Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Actually, I love all holidays. I’m always down for a good celebration. But, they can leave me feeling pretty dang tired the next day. Even though I got much less sleep than I anticipated, I still got up at 7 and got my butt over to the gym (thank you sweet lord for that daylight saving’s time extra hour). I knew I was a little worse for the wear and wasn’t going to be able to bang out any high intensity craziness, so I decided to focus on strength and avoid all the jumping and ups and downs that I usually do.
I used to feel like I had to do a crazy intense workout for it to count. If I didn’t workout at my max during my time at the gym, it was a waste and should probably only count as a rest day. This is a stupid mentality. Your body can’t go at its max 100% of the time and its crazy to think that it can. So, this workout is perfect. It’s definitely difficult, but it lets you work while not having to spend a year at the gym.
Halloween Recovery Workout
Repeat each circuit 3x through resting for a minute between rounds.
- 15 squats (weighted or not)
- 30 walking lunges (15 each leg, 5-15lbs)
- 30 step-ups (15 each leg, 5-15lbs)
- 30 ab bikes
- 30 mountain climbers
- 15 leg raises
- 15 squat & press (5-15lbs)
- 15 lateral raises (5-10lbs)
- 15 push-ups
This will leave you feeling the perfect amount of worked out especially after a long night. No jumping is the key here, so feel the burn and take it slow. Let those muscles work.
Also added bonus: Here’s the little Boo as a Rufferee for Halloween!