How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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.

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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!

This article was authored by Sergeant Michael Volkin, inventor of Strength Stack 52 fitness cards

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5 Replies to "How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain"

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    Sami November 8, 2013 (7:47 am)

    What great ideas, I like the quick sweat dice game. What a fun way to keep your workout different.
    I think I’ve yawned a few times…even while running 🙂

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      DSTPRL November 8, 2013 (7:52 am)

      Thanks for stopping by Sammi. Oh yes we must mix it up to keep it interesting and to keep progressing.

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    jillconyers
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    November 9, 2013 (7:23 am)

    Great tips! The rest of the year can be a calorie bomb!

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    Alyssa Catherine November 12, 2013 (7:32 am)

    During holidays, we forget our daily routine and go for the party and eat what ever we like to and also celebrate with drink.
    Alcohol and triggering food is the cause of many problem especially heart attacks and strokes are generated . we always though with one bite of burger and a sip of alcohol nothing could happens, we don’t take a bit or a sip but we are free to and drink. Alcohol increases the fat in the body and what ever we exercise before holiday it ruins all our work and we again comes back to starting point where we have started our health fitness program.

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      DSTPRL November 12, 2013 (7:42 am)

      Very good points Alyssa. I strongly believe in moderation.

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