Desperate times call for intense measures. If you’re desperate to not pack on significant bad weight this month, the intense measure we recommend is CrossFit. Its full-body workouts performed “for time” (read: no dedicated rest periods) maximize intensity while burning tons of calories afterward as your muscles recover from the onslaught.
CrossFit “metcons” are typically short and can be scaled to be done anywhere, so they’re excuse-proof for the guy who says he doesn’t have enough time and is stuck on vacation without a gym nearby. To make it easy for you, we’ve picked five of our favorite do-anywhere workouts from the website TheTravelingWOD.com. When you’re able to this month (preferably at least a couple of times per week), bang out one of these workouts at a time. Doing so will make your holiday meals a little more guilt-free.
WOD #1: For Time: 200 Air Squats
WOD #2: 10 Rounds for Time: 10 Sit-Ups, 10 Burpees
WOD #3: For Time: 100 Push-Ups, 100 Sit-Ups, 100 Squats
WOD #4: AMRAP* in 20 minutes: 10 Bench Dips, 10 Box Jumps, 10 Walking Lunges
WOD #5: For Time: 250 Jumping Jacks
*As many rounds as possible
For more info on CrossFit, check out theboxmag.com.