November 24 2016
All of the coaches of CrossFit Strongsville and staff at The Healthiest You Chiropractic Center wish you a safe, blessed, and wonderful Thanksgiving. Cherish the time with the ones you love, pray for those who cannot spend the holiday with their families as they are overseas or otherwise unavailable, and thank God for the many gifts we enjoy in our lives. If you are shopping on Black Friday, demonstrate courtesy and respect for everyone around you, even when it isn’t returned. If you are travelling, be safe and patient, we’re all trying to get somewhere to see people we love. And, enjoy the moments when your family members compliment you on the changes you’ve made to create your healthier version of yourself. We are so abundantly grateful and honored you choose to be your best with us. I’m grateful to share this journey with each and every one of you and to continue to witness positive change every day because of you.
We will be closed today and Friday, but some coaches are posting on the CrossFit Strongsville Community Core page already with various times they’ll run open gyms. Respect their time, help them clean up, and thank them for volunteering so that you can have an extra opportunity to burn some turkey calories.
Here’s a WOD you can do at home and with the family! Add in or take out whatever you would like and adjust according to time as needed!
But first, a Thanksgiving stat or two:
4500 calories is the average amount an American consumes on Thanksgiving day.
229 grams of fat is the average amount of fat that is consumed by an American on Thanksgiving day.
So…with those in mind, here’s your workout!
50 Push Ups
50 Thrusters (dumbbells, kettlebells, barbell, pumpkin, any weight you’ve got)
50 Sit Ups
50 Burpees (yes…50!)
29 Jump Rope Singles or Doubles, or Jumping Jacks
Hm…I wonder how I came up with those numbers?
Fun fact, performing just 30 air squats prior to consuming a meal rich in carbohydrates can significantly increase the activity of GLUT-4 (glucose transporter type 4) which triggers insulin (released while digesting carbs) to store sugar as a form of energy in muscle cells (glycogen) instead of directly storing within fat cells (glucose). So, the more you encourage GLUT-4 activity, the more those excess carbs will be stored appropriately. How’s that for a Thanksgiving meal topic?!