Do the holidays and New Year normally sabotage your fitness goals? Not this year!
We’ve teamed up with top-level athletes and experts across all sorts of areas of expertise to bring you a series of tips called the 12 Days of Fitness. Apply these tips to your life throughout the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 so you can stay as fit as a reindeer and avoid getting too much jelly in yo belly!
1. Kevin Gillotti
"Don't participate in cheat meals. There's no reason to reward yourself with shitty food and undo the hard work. If pain is weakness leaving the body then it's cheat meal is weakness entering the body.
You're going to see a lot of people making bad nutritional choices during the holidays and think it's okay because social media as led people to believe a cheat meal is okay but it's not it Just sets a precedent and a tone for future habits."
2. Pat Flynn
3. Shellie Edington
4. Dr. Ryan Godfrey PT
"Whether you’re a weightlifter, runner, or just looking to be fit and healthy, strength training needs to be the cornerstone of any athlete’s program. More importantly, master your technique for foundational movements like the squat and deadlift before worrying about how much is on the bar, and you’ll enjoy a pain free life!"
"The fundamental difference between elite athletes and recreational athletes isn’t the amount of training they do. Rather, it’s how much time they put into recovery; adequate sleep, nutrition, and self maintenance of their bodies to perform at a high level."
5. Aja Barto
"The holidays are an easy time to get comfortable. Don’t let that happen. Don’t lose sight of the work you’ve put in all year long to get to where you’re at right now. Allow your year long dedication to keep your furnace hot. Stay consistent and make effective decisions that support your goals.”
6. Laura Messner
7. Kim Lawrance
Slow down in order do things correctly to the best of your ability so you don’t have to go back and redo something. Be determined. Be purposeful . Be strong . Be you 💪🏻"
8. Brakken Kraker
9. Barclay Stockett
10. John Salter
"When doing core work, make sure to do back extensions along with ab work. This will help prevent lower back problems."
11. Kimberly Alexis
"Hip thrusters have been my ultimate go to lately for growing the booty! Doesn't always have to be heavy weight, high reps work as well. I also try to incorporate at least one leg exercise in every work out."
12. Heather Gollnick
"When short on time in the gym do compound lifts and movements such as squats or jump squats, pull ups, bench press, shoulder press, lunges or jump lunges. These movements require multiple muscle groups maximizing your time
If short on time for cardio after a warm up add in intensity such as 8x 1 min fast / 1minute easy to maximize your time"