Attention Couch Potatoes: Workout without Leaving Your Couch!

Playing Strengthen Your Core from the Couch!

Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour joins The Doctors on the couch to show them her full-body workout. No equipment is needed. Stephanie hopes that after doing this workout on the couch, it will motivate you to get to the gym and do more.

Stephanie’s first move is a v-sit. Sit on the edge of the couch and pull your abs in as if someone has punched you in the stomach. She then says to put your legs in the air. She offers three levels, legs lifted with knees bent, legs straight out in the air, and level three, holding onto your legs in the air. Hold for about 30 seconds. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says this is “an intense abs workout!”

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Her next move is another ab exercise called toe-touches. From the v-sit, bring the legs back in so they are bent at a 90-degree angle. Lower one foot down onto the ground and then switch to the other leg. Keep marching those legs out.

The third move is squats in front of the couch. Use the couch as a bench to tap your butt back and then stand up for 10 reps. If you’re more advanced, you could try a one-legged squat!

The last move requires you to lie across the couch on your side, resting your hand on your head. Bring the legs slightly forward and then lift the top leg up and do leg circles. Repeat 10 times in each direction.

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Stephanie says if you repeat this entire circuit every time there’s a commercial, you’ve got a great full-body workout! Dr. Travis reiterates the importance of having a tight core so you don’t hurt your back with bad form.