The Dumbest Exercise That Actually Works

February 25th, 2010

I went to Equinox Boston for a media intro to two new exercise classes the gym was offering. I have to be honest, the names of the workouts went in one ear and out the other. But one thing stayed with me–the dumbest exercise ever. The trainer called it Indoor Body Surfing. I called it stupid. It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life. It goes like this…

Fold a large beach towel three times. Lay it on your kitchen floor (If you have carpet in your kitchen, please move on. There’s nothing for you here). Lay on top of it on your belly. Stretch your arms forward and place your palms on the tile floor ahead of you. Drag yourself by your hands so that you’re moving forward on the towel across the floor. Hence the “body surfing” tag. Keep on keepin’ on until you can’t drag yourself anymore. Bump into an appliance or island? Push yourself backwards where you started from.

Ridiculous, right? It’s like a bad Swiffer commercial. But I have to tell you. The next morning my biceps, triceps, lats, etc…they all felt tighter. This might be the dumbest exercise, but it really works. I can see it giving me some serious results. And hey, now I don’t have to clean the floor as often. Sorry, Swiffer.

Have a silly exercise that works for you? Let me know about it below in a comment!

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2 Responses to “The Dumbest Exercise That Actually Works”

  1. stacy says:

    theyve done stuff like this on “the biggest loser”. ive seen jillian michaels do it on exercise websites too. she does a lot of the “towel sliding on the floor” exercises. and i bet it does hurt the next morning…

  2. Cheryl says:

    Have you tried? It really works. But you look like an ass doing it. :)

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