The Commercial Break Workout You Have to Try!


Hey, TV Heads!

Yes, you! Don’t have enough time to hit the gym because your favorite TV show is on tonight? Don’t worry, I totally get it! That’s why I created this special workout just for you!

Presenting, Emily Burkhardt’s Commercial Break Workout!

A 30-minute show typically has two to three commercial breaks, each lasting roughly two to three minutes. That’s six to nine minutes of free time for you to get your heart rate up!

I’m challenging you to complete the following three circuits during the commercial breaks of your favorite show. Watching a 60 minute show? Repeat the workout!

Commercial Break #1:

20 Couch Up/Down
Step up and down off of the couch. Alternate which leg leads each time you step up.
10 Decline Push-Ups
Plank position with your hands on the floor and feel on the couch. Keep your back flat and push-it-up!
25 Russian Pillow Twists
Sit in a V position, grab the pillow of your couch, hold it close to your chest with your elbows out, and swing your torso from left to right keeping your arms stable.
Repeat 2x

Commercial Break #2:

25 Jumping Jacks
Go big with these!
20 Couch Squats
Feet shoulder width apart, squat your booty down until it touches the couch, and come back up.
20 Couch Sit-Up
Lay down on the ground with your feet under the couch to stabilize you while you do your sit-ups.
Repeat 2x

Commercial Break #3:

25 High Knees
Stand up, and get your knees as high as you can.
10 Couch Dips
Tricep dips using the couch.
25 Couch Climbers
Hands on couch in plank position, drive your knees one at a time to your chest.
Repeat 2x

Time to turn on the TV and get your sweat on!

Peace & Love,

Emily Burkhardt

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