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The Halloween Workout: It will make you Drop Dead!

Updated on September 29, 2011
pumpkins for the Halloween workout
pumpkins for the Halloween workout | Source

Every day you turn around and there's a brilliant new workout that will change your life. You know the new workouts that look similar to yours but are tweaked in a few spots and claim that it will solve those problem areas you've had all your life in a matter of a few weeks...Who knows some of them might actually work but most of them probably won't. So why not come up with my own workout. Halloween's coming up so i've decided to launch the Halloween workout!

There's a few things you need before attempting this workout, of course checking with your doctor is always great, you don't want to keel over too quickly, Halloween's no fun if your dead, or it it?...

Things you need:

  • Pumpkins varying in weight
  • Bags of Candy
  • Pillowcases
  • multiple costumes
  • a masked killer, preferably carrying some kind of deadly weapon, say a chainsaw or machete
  • An old house if you can, or dark alley way but the woods work great as well
  • cemetery with medium size headstones

Mike Myers from the movie Halloween is a good choice for masked killer, virtually unstoppable and he's slow but persistet, a great workout buddy!
Mike Myers from the movie Halloween is a good choice for masked killer, virtually unstoppable and he's slow but persistet, a great workout buddy! | Source
pillowcases full of candy for cool down in the Halloween Workout
pillowcases full of candy for cool down in the Halloween Workout | Source

The Halloween Workout

  • Start the workout with a brief warm up fo cardio, take the multiple costumes you've collected and change in and out of them as quick as possbile! Put on the freddy Kruger hat, the ugly red and green sweater. Then take it off, now put on the pirate costume with the eye patch, the hook for a hand and the boots! Now take it off and put on the witches costume, the one with the black dress, the cape, and the witches hat. Then take it off and put your regular outfit on. Did you break a sweat yet?
  • Next a little bit of lifting, take your pumpkins (remember don't hold them just from the stem!! hold the bottom as well) Take the prefer sized pumpkin and lift it straight up in front of you 3 sets of 13 reps.
  • Take a quick break (have a mini candy bar, those small ones everyone hands out on Halloween) sip some apple cider.
  • Now back to the pumpkins, this time your going to hold the pumpkin straight out in front of you and do squats. 3 sets of 13 reps
  • Place pumpkin down (remember if you smash it you cant carve your jack o lantern!)
  • Back to cardio! for a quick warm up run through the cementary, use the headstones as hurdles!
  • Once your warmed up call up your Masked killer and ask him/her/it to meet you at the old house, alley way or woods (your preference). When the killer gets to the location egg him on with some sarcastic joke, once you get him angry start running!
  • Run as fast as you can through the woods, jumping over tree stumps; in the house up the stairs; or in the alley dodging old trash cans.
  • As your running make and effort to fall, this will cause your momentum to slow and heart rate to speed up. Suggestions include trip going up the stairs in the old house, or fall down a hill in the woods, or if in the alley way try to get disoriented.
  • Now the final stage of the workout, the fight to the death. Once the masked killer catches up to you (corners you in the upstairs closet, grabs you right at the end of the alley where people are walking by clueless, or you some how end up in the killer's deranged camp in the middle of the woods) its time to face the music its the killer or you.
  • To get the most out of the fight don't go down easy, various movements from kicking, screaming, scratching, and even tackling will give you a decent workout. Don't worry about hurting the masked killer for some reason they don't feel the pain and rarely die.
  • The longer the fight the better the work. If your still alive at the end, good for you! move on to the final cool down. If you didn't make it pass the masked killer, I'm sorry but you didn't work hard enough!
  • Final cool down, grab some pillowcases and fill them up with all the candy you can fit in them, now do brief sprints dragging the pillowcases behind you, perhaps running from one neigbor's house to the next?
  • when your done with this your workout is complete and your ready for Halloween!


This workout can be intense, the possible results of this workout include death, dismemberment and being scared to death. Other side effects include the over consumption of candy and the squashing of pumpkins! Finally, if you've gotten this far into the hub I hope you know its a satire and not meant for a real workout! Happy Halloween!


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      Brian Dooling 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I'm glad it made you laugh Jt! as for the 30hubs in 30 day challenge, im 1/10th of the way there lol, have 3 hubs done, i plan on catching up later in the week, most of my classes are early in the week and mess up my writing for hubpages lol thanks for asking

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      This Made Me LOL,

      Great hub!! How are you doing on your 3o hubs in 30 days challenge?


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      Marsha H 6 years ago from My Retro Kitchen in NY

      Personally, I prefer the over consumption of candy to calling my Masked Killer.

      Thanks for the giggle. :D

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      Brian Dooling 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanksfor the comment Brett, im glad you thought it was funny! the idea dawned on me recently but I wasn't sure how it would come across on hubpages, im glad at least one person found it funny lol

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Funny hub!

      When I saw the title, it just made me curious as to what they had come out with this time!? There really does seem to be a workout for every holiday, but this is the first one I've seen for Halloween ... certainly more interesting that dancing in front of a TV lol.