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12 Days of Christmas HIIT Workout

Santa doing HIIT workout

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to get your sweat on! Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean that you can give up on your fitness goals. In fact, why not have a little fun while you work out in the comfort of your own home? All you need is yourself, some determination, and your favorite holiday tunes. Let’s get started.

What is the 12 Days of Christmas HIIT workout? 

The 12 Days of Christmas HIIT workout follows the same general principles as other forms of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), but with an added festive twist! Each exercise is based on a line from the song “12 Days of Christmas.” For example, on the seventh day of Christmas, you’ll complete seven burpees and then do the previous days again in reverse order (i.e., 6 reverse lunges, 5 sit-ups, 4 push-ups, etc ). This sequence continues until the twelfth day culminating in a full cycle of the list.

12 Days of Christmas workout sequence

  1. Inchworm with a tricep push-up
  2. Squat jump
  3. Side plank with side leg lift
  4. Push-ups
  5. Sit-ups
  6. Reverse lunges
  7. Burpees
  8. Plyometric lunges
  9. Bear hold with shoulder taps
  10. Jumping jacks
  11. Bridges
  12. Up down planks (forearm to hand)

There you have it—the ultimate festive holiday HIIT workout!

The 12 Days of Christmas HIIT workout is an effective and fun way to stay in shape during the festive season! Not only will it help you get in shape quickly, but it’s also sure to keep you motivated and energized throughout your workouts—something we could all use a little extra help with this holiday season! So grab some friends or family members and get ready to sweat as you take on each challenging interval—you won’t regret it come New Year’s Day! Happy Holidays!

12 days of Christmas HIIT workout
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