Get Pump(kin)ed Up!
Try out the four fun moves in this Halloween-inspired workout
Happy Halloween FabFitFuners!
Have you carved your pumpkin yet? Have you snuck your hand in the candy-filled plastic pumpkin bowl? Well instead of reaching for another handful of candy corn, we suggest grabbing your pumpkin and start sculpting your body with this unique Halloween-themed workout courtesy of Town Sports International!
All you need is one large 5- to 10-lb. pumpkin and a ghoulish amount of guts to get this monstrous workout started! Check out our top four pumpkin workout moves:
Jack-o’-Lantern Jumps: Start standing with feet about 6 inches apart. Bend knees and kneel down to a 90-degree angle. Lift the pumpkin vertically overhead. With a power jump, leap up and take a giant hop forward. Keep pumpkin straight overhead as you jump to the front, to the sides and to the back. Try to do 4 sets of 4.
Creepy Crunches: Lie on your back with hands holding a pumpkin over your chest. Keep your feet about 2 feet apart, flat on the floor, knees bent. To start the exercise, lift your legs vertically, toes pointing toward the ceiling. Next, holding the pumpkin, lift your shoulder blades off the ground and extend pumpkin vertically towards toes. Try to do 3 sets of 20.
Lurking Lunges: Stand in split stance, right leg in front, left leg in back. Holding a pumpkin, extend your arms in front of you. Bend both knees and lower into a lunge, keeping front knee behind the toes, and knees no lower than 90-degree angles. Once lowered, rotate core 90 degrees to the right and then repeat to the left. Try to do 3 sets of 20.
Tombstone Twist: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and pumpkin in your hands, extend your arms up and out and hold the pumpkin in front of you. Rotate your arms and upper body from side to side, pivoting your opposite foot for more range of motion. Try to do 3 sets of 20.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on October 31, 2011 in Fitness