Falling Asleep Watching the Oscars? Do These Exercises!
That long acceptance speech have you feeling antsy? Grab that bottle of champagne and your remote and get fit while you sit
From the gorgeous dresses (and crazy strong bodies) that come down the red carpet to the thought-provoking speeches, award shows feel like a must-watch, and the Oscars are the king of them all. But alas, the Academy Awards also have a reputation for being long and mind-numbingly boring at points–like say, when the winner for best sound mixing on the movie you've never seen tries to thank every person they've ever met.
So, we tapped Derek DeGrazio, celeb trainer and owner of Barry's Bootcamp Miami, for some easy moves you can do from the comfort of your own couch with just a remote and bottle of champagne (because what else?!) during commercial breaks or just when you find yourself dozing off. (Want more from DeGrazio? Check out his Barry's Bootcamp-Inspired Abs, Butt, and Core Workout!)
How it works: All of these moves can be performed in 60-second sets. Commercial breaks are usually 3-4 minutes. Mix and match, and shoot for three sets each break.
1. Best Picture..In a Squat
Because your friends will definitely be Snapchatting this one.
A Start standing, feet hip-width apart, sit back and hold an inch over your couch. But don't touch the couch!
B Keep your weight on your heels, legs parallel to the floor, and knees behind toes. Hold as long as you can. Try to hold longer each commercial break.
2. Best Supporting Actor..For Your Core
The star of any movie is only as good of the support from their co-stars, and the same is true of your core. Get your abs popping, then pop the champagne after.
A Begin sitting in a V position with your knees bent, toes flexed, chest out, chin up, and back flat.
B Lock out your arms and slowly turn toward the left. Return back to center and slowly turn the other direction. Repeat.
3. Best Visual Effects...For Your Abs
An oldie but goodie, this move is perfect for sculpting A-list abs.
A Lying on your back, start with your legs at table top position.
B Keeping your shoulder blades off of the couch, slowly turn to the left, touching your right elbow to your left knee, with your right leg is locked out. Repeat on the other side.
4. Best Direction..In a Push-Up
The incline push-up tweak will maximize results–without forcing you to miss Leo winning his first Oscar.
A Standing behind the couch, palms shoulder-width apart on the top of the couch, on the balls of your feet, slowly lower down into a push-up, leading with your chest, belly in, neutral spine.
B Touch your chest to the couch then press back to starting position. Repeat.
5. Best for Boring Speeches: Channel Changers
Grab the remote before that acceptance speech puts you to sleep.
A Sit in v-sit position again. Reach toward the outside of your left knee, hold, change the channel and alternate to the other side.
B Repeat until you find a desirable show and/or your abs are on fire.