Fitness

Halloween Home Workouts

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Halloween is definitely one of the best times of the year, especially if you have kiddos! Even if you don’t have little guys, all the fun parties and get-togethers can make life so much better! The only downside is the fact that any holiday can make it tough to stay healthy.

I mean with all the candy and baked goods making healthy decisions can get a little harder. That’s why we wanted to make those good decisions a little more fun!

I mean it’s so great spending time with your family, helping them put together a costume, and going trick-or-treating! But all the festivities don’t have to be just for the kids.

I like to take that holiday spirit into my workouts, too! Here’s a fun way to get your sweat on (at home or at the gym) and get all the holiday vibes! Bonus: use a pumpkin as your weights for some of these moves! (Just be careful not to drop it 😂)

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GHOST CIRCUIT

Tricep Dip Exercise Form Step 2

G: lute kickbacks

  • This is a great workout to get that booty burning. Start on your hands and knees(as if you are doing a push-up but your knees are on the mat bent at a 90-degree angle with your hips). Then raise one leg straight back so that it is aligned with your back (keeping the knee bent while raising).
  • Also make sure your head is relaxed/ looking at the ground.
  • You can attach an ankle weight for greater intensity.

H ammer curls

  • Hold weights at your side (the top of your weights should be facing the same way you are). Then raise the weight so that your elbows are bent, hold there, then lower.
  • Make sure to keep your elbows close to your side

O verhead ball slams

  • Place your feet hips width apart, take a medicine ball and raise it over your head (extending your arms) and throw it down.
  • Keep knees bent slightly, and make sure your core is engaged. Then repeat.

S urrenders

  • Squat with hands behind head (make sure your knees stay behind your toes). Then lower one knee at a time unto the mat, then raise one by one back to squatting position. Repeat.

T ricep Dips

  • On either a workout bench or stable chair, start by sitting with legs fully extended. Then having your arms by your side (gripping the bench) lower your body so that your arms are at a 90 degree angle and then raise yourself. (Don’t sit in between reps.)

Do each move for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds as you transition into the next move. Repeat the full circuit twice.

HAUNT CIRCUIT

Proper Squat Form Step 2

H amstring Curl

  • Lying on the floor on your stomach lift your legs so that your heels go back to your butt (or as far as you can get).
  • If it’s easy for you, throw in an ankle weight!

A ir squats

  • With your feet shoulder width apart (if you want to target your booty then do a slightly wider stance), and keeping your weight to your heels bend until you are at least 90 degrees with your knees.
  • Make sure you are keeping your booty back so that your knees are staying behind your toes.

U p Down Plank

  • This is like the plank version of surrenders! Just get into a high plank (like a push-up position) and then lower one forearm at a time onto the mat. Then raise one arm at a time back into plank position.

N arrow Squats

  • Placing your feet together, bend your knees and lower your hips. You should be pushing your butt back.
  • Again make sure your knees are staying behind your knees.

T uck Jump

  • Keeping feet apart squat down and then jump from squatting position keeping your knees bent towards your chest.

Do each move for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds as you transition into the next move. Repeat the full circuit twice.

WITCH CIRCUIT

Hammer Curl Bicep Exercise Step 2

W ide Sumo Squat

  • Keeping your feet wide with your toes angled outwards. Bend at the knees keeping the toosh back.

I ncline Push-Up

  • Using a box or bench, get into push-up position. Then lower yourself down keeping your elbows at your side.

T oe Reach Crunches

  • Laying down on a mat, raise your legs so that they make a 90 degree angle. Keeping you chin up and making sure your core is engaged, raise your yourself to touch your toes.

C urtsy Lunge

  • Start with knees bent slightly then bend one knee at a right angle and cross the other behind (like a curtsy).

andstand Push-up

  • Against the wall throw your legs up so that you are in a handstand, then lower yourself down. Your head should almost touch the floor.
  • Be careful not to injure yourself!
  • A good modification for this exercise is to get into plank form and then raise your butt so that you are in a downward dog position and then lower your head to the ground, bending your arms at an angle.
  • Do as many as possible!

Do each move for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds as you transition into the next move. Repeat the full circuit twice.

And there you have it! Choose your favorite two circuits and run with them!

The great thing about these exercises is that they target the full body and will work multiple large muscle groups. This helps to burn extra calories so that you can get the most out of your workout!

Not to mention you’ll get all the Halloween fun built right into your workout! Also, most of these workouts can be done at home so you won’t need to run to the gym to get a great workout in. Just make sure you have a good surface and have a mat to protect your knees!

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Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Lindsey Mathews is the Head Trainer and Nutritionist at IdealFit. She is a NSCA-CSCS certified personal trainer, C-ISSN certified sports nutritionist, Pn. 1 certified nutrition coach, and a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor. Before joining IdealFit, she ran the largest boot camp program in Utah County.


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