Heart Smart Minute Fitness
Who said you can’t squeeze in your Heart Smart Minute fitness routine in just about any situation! Just when you think you don’t have time to get that calorie burn in, I’ve created the Ultimate Heart Smart Minute TV commercial Workout.
The average one hour program is really only about 40 minutes which leaves you 20 minutes of solid fitness time. So instead of rushing to the fridge during the commercial break here’s a great circuit training routine you can do during the commercial segment. The interval should take you 5 minutes so repeat it every time there’s a commercial break, and depending on your intensity you can burn up to 200 calories, while watching TV!
Couch Push Ups (15 reps): Targets the Chest, Arms, and Abs.
Start in push up position with your hands on the side of the couch, legs extended and feet on floor, shoulder length apart. Keep your back straight and your abs tight. Lower your chest as close to the couch as possible, if you’re new to the push up modify it as necessary for your fitness level.
Crunches (1 min): Targets the Abs
Lock your feet under the couch for stability, pick a spot on the ceiling and extend your arms straight in the air pointing to that spot. Lift your torso towards the ceiling keeping your arms extended. This will stop you from putting any tension on your neck.
Jog In Place (1 min): Cardio
Keep a light jog to elevate your heart rate. You should have no trouble breathing or having a conversation.
Squats (15 reps): Targets the Butt, Quads, Hip Flexors
Stand with feet shoulder length apart and bend down as you would if you were about to sit in a chair. Keeping the tension, stand back up and repeat the sitting motion. Make sure to squeeze your butt! You should feel a great burn!
Triceps Dips (15 reps): Targets the back of your arms
Kneel with your back to the couch and palms of your hands on the edge of the couch cushion. Your body should be in the “chair” position. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees and use the triceps muscle in the back of your arms to push your body back up.
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