You know it's the holiday season when your girlfriend suddenly expects a run, she's drained your bank account, and your fitness level tanks. But it doesn't have to be that way. You can remedy the first two with a timely breakup (or some intense groveling). And that last problem is an easy fix, too -- all it takes to stay in top shape is smart planning and a little ingenuity.
The holidays generate a lot of unavoidable, often random time drains, such as office parties, family get-togethers, and after-work shopping. They take a chunk out of your life and make it difficult for you to maintain your normal training regimen. But most guys make the mistake of trying to fit their regular workouts into their busier, more unpredictable schedule. Instead, they need an exercise plan that's compatible with their schedule -- no matter how packed it is.
So I've devised a five-step system that uses backward logic in order to create a made-to-fit workout that'll keep you lean and in peak condition. You'll simply evaluate your toughest exercise opponents ahead of time so you can prepare a more effective game plan. Even if breaking up is hard to do, you can't use your girlfriend as an excuse for shrinking biceps. Your net worth, however, is another story.