Try this quick but intense five-move workout on Thanksgiving to burn the extra calories you consumed that day.
Fat-Burning 5-Move F-E-A-S-T Workout on Thanksgiving
F-E-A-S-T Day Workout Routine
After devouring a Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to sweat out the fat and calories with this intense circuit routine. Go through the circuit four times. You can opt to rest in between sets when you need to, but try to limit the rest time to maximize the routine’s fat-burning effect. No more asking “should I workout on Thanksgiving?” Just go ahead and do these moves!
Exercise 1: F for Front Squat
It’s a great lower body exercise that targets the glutes and quads.
- Stand in front of the squat rack then place the loaded bar across your shoulders. Cross your arms across your chest and then grasp the bar. Grip it so your fists are just under your chin.
- Once you’ve positioned yourself, assume a shoulder-width stance and bend your knees slightly. This will be the starting position.
- Lower your body by bending at the knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
- Hold for one count then lift your body back up. This is one rep.
Reps: 15 (135/95)
Exercise 2: E for Elbow Plank
It’s a great core exercise that targets belly fat and activates your stabilizer muscles.
- Assume a push-up position, but keep your forearms flat on the ground.
- Prop yourself up on your toes, keep your legs together, and straighten your back.
- Hold this position for 60 seconds. You should feel the tension in your core muscles.
Hold: 60 seconds
Exercise 3: A for Alternating Dumbbell Step-Ups
This exercise mainly works your hamstrings and glutes. At the same time, it’s a great workout to improve your overall lower body balance.
- Stand in front of a bench or knee-high platform while holding a dumbbell in both hands.
- Step your right foot up on the platform and drive the ball of your feet through it to lift yourself off the ground.
- While you’re in the air, let your left leg hang just outside the platform.
- Slowly step down from the platform until both of your feet are flat on the ground.
- This is one rep. Do the same with your other leg.
Reps: 10 per leg (50/35)
Exercise 4: S for Standing Overhead Press
It’s a great compound exercise that sculpts massive deltoids. To avoid wasting energy, opt to perform this on a squat rack rather than jerking the barbell off the ground.
- Stand in front of a squat rack, assume a shoulder-width apart foot stance, and place your arms at the sides.
- Grab the loaded bar then lift it off the rack. Keep the bar just under your chin but do not rest it on top of your chest. This will be the starting position.
- From there, push the weight up as high as you can while contracting your deltoids.
- Slowly lower the weight back down to the starting position. This is one rep.
Reps: 10 reps (50/35)
Exercise 5: T for Toes-to-Bar
This CrossFit move is a great way to develop overall body strength and flexibility.
- Hang straight from a pull-up bar with your legs together.
- Swing your body back a bit then use the momentum to push against the bar and lift your legs upward.
- As the name suggests, lift your legs up until your toes hit the bar.
Tip: If this is too hard for you, practice doing knee-to-chest CrossFit moves first. Also, make sure to do some dynamic stretching exercises using resistance bands beforehand to avoid injuring your hamstrings.
Watch the video below for another workout routine perfect during the holiday season:
Should you work out on Thanksgiving? The answer: yes! Overall, the best way to maintain a healthy body is to keep track of the calories you consume, while squeezing in some regular workouts into your daily routine. It doesn’t always have to be a two-hour training session at the gym. A simple circuit program such as our F.E.A.S.T. routine is enough.
Will you do this workout on Thanksgiving? Share your thoughts with us in the comments down below!