Holiday Weight Gain – Help Avoid The Inevitable

The Holiday’s have arrived!  Lucky for us Sergeant Volkin is back with another guest post.  This time the creator of Strength Stack 52 is sharing a few tips on how to help keep those extra pounds we typically gain during the holidays at bay.  Yeah, your New Year’s resolution might not be as big of a deal if you don’t gain an extra few pounds…but think of it as a head start!

So, without further ado….

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!

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