The Best Workout for Watching TV! | At Home Toning Exercises
4 of the best TV workouts
Slumped on your sofa watching “just one more” episode ofThe Wire? Throw away your TV. Not our words, but party-pooping researchers’ from the Universities of California and San Francisco who say slouching in front of the box for several hours per day will double your chances of poor mental functioning in later life.
So should you become that weird guy who's replaced the googlebox with a pretentious book shelf? Absolutely not. There’s no reason you have to pause your mental capacity for a Netflix binge if you use these four workouts. They'll keep your body moving, your brain happy and they'll even tick off your training goals - all in front of the box. Don’t say we don’t do anything for you.
(Related: The 4 reasons why you should watch more TV)
Best for: weight loss
Transforming from a couch potato into a slimmed-down spud doesn’t need to take long. In fact, this workout from PT Phil Sims is designed to burn your belly in just three moves. How? By targeting your glutes, shoulders and back all at once to upping your heart rate and maxing your metabolism. And it does all of that in less time than a Simpsons episode.
Best for: building muscle
Just because you’re watching super Saturday on your couch doesn’t mean you can’t build an athlete's body at the same time. This winning workout, devised by personal trainer and former London Welsh player Ollie Frost, will bulk you up - fast. No gym required.
Best for: cardio fitness
Want to upgrade your endurance from home? Don't fork out a small fortune and get an oversized treadmill in your lounge. Just challenge yourself to this 6-move circuit to boost your all-round fitness. And the best bit? You only need to do each move for 20 seconds. Yes, level up your cardio during the break.
Best for: beginners
Everybody’s got to start somewhere, so why not do it during a Netflix binge? This circuit from Fabrice "le Physique", the Kensington trainer who knocks the elite into shape, is the first step in your body TV transformation plan. Why? It's to keep perfect body-changing form with these simple exercises, meaning you’ll be watching your favourite show alongside your new body in no time.
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