While you don’t need to exercise when you get CoolSculpting, we always recommend that you do if you want your results to last longer. Plus, regular physical activity has so many health benefits that why wouldn’t you make it a vital part of your lifestyle?
Fortunately, exercise doesn’t mean you have to sign up to some expensive gym. You can get active by doing things at home or even at work. Here are some great exercises you can do to improve strength and increase your lean muscle mass. By doing these you’ll be able to burn more calories even when your body is at rest!
Exercises you can do while you watch tv
If you are watching tv then you have time to exercise. Here is a list of activities you can do while having your down time.
For your stomach
Push ups: lay on the floor with your hands under your shoulders, toes on the ground, and push yourself up keeping your body straight. Lower your body by bending your arms.
Knee push ups: lay on the floor with your hands under your shoulders, knees on the ground, and push yourself up by rocking on your knees. Keep your body straight.
Single leg push ups: lay on the ground with your hands under your shoulders, keep one foot on the ground, lift the other off the ground. Push yourself up while keeping your on foot off the ground.
Decline push ups: go to the couch and face away from it. Put both feet on the couch and both hands on the floor in front of you. Walk your hands out until your body is straight. Lower yourself and push up.
Sit ups: sit on the floor with your knees bent. Slowly lower yourself to the floor until your back touches, then use your abs to lift yourself back to a seated position.
Plank: go down on the floor on your hands and feet or elbows and feet. Keep your body straight and hold the position. Squeeze your abs and thighs, hold for at least 30 sec.
Knee in to chest plank: go down on the floor on your hands and feet. Keep your body straight and alternate tucking one knee as high up into your chest as you can.
For your legs and butt
Squats: go to the couch and face away from it. Slowly bend your knees so that you are in a sitting position until you just barely touch the couch, then stand up again. Once you can do this with correct form try it without the couch as a reference.
Wall squats: go to a wall and put your back flat against it. Bend your knees and lower yourself into a sitting position. Hold the position for at least 30 sec.
Pulse squats: bend your knees until you are in a sitting position (90 degrees) and hold it. Then pulse your legs so that you come up a few inches and down again. Do at least 15 pulses.
Jump squats: place your feet as wide as your shoulders, toes pointed forward, bend your knees until you are in a sitting position, then jump from that position back to standing.
Lunges: place one foot in front of you and one foot behind. Bend both knees to a 90 degree angle, then push yourself back up.
Jump lunges: place one foot in front of you and one foot behind. Bend both knees to a 90 degree angle, then jump back up to standing.
Switch lunges: place one foot in front of you and one foot behind. Bend both knees to a 90 degree angle, then jump and switch legs, landing in a bent 90 degree angle on that side.
For your arms
Tricep dips: sit on a chair with your hands on the seat, finger tips facing you. Move off the chair so that your hands are holding you up. Walk your feet out until your legs are straight, and then lower yourself with your arms and push yourself back up.
For your whole body
Burpees: stand straight, bend down to put your hands on the floor, step of jump back into a plank position, jump your feet back in and stand up again.
You can combine any of the exercises to create your own workout. Here’s how it works:
As you are watching tv, get up during the commercials and choose 3-4 exercises. Do 10 reps of each until the commercials are done.
You can also choose 3-4 exercises and do 1 exercise continuously during each commercial break. There are usually around 4 breaks in a typical 30min show so there are your 4 exercises.
Another choice is during the entire show you are watching, chose 3-5 exercises and do them continuously for the entirety of the 30min program. After completing all 3-5 exercises take a 2 min break and then repeat until the show is over