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The '8 Days Of Hanukkah' Workout You Definitely Need In Your Life
Working out during the can be challenging, we know. Between gathering gifts, coordinating with family, and cooking up a storm, there's hardly time to work in a solid sweat sesh. But what if we told you there was a way to crank up some holiday spirit and sneak in a workout at the same time? Introducing: The 8 Days Of Hanukkah Workout, a festive eight-move routine that will get your entire body working, and metabolism revved before you enjoy all those latkes and gelt.
The workout is pretty straightforward (check out the complete list below, or the video above for demos): Go through all eight moves, and do eight reps of each.
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How to:Stand in front of a step or bench and place your left foot on the step. Push your body up until your left leg is straight, then return to start. That's one rep. Repeat with the right leg, and continue alternating.
Box Squat Jump
How to:Stand with your back facing a knee-high box or bench about a foot behind you. Sit back into a squat until your glutes touch the box. Then jump up into the air. That’s one rep.
How to:Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, bend your knees slightly, push your hips back, and lean forward, keeping your back flat and core tight. Slowly bend your elbows, keeping them close to your body, to pull the dumbbells to your sides. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's one rep.
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Chest Press With Feet Elevated
How to:Lie face up with hips and knees bent at 90 degrees. Hold a pair of dumbbells above your chest, arms straight, palms facing feet. Lower the dumbbells until your upper arms touch the floor. That’s one rep.
How to:Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell vertically in front of your chest, elbows pointing toward the floor. Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat, your elbows brushing the insides of your knees. Push yourself back to start. That's one rep.
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Russian Twist With Overhead Press
How to:Holding a dumbbell, sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flexed. Keep your back straight and hips facing forward as you twist your torso to the right and touch the weight to the floor next to you. Rotate back to center and press the weight overhead, then lower it and rotate to the left. Reverse the movement to return to start. That's one rep.
Elevated Hip Thrust With Weight
How to:Sit in front of a bench, knees bent and feet flat on the floor; lean your upper back against the edge of the bench, holding a dumbbell on your pelvis. Raise your hips to form a straight line from your knees to shoulders, with your upper back resting on the bench; pause, then return to start.
Lateral Box Shuffle
How to:Stand with your left foot on a low box (or step) and your right foot on the floor about two feet to the right of the box. Bend your knees slightly, keep your chest up, and bend your arms 90 degrees, keeping your elbows close to your body. Push off your left foot and jump to your left, landing with your right foot on the box and your left foot on the floor, knees bent. Push off your right foot to jump back to the starting position. That's one rep.
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