The Big Dance is set to begin, and while we’re sure the days ahead will be filled with unforeseen upsets, Cinderella victories and an impressive bouquet of buzzer beaters, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to add a fun fitness element to the festivities.
Want to play along? It’s easy:
Step 2: Look up the final scores of the games as they’re played and write them into the bracket.
Step 3: Perform the exercise associated only with the winning team and their final score. The required reps should be completed before that team plays again in the tournament.
For example, if Colorado (jumping jacks) beats Connecticut (burpees) 65–58, you would complete 65 jumping jacks before Colorado plays again. No burpees required.
That’s it! You can choose to compile all of the winners into one tough workout, or divide them as you see fit. Just be sure to get your reps in before the winners take to the court for their next matchup.
Enjoy the games and the excuse to get moving, everyone, and watch for updated brackets as the playoffs play out.