Re-post:A Quick Hitter

By Kyle Arsenault CSCS

With the holiday season in full swing, I like many of you have been a little short on time so I apologize for the lack of blog material over the past week. Also in regards of the holidays, the same concerns arise considering health, performance and overall success. With this is mind, I thought why try to re-invent the wheel for Xmas and the New Year’s, so instead, I would encourage to re-read this post and the post mentioned (Turkey Day Tips) to help you survive the upcoming holidays. Have a happy holiday. More material (and a special project I have been working on) is to come in the near future. If you have any questions, comments or material you would like to see covered leave a comment below…


As a follow up to the Turkey Day Tips I just wanted to provide everyone with a quick training session you can perform on the morning of the ultimate holiday. What follows is a body weight circuit you can perform going from each exercise as quickly as possible keeping good form. Once you make it through the circuit, rest 1 minute and repeat for a total of 3-5 circuits. And if you are really ambitious you can finish off with the little extra at the end.

Happy Thanksgiving…(Just imagine a Christmas tree or menorah instead of a turkey)

Perform Full Dynamic Warm Up

High Knee Jog, Lateral Shuffles, Back Pedals, Skips, Jumping Jacks (get the heart rate up a bit)


Split Squat x8/side, Push Up x10, Lateral Squat x10/side, Side Plank x 30s/side, Squat x20 or Squat Jumps x12, *Push Up Walkout x6

*start with your hands in front of your feet and walk your hands out to a push up position and then back to your feet; make sure to control the hips from swiveling and dipping = stay tight in your core!

A Thanksgiving Training Session Leaves You Feeling Like A Champ...

If you finish and feel like you have a bit more left in the tank, and you are still moving well enough try to finish off with some sprint work…either on a bike, treadmill, or outside, try to sprint for 15 seconds, take a 15 second break and repeat for 8-12 rounds (or until fatigue causes you to begin to lose form).

So there it is, a quick hitting training session designed to manipulate your greatest training tool…your body! Get at it, enjoy your feast and have a great time with the friends and family.

One Response to Re-post:A Quick Hitter

  1. Bev Young says:

    You have to be kidding me……..I’ll be in bed for the rest of the holidays…….or is that the goal??

    Merry Christmas !!! Bev Y. ( Santa’s wimp)

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