Ever came back to the gym after missing a few days and felt like day 1 allll ovvvver again?! You're like, "damn! I was only gone a week or two!" Wanna know why? It's this nerdy thing called VO2 Max.
VO2 Max is the max amount of oxygen your body can use. It's on of the fastest things that improved when you start working out. It's also one of the first things to go. That's why they say this workout thing has to be a lifestyle...In just 14 days of not working out, your V02 Max drops 10%. If you miss an entire month it drops to 15% and by 3 months of not working out you can kiss 20% of your VO2 Max goodbye.
Think about this as the holidays are coming up.
Don't just COMPLETELY stop working out. Traveling? Drop down and do a 5 minute AMRAP of burpees...that will get that VO2 Max from dipping!