Fight the Holiday Bulge With This Total-Body, At-Home Workout

Maintain your fitness over the holidays with this easy-to-perform bodyweight workout.

Push-Up

The holiday season can be challenging for even the most disciplined athletes, since traveling to meet family can leave few options for regular workouts. Although missing a session here and there won't destroy your training, letting a day turn into a week without workouts can make it more difficult to bounce back in January.

If you can't get to a gym for your usual routine this holiday season, there's still a way to stay in shape over the next few weeks.

The key is to perform a quick bodyweight workout a few times a week to minimize the damage and prevent yourself from falling too far behind. Not sure where to start? Our buddies at muscleandstrength.com have literally thousands of workouts on their site. Try the following basic full-body workout, which you can do anywhere, and stay on track through the end of 2012.

The Workout

Perform this workout three times, resting as little as possible between exercises and 1-2 minutes between circuits. To progress, increase your reps (while maintaining proper form) each time you perform the workout. Make sure to warm up and cool down with a five-minute walk or jog on the treadmill.

Bodyweight Workout
Full Body
Exercise Sets Reps
Jump Squat 1 10-15
Push-Up 1 15-20
Pull-Up 1 10-15
Walking Lunge (Reps are for each leg) 1 10-15
Dips 1 10-15
Inverted Pull-Ups 1 10-15

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