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Who's up for a fun Super Bowl XLVIII workout?

Get ready to burn a few calories during the Big Game
Get ready to burn a few calories during the Big Game
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks, you know what today is: Super Bowl XLVIII, featuring veteran quarterback Peyton Manning and the AFC Champion Denver Broncos squaring off against newcomer Russell Wilson and his NFC champs, the Seattle Seahawks. Our country has taken a simple sporting event and turned it into a day to sit on the couch and gorge on high calorie foods and beverages. It’s kind of ironic, when you think about it: consuming a week’s worth of calories while watching professional athletes. So, just for fun, if you’re feeling the need to work a little more movement into your Super Bowl Sunday, here are a few suggestions. There’s no equipment required, just a sense of humor.

Every time someone mentions the weather being cold Do 5 mountain climbers

Whenever you see John Elway Do 7 Burpees

When someone mentions that Elway has fewer wins (148) as a quarterback than Peyton Manning (167) Bust out 18 squats

When Joe Buck talks about something that has nothing to do with the game Leave the room and go get a glass of water

When Pete Carroll goes ape on the sidelines Do 11 jumping jacks, flailing your arms in imitation of the Seahawks’ head coach

When they bring up the fact that Peyton is playing in his brother Eli’s home stadium Jog in place for 30 seconds

When Eli looks sullen Jog in place for one minute

When Archie Manning looks concerned Do 5 lunges on each leg

Every time they show a fan with face paint Do 5 pushups

If the fan with face paint is not wearing a shirt Do 10 pushups, on your knuckles

When you see a celebrity in a sky box, looking warm and disinterested in the actual game Shadow box

When the announcers refer to Richard Sherman’s overly zealous post-game interview with Erin Andrews Do 8 calf raises

Whenever anyone mentions the best offense being matched up against the best defense Take 3 laps around the couch

When someone talks about Marshawn Lynch’s fondness for Skittles Inhale and stretch your arms skyward and then exhale and bring them down, forming a rainbow

At the start of the 4th quarter Add up the score and do that many situps

When the officials blow a critical call Run with high knees for 60 seconds

When you hear the words “Legion of Boom” or “12th Man” Do a 1 minute wall sit

While Renee Fleming sings the national anthem Hold a plank

If you’ve actually heard of Renee Fleming before today Skip the plank and do 10 wall pushups

When Bruno Mars sings Treasure Dance with wild abandon

If Flea appears with a shirt during the halftime performance Do 25 bicycle crunches

When you see an Anheuser-Busch ad (there are five) Get loose with Ahhnuld

Whenever anyone utters the word “hashtag” Do 20 backwards lunges

If either team has to go for a two-point conversion Do 3 bear crawls from one side of the room to the other

When the game is over Drink a large glass of water

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