These Commercial-Break Workouts are exercises that can be done in your living room during commercial breaks and require zero equipment! Susan Powell, a trainer with The Forum in Buckhead, recommends the following moves:
Plank: This is a great way to strengthen your core. Lie flat on the floor. Rest your body on your forearms with your palms flat. In a push-up motion, raise your body off of the floor, supporting your weight on your forearms and your toes. You should have a straight line from your feet to your head. Start by holding for 20 seconds and work up to 60 seconds.
Push-up: From the plank, move into push-ups. If a push-up is too difficult, you can modify it by resting some of your weight on bended knees.
Wall-Sit: Lean your back against the wall with your feet touching the wall as well. Slowly lower yourself into a sitting position, as if there's an invisible chair supporting you. Hold for 30 seconds and work up to longer periods of time.
Wall-Sit with laundry detergent: For an extra intense work-out, grab a bottle of laundry detergent (weighs 3-4 pounds). While remaining in the wall-sit position, curl the detergent up and down ten times on each arm.
Lunges: Lunges are great at strengthening and toning your legs. Begin with your feet shoulder width apart and keep your legs slightly bent. Do not stand with your knees in a locked position. Pull your shoulders back in order to have a proper back arch. Lunge forward with first, the right leg. Pull the right leg back into place, and then try lunging with your left leg. Do this for two minutes. For extra difficulty, hold the detergent bottle.
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