Freaky Friday Spooktacular Workout

6 Spooky Exercises to Burn Off Halloween Candy

Frankenstein Walks

10 repetitions each side. Perform 3 – 5 times.

Suicide Run

“Line Drills”

If you have access to a basketball court, run from the baseline to foul line and back, to half court and back, to opposite foul line and back, and to opposite baseline and back.

If you do not have you do not have access to a basketball court, run on a treadmill or outdoors for 60 seconds followed by a 60 second jog. Repeat 4 – 6 times.

Spider Plank

10 repetitions each side; Perform 3 – 5 times.


Hold both arms and legs over body while contracting abdominal muscles.

Hold for 45 – 60 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Perform 3 – 5 times.

Axe Chops

Hold a dumbbell in a vertical position (similar to an axe handle), and lace fingers around the handle. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, right foot slightly in front of left foot. Position both hands over left shoulder. Shift body weight to left leg and rotate right foot so that it is pointed toward the inside of body. Bring the weight down across the body’s midline and over the outside of the right thigh as both feet rotate to the right. As the dumbbell is lowered, sink into the hips and finish with left foot rotated towards the right. Push right foot into the ground and swing hands back over left shoulder, and return to starting position.

8 – 10 repetitions each side. Perform 3 – 5 times.

Skull Crushers

10 repetitions each side. Perform 3 – 5 times.

* Dumbbells may be substituted for barbell.

* Modify weight as needed and to be safe –  avoid “crushing your skull”!

What is your favorite grueling, spooktacular exercise?


McCall, P. (2015). Halloween Workout: 7 Spooky Moves to Scare Off Weight Gain. Ace Fitness Blog. doi: Accessed October 29, 2015.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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