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Turkey Torture Time!

Happy Holidays! I love this time of year, but I know for some of you it can be really stressful. Especially if you are trying to lose weight, stay in shape, and just not put on those extra holiday pounds. But, I think to be successful, you do not want to deprive yourself, especially of holiday traditions!

So, to help everyone reach their goals, we started our own tradition here at MAX. Yesterday was Thanksgiving, we spent the day with family and friends, had a great time, and amazing food! Today, we are going to meet up with our MAX family and friends, have a great time, and BURN OFF that amazing food! Welcome to "Turkey Torture!" 


"Turkey Torture"

You will need a partner, a turkey (medicine ball), and a timer.

Round 1 

  • Sprint 40 yards to partner and turkey
  • Overhead throw the turkey as far as possible
  • Sprint to your thrown turkey and lunge back to start with your turkey overhead
  • Partner repeats the drill
  • Continue for 10 minutes

Round 2

  • Sit ups with overhead throw to partner
  • Continue for 90 seconds then switch with partner

Round 3

  • Begin with 1 squat and then throw the turkey behind your back to your partner
  • Partner repeats the drill
  • Next, perform 2 squats and then throw the turkey behind your back to your partner
  • Partner repeats the drill
  • Continue with 3 squats, then 4, etc.
  • Continue for 10 minutes

Round 4

  • With feet raised, begin with 2 torso twists then toss back to partner (keep feet up)
  • Next, perform 4, then 6, etc.
  • Continue for 90 seconds then switch with partner

Burnout (Round 1)

  • Partner 1- Place right foot on turkey and raise hips. Perform straight leg lifts with left leg.
  • Partner 2- Skipping
  • Switch after 2 minutes

Burnout (Round 2)

  • Partner 1- Place left foot on turkey and raise hips. Perform straight leg lifts with right leg.
  • Partner 2- Shuffling
  • Switch after 2 minutes