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6 Body-Sculpting Moves You Can Do While Watching TV

Oct 27, 2016 //

You don’t have to sacrifice screen time to get in great shape. If you’re trying to squeeze in a weekly workout, but you don’t want to miss your favourite show, try these exercises on for size.

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Here are six moves you can do at home while watching TV or Netflix, no equipment needed. All you need is a little floor space.

1. Mountain Climbers

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  • Start on your hands and knees, facing the TV while your favorite show is on.
  • Bring your left foot forward until it is under your chest and you knee is tucked up against you, keeping your hands on the floor and your core tight.
  • At the same time, extend your right leg out straight behind you.
  • Then jump and switch the position of your legs.
  • Do 10-12 repetitions for one set.

2. Burpees

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  • Start in a low squat position with both hands on the floor.
  • Kick your feet back into a pushup position, and do one pushup.
  • Then immediately return to the starting position, and leap as high as possible into the air and back down into the start position.
  • Repeat as rapidly as possible 10 times for one set.

3. Planks

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  • This is an easy workout that will let you focus on your TV show.
  • Start in the pushup position, then lower yourself down onto your elbows, with your forearms on the floor and your hands clasped.
  • Keep your back straight and your core tight, then hold the position for 30 seconds or as long as you can.

4. Lunges

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  • Start with your hands on your hips and your feet hip width apart.
  • Step forward with your right foot and lower yourself down until your right thigh is parallel to the floor both knees are forming a 90 degree angle.
  • Return to the starting position, then repeat with your left side.
  • Repeat 10-12 times for one set.

5. Calf Raises

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  • You’ll have to stand for this one, but it’s another quiet exercise that will let you watch your show without distractions.
  • Start by standing with your feet close together, then raise up on your toes with your knees straight.
  • Hold the position for a beat, then come back down.
  • Repeat 10 times for one set.

6. Superman

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  • Lie face down, preferably on a mat, with your arms and legs extended in front and behind you.
  • Keep your torso in place, and raise all your arms and legs into the air at the same time.
  • Hold the position for as long as possible, then lower back down to the start position.
  • Repeat 10 times for one set.