Even though no one may have seen it, I live tweeted my NFL Draft Challenge during round one. I did ten pushups for every selection, and fifteen for every trade.
and an additional 90
While men everywhere took a load off with a beer at the bar, or stacked up the snacks at home, I watched it the way men should watch sporting events, I exercised during one, doing 410 pushups.
I know how well food goes with sports, and I know how people who are dedicated fans tend to also be the most sedentary fans. Why not make all fans active watchers? Issue challenges to fans.
Ten pushups per commercial in a basketball game.
Five situps for every point the opposing team scores in a football game.
You might find yourself doing fifteen of something every time someone in your baseball team’s lineup strikes out.
This type of exercise, if you watch sports, is limitless. Maybe you’re terribly overweight and you want to start the process with high numbers of squats over time. Maybe you want to improve your pushups to the hundreds. Maybe you’re tired of putting workouts before watching sports. Whatever it is, it is conservative, free, and effective unlike anything I’ve ever done.
That’s because I’ve done it before. My typical springtime ritual for the NBA Playoffs is pushups during commercials, or “Playoff Pushups” as I call them. I take games I know I will watch in full, or games that I’ve just turned on because I’ve got nothing to do, and use them to improve my pushup practice. It’s also a way to build some consistency with exercise over three months. Connecting exercise to things you already consistently do will make exercise more consistent and effective. If we watch sports, then we better be working out while we do it, for those hardcore fans, it may be the only way.
Tonight I will be live-tweeting #playoffpushups during Game One of the Mavericks vs. Thunder series. Join me, we are going to change fitness.