How to do a festive, full-body pumpkin workout

Feel less guilty about indulging in Halloween treats with this pumpkin workout.

ByGMA Team via via logo
October 26, 2020, 12:06 AM

A festive fall exercise fad that uses pumpkins as props can help you get toned in time for Halloween.

The workout, dubbed the pumpkin workout, has taken social media by storm.

Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell created a full-body pumpkin workout with four simple moves that can help you get fit in a festive way.

To get into the Halloween spirit, Greenwell replaced a traditional medicine ball with a pumpkin while doing this circuit workout.

While the size and weight of your pumpkin can vary based on your individual skill levels, Greenwell emphasized that you should be sure to exercise with a new, fresh, pumpkin instead of one that has been sitting around for a few weeks and may become soft or get crushed under your weight.

When pumpkins are no longer in season, feel free to swap out the fall produce for a medicine ball instead.

Here is Greenwell's full-body pumpkin workout:

1. Pumpkin push-up

This push-up move strengthens the abs, chest, arms and shoulder muscles, according to Greenwell.

PHOTO: Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin push-up.
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin push-up.
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PHOTO: The pumpkin push-up helps strengthen everything from the abs to the shoulder muscles.
The pumpkin push-up helps strengthen everything from the abs to the shoulder muscles.
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2. Jack-O'-lantern swing

Use this swing move to strengthen the core, back and shoulder muscles.

PHOTO: Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates a Jack-O'-lantern swing.
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates a Jack-O'-lantern swing.
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PHOTO: The Jack-O'-lantern swing strengthens the core, back and shoulder muscles.
The Jack-O'-lantern swing strengthens the core, back and shoulder muscles.
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3. Squash squat

Greenwell recommends squatting to help strengthen your hip and thigh muscles.

PHOTO: Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the squash squat.
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the squash squat.
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PHOTO: The squash squat helps strengthen hip and thigh muscles.
The squash squat helps strengthen hip and thigh muscles.
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4. Pumpkin seated Russian twist

This festive Russian twist helps tone your oblique muscles.

PHOTO: Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin seated Russian twist.
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin seated Russian twist.
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PHOTO: The pumpkin seated Russian twist helps tone oblique muscles.
The pumpkin seated Russian twist helps tone oblique muscles.
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Editor’s note: This piece was originally published on Oct. 25, 2018.

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