TOTALLY OUT OF IT
With the Holidays upon us, can we take a break without losing our fitness?
While it’s always healthy to back off and enjoy the season, science indicates that you don’t want to be idle for too long.
Dr. Edward Coyle’s definitive research shows that, after just 2 weeks of inactivity, a highly trained athlete can experience a 7% decline in VO2 Max. Blood volume decreases, which lowers oxygen carrying capacity. Mitochondrial density thins, lactate threshold drops and our ability to oxidize fat diminishes.
(Makes you want to go for a run, doesn’t it?)
If your current circumstances are interrupting your preferred training routine, then try these 3 time-efficient workouts to help stave off detraining. Not only will they help to maintain your aerobic and anaerobic fitness, but they’ll also alleviate stress so that you can be more present with your friends and family.