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The Super Bowl Exercise Game: Work Out While You Watch

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The Super Bowl is synonymous with friendly get-togethers and party food. Too bad it usually leaves us feeling weighed down by the time the night is over. This year, let's change that!
Whether you watch the game on your own this weekend or invite a few fitness-minded friends to join you, vow to keep this year's game night healthy with light Super Bowl eats or my favorite: The Super Bowl Workout Game!  It's a fun, calorie-torching, muscle-challenging game that you can play (if you dare!) while you watch on Sunday.
Try this workout on Super Bowl Sunday or while you watch any football game in the future.
Every time the call or action on the left happens, perform the exercise listed on the right. For a printable PDF of this workout, click here.

For a printable PDF of this workout, click here.

It's guaranteed to have you rooting during the game (for the right or the wrong reasons!) and to make you sweat…a lot.

Will you be watching the Super Bowl? Will you try the Super Bowl Workout Game while you do?

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I'm confused, what are Dips on chair or sofa? Report
I enjoy doing this every year!
Doing this! Report
Yes I will be watching the super bowl.. Yes, I'll do some of the exercises, maybe more than once because I don't know what some of them are and some of them are beyond my physical capabilities.

Go Broncos... Report
yes I will watch the game and yes I will do the exercises... ;-) After looking at the exercises, I will only do some of them.... ;-) Report
This looks AMAZEBALLS! My family is watching the game at home. My 10 month old daughter laughs her face off whenever I do jumping jacks. She's going to love this! Way better than a drinking game! Report
I am so pumped to do this! We will have some major competitors for sure! I like the idea of choosing a team first though (in order to inspire some friendly competition of course!) Report
Better yet, have each person chose a team. Then you can watch each other exercise, chide them, compliment them, tease them, etc. Great fun. Report
Who watches the game, do the stuff and eat, lol! Report
I didn't see this in time for the game. But I'm saving it and applying it to all sport games my bf puts me through. As far as some people are stating they can't do 20 burpees, it can be modified how ever you need it. I for one can't do burpees because of back issues. I have been doing exercises whenever I am watching tv. It's a great idea for rainy, bitterly cold, blazing hot, or just don't feel like leaving the house day! But I will do my best. I love sparkpeople!!!! Report
Fun! Though I was a little tired of first downs by the end. ;) Report
I gave this to my students as a handout but changed the beer commercial to a soda commercial since they are sixth graders. They were pumped up about it. Report
Some of these may cause you to miss part of the game! And, what are you supposed to do for halftime -- running? Report
Lord have mercy! I could die during the Superbowl! lol
good idea! Report
Probably won't watch much since I don't care about the teams playing. Will try to catch the commercials. Report
I love it. I'm gonna challenge my 10 year old son. He's an athlete! Report
Sure I'll give it go. Report
I'm in! Report
I'm game for a try, plus each step for the half time energy boost. Report
Love it! Better than a drinking game for sure! Report
Awesome game workout! I've seen several. I've used this one a few times. But on the first downs I had to change it because by the end of the game I was using it on I have accumulated 440 bicycle crunches! I'm doing stepups next time for that one!! Report
This sounds great for someone in shape, but I feel that 20 burpees would kill me. I have a hard enough time with 10. I just wish there was a modified list for those newer to working out. Report
And no under-inflating the yoga mat...
;-) Report
How funny! Also a good idea. I didn't watch - out to dinner. Report
Worked it the first half then got bored with the game. :)
Love the idea.
This was fun - I only did some of them for the first half, but still enjoyed it. Also helped me from stuffing my face with junk food! Report
I love this idea! Today is officially my"off" day but I always try and do a little something and this was great. The burpees were killer! I have the list so I can try some of these exercises at work or during tv commercials in the future. Report
Picked out some of these to do during the game - kept me from eating a lot of garbage, too. Report
great idea - maybe we could have one for the Oscars too! Report
having so much fun with this my kids are joining in. Report
It's almost halftime and with three interceptions I'm worn out with all these burpees! Report
It's printed and ready to bring to the Superbowl Party tonight! What a fun idea! Report
I LOVE this. So doing this tonight. Report
I'm making everyone do this today! Looks like fun :) Report
Cool ... Report
Hhahaha... it is so funny. Report
too much fun Report
This looks like fun. I wish I would have had this for the regular season. Now where do the bratwurst and beer fit in? On every insurance commercial? :) Report
NOPE. My football season ENDS with the GREY CUP. CFL is REAL football
I will do 25 jumping jacks at each touchdown for Seattle- Report
I missed this idea. I wish I would have seen this before the superbowl. But you know what?? This is a good idea on watching any tv show/movie. Like every commercial do something. Thanks for the idea. :) Report
I made it through the first half (and what felt like a gazillion bicycle crunches). It was awesome!!! I even inspired others to try. I was shocked at how much I could do, and even more shocked that I could walk the next day! Report
My DD and I tried this today during the super bowl. We made it through the first half before we got too tired to continue. Of course the power break during the game really did it.
One thing that was really good was I drank 64 oz of water during the workout and throughout the game!
Great how do you put this into the fitness tracker??? Report
This is great! And there's actually a decent amount of breaks in between. Enought time to get some water in! Report
I have just printed out my challenge only 2hrs to go, LET'S GET IT ON....GO RAVENS!!!! :) Report
I don't fully agree here. Why not get your normal or maybe a little heavier workout in before the game and then enjoy the game like normal. Set a food intake goal and stick to it. Have a partner help you avoid the temptations and your willpower will grow a little. Enjoy the game people. With all that jumping and burpeeing you're going to miss half of it. Report
Let's go SparkTeam!!! Super Bowl calorie burrrrrrrrrnnn!!! Report
I am so wound up for this game
I am a 49er fan and will need this workout game to get through my jitters!!
Go niners!!! Report
I would do this, but I'll be in a crowded bar, and I'm not so sure trying to exercise while drinking whiskey is a good idea... =P Report
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