The holiday season isn’t ideal for training. The time flies by, and between lots of hearty meals and frequent family get-togethers, it can be hard
to find the right time for strength training. So, what’s the solution to keep up your training? Treat yourself with an express training session during off hours: the best time is still early in the morning when everyone is sleeping and recovering from the festivities.
Can’t slip away? Don’t throw in the towel, you’ll be back in your favourite gym as soon as the government gives the go-ahead. In the meantime, train from home! A short, intensive session will do the trick. Opt for effective fitness accessories(e.g., jump rope, dumbbells). Getting some fresh air (e.g., jogging with shorter strides, sprinting or performing plyometrics) will rebuild your confidence. Use this opportunity to work on your cardio and explosive strength.
The holiday season is a good opportunity to review your workouts and work on the aspects we tend to overlook (e.g., flexibility or certain muscle groups).Try new circuits and assess the benefits to your endurance.
Why should you stop? Simply because your body needs it! A well-deserved break will help your muscles, joints and nervesrecover. This is the perfect time to take a breather if you’ve been pushing yourself. Use this opportunity to take some time off and relieve built-up stress. Give your body the time it needs to rest while taking stock of the past year. Readjust your goals based on your sports performance for the year.Plan out your workouts by creating a new training program for 2021! Take on the new year with unparalleled motivation and energy.
These tips will help you get into your groove over the holidays, and remember that taking time to recover is crucial for making progress!