Fight holiday and vacation weight gain with muscles!

I find myself short on time and willpower when I am on vacation. My workouts are usually crammed in between the demands of family and friends, and a whole lot of eating foods I normally wouldn’t. Here is my advice (in short and in specifics) for getting in quick workouts while on vacation, that will help you get back on track quickly, when you return.

In short: Lift heavy weights in between a circuit of cardio and body weight exercises. Muscles consume calories and high intensity intervals are a great way to increase your metabolism.

More specifically, on my last day of vacation, I only had 30 minutes to workout, so here’s what I did:

5 minutes on the treadmill – 2 minute jog, 1 minute run, 2 minute push

1 minutes lifting the heaviest weights you can, while maintaining form

1 minute sit ups

1 minute side plank raises

3 minutes on the treadmill – 1 minute run, 2 minute push

1 minutes lifting the heaviest weights you can, while maintaining form

1 minute sit ups

1 minute side plank raises

5 minutes on the treadmill – 1 minute run, 2 minute push, 2 minute run

1 minutes lifting the heaviest weights you can, while maintaining form

1 minute sit ups

1 minute side plank raises

3 minutes on the treadmill – 1 minute run, 2 minute push

1 minutes lifting the heaviest weights you can, while maintaining form

1 minute sit ups

1 minute side plank raises

2 minute stretch

Another quick note: Consider weight lifting and body weight exercises that target your biggest muscle groups, and don’t forget to consume tons of water to help flush out the cheese, chocolate and red wine from your body. Oh yeah, I saw what you ate!