12 Days of Christmas Fitness

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Here’s my gift to you: The 12 Days of Fitness (Christmas Workout). I had several of my clients perform variations of this program yesterday… it’s a fun way to get in a decent circuit training workout for the holidays.

There’s 12 rounds of this circuit, each round adding another exercise with one more repetition (up to 12 repetitions for the final exercise, of course). It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on your rep speed and rest intervals. Here’s the video tutorial I created for it (you’ll be impressed by my angelic singing voice!):

The 12 Days of Fitness – A Christmas Workout

It’s pretty self-explanatory, but here’s how you do it:

Round one: Start with 1 minute of skipping rope (or some other form of cardio ie: jumping jacks).

jump_rope

Round two: 2 chin ups and 1 minute skipping.

Chinups

Round three: 3 dips, 2 chin ups, and 1 minute skipping.

Dips

Round four: 4 jumping squats, 3 dips, 2 chin ups, 1 minute skipping.

Explosive (17)

Round five: 5 inverted rows, 4 jump squats, 3 dips, 2 chin ups, 1 minute skip rope.

DoorInvertedRow

Round six: 6 reverse lunges, 5 inverted rows, 4 jump squats, 3 dips, 2 chin ups, 1 minute skip.

Lower Body (69)

Round seven: 7 hanging knee raises, 6 lunges, 5 rows, 4 jumps, 3 dips, 2 chins, 1 min skip.

Torso (59)

Round eight: 8 twisting pushups, 7 hanging knee tucks, 6 lunges, 5 rows, 4 jumps, 3 dips, 2 chins, 1 min skip.

shoulder (39)

Round nine: 9 burpees, 8 T-pushups, 7 hanging knees, 6 lunges, 5 rows, 4 jumps, 3 dips, 2 chins, 1 min skip.

General Movement (29)

Round ten: 10 ball knee tucks, 9 burpees, 8 T-pushups, 7 hanging knees, 6 lunges, 5 rows, 4 jumps, 3 dips, 2 chins, 1 min skip.

Physioball (3)

Round eleven: 11 hip bridges, 10 ball knee tucks, 9 burpees, 8 T-pushups, 7 hanging knees, 6 lunges, 5 rows, 4 jumps, 3 dips, 2 chins, 1 min skip.

Bridge

Round twelve: 12 plank walkouts, 11 Hip bridges, 10 ball knee tucks, 9 burpees, 8 T-pushups, 7 hanging knees, 6 lunges, 5 rows, 4 jumps, 3 dips, 2 chins, 1 min skip.

General Movement (61)

That’s it!

If you don’t have certain equipment, or can’t perform certain exercises, you can substitute similar alternatives:

ie: bench dips, inverted rows under a bar, plank knee tucks if no ball, jumping “Cheat” chin ups, etc.

Swole Santa and his training partner Jacked Frost want you to do this 12 Days of Fitness circuit before you indulge with family for Christmas dinner tonight, or at least give this workout a try tomorrow.

I hope you enjoyed this workout and the video. Let me know if you have any questions and remember to SHARE this article! For more free workouts and training tips, check out the rest of my blog posts, and grab your free ebooks and e-course at the link below.

Happy Holidays,

Josh

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