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Burn Some Calories During the Oscars

Plopping myself in front of the TV for hours isn't something I do regularly, but I'm making an exception for the Oscars on Sunday. I love watching the glitz and glam and always hope for teary, heartfelt acceptance speeches from the winners. This year, I'm mixing up my sitting and munching routine with a fun, calorie-burning game.

The "Oscar-Winning Workout" was created by Bethany Lyons of Crunch in NYC and published in the February issue of Fitness magazine. Use the suggestions as guidelines and get creative with your own rules for the game.

  • Do fast feet every time someone thanks his or her mom: "Run in place, moving feet quickly, for 10 seconds. Then jog in place with knees high for 10 seconds. Repeat series three times."
  • Do tricep dips every time the camera cuts to a celebrity who's not amused by the host's joke: "Sit on the edge of a chair with hands beside hips, with legs slightly extended and feet together on floor; slide butt off seat. Bend elbows, lowering butt toward floor; straighten arms. Do 10 reps."
  • Do high plank every time the orchestra cuts off a verbose speaker: "Get into push-up position and hold for one minute."

See two of my ideas when you


What are your ideas?


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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm going to watch the Oscars with my husband and I'm going to make him do pushups, planks, and bicycle crunches during the breaks with me.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Lol. I'd love to do this, but it seems to be done only if you watch the Oscars alone. I'm not about to do tricep dips in the middle of an Oscar party :) Maybe I can convince my bf to do it with me. . .
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Lol I just might be doing this!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Good ideas!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Don't mean to be a debbie downer, but that guy has terrible pushup form. My back is straining just looking at him!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Love it!
staticnoise staticnoise 8 years
that's great! sadly it's late, late, late at night when they broadcast the oscars here in germany :(
youngnfit youngnfit 8 years
That is an awsome idea! My trainer Roland Semprie says that the plank is a great exersize to do durning the commerical breaks, and to always extend the length of time during each break. Its a killer ab workout, but you get results fast!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hahahahhaha great idea!!!
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