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Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Workout

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TRX Editor
11.19.12

Turn turkey gravy into raw steel and burn off your holiday indulgences with this simple but effective TRX metabolic conditioning HIIT workout.

 

High intensity interval training (HIIT) techniques like tabata intervals can be used to supercharge your TRX Suspension Training or Rip Training workouts. The basic HIIT technique is to alternate periods of extremely high intensity exercise with short rest periods for a specified number of sets.

Like a turkey, this simple formula can be carved up in literally hundreds of different ways to target your exact goals, whether you seek to enhance athletic performance or your appearance. Manipulate the work and rest intervals to create the optimal training result.

If you’re new to HIIT or just want to experiement with a simple approach, try using a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio applied to four different TRX Suspension Training movements.

Give this HIIT workout a try before you sit down to eat to push your metabolism into overdrive, or tackle it after dinner has settled.
-5 x (:20 work, :10 rest) TRX Jump Squat
-Rest one minute
-5 x (:20 work, :10 rest) TRX Hamstring Runner
-Rest one minute
-5 x (:20 work, :10 rest) TRX Chest Press
-Rest one minute
-5 x (:20 work, :10 rest) TRX Low Row

This sequence can be used at either the end of your usual workout, or as a standalone workout when you’re short on time. This is a tabata-like protocol that will be extremely challenging. The key to getting results using any HIIT workout is to push yourself as hard as possible during the work portion of the interval and to avoid the temptation to do anything except rest during the rest portion of the interval (this includes snacking on leftovers).

Tweak the ratio of work/rest and the length of the intervals to suit your specific needs. Get your TRX HOME Suspension Training Kit here, and then create more HIIT workouts and challenges to get you through the holiday season. 

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