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Exercise to Do While Watching TV

Couch Potato Squats

Winter is the season of snuggling in front of the fireplace or getting cozy in front of the TV. If you find that you have suddenly turned into a couch potato I have a simple exercise to get you revved up to work out. And the exercise itself is all about sitting down and standing up, over and over again. Yep, you can blend the traditional squat with the couch to work your backside.

Here's how:

  • Begin by sitting on the edge of your couch with your feet a little wider than hip distance apart.
  • Without swinging your entire body forward or flailing with your arms, stand up. Focus on the back of your legs, your booty, and your abs as you stand.
  • Return to sitting slowly. You should not plop back on the couch; stay in control for the entire descent of your bum.

Repeat ten times for one set and do three sets

Variation 1
During your ten reps, don't sit all the way back down. Just hover over the couch, then rise back to standing in one fluid and calm motion.

Variation 2
Add a calf raise (rise onto your toes) once you are standing. Not only will this work your calves, but it will also challenge your sense of balance and work your core.

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