We all know the holiday season can be hectic. With family time, traveling, holiday shopping, work, and trying to keep up with workouts, it can sometimes feel almost impossible. For competitive athletes, the most important thing to remember when time gets tight is to stay on track with your meals. It’s crucial that you learn about managing time for fitness success.
Finding the perfect balance in life while managing time for fitness success are two important qualities I’ve learned during my years of competing. One of the ways I do this is by always having my meals prepared, packed, and ready to go when I attack my errands for the day.
I always have my RawFusion protein bars, packets of 100% Pure Titanium Whey, and packets of tuna in my purse or lunch box wherever I go. They’re great options when you travel, have meetings, or are just out shopping. Most important, they’re a cheaper, healthier, and safer alternative for those times when healthy food options aren’t available.
Managing your time for fitness success also means utilizing your time well at the gym, especially when that time is limited during the holiday season. In addition to my fasted morning cardio, I also do HIIT (high-intensity interval training) cardio after my workouts.
I find it very helpful to use plenty of supersets when time is tight. It’s an incredibly efficient way to training, and the less rest between sets forces an increased level of intensity. Here’s a sample of one of my shoulder workouts:
Seated lateral raise machine* 4 x 20
Standing barbell shoulder presses 4 x 15
Dumbbell lateral raises 4 x 15
Standing EZ-bar upright shoulder raises 4 x 15
Candlestick dumbbell raises 4 x 15
Seated military shoulder press machine 4 x 12
(3 second negatives)
Standing steering wheels 4 x 15 per side
Reverse fly on Pec Deck 4 x 15
Rope pulley face pulls 4 x 15
Hopefully this helps you with managing time for fitness success and an overall healthy lifestyle. Being super busy doesn’t give you an excuse to steer away from your diet or training plan, so make time for yourself.
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