Gut-Check Workouts: 8 Quick Routines to Fight Weight Gain

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The holidays are here. And we’re pretty sure you’ve already been invited to at least 20 different parties.

There are gifts to get, work deadlines to meet, and plenty of travel—hardly anyone has time for legitimate training. Even the most dedicated gym junkies are tempted to take time off. But if you heard what happens when you don’t work out for two weeks, you’ll be sure to get some kind of work in. We have some ideas. 

These eight workouts are quickies. They’ll get you in and out of the gym in no time, but you’ll still get your pump, stimulate muscle growth, and burn fat. These routines will keep you in check.

The workouts

The routine to burn off a carb overload

The routine to work off a sugar binge

The damage-control routine to overcome extreme gluttony

The fat-burning routine to cook off a serious food binge

The routine to prepare for a major food coma

The routine to recover when you party too much

The routine to detonate a high-calorie food bomb

The feel-better-after-a-workout workout