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Jingle Balls & Reindeer Games

In an effort to offer counter programming to a Cookie WOD that might look something like this (or maybe that’s just me)…

AMRAP, 10 minutes:
1 giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 Russian Teacakes
1 handful Spiced Nuts
5 sips of tea

… I give you two fun workouts that can be done with minimal equipment and can be adapted to just about any fitness level. Grab your family, your friends, your kids, your friends’ kids, and get outside for some fresh air and playtime. In less than 30 minutes, you can get a great workout and, let’s be honest, work up an even better appetite for all the things that make this time of year so sweet.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Jingle Balls

Warmup
400m easy jog
high knees, butt kicks, skip forward, skip backward
2X 10 air squats + 10 pushups + 10 lunges + 10 rotations

Jingle Balls Workout
3 rounds, for time:
1:00 medicine ball overhead throws with a partner
1:00 medicine ball cleans
1:00 medicine ball slams
1:00 medicine ball situps
1:00 rest

No medicine ball? Use a soccer ball, kickball, or basketball instead.

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Warmup
400m easy jog
high knees, butt kicks, skip forward, skip backward
2X 10 air squats + 10 pushups + 10 lunges + 10 rotations

Reindeer Games Workout
Run each distance as fast as you can – pretend you’re training with the reindeer to help Santa make his rounds this year. The particular distances don’t have to be exact if you’re not near a track, just pick landmarks in your neighborhood of varying distances and go for it.

Dasher Sprint: 25m / Rest 1:00
Dancer Sprint: 50m / Rest 1:00
Prancer Sprint: 100m / Rest 1:00
Vixen Sprint: 200m / Rest 1:00
Comet Sprint: 200m / Rest 1:00
Cupid Sprint: 100m / Rest 1:00
Donner Sprint: 50m / Rest 1:00
Blitzen Sprint: 25m / Rest 1:00

Bonus Rudolph Round: 50m walking lunges as fast as you can while maintaining perfect form

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2 Responses to “Jingle Balls & Reindeer Games”

  1. The cookie WOD looks really tempting but I will be good and do the Jingle Balls instead. Thanks for the book suggestions—just finished The Historian and really enjoyed it :-) Merry Christmas to you, Dave and Smudge!

  2. Shannon says:

    Adorable!

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