‘Tis the season of candy gorging and cider guzzling. Counter
all those extra calories with this wickedly-simple workout routine you can
sneak into your holiday fun. Whether getting costume-ready, reaching for candy
or getting hooked on a horror flick, every gal, ghoul or zombie can get toned
with these candy-busting tricks.
You’ll need one medium (about 5 pound) pumpkin for this leg
and butt-blasting workout. Stand upright with your feet about shoulder-width
apart. Hold your pumpkin with both hands up by your chest. While squeezing your
butt, bend your knees as if your about to sit in a chair. Make sure your knees
stay behind your toes and that your back stays straight. Slowly come back up. Repeat
20 times and you’ll totally feel the burn.
Screaming triceps dips
Do this tricky move while watching your fave scary movies.
Position yourself at the edge of the couch. Your hands should be on the couch
by your sides and your knees should be bent in front of you. Lift your back-side off the couch and towards
your feet and slowly bend your arms to bring yourself down. Then slowly come
back up again. Make it a game; do 5 reps every time your flick makes you
Toe-tally costume ready
Cat eyes, nail polish, wig? We know getting your makeup and
hair Halloween-ready is going to take a little time. Turn that time into a leg-toning
workout without stepping away from the mirror. Slowly push up onto your toes and
then lower back down again. To tone those calf muscles, make sure the motion is
slow and controlled and repeat until you’ve finished your look.
Jog for goodies
While trick-or-treating, instead of walking, jog your way
from house to house. To get the most out of this candy-licous cardio, be sure
to watch your posture and keep your shoulders back. Bend your arms at your
waste. Relax, swing your arms and jog heel-to-toe. You’ll get cardio and
collect candy faster. Tip: sneakers are a must!
Lunge out candy
While handing out candy to younger kids, instead of bending
down to reach their bags, get your butt in shape and lunge your way down. Start
by standing up straight and taking one long step forward. Lower yourself down
into a lunge. Make sure your back stays straight and your front knee is aligned
with your ankle. Switch legs whenever a new group of kids comes to your door.
This is a great muscle-burning exercise you can do at home
with a bag of candy or while trick-or-treating. Grip the bag in one hand and
angle your palm face-up. Keep your upper
arm pinned against your side. Keeping your posture straight, slowly pull the
bag of candy up towards your shoulder by bending your elbow. Then, slowly bring
it back down again. Do reps of 20 on each side. The more candy you collect, the
more you’ll work those muscles!
Stretch to treat
This stretch is perfect to do right after trick-or-treating
when you’re ready to go through your bag full of goodies. Sit on the floor with
your back straight and your legs stretched out in front of you, toes up. Dump
your candy right in front of your toes. Now, you can’t go through your candy
without doing toe touches first! Hold the stretch as long as you can and repeat
until you’ve explored all of your candy. Yum.
No Halloween is complete without this zombie-tastic classic
by Michael Jackson. Get your blood pumping with this complete, total-body exercise.
Recruit your friends, put on your zombie
makeup, turn up the music and reach, hop, squat, bend and jump your way to a
creepily fun cardio workout.
BY LAUREN IZQUIERDO ON 10/24/2012 5:00:00 PM
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