Six ways to pumpkin some iron this Hallowe’en!

With term one well underway, and our fitness sessions going well, we thought we’d spice things up a bit for Hallowe’en!

tom and lewis

No, not the Zombie workout (which, for the record, is a set of exercises designed to get you in shape and help you keep out of trouble during the next Zombie apocalypse… apparently), but our very own Hallow’en-themed workout, brought to you by Tom and Lewis, designed to help you pumpkin some iron!

Why should you give it a go?  Well, the best thing about it is that it’s a great way to have a laugh with friends while toning your muscles.

Let’s get started!

Exercise one: Pumpkin squat

Grab your pumpkin, place your feet slightly apart, hold your arms out straight in front of you and lower yourself to the floor again, just like Tom!  Repeat ten times!

Exercise two: Pumpkin wall squat

Grab your pumpkin, stand with your back against a wall, placing your feet about two feet out in front of you.  Feet should be hip-distance apart.  Bending your knees, slide your back down the wall until your knees are at 90 degree angles.  Hold those arms out in front of you, just like Tom and Lewis!  Hold for 30 seconds.

Exercise three: Pumpkin press ups

We’re assuming you’re carving pumpkins with friends.  That’s good, because this is where you’ll need two.  Place them on the floor in front of you then, starting from the plank position, push up and down, just like Tom!  Repeat 10 times.

Exercise four: Pumpkin twist

Staying on the floor, lift your feet off the floor at a 45 degree angle and move your pumpkin across your body from side to side, just like Lewis!  Repeat 10 times.

Exercise five: Pumpkin partner sit up

If you’ve got a partner, this is where they can get involved.  Lie with your back to the floor and knees bent so your feet are flat on the floor.  Lift your upper body up to pass and retrieve your pumpkin from your partner, just like Tom and Lewis.  Repeat 10 times.

Exercise six: Pumpkin toe tops

Back on your feet, it’s nearly over!  Pop your pumpkin on the floor in front of you and, with a skip in your step, alternate your feet to toe tap the pumpkin.  Go as fast as you can!  Try and get to 20 toe taps; 10 on each toe!

Repeat three times!

We hope you enjoyed our pumpkin workout!  If you fancy finding out about any of our (sadly pumpkinless) health and fitness classes that we have on offer at MMU, then visit our website!  

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