Pumpkins are more than just Halloween decor, they can be used during at-home workout sessions. We’re sharing 5 total body exercises to help burn off and offset that Halloween candy! Try each exercise with two sets of 15 reps.
Start in a plank position with one hand on the pumpkin and the other on the floor. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to lower your chest towards the floor, and then press back up. Repeat.
Start with your feet a little wider than shoulder width and toes pointing forwards. Push your hips back, bend your knees and lower your body until your thighs are about parallel to the floor. Make sure the weight is in your heels and your torso is upright. Push through heels to stand back up and press the pumpkin above your head to work your arms. Repeat.
Sit on the ground holding the pumpkin in both hands. Lean slightly back (without rounding your spine) and hover your feet off the ground with knees bent. Pull your navel to your spine and rotate the pumpkin to the left side. Tap the ground while still keeping the feet from touching the ground. From there, return back to center. Repeat on the opposite side, remembering to tap the pumpkin on the ground, and return to center to complete one rep.
In a standing position, hold the pumpkin at chest level. Take a step back and bend both knees into a lunge position. In the lunge position, rotate torso towards the forward leg. Rotate your torso and arms back to center and step forward to starting position. Repeat on the opposite side to complete one rep.
Start by lying on your back with knees bent and arms outstretched holding the pumpkin. Keeping the feet flat on the ground, bring arms into chest and bring your torso up to your knees. Try to sit up as straight as you can at the top and keep your abs tight the entire time. Slowly lower back to the starting position, finishing with arms extended. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.
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