Tips to work your Thanksgiving gobble off


Collegian staff writer and personal trainer Devin Valdez shows entertainment editor Chris Howze how to work off the holiday pounds.


This exercise works the abdominals. Lie on the floor with your back flat and knees bent. Cross your palms with your arms straight and over your head. Raise until only shoulders are off the ground. Lower yourself back to starting position. Repeat for 25-30 reps, for two to three sets.


This exercise works quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Leaning your back against the wall, bend your knees until thighs are parallel to the floor and knees are at a 90-degree angle. Hold the position for 30-60 sec. Repeat three times. To intensify perform above instructions and lift one leg out in front of you.


This exercise works the chest, shoulders and triceps. Keep your back and abs tight, arms shoulder width apart, lower your body until chest is three to four inches from the floor. Return to starting position. Repeat for 12-15 reps, two to three sets.


This works the abdominals. Position yourself with your stomach facing the floor. Support your weight between your forearms and toes. Keep your body straight and tighten your abs. Hold the position for 30-60 seconds. Repeat for three sets.
**To Intensify: Well in holding position, raise an arm or leg and hold the position.