Good morning and Happy Thursday! My new weight lifting program is going great. I am so sore I can hardly move. Today is leg day and then possibly a rest day tomorrow. I have signed up for another 5K on Sunday – looks like we will have fabulous weather.
Did you know there are only 55 days left til the New Year? Typically people can gain between 2 and 8 pounds during this time. If you are hoping to avoid this gain, or possibly even lose weight, check out the guest post I have for you.
How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving stuffing and Christmas cookies, your body will take a brutal calorie beating this holiday season. This is the perfect time to start or change that workout routine.
Your body has an amazing ability to adapt and for most people, working out consists of what I call a “zombie workout”, which involves going to the gym and doing the same exercises over and over. I see people actually yawning while working out. Your body can’t possibly be getting an effective workout while yawning!
The key to beating the holiday flab is to change up your routine and make fitness fun. Here are some cool fitness games and programs you can do just about anywhere and get a great calorie burning muscle-building workout:
Quick Sweat Dice: Currently on Kickstarter, with Quick Sweat Dice you have access to 462 unique workout combinations. Simply roll the dice and compete with friends to be the first person to 100 reps. It’s easy, quick and completely portable.
20 Minute Body: Invented by Brett Hoebel (celebrity trainer from NBC’s The Biggest Loser’s Season 11), his 20 Minute Body routine is pretty intense but meant for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. You’ll definitely sweat through 20 minutes of capoeira-based bodyweight moves. Capoeira is a traditional Brazilian art form with fluid and controlled exercises.
BW44 Program: With Tee Majors BW44 (Bodyweight 44) Program, you’ll get 27 unique workouts in a digital manual, a clean eating nutritional manual, a dynamic warm up video, and more. What’s great about this program is it contains everything, from warming up to working out to eating. The heavier you are, the more difficult the program is. Every step of the way, from nutrition to working out, Tee clearly explains the process in a very easy to understand manner. Who knows, with a little work, maybe you’ll be as ripped as him someday.
The above games and programs will jolt anyone out of their zombie workout funk. Those Christmas cookies won’t know what hit them!
Author: This article was authored by Sergeant Michael Volkin, inventor of Strength Stack 52 fitness cards.
What is your plan to prevent holiday weight gain or lose weight during the holidays?
Have a healthy day!