How To Exercise While Playing Your Favorite Drinking Game

Alain Saint-Dic
Alain Saint-Dic, Health and Fitness Editor at 20something, brings over nine years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Though he studied pre-law, his love for the human body, it's adaptive ability and unlocking the largely untapped potential of human beings led him to pursue a passionate career in health, fitness, and athletics.

It’s one of those weekends where the sun has decided that it needs a vacation, and it took your energy and enthusiasm with it. You refuse to go anywhere with the exception of your kitchen, and maybe the bathroom if you’re up to the task.

These kind of days are great for resting and recovering from a long holiday weekend, but they also hold the double threat of overeating with little to no movement. Luckily, almost any drinking game can also be used as an impulse exercise game. Here’s a way to get you moving on your day in:

Rule 1: Pick 3 simple exercises

  • Upper body, lower body, and core (push-ups, squats, v-ups).

Rule 2: Pick an amount of reps for each exercise

  • It can range anywhere from 5 and up.

Rule 3: Pick a game

  • Exercise Pong: If you’re with friends, it’s the same concept as beer pong, except every time someone lands in a cup, the opposite player has to do the designated exercise (and drink if you’re daring).
  • TV Phrase: When you’re watching one of your favorite shows, pick a word or phrase that you’re likely to hear several times. As soon as you hear it, do an entire circuit with all three exercises back to back. Again, you’re 20somethings, so if you want to add shots to the game – feel free.

Almost any game whose rules were invented in a frat house can probably be swiped out for exercises instead of shots. Use your rainy weekends to get creative, have fun and continue on your quest for health and fitness. Don’t let your gains take vacation time with the sun.

What creative ways do you use to stay fit on idle days? Comment below!

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