Whether your favorite team has made it through Selection Sunday of March Madness or not, the NCAA basketball playoff season is like Christmas morning for basketball fans – constant packed action, game-time food and maybe some friends/drinks for the truly dedicated. As exciting as this time can be for super fans, all of that sitting and eating can negatively impact your waistline and health regimen.
To combat the March Madness weight gain, certified personal trainer and health and fitness expert, John Rowley has created five calorie burning exercises to perform during the game. Take part in a healthy version of a TV drinking game and have some fun!
Targets quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes
Whenever one of the players is getting ready to make a free throw, everyone in the room gets into a squat stance.
Targets glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps
When one of the players shoots or scores a 3-point shot, everyone in the room will get into a wide lunge stance.
Targets lower body, core and cardio
When the opposing team scores a point, do high knees for 5 seconds.
Targets your core and shoulders, also works on stability
When your team commits a foul, drop down to the floor and hold your body up into a plank position on your hands and feet.
Targets your whole body
TV timeouts usually last anywhere between one-three minutes. Whenever there is a TV timeout, put everything together and work out your whole body.
Certified Personal Trainer, Best Selling Author and ISSA director of wellness John Rowley is a widely recognized fitness health and wellness expert who helps others transform their bodies and help them find their passion, purpose and drive for success. Learn more about John at Johnrowley.net.