The Commercial Game Workout – Stop Sitting Around

Commercial Game Workout

We have all had the excuse of not having enough time to workout.  Funny thing is we usually think about this when we are watching TV.  At least that is when I think about working out and not having time.  So let me introduce you to the commercial game workout.  The great thing about this workout is you can do it with others or by yourself.

I know it sounds funny, but for me, I do need some down time at the end of the day.  For me, it’s watching a game or a comedy on TV.  We put the boys to bed, grab some ice cream and watch some tv.  Once we finish the ice cream, we grab some chips and watch more tv.  Once we are done stuffing our bellies, we go to bed.  Does this sound like anyone you know?

I know I need to stay in shape for health reasons, but I also want to stay in shape so I can keep up with my boys.  However, I am a sucker for ice cream and treats at night while I watch tv.  I know it’s bad to sleep right away, but I just can’t help doing this.  This is a cycle I need to break.  So this is where the commercial game workout comes into play.


What is the Commercial Game Workout?

Instead of sitting around dormant on the couch eating ice cream and cookies, use this time to get in shape.  Here is the best part of this:

  • You still get to watch your shows
  • You don’t fall into the trap of eating unhealthy
  • You get in shape

This is a winning combination

Here is the great thing.  You can set this up any way you want.

Option 1

Work your tail off for the first commercial.  Go all out during this first commercial.  Then the second commercial take a break.  The third commercial, go as hard as you can.

Option 2

Work your tail off during each commercial since you know it will only be about 2 – 3 minutes and then you can rest during the show or at least until the next commercial break.

Option 3

Make up your own set combination

While we normally use the commercial breaks to grab a snack or even fast forward with DVR’s, now we can use this time to get in shape and have fun.  This really isn’t designed to replace your daily workout, it’s more for fun and to help get you out of the habit of eating and vegging out during your TV sessions.

Here is one of the workouts we do during commercial breaks.  If the commercial happen to be longer than the 5 workouts for that set, just repeat them.

Commercial Game Workout



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I grew up in a small town in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I worked my way through DePaul University in the construction industry. After college I worked in the financial industry and school system. I have also been in the technology field for a couple of years. Currently I write for GT Today and another power tool publication, plus I am a part time firefighter. My only hobby is spending time with my wife and kids.


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