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The 12 Days of Christmas Workout

So the other day I felt a little crazy.  I googled one of my own posts and my ego was rocked.  You see, as a gift to my clients last year, I came up with something called the 12 Days of Christmas Workout.  For the last year, I wholeheartedly believed that this was an original idea.  Then I fell down a google rabbit hole.

12 Days of Christmas workouts were everywhere!  Was this some kind of conspiracy?  After some furious research and a lot of date checking (someone had to have stolen my idea!!!!) my fantasy was shattered.  And so, with the sadder-but-wiser feeling of a little girl who just learned there is no Santa Claus, I invite you to share in this holiday tradition.  It may not be an original idea, but it’s still a darn good workout:

The following circuit is made up of entirely bodyweight exercises.  Each “day” builds on the previous, just like the song.  How many can you get through?

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-a jumping jack and a burpee

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-6 hands-free get ups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-7 speed skaters

-6 hands-free get ups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-8 mountain climbers

-7 speed skaters

-6 hands-free getups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-9 lateral lunges

-8 mountain climbers

-7 speed skaters

-6 hands-free getups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-10 T raises

-9 lateral lunges

-8 mountain climbers

-7 speed skaters

-6 hands-free get ups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-11 perfect pushups

-10 T raises

-9 lateral lunges

-8 mountain climbers

-7 speed skaters

-6 hands-free getups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

-12 breaths downward-dogging

-11 perfect pushups

-10 T raises

-9 lateral lunges

-8 mountain climbers

-7 speed skaters

-6 hands-free get ups

-5 shoulder swings! (rest)

-4 supermans

-3 sumo squats

-2 walk out planks

-and a jumping jack and a burpee

Happy Holidays!

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That’s right T, keep those holiday fantasies alive…..