Today I'm sharing a Super Bowl themed workout inspired by the big game this weekend.
The biggest football game all year will take place on Sunday. While I'm not much of a football fan, I'll probably end up watching the game if I'm at my boyfriend's place. He's a big NFL fan, so there's a lot of football games on in the background at his place.
As everyone knows, the commercials during the game are always a big deal. Unfortunately here in Canada we typically don't get the same commercials during the game from the Canadian broadcasters who air the game. I typically get to see a couple of the best ones the next day when they're online. Does anyone remember that Star Wars/car commercial from a couple years ago? It's definitely my favorite from the last few years.
I'm more interested in the big episode of This Is Us that will be airing after the game that the actual if I'm being completely honest. I'm dying to know how/why Jack didn't get out of the house in time. Is anyone else eagerly awaiting that episode?
Anyways, since I know so many people will be watching the Super Bowl this weekend I thought that I'd put together a workout inspired by it. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds before moving onto the next one. Rest as much as you need at the end of each round before starting again. Repeat 5 to 6 times total. For more workouts, be sure to check out my workouts page. Below are descriptions of each exercise.
Stand with feet hip width apart. Step forward with one foot so that the forward leg’s thigh is parallel to the ground, and the back leg’s shin is parallel to the ground. The back knee shouldn’t touch the floor. Use your quads and glutes to step the front foot back towards your back foot and end by standing straight up with feet hip width apart again. For the second lunge step forward with the other foot. Continue alternating legs for the entire 30 seconds.
Starting on your toes and hands, make sure your body is a straight line from your heels to your knees, hips, shoulders, and neck. Your hands should be a bit wider than your shoulders. Slowly bend at the elbows, lowering yourself to the ground. Try to get at low as possible, and then push yourself back up, all the while maintaining that straight line. An easier modification is instead of being on your toes, lower to your knees.
Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. With your hands behind your head and elbows out to the side, bring your feet off the floor so that your shins are parallel to the floor and your knees are bent at a 90 degree angle. Bring your shoulder blades off the floor and alternate bringing your left elbow towards your right knee, and your right elbow towards your left knee. Your feet should look like they’re pedaling a bike.
With feet hip width apart and hands in front of you to help with balance, use the glutes to lower your hips back and down while bending at the knees. Once you’ve reached the lowest position you can without leaning forward too much or letting the knees collapse in, return to a standing position, using your glutes to propel yourself.
Stand with your feet hip width apart with a dumbbell in each hand. With your upper arms in a 90 degree angle to your torso and your hands directly above your elbows, lift your hands straight up so that your arms are straight above your head. Slowly lower your hands back down to the starting position.
From a standing position crouch down with your hands in front of your feet on the floor. Jump your feet back behind you so you're in a plank position. Jump your feet back in towards your hands and then jump up while clapping your hands above your head.
The plank is very similar to the starting position of a push up. Your hands are slightly wider than shoulder width, and your body is a straight line from your head, through your shoulders, hips, and knees, to your heels. Just like with the push up, if you need an easier modification, use your knees instead of your toes.
As always, talk to your doctor before beginning to workout. Honor your body and modify this workout as needed.
Are you going to be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? How about This Is Us? Let me know in the comments.