Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

It’s that time of the year again. Opening Day has come and gone and a brand new season of MLB Baseball is here. The 162 game season is by far the longest of the four main sports in America. In order to fit all the games in, teams play basically every single day. If you are a big sports fan like me, you try to watch as many games as possible. This is sometimes a problem because baseball games usually take about three hours. How can I go to school, the gym, and watch baseball every day?

The solution is simple. Do you remember the NCAA March Madness Workout Challenge? Well, something similar can be done while watching baseball games.

Between every half inning, there are commercials while the teams switch positions and the pitcher warms up. This is at least two minutes of nothing happening. You can maximize this time by simply doing 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups. That’s it. Get your workout in and watch as much baseball as you want by simply doing 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups every half inning. Seems easy doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. It doesn’t take a lot to do 1 set of 10 pushups and 1 set of 10 sit ups. However, when you think about it, you’re not only doing one set. If you do this every half inning, you’ll end up doing 18 sets of push-ups and sit-ups. That’s 180 reps of each! That will put a strain on your muscles from the sheer numbers.

If 10 ends up being too difficult, start with 5 until you can work your way up. The key is to be diligent and do the exercises every half inning. It may not feel like much, but if you do it consistently and every time you watch a baseball game, you will see the results sooner than you think.

By: Dan Ward