Welcome to the latest edition of “Workout Wednesday.” I thought it would be fun to share a Halloween-themed workout with exercises that will spook you to the core. What is more scary that DEADlifts, DEADbugs, SKULLcrushers and SPIDER planks? There’s nothing like Halloween to get your heart racing!
WITCHES WARM UP
Always warm up before beginning any workout. Let’s warm up with mummy walks! Hold your arms straight out at chest level, and Perform 12-15 straight leg kicks on each side.
Perform 3 sets of 8-12 reps of each of the below exercises.
Walking (dead) lunges
SPOOKED TO THE CORE
Perform 3 sets of 8-12 reps of each of the below exercises
Plank Jacks (-o-lantern)
Perform Mummy kicks 20 seconds work/10 seconds rest for 4 minutes. (download a Tabata-timer to your phone)
BLACK CAT COOL DOWN
Always cool down with static stretching, low intensity activities or breathing exercises after an intense workout!
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