Top Thanksgiving Workouts and Happy Cheat Meals


Since 2007 we have been building technology for a community we respect and admire. We have lots to be grateful for. What started off as a casual conversation in our small garage gym has quickly transformed into a bootstrapped startup now used by thousands of people every day. We want to take this opportunity to say “thanks”. Thanks for the support. Thanks for believing in us (especially the early adopters).  Thanks for being so awesome. The same way you strive to set new personal records in the gym every day is the same way we promise to keep striving for PRs in the office (some big features coming out soon). And, of course, Happy Cheat Meals!

Oh, and for those looking for workout ideas on the big day, below is a list of the most often performed workouts over the years, by our users, on Thanksgiving.  Have fun.

Run 5 km TT
Two words: Turkey Trot.
Run 5k

Be thankful for your heroes.
For time:
Run, 1 mi
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Air Squats
Run, 1 mi

That one girl that’s just different from the rest. You don’t know why you’re thankful, but you are.
21-15-9 reps, for time of:
Thruster, 95/65 lbs

Filthy Fifty
Sometimes your workout should look a lot like the meal later. Filthy with a ton of sides.
For time:
50 Box Jumps, 24/20 in
50 Jumping Pull-ups
50 Kettlebell Swings, 35/26 lbs
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees To Elbows
50 Push Press, 45/35 lbs
50 Back Extensions
50 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs
50 Burpees
50 Double Unders

Run 10k
The Turkey trot overachievers.
Run 10k

Fight Gone Bad
Be thankful for the fights you’ve survived.
3 rounds, 1 min per station, of:
Wall Ball, 20/14 lbs, 10 ft
Sumo Deadlift High Pull, 75/55 lbs
Box Jump, 20 in
Push Press, 75/55 lbs
Row (calories)
Rest 1 min

Rotate immediately to the next station every 1 min,
the clock does not stop or reset between stations.

The ab workout that helps you feel better about how badly you ate.
50-40-30-20-10 reps, for time of:
Double Under
AbMat Sit-up

Because this workout could have been done in the 1600s.
For time:
150 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs

You might say it before you eat, so why not also do it?
For time:
30 Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs

You’re going to cheat on your diet, so you might as well cheat on Fran.
3 rounds for time of:
Run, 400 m
21 Kettlebell Swings, 1.5/1 pood
12 Pull-ups

CrossFit Games Open 12.1
We are assuming this is punishment for going back for seconds…and thirds….and fourths.
As many reps as possible in 7 mins of:

AMRAP 15 mins: Push-ups and Air Squats
When you don’t want to go to the gym but you still want to do something. Get it done.
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of:
20 Push-ups
50 Air Squats

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