I did this Christmas workout yesterday, and now I have a new favorite workout motivation song.
Okay, to be honest, the song is now hopelessly stuck in my head, and I can’t stop humming it this morning while drinking coffee and writing this blog.
I’ve always had a tradition of creating themed workouts for Holidays. Adding a little spice to your fitness is fun. It reminds me not to take myself too seriously and enjoy being active.
This year, I re-wrote my themed Christmas Workout so that you can stay active wherever you are – from home with minimal or no equipment.
I’ve included some modification options for bodyweight only (below). I also added a collage of demo videos for all the exercises.
But first, to get in the Christmas spirit, check out this quick 30-second hyper-lapse video of Coach Amanda and I crushing bells, singing silly songs, and getting our Holiday super spicy.
(Don’t say I didn’t warn you about it getting stuck in your head).
STRONG HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS WORKOUT
1 Top-Down Get Up for Me
2 Push Up Doves
3 Frog Hops
4 Banded Rows
5 “Golden” Swings
6 Legs A-Lunging
7 Push A-Pressing
8 Babes A-Biking
9 Mountains Climbing
10 Squats A-Crossing
11 Skaters Skating
12 Snatches Snatching
HOW TO PERFORM THIS WORKOUT
- Start with “Day” 1 (ONE GET-UP)
- Go to 2 (TWO PUSH-UPS)
- Back to 1 (ONE GET-UP)
- Go to 2 (TWO PUSH-UPS)
- Go to 3 (THREE TALL PLANK ROCK-BACK TO FROGGER SQUAT)
- Back to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. Adding the next exercise day in order each round.
- You’ve completed all “rounds” when you get to day 12 and perform all reps “days” from the Get-Up to Snatch.
- Rest as needed for good form, but push yourself!
- It’s not a race but doing it with a loved one adds to the fun 🙂
THE NON-HOLIDAY SONG NAMES:
(and bodyweight modifications if needed)
1 Top-Down Turkish Get-Up* (bodyweight)
2 Push Up (incline)
3 Tall Plank Rock-back to Frogger Squat
4 Banded Bentover Row (Tall Plank with 4 Alt Shoulder Tap)
5 Two-Handed Kettlebell Swings (Hinge Jumps)
6 Reverse Alternating Lunge
7 Single-Arm Push Press* (Tall Plank to Down Dog)
9 Mountain Climbers
10 Criss Cross Squat
12 Single-Arm Kettlebell Snatch – 6 each side (Hinge Jumps)
* Do ONE side per round for the Get-Up and Push Press exercises. Alternate sides each round.
Here’s a quick visual demo of each exercise (VIDEO BELOW):
We’d love to see YOU doing this workout!
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Happy Holidays, Strong Fam!