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Fit Tip: Tone Up in Front of the TV

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Monday Morning Fit Tip:

Just because the new falls shows are addicting doesn’t mean your body needs to take the shape of the couch!  Instead of working the DVR, work your body during the commercials!

tv workout Do as many Tricep Dips* as you can during the 1st commercial.  On the 2nd commercial, switch to Side Crunches, etc.  Can you complete the entire workout TWICE during a 30 min. show?


tvworkout-page-0*1. Triceps Dips: Sit on the edge of your couch or coffee table and rest your hands on the edge so your fingertips are pointing away from you. Walk your feet out so your pelvis is hanging out in the air. Slowly bend your elbows backward to lower your hips to the floor and then slowly straighten your arms. Do as many as you can during 1 commercial.

2. Side Crunches: To work your obliques, lie on the couch on your left side (the floor works well, too). Put your right hand behind your head and point your elbow to the ceiling, resting your left arm across your waist. Contract your side oblique muscles and lift your shoulder off the couch – attempting to bring your rib cage to your hip. Hold this position and then lower slowly. Repeat 10 times and then switch sides until commercial is over.

3. Floor Scissor Abs: Lie on the floor with both hands under your head and your low back pressed into the floor. Raise both legs into the air. Slowly lower your left leg down until it almost touches the floor and then slowly bring it back up to meet your right leg. Repeat with your right leg. After 10 repetitions with each leg, try doing both legs at once – you’ll really feel it in your abs!

4. Pushups: Do as many as you can, then rest in child’s pose.

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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