Try this routine 3 times a week to get yourself ready for the holidays and to happily eat that second or third gingerbread man!
Starting with superset 1, complete all reps of the first move, then immediately do the same with the second. Repeat two more times without stopping. Rest two minutes and move to superset 2; continue until you've completed all three groups.
~ Bulgarian Squat
Stand with your back about 18 inches from a bench; place the top of your right foot on the bench. Lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the floor. Press through your heel to stand. That's one rep. Do 10, then switch sides and repeat.
~ Incline T-Pushup
Place your hands shoulder-width apart on a bench or step and extend your legs behind you; your body should form a straight line from shoulders to heels. Perform a pushup, and as you push back to start, rotate your torso to the right until you're in a side plank, raising your right hand toward the ceiling. Return to start. That's one rep. Repeat on the left side, and continue alternating for 14 total reps.
Super Set 2
~ Two-Way Lunge
Stand with hands on hips. Step to the right and bend your right knee to lower into a side lunge. Press through your right heel to rise, then step forward and lower into another lunge. Press through your right heel to return to standing. That's one rep. Continue in one fluid motion for 10 reps, then switch legs and repeat.
~ Triceps Dip
Sit on a chair and place your hands by your hips; your feet should be flat on the floor with knees bent 90 degrees. Lift yourself off the chair, shifting your butt forward so it's in front of the seat. Bend your elbows to lower your body toward the floor. Return to start. That's one rep. Do 15.
Super Set 3
Loop a resistance band around a sturdy object and grab the ends with both hands. Back away with your arms extended at shoulder height until there's tension in the band. Keeping your core tight, squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull your elbows back to either side of your chest. Pause, then slowly extend your arms. That's one rep. Do 15.
~ Hip Crossover
Lie faceup on the floor with your arms extended at shoulder height, palms facing up. Lift your legs and bend your knees 90 degrees. Tighten your abs and lower your legs to the right as far as you comfortably can without lifting your shoulders off the ground. Slowly reverse the movement all the way to the left. That's one rep. Continue for 10 reps.