How To Lose Fat When You Can't Go Outside
It gets cold where
I live, like really cold, which means it's tough to fit quality workouts in when it's so damn chilly. I
actually believe our bodies want to gain weight, like a bear, during the winter months. Here's how you
can lose fat when it's too cold to go outside.
by Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT (aka The Fit Dad)
- Fitness and Nutrition Expert to the true superheroes - busy Moms and Dads! and Author
of Fat Loss To
This time of year always brings mixed emotions for
On the one hand I love the cool, crisp fall
I love football season.
I love that I don’t start sweating the moment I step
But there are things I don’t like too like going from green leaves
to beautifully colored leaves to no leaves.
Going from plush green grass to brittle grass that crunches under
And the fact that the cold weather makes it nearly impossible for
people to get outside and be active, unless you’re an Eskimo.
This leads to people becoming less and less active, eating more,
and going into a sort of hibernation mode, except you’re not sleeping for the winter like a bear you’re just
gaining the extra layer of flabby goo.
But how do you counteract that seemingly impossible feat of
getting and staying fit when the weather doesn’t let you get outside and be active?
Luckily this town is flooded with health clubs so that’s one
You could also give your friendly local personal trainer a call
and he’ll help you out…hint, hint.
Another option, which is pretty easy, is to just take your
workouts inside your own home.
There’s no extra commute. The cost isn’t that great and
there are plenty of options for workouts if you’re a little creative.
Take this bodyweight only workout I gave to a client
Do this workout as a circuit, moving from one exercise to the next
with little to no rest. Repeat the circuit as many times as you can in 15 minutes and you’re
1) Push-up – 10
2) Bodyweight Squat – 15
3) Plank – 30
4) Hip Extension – 15
5) Push-up – 10
6) Forward Lunge – 10 per
7) Mountain Climber – 15 per
What’s great about this workout is that it can be done first thing
in the morning before you do anything else, which will cut out the “I don’t have time” excuse. Plus it
takes no extra space because there’s no added equipment.
And it’ll fire up your metabolism so you’ll start your day off
with a fat burning kick. And really, who doesn’t want a little extra kick when it comes to fat
Another great thing about this little workout is that because it’s
a bodyweight only workout you are going to be working virtually every single muscle in your body, including
all those little posture muscles that we neglect and torture nowadays. It’ll also help improve your
posture, which everybody needs help with.
So give it a try and do your best to keep that winter flubber from
sneaking up on you before it’s too late.
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The preceding article was written by Ed Scow, aka "The Fit Dad". To learn more about Ed's story, click here.
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