Holidays and fitness don’t always seem to go well together.
When you think of holidays, you tend to lose all the built-up determination and inhibitions in front of the festive delicacies and busy schedules that come with the holiday events.
You may start missing your training sessions and find it challenging to keep up with your otherwise rigid diet plans.
The holiday season soon becomes the cheat-season, followed by a generous addition of some extra pounds that you will try losing in the next year. But there are ways to break this cycle without giving up on the joys that holidays ought to bring.
Here are some tips and workout plans to help you keep your fitness in check while you binge on festivities.
A Simple 20-Minute Workout
Holidays are kind of enigmatic. It feels like you finally have time to enjoy your days free from work but end up feeling you have no time to do anything at all, especially your daily exercises.
So this short 20-minute intense workout should help you speed up your daily fitness routine when you are hard-pressed for time and can’t spend hours in the gym.
The complete set of exercises in this workout routine will help you burn at least 100 calories.
You will have four groups of exercises, starting with cardio warmups and then a focused exercise that helps tone your upper body, lower body, and abs.
Repeat each exercise five times and gradually improve it to 20 repetitions within the 20 minutes time frame.
Try to simulate running on the spot with alternate knee push-ups taking your knees as high as possible in front of you.
Stand straight with your arms by your side. Now jump, and as you jump, spread your legs wide and hands raised. Land on your feet set wide apart and your hands touching vertically over your head. Try to maintain a width that is equal to shoulder width at the least.
Start with a squatting position with your fingertips touching the floor. Then jump high, raising your hands above your head. Then come back down to the original position.
Like low burpees, this is exactly the mountain climbing movement where you bring each foot forward with its knee by the chest alternatingly. In between each repetition, slightly lift off both your feet of the ground for a brief moment.