Turn up the Heat this Turkey Day with (Fire Rescue Fitness) FRF’s Calorie-Crushing Routine!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a great "FRF" way to celebrate.  This is a little workout that will burn some early morning (or afternoon) calories, ignite your metabolism, and make room for some good Thanksgiving food.  I always like to do some morning workout or fun run with the family on the 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.  Do the suggested reps of each exercise then proceed to the next, and rest as little as possible between exercises.

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Start with these active warm-up exercises.  Perform each exercise for the prescribed number of reps.  You only need to perform each one of the active warm-up exercises one time.

  1. Step forward lunge with a twist (5 each leg)
  2. Chops (10x)
  3. Spidermans (5 each)
  4. Thoracic Rotations (5 each)
  5. Foam Roll (3-5 mins)

After the warm-up, perform the exercises below in a circuit.  Rest when needed, see how many rounds you can complete in 15 -20 minutes).

  1. Burpees x 10 reps
  2. Pull-ups or Body Rows x 10 reps
  3. Prisoner Lunges  x 5 reps per leg
  4. Squat to Press (around 20% body weight) x 10 reps
  5. Feet on Stability Ball (or bench) Push-ups x 10 reps
  6. Plank (hold) for 30 seconds

Repeat the circuit as many times as you can for the allotted time (15 or 20) minutes.

Finish with a 4-minute stretch routine (click here for a great option).
This entire workout should take less than 30 minutes!

To help you eat 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
-Avoid seconds
-Don't graze around the appetizer table!
-If you overeat, consider fasting for 14-16 hours after.


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 Thanksgiving (and Holiday) weekend.

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Aaron Zamzow

firefighter calorie burning workout for thanksgiving

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