The holiday season is upon us as I’m sure you are all aware. There are about 7.5 weeks until Christmas and from now until then you should be prepared to get bombarded with the evilest of temptations that exist in our society. Whether it is snacking at the office, overindulging at company parties, or going to happy hour after work you must RESIST THE TEMPTATION the majority of the time! Constantly giving in to these temptations can lead to bypassing your scheduled workout and cause your balanced meal plan to spiral out of control. The end result is all of your hard work up to this point will slowly diminish and you will be back at square one come January 1st.
Water can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. It is necessary for human survival (we can only go a few days without it) and represents about 65% of the human body. Water retention can be a good thing if you're retaining it inside the muscle cells, where 75% of the volume comes from water. Conversely, subcutaneous water retention (outside the muscle, beneath the skin) can be a very bad thing. Cosmetically, you'll have a puffy, smooth look and your skin will feel as if it's going to explode. Now, you may be wondering how you can avoid looking like the "Michellin Man." Pay attention, as these 5 tips may be the difference in whether or not you're able to fit into your favorite pair of jeans.
About the Author
Gym Owner and Personal Trainer, Keith Diedrich has a B.A. in Exercise Science and has been professionally involved in health and fitness in various capacities since 2005.
"My initial thought about Keith was that he seemed very casual and not as frenetic as other professionals. I quickly learned that he was gauging my stamina, movements, and technique. He wasn't after a fast burnout, but he wanted to exhaust every muscle every time. He said we were working on a "mind to body connection." With this connection I'd be able to gauge whether a set was 15 reps or 20 reps regardless of the initial "goal of 15!" I believe much of my gains came from Keith always seeing my potential even when I couldn't." ~ Saul "Mr. Biceps"