Cardio crunch: A post-Thanksgiving NFL Up! workout

*Thanksgiving is now behind us. And while you were watching football, you might've overindulged a bit on the turkey, potatoes and pumpkin pie. Even if you're feeling a little weighed down by all the heavy foods, there's no reason to wait to burn off all those calories. NFL Up! has a cardio workout cycle inspired by NFL players that's focused on getting your heart pumping. It's time to get off that couch.


Repeat the below circuit three times. Rest 20-30 seconds in between each exercise to keep your heart rate up. Remember to stretch before and after your workout.* *

For more tips on stretching, check out these exercises and drills.

1. Dynamic Warm Up
Get a sweat started and warm up the muscles with this treadmill exercise.
Reps: Complete three times, increase speed with each cycle

2. High Knees
Continue to build the heart rate with this exercise that also helps develop speed.  
Reps: Five to seven

3. Standing Band Bicep Curl
Let's get the upper body involved and build stamina with this drill.  
Reps: Two sets for 20 seconds

4. Hill Runs
Improve your overall conditioning with hill runs. Find a short hill and start running.*
Reps: Run up and down the hill five times

5. Back Pedal Drill
Switch your forward runs to the back pedal for added conditioning. 
Reps: Back pedal up and down the hill five times

6. Burpee Pull-Up
Finish strong with an endurance exercise that works the entire body.
Reps: Repeat till failure

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