If you can make it through the holiday season without overindulging one time, you deserve a gold star big enough to top the tree at Rockefeller Center. As for the rest of us, there will be many holiday happy hours, family parties, and celebratory dinners that make every single latke or Christmas cookie seem worth the cals. After all, it comes but once a year!
That doesn’t mean you get to slack on your workouts, though-if anything, the cure to that overfilled “bleh” feeling can be found in the gym. This holiday workout (from Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Rebecca Kennedy) uses compound movements that recruit tons of muscles to get your body burning lots of calories-and fast. The result? A revving metabolism that’s ready for the next holiday shindig.
How it works: Do 6 reps of each move. Rest for 90 seconds. Do a total of 4 sets.
A. Begin in high plank position with shoulders over wrists and feet hip-width apart.
B. Lower chest to the floor, sending elbows back at 45-degree angles away from chest.
C. Press off the floor to return to start.