Dr. Oz: Beat Your Excuses & Start Working Out
Dr. Oz invited his own personal trainer, Donovan Green, on the show to show off some ways to beat your excuses and start working out. Just a few weeks ago, Dr. Oz had another person on that he claimed was his personal trainer. That man was named Joel Harper. What gives? I guess Dr. Oz must workout a lot.
Donovan Green said he knows every excuse in the book. If you’re too busy, all he needs is 20 minutes. If your kids are keeping you away, work out with them. If you have an injury, work around the injury. If you’re too tired, exercise gives you energy. If you can’t afford a gym membership, your living room is free.
“The sun’s in my eyes,” Dr. Oz said.
“Close your eyes!” Donovan said.
Dr. Oz: Gear for Working Out
Donovan suggested everyone get certain equipment for working out. First, get a jump rope. They’re cheap, about $5, and they work your whole body. Get an exercise mat to do sit ups or push ups or anything you want on it.
Next, get a resistance band. Donovan called this a “traveling gym.” He also recommended an exercise ball, which can be a total body workout.
Dr. Oz: Squat to Overhead Press
Using your resistance band, you can do a move called a Squat to Overheard Press. Step on your resistance band and pull the handles all the way up. Then squat and bring your arms all the way up as you stand all the way up. Repeat for 30 seconds.
Dr. Oz: Standard Crunch
Using the exercise ball, roll all the way forward and let the ball contort to your back. Then fold your hands behind your head and lift your back up and squeeze. Hold for a second, then go back down.
Donovan Green’s book No Excuses is out in stores now.