The Halloween season is a really fun time of year, and it offers a great opportunity to switch things up so you can prevent boredom. Even when it comes to your workout routine, you can avoid stagnation by incorporating some clever Halloween workout moves that will create a spooky and special exercise session that you’ll love. Continue reading to learn about a few of these moves to really make the most of this horror-filled holiday.
Work Your Legs Like Frankenstein
You can work your legs in a whole new way by incorporating this fun Halloween workout inspired by Frankenstein’s famously stiff walk. Start by standing up straight and lift one foot straight up. Then move into a lunge, keeping the knee above the ankle, and keeping the hips and the shoulders facing forward. You can also keep your arms straight and forward, facing away from the body just like Frankenstein, as this will challenge your balance. Then push off that front leg and return to start before switching sides. Increase intensity by holding light dumbbells.
Plank Like a Spider
Another great Halloween workout that you can try this season is a new variation of the already tough plank exercise. Start by getting into a standard plank position, making sure that your feet are together and that your hands are placed shoulder distance apart. Then drop your body down into a pushup, but also draw your right knee in until it touches (or at least comes close to touching) your right elbow. Then push yourself back up to plank, returning that foot to the starting position, and switch sides.
Sit-Ups Inspired by Mummies
These challenging sit-ups are sure to make your core strong, and they are inspired by the iconic mummy that you see everywhere you turn during the Halloween season. Start by lying down on your back. Your legs should be straight and your hands should be on your thighs. Once you engage your core muscles, slowly sit your way up as you glide your hands towards your knees. Once you’re sitting up straight and tall, return slowly to the starting position.
With these Halloween inspired workout moves, you are guaranteed to increase the intensity of your exercise routine and have a lot of fun at the same time. Combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, these moves will ensure that you’ll be able to keep your weight in check and your muscles strong.