Don’t just sit there: Try this Super Bowl workout

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Whether you watch the Super Bowl on your own or invite a few fitness-minded friends to join you, vow to keep this year’s game night healthy with a Super Bowl Workout Game. Fitness expert and celebrity personal trainer Kira Stokes has some fun, calorie-torching, muscle-challenging animal-like movements, taken straight from her Stoked Primal classes at Reebok Sports Club so viewers can play along during the game:

1. Crouching Tiger Push-Up (Perform this during every first down)
a. Start in extended arm plank position, but with hands wider than shoulder width
b. Perform a push-up, but hold contraction one inch from the floor
c. Keeping chest one inch from the floor, slide back into hips while simultaneously bending the knees 2 inches off the floor (hips end up directly over the knees, pounce position)
d. Straighten legs to create a downward dog position
e. Perform a rolling wave by drawing navel to spine and articulating the spine to bring the body back to the start position.

2. Monkey (after every touchdown)
a. Start in extended arm plank
b. Place right foot on the outside of right wrist
c. Pick up right hand and slide left leg through the right foot and left hand (keep left foot off ground)
d. Return right foot and right hand to start position (return to plank position)
e. Repeat on other side

3. Ostrich (after a field goal)
a. Step out to lunge position
b. Maintaining the height of the shoulders, pass the back leg through to lunge on the opposite leg. This is a walking lunge where you essentially never come out of the lunge position.

4. Kangaroo (every time a Time Out is called)
a. Begin in a plié squat, toes turned out to a 45 degree angle.
b. Hold plié squat position 2 seconds (weight on heels) then jump the feet together for 1 second
c. Repeat alternating


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