Commercial Break? Try This To Kill The Boredom

Come on you know sitting on your couch and watching TV is a lot more fun than running on a boring old treadmill. 

Did you know the average length of a commercial break is 2 minutes and 30 seconds? That’s a lot of wasted time that you could be using to get your body fit and in shape. 

Who needs the gym when we have long breaks during our favorite shows? Try these couch potato exercises during the next commercial break.

Half Squat

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  • Stand in front of your couch with your toes facing forward and your feet about hip-width apart. 
  • Bend your knees to touch the couch with your buttocks and back up to a standing position. 
  • Repeat 10 times or until you feel the burn.

* Remember to keep your knees in line with your ankles. 

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Leg Lifts

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  • Lay down on a yoga mat, towel, blanket or your floor (whichever you prefer). 
  • Your head should be near the couch so you can grip the bottom of the couch with your hands. 
  • Lift your legs to about 90 degrees and then slowly lower them back down, but do not touch the floor with your heels. 
  • Repeat 10 times or until you feel the burn. 

* Remember to keep this slow. 

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Elevated Push Ups


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  • Lean on your couch by placing your hands on the edge of your couch about shoulder width apart, put your legs straight out behind you.
  • Bend your elbows until your chest touches the couch and then lift back up. 
  • Repeat 10 times or until you feel the burn. 

* Remember to touch the couch with your chest, not rest on the couch. 

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Knee Raises

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  • Sit on the edge of your couch. 
  • Hold on to the edge with your hands.
  • Lift your knees to your chest then lower them; your toes should lightly touch the floor.
  • Repeat 10 times or until you feel the burn.

* Remember to squeeze your core.

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Single Leg Lunges

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  • Stand in front of your couch. 
  • Take a wide step forward. 
  • Rest your leg left on the couch. 
  • Bend your right knee until your leg is at a 90-degree angle and then stand back up. 
  • Repeat 10 times or until you feel the burn. 
  • Repeat on the other side. 

* Remember to keep your knee and ankle in line and to do the same number of lunges on both sides. 

See, exercises don’t need to take up too much of your time; you can do them anywhere and kill time!

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