Commercial Break Workouts for Super Bowl Sunday

By Jennipher Walters -

You're probably pretty excited for the upcoming Super Bowl, right? And while forgoing the fatty finger food, the unhealthy tailgate treats and the pitchers of beer are key to making sure you don't wake up the next morning bloated and not feeling your best, why not turn that television time into a workout?

That's right, you can get a pretty good workout by doing just a few simple moves during the three-minute commercials of the big game. This way, you don't miss any big plays of the game, yet you aren't sitting on the couch for four straight hours.

You'll alternate upper-body, lower-body, core and cardio moves during each "commercial break." Once you go through the entire list -- if you have time -- do it again to double the calorie burn! All of these moves require no equipment, so there are no excuses not to get moving like your favorite players are!

Here's Your 24-Minute Football Commercial Workout

Commercial Break No. 1: Do as many push-ups as you can -- either modified on your knees or up on your toes.

Commercial Break No. 2: Perform alternating forward lunges, being careful not to allow your knee to go beyond a 90-degree angle.

Commercial Break No. 3: Bicycle crunch it out, alternate bringing your left and right knees in as you twist and work those obliques.

Commercial Break No. 4: Get your football feet on by doing a fast shuffle in place like the players do in practice!

Commercial Break No. 5: Grab an empty chair and perform tricep dips with your hands on the seat of the chair and your feet on the floor.

Commercial Break No. 6: Squat it out, being sure to keep your weight in your heels and going at a pace of 3 seconds down and 3 seconds back up.

Commercial Break No. 7: Get back into push-up position with your hands slightly closer together to perform a plank. For extra burn, try lifting each of your legs up for a full commercial.

Commercial Break No. 8: Jog in place, bringing your knees as high up in front of you as you can. Pretend that you're running through tires!

And the best part? All of these moves still allow you to keep one eye on those commercials -- you know how entertaining they can be! So grab some pals and make this your new football tradition!

Read more about planning a healthy Super Bowl Sunday:

How to Survive the February Food Holidays on a Diet

Biggest Loser's Super Bowl Recipes by Curtis Stone

Healthy Tailgating Recipes and Food Swaps