, you always want to make sure you are completing the exercises safely. Take the first round slowly to get comfortable with the moves and then go from there.
Oblique Toe Taps: 10 (each side)
Place your right hand on the floor, fingers spread wide and directly under your shoulder. Take a side plan with your left leg as your foundation, bringing your right leg out in front of your body. Once stable in your side plank, draw your belly button into your spine and squeeze into your obliques to lift your right leg up to meet your left hand,. Lower and repeat 10 times. Switch sides and complete 10 more.
Modification: You can always drop to your knee as you build up strength.
Curtsey Squat with Knee Raise: 12 (each side)
Starting on your right side, bring your weight into your right heel. Step your left leg behind your right in a curtsey while keeping your chest lifted. Push through the heel and draw your left knee up as you come back to standing. Repeat 12 times then move to the left side. You can also add weights for even more of a booty burn.
Push-Up w/ Side Rotation: 10
Come into a plank position, shoulders stacking over the wrist or hands out wide. Keeping your core engaged, lower down to wherever you are able, not going below the shoulders. Exhale as you push-up, turning into a side plank on the right. Inhale as you move back into a push-up. Exhale pushing back up and rotate open to the left side. Continue this rotation for a total of 10 push-ups.
Frog Hops: 15
Bring your feet out wider than hip distance (about 2ft apart). Lower down into a deep squat, brining the weight into your heels. Explode up, pushing off your toes and lower back into a squat landing lightly on the toes. Move through this 15 times as quickly as you can
Windshield Wipers: 10 (each side)
Come into a plank position. Shoulders stacked over your wrists, heels drawing back away from your body and core tight. Draw your right knee to your right elbow. Keeping the knee tucked in tightly, draw it across to the left elbow and back over to the right. Trying to tap the elbows, repeat 10 x then switch to the left leg.
Tricep Dips w/Leg Raise: 12 (each side)
Lower yourself all the way to the ground. Place your hands behind your booty, fingertips pointing toward your body. With bent knees, push your weight through your heels to life your hips off of the ground. Keeping toes lifted, bend your elbows to lower your hips to over. Push through your hands to straighten your arms and lift your hips. Don’t let your legs to the work here. This is all about the triceps so make the arms move!
I know this workout will help keep you feeling fit and healthy throughout the holidays so you can enjoy some little cheats without the guilt! For more workouts, recipes and fitness motivation, visit Love Sweat & Fitness.
*A big thanks to Katie for sharing her awesome workout with us today!