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Now that Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, many of us are wondering what we can do to quickly erase those couple extra pounds we may have picked up while gorging over the long weekend. 

Today we'll look at a few simple workouts that can get you back to where you were before.

First and foremost, the biggest key is getting your diet back on track. Thanksgiving foods are not generally known for their nutritional value, and most of us spent Thursday loading up on them, not to mention the enjoyment of bountiful leftovers in the following days. Focus on counteracting the heavy carbs with a lighter menu this week.

Obviously some good exercise will greatly assist the process of slimming back down. Lengthy cardio sessions are always helpful, but for a more quick-strike approach to axing the extra weight, here are five fast workouts that can lead to a rapid drop:


No weights needed for this easy move, which involves simply dropping to the ground and pushing yourself back up. Run through several sets for a sweat-inducing cardio workout that will also tone your upper body.


Box Jump

This lower-body workout is similar in concept to burpees; a very simple explosive movement that will burn calories with enough reps.


Barbell Clean

As the name suggests, you'll need a barbell for this workout, which will strengthen your arms and engage your core. A fast fat burning solution!


Kettlebell Swing

We love kettlebell exercises, which are easy to learn and provide good strength returns. You'll be surprised how many calories you can crush with this easy routine.



Despite the name, this one is helpful for both the gents and the ladies. This is the most complex of the five workouts listed here, but it will also pay the most dividends.


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