Fox and Friends Segment to Fight Football Season Fat

Recently I blogged here about my favorite time of year– football season while the weather is still warm. And as a former Syracuse University cheerleader and football office assistant, I got to see a lot of college practices and pre-​​game warm ups. So in my NYC fitness classes and my Booty Camp DVD (Amazon and Nikkifitness​.com) I created football drills to go with popular football songs to keep you from getting fat this football season!

You can check out my earlier blog for the football music playlists. And here is part of the segment I did on Fox and Friends to show some drills you can do before the game, and suggestions of moves during the game!

Sore Score push-​​up drills – if your team scores 45 points in the game with touchdowns, field goals, PATs and safetys, you end up doing around 200 push-​​ups in one game! When they score 7, do 7 push-​​ups. If they score a field goal after that, do 10 pushups (not just 3). If another touchdown comes, do 17 push-​​ups, another field goal and 20 pushups. A safety? Do 22. Two more touchdowns and you do 29 push-​​ups then 36 push-​​ups. If you team scores a game like this, you end up doing 7+10+17+20+22+29+36=141 push-​​ups!

Add a touchdown dance after each set and crunches on the commercials you have cardio and toning! (And you can do this between beers if you have to.) Then I also have moves like “the Heisman”, knee-​​ups, tire runs, run and drop-​​squat trust, tubing resistance run with reins… so check out the video and try these at home!


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