The Couch Potato Ticket to Bowl Week
- Commercial break #1 - 10 PCS (Push-up, Crunch, Squat)
- Commercial break #2 - Plank Hold
- Commercial break #3 - Break
Note: A couple of years ago, I saw a NFL team preview show. The organization wanted one of their 350 lb. lineman to get down to around 315 over the off-season as he was injury prone and had little to no stamina. The training staff tried in vain, but just did not get much progress with traditional weight/conditioning exercises. The player just hated that traditional stuff and could not get motivated to do the work necessary. Finally, the trainer sat down with the player and asked him what his favorite thing to do was. The player answered what he REALLY liked to do was watch TV. So the trainer made a deal with him. The player could watch all the TV he wanted to, but every commercial break he had to do push-ups, sit-ups and air squats the entire break. The player rolled into training camp at 315 and in the best shape of his life.
Lesson learned: Exercise programs, exercise equipment, exercise videos, etc. are worthless if you don't do them with consistency and intensity. There is no going through the motions with the physical machine that is your body. Over the years, I (as have may others) have found this out the hard way.