"You can approach Halloween one of two ways," Trenteseaux said. "The first option is to go nuts with all of the eats and treats. The second is to indulge in moderation and offset any extra caloric consumption with a seasonal pumpkin workout. I recommend the latter, and it's a lot more figure-friendly!"
Pumpkins can be used just like medicine balls for an unlimited number of exercise options. Trenteseaux likes to take it one step further and use total-body exercises that combine upper body, lower body and core movements into one big bang-for-your-
Trenteseaux has provided his top three total-body pumpkin exercises that guarantee to help you burn fat and build muscle in minimal time. He recommends performing at least one circuit of the following three pumpkin exercises, with little-to-no-
1.) Pumpkin Swings: Holding a pumpkin in your hands with your arms extended, stay on your heels and push your hips back while bringing the pumpkin underneath your body while keeping your eyes up and chest out. Then, push your hips forward and swing the pumpkin up to chest level being sure to squeeze your butt at the top of the movement. Repeat for 10 total reps.
2.) Pumpkin Curl to Squat to Press: Holding a pumpkin in your hands with your arms extended, curl the pumpkin to your chest as you squat down until your front thighs are parallel to the floor with your eyes up and your weight on your heels. Then, simultaneously, stand up and press the pumpkin overhead. Repeat for 10 total reps.
3.) Pumpkin Burpees: Holding a pumpkin in your hands with your arms extended, squat down to the floor, then jump your legs out to assume a push-up position. Perform a push-up with your hands on the pumpkin and then reverse the movement to stand back up. Repeat for total 10 reps.
Trenteseaux will be holding his second annual "Freaky Fat Loss" Halloween Charity Workout on Saturday, October 29 at 10am at Underground Fitness Revolution (15202 NW 147th Drive, Suite 800) in Alachua. The event is open to the public and costs $10 (cash or check made payable to: Friends of Children). Participants must bring their own pumpkin to the workout. To register or for more information on this event, please contact Nate Trenteseaux via email at nate@UndergroundFitnessRevolution.com or via phone at 352.682.3310 no later than Friday, October 28. Please visit: http://www.undergroundfitnessrevolution.com/
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