Welcome to another edition of workout Wednesday! This week we are having some fun with a pumpkin. I picked up a 9 lb pumpkin from the grocery store and realized that a pumpkin is very similar to a medicine ball. With everyone going pumpkin-everything crazy lately, I thought a full body pumpkin workout would be a fun way to celebrate the upcoming fall holidays. Maybe when we're done, we can make a pie with it. It's called balance.
The Great Pumpkin Workout
Repeat each exercise for the numbers of reps indicated below, moving quickly from one exercise to the next. Repeat 3 times. If you don't have a pumpkin, then you can do this workout with a medicine ball.
SQUAT WITH OVERHEAD PRESS x 12
FORWARD LUNGE WITH STRAIGHT ARM TWIST (ALTERNATING LEGS) x 12 EACH LEG
LATERAL SQUAT (RIGHT LEG LEAD) x 9
LATERAL SQUAT (LEFT LEG LEAD) x 9
RUSSIAN TWIST X 6 EACH SIDE
LIFT AND CHOP X 6 EACH SIDE
AB REACH x 9
CARDIO - LATERAL JUMPS OVER THE PUMPKIN FOR ONE MINUTE
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I am a NASM personal trainer and RRCA adult distance running coach that specializes in strength training for runners. I offer in-person training in the Shredshed, online training and Fit to Run bootcamps. If you are interested in a more in-depth running or strength training plan, please contact me. Have questions? I'd love to help.
While I am a certified personal trainer, I am not your personal trainer. Since I don't know your exercise abilities, injury background or medical history, please see your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.