Here’s a Whimsical Little Post….

So last night my husband and I were watching The Biggest Loser our normal Tuesday night TV show. We were joking around saying that we should make a drinking game out of it. Every time they say, “last chance workout” we should take a drink. But then I got to thinking… what if instead of drinking we made a workout game out of it? Make up some exercise that you have to do every time a show you normally watch pulls out one of their catch phrases. For example, every time Michael Scott of The Office says, “that’s what she said” or every time Jim (also of The Office) makes a funny face at the camera come up with some sort of exercise you have to do like 10 jumping jacks or sit-ups. If you do two burpees every time CSI Miami’s Horatio Cane takes off or puts on his sun glasses you would be a beef cake before the episode was over. Seriously, think about your favorite shows and what they do or say all the time. It would be a great way to sneak exercise into your evening. Welcome to how a trainer thinks… a scary place!

On to a more serious note…let’s do a featured exercise of the week:
This week’s exercise is the Tabata.
What a Tabata is: A simple exercise performed over the course of 4 minutes.
What you need to do a Tabata: A strong will and a stop watch
How it works: Pick a relatively simple exercise such as a plank. For 20 seconds perform the plank then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total of 8 sets preformed in a 4 min period. It will start off easy and get harder around set 6.

Good luck and happy Wednesday!