Here is a great way to start your 4th of July weekend. This is a little workout that will burn some early morning calories, ignite your metabolism, and make room for some good summer food and spirits. I always like to do some morning workout or fun run with the family on Holidays, I find that I feel better all day and don’t eat as much. Please give this a try!
Try to do as many circuits as possible in 15 or 20 minutes. Remember to perform an active warm-up before you begin. (Click here for a good active Firefighter workout warm-up routine.) Do the suggested reps of each exercise then proceed to the next, rest as little as possible between exercises.
- Burpees x 10 reps
- Pull-ups or Body Rows x 10 reps
- Prisoner Lunges x 5 reps per leg
- Squat to Press (around 20% body weight) x 10 reps
- Feet on Stability Ball (or bench) Push ups x 10 reps
- Plank (hold) for 30 seconds
Repeat the circuit as many times as you can for the allotted time (15 or 20) minutes.
To help you eat a healthy during the holidays try to incorporate these Holiday Eating Guidelines…
-Always drink water, it will help fill your belly and aid in digestion
-Load up on vegetables not desserts (or sugars)
-Eat leaner proteins
-Don’t graze around the appetizer table
-If you really overeat, consider fasting for 14-16 hours after
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY.…Remember the true meaning of the Holidays, be safe, be happy and enjoy family and friends. On that note, Thank You for being a member of the FRF Nation, I wish you a Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend.
Stay Safe and Healthy,