Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A favorite holiday where we join our family and friends and express gratitude for all of life's blessings and, of course, eat a very big meal. It’s estimated the average Thanksgiving dinner plate clocks in at around 3,350 calories — and that’s not factoring in seconds!
Check-out local Broward County P. E. teacher, Mary Sammarco, as she shakes up any workout boredom with these fun, Thanksgiving-themed exercises!
1. Squat Press
Standing hip-width apart. Push back into the hips and keep the back straight to lower into a squat holding the weights on the front of the shoulders. ... When the hips are below the knees in the squat, push both legs into the ground to stand up and at the same time press the turkey overhead by straightening the arms.
2. Weighted Glute Bridge
Lie face up on the floor, with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Lift your hips off the ground until your knees, hips and shoulders form a straight line while holding the turkey on your pelvic. Squeeze those glutes hard and keep your abs drawn in so you don't overextend your back during the exercise.
3. Romanian Deadlift (RDL)
Engages the muscles in the back of your body including your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. Stand with feet hip-width apart and knees soft, holding the turkey from in front of hips. Keeping spine in neutral position and squeezing shoulder blades, start sending the hips back. Lower the turkey in front of shins, keeping it close to the body. Once they pass the knees, do not allow the hips to sink further. At the bottom of the movement, maintain a neutral spine and drive through heels to fully extend hips and knees, squeezing glutes at the top.