When I was a kid, we had a series of books called “Choose Your Own Adventure.”
In them, they had several stories, usually with one ending well, and the other two ending badly.
Option 1, You get eaten by a bear.
Option 2, You find the hidden treasure.
Option 3… Well, you get the idea.
When it comes to working out, December is kinda like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book.
OPTION 1: Some people (hopefully not you) will do nothing.
They’ll find ways/excuses not to workout only to wake up January 1st once again discouraged because they still have to lose that last 10-15 pounds, hoping that the “magic KB workout” they find in their email will do the trick this time…
OPTION 2: Make December the “off-season.”
I wrote at length about this last year.
Just like athletes take time off every year (the good ones do) and just relax, focusing on keeping some of their skills honed, but not really worrying about “making progress” –
You can do the same.
Just work on your technique.
Because technique is the foundation for your success in your KB workouts.
If you’re using a pair of kettlebells, you’ll need to make sure you have at a bare minimum, your front squat dialed in.
OPTION 3: Use “M.E.D.” workouts
What are “M.E.D” workouts?
“M.E.D” = Minimal Effective Dose.
The M.E.D. will be different for different people.
One thing’s for sure though:
Short, frequent, near-daily 15 minute workouts are just the ticket for many this time of year – especially if you’re feeling pinched for time.
And, interestingly enough, near-daily workouts are a Time-Tested and Proven method for getting and keeping the fat off.
That’s it for today – I’ve gotta run.
I’m pinched for time myself.
Baby girl’s 2nd birthday today. (Where’s the time go???)