I’m a huge fan of The Biggest Loser. Like many of you, I’ve been a faithful viewer since the very beginning and have been eagerly anticipating the start of season 15, which is all about second chances. I always look forward to “meeting” the contestants and seeing what kinds of twists and turns are going to be thrown into the show.
One of the big twists this year is that the episodes are only one-hour long. While I love watching the show and definitely don’t look forward to it being over, the previous two-hour format was a long time to be sitting on the couch. And while there’s definitely nothing wrong with spending some time relaxing at the end of the day, if I can get a workout in while watching my favorite show I call that a win.
Something that I’ve started doing recently while watching some of my favorite shows is creating my own drinking game-style workout. Just in case you’re not familiar, a drinking game means taking a shot of liquor every time a “buzz” word is said. While that sounds like fun, it’s not exactly conducive to calorie burning. The difference with my game is that instead of taking a shot each time a buzz word is said I perform a specific exercise; burning instead of gaining.
Play along with us! Here’s a full body workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home (using your own body weight) while watching the premiere of The Biggest Loser, Season 15. You will not be exercising for the entire hour and have the option of performing more or less exercises during each segment of the show.
During the Introductions:
As contestants are being introduced, start by warming up with some dynamic stretching such as arm circles, side to side lunges and toe touches. Every time footage is shown of a contestant eating unhealthy food or says I need to start taking care of myself or second chance, do 15 jumping jacks.
Optional: During each commercial break do 1 circuit of 10 Bent-Knee Crunches, 10 Reverse Crunches, 10 Vertical Toe Touches and 10 Glute Bridges.
During the first workout:
a contestant cries, throws up or falls off of a piece of equipment: do 5 Body Weight Squats
a contestant says “I can’t”: do 5 Jump Squats
Jillian raises her voice: do 5 Forward Lunges (on each leg)
Bob or Dolvett raise their voices: do 10 Standing Calf Raises (place hands on hips)
*Optional: do Jumping Jacks between each “buzz word” exercise
During the challenge…
Repeat this circuit for the duration of the challenge. Take a 45-60 second break after you complete the circuit each time before starting again.
Circuit: 20 Mountain Climbers, 20 Supermans, 20 Bicycle Crunches
Throughout the Show…
Every time Jillian yells, perform 5 push-ups.
Every time Bob laughs maniacally, perform 5 burpees.
Every time Dolvett says “hard work,” jog in place for 5 seconds.
Every time a contestant cries, perform 5 jumping jacks.
Spend the remainder of the episode cooling down with stretching exercises and plenty of water!
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