Game Day Workouts
It’s that time of year again: football season. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up watching your fair share of games this season. The good news is that the players don’t have to be the only ones putting in work. With the right game plan, you can get your sweat on, too. Check out the Game Day Workout below for some inspiration on how to stay active play after play.
For each completed pass, hop up and get your squat on. Stand up with your feet about hip-width apart, keeping your chest up and shoulders back. Push your hips back, transfer your weight onto your heels, and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold for a moment and then push through your heels to return to standing. Repeat for a total of ten reps.
A touchdown for them = six burpees for you. Squat down with both hands on the floor in front of you. Quickly kick your legs back so that you are in push-up position. Fire your legs back into the original squat position then jump straight up, reaching straight above your head to complete one burpee.
Instead of rushing to the snack table during each timeout, plank it out. Get into full plank position, then bend at the elbows and get down on your forearms. Make sure your elbows are directly beneath your shoulders and keep your body in a straight line from your head to your feet. Hold until the game starts back up again.
For each extra point or field goal, complete ten push-ups. Start by lying on the floor, placing your hands slightly wider than chest-width apart. Push yourself up until your body forms a straight line from head to feet. Lower yourself down until your chest almost touches the floor then press yourself back up to the starting position.
During commercial breaks, complete each of the following moves for twenty reps each.
- Modified V-Ups: Lie down on your back with your legs straight and your palms down beside your hips. Quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest. Lower your body back to the starting position to complete one rep.
- Seated Twists: Sit on the floor with your hips and knees bent at 90 degrees. Hold your arms out in front of you and keep your back straight. Twist your torso as far as you can to the left, and then reverse the motion to the right for one rep.
- Leg Lifts: Lie down on your back with your feet hovering above the ground. Place your hands under your bottom with your palms facing down. Keep your legs straight as you slowly raise them up. Hold at the top for a few seconds and then lower your legs to the starting position to complete one rep.
- Slow Climbers: Begin in a full plank. While bracing your core, pick up your right foot and slowly pull your right knee toward your chest. Hold for a few seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat with the left knee to complete one rep.
Will you be at the game instead of watching it at home? Make sure you check out our healthy tailgating tips to make sure you feel your best after the game!