The 2016 Presidential Debate Workout Game
Work up a sweat while you watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the final debate tonight.
If you're tuning in to the final presidential debate tonight and want to forgo the drinking game route, we've got another game to help you pass the 90 minutes. (Confession: We may also have a glass of wine ready.) To keep you on your toes, we've designed a debate workout game made up of total-body moves you can do in your living room while you watch the craziness-we mean history-unfold between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We guarantee they'll get your heart rate fired up-if it isn't already soaring from the verbal sparring.
Here's how to do each of the moves:
A. Start by lying facedown on the floor with arms and legs outstretched, biceps next to ears.
B. Lift arms and legs a few inches off the floor, hold for 2 seconds, then release.
A. Start on your hands and knees with your backside to a wall (preferably a wall with nothing on it as you're going to be kicking it).
B. Lift up onto your toes, keeping knees bent. Jump your feet up onto the wall behind you while you support yourself with your hands. Jump feet back down. (Tip: Don't kick up any higher than your hip level.)
Shoulder Press with Laptop
A. Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding laptop in two hands at chest level, so it's parallel with the ground.
B. Press laptop toward ceiling until arms are straight and elbows are next to ears. Lower back to starting position.
A. Stand with feet hip-width apart, staggered so that left foot is slightly in front of right foot. Throw a jab (punch with left hand) aiming for face height.
B. Quickly snap the left hand back, and throw a cross (punch with the right hand), pivoting on right foot.
Medicine Ball Slam
A. Hold a medicine ball and stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Explosively press ball overhead, then immediately slam it to the floor by driving ball downward.
B. As you do, follow the ball with your body, avoid bending at the waist, and end in a low squat position with head up, chest and glutes low. Scoop the ball up on the first bounce and explode upward, driving the ball back overhead and fully extending body and arms.
A. Start in a seated position, lifting feet in the air and crossing ankles.
B. Lean back on sitz bones, and, keeping the abs tight, twist back and forth from side to side. If this feels easy, hold a weight in hands, close to abs, while twisting. (See more ab exercises guaranteed to make you feel the Bern-we mean burn.)
Alternating Lunge Jump
A. Step left leg back into a lunge, swinging left arm forward.
B. Push off the ground and jump up, scissoring legs midair and swinging right arm forward, landing in a lunge with left leg forward. Repeat, continuing to alternate legs.
A. Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes slightly turned out and hands on hips.
B. Push hips back and squat down, keeping chest up and knees out. Then stand back up to starting position. (Check out these squats that'll work your butt off for more.)
A. Stand with your back against a wall, and take a big step forward with each foot.
B. Extend arms overhead or in front of you (wineglass friendly!) and bend knees 90 degrees, moving feet forward or back if necessary so knees are over ankles. (You can also try the wall sit shift variation-one of eight firming chair exercises-to make it even harder.)