Working out SHOULD NOT mean you STRESS yourself out to make time for it. If you are hooked to your TV for some reason and not getting enough time.. here is a guide to have your daily dose of workout while packing in some TV time too.
Working out in front of your TV can be of two types:
High Intensity Interval Training [HIIT]: If you feel running is a complex topic like the Master Chef you are watching then “a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) routine delivers the same cardiovascular perks as running”. It raises your heart rate and boosts your metabolism while toning your lean, sexy muscles!
Here are 5 such workouts which you can do in front of your TV set, you will get the same benefit as you get from cardio and it will help tone your muscles. Perform the entire circuit 3-4 times [depending on your capability, increase intensity gradually], as quickly as possible while maintaining good posture.
Around the world Jump Squat: Begin in a squat position with your feet hip width apart, making sure your knees don’t go past your toes. Jump up into the air, turning to your right and landing softly back on your feet into a squat. Repeat the jump squat, returning to starting position. Then repeat the jump, turning to your left. That’s one rep. Complete upto five reps. Tones: Butt and Legs
Sumo Squat Crunch: This is like the Goddess Pose of Yoga. Begin standing with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out at a 45 degree angle and hands up by your temple, elbows out to the side. Lower down into a squat, making sure your knees don’t go past your toes. When you return to standing, raise your right knee up and tilt your right elbow down to have both meet at midline. Lower back down into a squat and repeat on the opposite side. That’s one rep. Complete upto five reps. Tones: inner thighs, butt, legs and waist
Walkout Burpee: Begin standing with feet together. Jump forward as far as you can. Lower hands to the ground and hop your feet back so you land in a plank position. Lower down into a push-up. Walk your hands back to meet your feet. Complete upto five reps. Tones: butt, legs, core and chest
Tabletop Twist: Begin sitting on your booty with your hands planted directly below your shoulders and feet on the ground, knees bent. Shift your weight into your right hand as you raise your left hand into the air, twist your upper body to the right and raise your booty off the ground. Lower back to start and repeat on the opposite side. Complete five reps on each side, ten reps total. Tones: butt, hamstrings and shoulders.
Supergirl Push up [Superman in case Supergirl is too feminist]: Begin laying on your stomach, arms lifted in front of you and legs lifted off the ground. Hold this for two seconds. Lower legs to the ground and plant hands underneath your shoulders. Push off the ground and raise into plank position. Lower back down and return to start. Complete ten reps. Tones: butt, lower back, upper back, chest
Now if you feel all the exercise names are too much for you, follow my video below.
Happy watching TV without compromising your health.
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