I’m a girl who loves football. I’m pretty feminine most of the time, but if there’s a good game on, don’t ask me to go shopping. I cheered in the NFL in 2012 and was a competitive and school cheerleader all my life, so I know the game and get really into it.
The fact that games can run up to almost 4 hours means watching them can really eat away at my day and productivity. While a lot of people, maybe that significant other of yours, are vegging out on the couch, you can squeeze in a good workout.
After discovering the beauty that is NFL Redzone and being able to watch a bunch of games at one time, I decided my restless body needed to move, and I came up with the idea to do 25 squats every time a touchdown was scored. Since we were watching multiple games being played at once, those squats really added up. I made it through that Sunday feeling good about myself and not bloated and full of beer or bar food.
I decided it was time to branch out from just squats and add a little more fun to the workout. These moves are easy ways to get your heart rate up and your metabolism going through the game, and it’s keeps the game interesting, because you’re always waiting for what workout comes next.
touchdown – 25 squat jumps
interception– 25 jumping lunges
flag on the play– 25 jumping jacks
timeout– 25 crunches
player injury– 25 push-ups
commercial breaks– hydrate
half time– dance party to Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Pepper
It’s just like a drinking game. If you see it in the game, do the corresponding move and try to last the whole game if you can.
If the jump squats and lunges are too much you can always tone it down and just do regular air squats and lunges. I just wanted to keep the intensity high since there’s no weights involved.
I don’t want to add too much to the list because I think this should be an exciting game, and this is probably well enough since the games are so long. If you’re not out partying for the Superbowl give this workout a try and let me know what you think.
Also, who are you cheering for? Neither are my team, but I was born in Seattle so I’m a little bias.