The holidays have the potential to seriously derail your nutrition and overall training progress. You probably eat lots of food, which, let's be honest, is not the healthiest. To make matters worse, your gym may be closed, or you may be staying at a family member's house or a hotel. So working out is not convenient, nor is it a priority.
In this situation, it's unrealistic to expect to maintain your full training program. But, you can't completely turn off that part of your life, sitting around on the couch and crushing every morsel of food put in front of you.
In the coming weeks, when you get to practice or tryouts, you will need to be in tip-top shape. That's why STACK recommends taking just 10 minutes per day—every day—to work out over the holidays.
No, a short workout like this won't be as effective as a complete training session. But it's better than doing nothing, and it can give you an advantage over your competition if they take the lazy route.
Try the following full-body workout to keep your body strong and athletic over the holidays.
10-Minute Muscle-Building Workout
- Benefits: Lean Muscle Mass, Full-Body Strength
- Equipment: Dumbbells, Chin-Up Bar
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Instructions: Perform the circuits below three times without resting between exercises. Rest for 30 seconds between sets.
- Sumo Dumbbell Deadlift x 20
- Dumbbell Bench Press x 8-12
- Chin-Ups x 9-12
- Dumbbell Skullcrushers x 10-12
- Dumbbell Hammer Curl x 10-12
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