It’s finally upon us: The day that determines who will be President of the United States for the next four years. Seriously stressed? It’s not just you. But while most election night parties will have you snacking and imbibing your jitters away (drinking games included), why not work out those nerves instead? This 30-minute HIIT workout will channel your election fever into presidential-themed burpees, planks, squats and crunches.
As the polls close on Tuesday night and results quickly filter in, tune into your news source of choice and put 30 minutes on the clock. Your task: Bang out the following moves every time you hear the following phrases (after casting your vote, of course!). Trust us, you’ll be sweating it out in front of your TV anyway, so you might as well move!
HIIT It: The Election Night Workout
Every time a talking head utters one of the following phrases, perform 10 reps of the corresponding exercise. (Exceptions are the plank and chair pose, which you’ll hold for 30 seconds or more.) Keep at it for 30 minutes. We know you’ve got the stamina!
“The Presidential Race”
There’s no better way to close out an exhaustive election year than with the ultimate test of endurance: mountain climbers. This uphill climb to Capitol Hill will torch calories, build stability and strengthen weaknesses in the shoulders and core.
“Up a Point”
Glute Bridge with Leg Raise
Whether #yourewithher or with him, raise those hips when you hear your candidate is up. Now add in a pulse, but stay steady — it’s anyone’s race.
“Down a Point”
Split Stance Side Plank with Hip Raise
Are you strong on both sides? These split planks flip flop support on the left and the right, so level them up or risk losing ground.
Are we in a holding pattern? Elect to plank it out for 30 seconds. Don’t let your support waver. Every second — and every vote — counts!
Every presidential candidate needs at least 270 electors’ votes in order to be elected. These electors vote on behalf of their people and party’s choice. Channel their loyalty with the chair pose.
“Crunch the Numbers”
While they count, we crunch it out! Alternate from left to right to help neutralize the situation.
“Chance of Winning”
Right about now, your candidate is in superhero mode. But don’t get too carried away — the race isn’t over yet! This superman exercise will have your back as the night unfolds.
“Chance of Losing”
The grizzly truth will get you — and so will this move. This slow-and-steady exercise will teach you what it takes to keep your head down and get back to work!
Who will win? The swing states can make things unpredictable. But hey, why worry when you’ve already got your feet in a hurry?
The winner takes all with this swift lateral leap. If your candidate has a real leg up, make this exercise your happy dance. Let’s hope they skate on by like a champ!
Sumo Squat with Heel Raise
The presidential race may be over, but hang tight on your tiptoes ‘til the victory speech wraps up the night. We’re on the heels of something big.
“President of the United States”
It’s a celebration, constituents! Jump big to show your American pride.