Training just the Christmas period can be hit and miss – on one hand there’s plenty of fuel in the tank thanks to over-indulgence with food, on the other hand there are a few questionable choices we make.
With a mixture of late nights, too much alcohol, a busier than normal social schedule and a general lack of focus on training, health, fitness and performance takes a bit of a hit for most of us.
It’s not all bad news though. There are physical and psychological advantages that can be exploited during this time if we plan and execute our training schedule accordingly. In this article I’m going to share ways we can enjoy an indulgent festive period without derailing our overall plan.
All of the suggestions made here are as always, based in science and links to the studies are included at the bottom of the article. It’s an article aimed at those of us new to this and worried about how Christmas may affect performance goals.