Getting Cardio during commercial breaks

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Getting Cardio during commercial breaks

    I have a friend who is very sedentary I am trying to help him and myself get more cardiovascular exercise throughout the day and exercise in general. He watches a lot of tv and I was wondering if I was to help him do step jacks just for exampe during the commerical breaks through out the course of the day would we be working or aerobic system at all or would it all be anaerobic?, what if it was something like pushups? or the daily dare? Personally I'd prefer to go outside for a walk but sometimes its just too cold and i am trying to find things i can do with my friend to where he wont feel like he is actually working out but will still get some benefits, I've already got him cutting down on sodas and snacks and i feel like this is the next step.

    #2
    I like that idea and it's nice of you thinking about such.

    I think half jacks will be fun. You will get tons of them in no time if you can take it and not overweight. Another one I have in mind is the Calves of Steel Challenge. My mom did it, and she was not an exercise bee at all. Punches are good, too. I personally like challenges so I link them to the exercsies I mention.

    The new program Zero Hero seems nice. It's not necessarily a commercial time thing but it has a storyline and I think that can lure people in.

    Comment


      #3
      I wouldn't worry if it was aerobic ve anaerobic, what you would be doing would be to help him to change his behavior which is more important.

      Comment


        #4
        acarpenter89 , I suggest have a look here. I think you'll find It interesting.
        and then, here too.

        Comment


          #5
          How about the Zero Hero program? Doing it together might be fun!

          Comment


            #6
            acarpenter89 working out during commercial breaks is a great idea! It's a small change that can have a huge positive impact on your health over time.

            Check out the <Totals> program. It is a perfect fit for the type of training you envision. It will introduce your friend to a variety of different exercises, which will be much more interesting than simply doing the same exercise throughout an entire commercial break. The program has a good mix of cardio exercises and strength training exercises which target all major muscle groups--so you don't need to think about which exercises to do. Just follow the program and you'll get a well-rounded fitness plan. The protocol for <Totals> is "complete all reps at some point during the day" so it fits with whatever length of time you have to workout and whatever fitness level you come to the program with. <Totals> includes some tougher exercises, such as high knees and full push-ups--but the program never requires you to complete x reps of any exercise in a single set. So if high knees are really tough for you, maybe you only do them in sets of 10. If you can barely manage a single push-up, this is fine too. Whether you do one set of 40 or forty sets of 1, it's all the same for this program. You take whatever length of break between sets you need, and you can do the exercises in any order (including switching back and forth between different exercises). So long as you complete the listed number of reps for each exercise by the end of the day, you get to mark that day complete. After a month of casual training in this fashion, you and your friend could enjoy the sense of accomplishment from completing a 30 day fitness program, and hopefully feel inspired to continue on doing more.

            Comment


              #7
              I had a buddy loose 60 pounds in a year doing exercise during commercials! Hi did Pushups, Squats, Lunges, Jumping jacks, situps... basic body weight stuff and stretching...He really improved himself...so much for the excuse "I have no time".

              Comment

              Working...
              X