The Couch Potato Workout Plan

Put down that remote! Instead of flipping through channels or fast-forwarding commercials, take advantage of the two-minute breaks and give your body a jolt of exercise. Since most half-hour shows have around 8 minutes of ads, we put together four two-minute workouts that will get you burning calories and toning your total body.

Commercial Break #1: Cardio
Jumping jacks for 30 seconds
Jump rope for 30 seconds (If you don’t have a jump rope, just mimic the movement.)
High knees – 30 seconds
Butt kickers– 30 seconds

Commercial Break #2: Lower body
20 air squats
20 walking lunges (10 with each leg)
Wall sit for 30 seconds

Commercial Break #3: Core
Plank for 30 seconds
Bicycle for 30 seconds
15 sit-ups
Plank for 30 seconds

Commercial Break #4: Upper body
10 pushups
15 triceps dips
Side plank for 30 seconds on each side

Photo credit: Seth Sawyers

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