Even though the holidays are here, you can still sleigh 😉 your workouts and reach all your transformation goals. When you add your normal daily life to your now seasonal Mrs. Claus duties, it can feel overwhelming to find time to workout. Add those tasty holiday temptations and occasional #treatyourself moments (hey, everything in moderation, right?!), it’s easy to feel yourself getting derailed. But you don’t have to wait until January to restart. If you can find a couple of minutes per day, you can sneak in this holiday workout.
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Burn off those holiday calories with this Stepladder workout. Bonus: If you’re anything like me, you’re probably in and out of hotels, airplanes, and cars during the holiday season. This workout = no equipment needed. You can do it anywhere! We’re starting the stepladder with a lower body burner, moving to upper body and core for a full body workout sure to get you fit in no time flat!
Holiday At-Home Stepladder Workout
Here’s how: Complete each exercise for the assigned number of reps. After you’ve run through each exercise, increase the assigned number of reps until you work your way up to 10 like this…
- Start with 2 reps for each movement
- Then increase it to 4 reps
- Next, do 6 reps, etc., until you reach 10 reps for each exercise.
Push yourself and complete them as fast as you can!
Step 1: Stand with your feet together, arms at your sides, with the band just above your knees.
Step 2: Jump your feet apart (toes forward) and land in a deep squat. Spring up as high as you can into the air, then land with your feet together, knees slightly bent. Repeat right away.
Bonus: Add a resistance band to get that extra burn. Not sure about resistance bands? Click here to read about why you should add one to your workout routine.
Hand to Elbow Planks
Step 1: Start in a plank position with your elbows aligned directly underneath your shoulders, your legs fully extended, and your toes on the ground. Be sure to draw your belly button towards your spine throughout the movement.
Step 2: One arm at a time, push yourself into a push up position with your arms fully extended beneath you. Then lower yourself, one arm at a time, back down to the plank starting position.
Step 1: Begin seated on the ground, balancing with your knees bent and your feet just a few inches to a foot off the ground.
Step 2: Rotate your torso as far as you can to one side, then over to the other side.
Bonus Move: Dive Bombers
Step 1: Begin in a plank position, ensuring tight and drawn in core.
Step 2: Pike body and lift hips into the air, dropping head down through shoulders.
Step 3: Bending your arms, slowly dive down toward the floor, swooping body down close to the ground, to upward dog position.
Step 4: Return to piked position and repeat.
While I love the holiday season and all the cheer, the gatherings, parties, and travel can make it feel chaotic (and maybe it is a little chaotic!). But with this workout, you’re sure to get your mind right, workout on, and be the best Mrs. Claus there ever was. Happy holidays!
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