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9 Quick Exercises You Can Do During Commercials

  • Walk Out

    Targets abs

    • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
    • Bend forward at the hips, keeping legs straight, and walk your hands out in front of you until your body is in plank position.
    • Continue walking hands forward until they are in front of your head.
    • Walk your hands back toward your feet and return to standing.
    • Repeat for one minute. Rest. Repeat two more times.
  • Balancing Curl to Press

    Targets shoulders, arms, and legs

    • Hold dumbbell in your right hand with palm facing inward; balance on your left foot.
    • Curl weight up to your shoulder, turning palm to face you. Then lift the weight overhead, turning palm to face outward.
    • Reverse the move to the beginning and repeat for 30 seconds.
    • Switch arms and leg and repeat for another 30 seconds.
    • Do three sets total.
  • Plank Tuck

    Targets abs

    • Lie on your right side, balancing on your right forearm.
    • Bend your right knee and extend the left leg. It's important to keep your elbow in line with your shoulder and to keep your thighs parallel.
    • Lift your hips and raise your left foot a couple inches off the floor.
    • Extend your left arm overhead, keeping it in line with the rest of your body.
    • Bring your left elbow and left knee towards each other, remembering to keep your hips raised.
    • Straighten elbow and knee then repeat on both sides for 30 seconds.
    • Do three sets total.
  • Elevated Split Lunge

    Targets legs, hips, and butt

    • Standing two feet in front of chair, extend your right leg behind you and place foot on top of the chair.
    • Keeping left leg straight, bend your right knee and lower into a lunge. Keeping knee aligned with your foot.
    • Return to standing position then repeat for 30 seconds.
    • Switch sides, repeat for another 30 seconds.
    • Do three sets total.
  • Leg Curl

    Targets quads and glutes

    • Lying faceup on the floor with knees bent, place a paper plate under each foot.
    • Keeping arms flat at your sides, lift hips and hold.
    • Sliding with the plates, extend your legs as far as you can without arching your back.
    • Drag feet back to your butt and repeat for one minute.
    • Do three sets total.
  • Low Row

    Targets biceps, triceps, and legs

    • Holding a dumbbell in your left hand, stand so your right leg is two to three feet in front of your left.
    • Lower into a lunge. Lean forward from the hips to rest your right arm on your thigh.
    • With your palm facing in, lift the dumbbell toward your rib cage. Lower arm and repeat for 30 seconds.
    • Switch with your left leg leading for another 30 seconds.
  • Sliding Side Lunge

    Targets thighs

    • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides and right foot on a paper plate.
    • Slide your right foot out to the side. Raise arms in front of you while your hips shift back.
    • Lower arms and slide foot back to starting position.
    • Repeat for 30 seconds on each side.
    • Do three sets total.
  • Triceps Push-Up

    Targets triceps, biceps, and shoulders

    • Place your hands shoulder-width apart against a chair.
    • Step your feet back into a standing push-up position.
    • Lower your chest to the chair, remembering to hold your abs tight.
    • Press up into starting position, then repeat for one minute.
    • Do three sets total.
  • Two-Way Plank Pose

    Targets abs

    • Get into push-up position with your hands under your shoulders and legs straight.
    • Tighten your abs and bring your knee to left elbow.
    • Extend your left leg behind you, then bring your left knee toward your right elbow.
    • Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch to the right leg for another 30 seconds.
    • Do three sets total.