Friday, August 12, 2011

What do you watch while working out?

Yesterday, I had my first indoor workout in a while (aside from the pool of course). This time of year, I pretty much do all my runs and rides outside. However, I really needed to get a ride in last night. It was raining and thunderstorming. I probably could have gone out anyways, but my chance didn't come until after the kids were in bed. Add impending darkness onto the weather = indoor trainer ride.

Now, when I ride the trainer, I pretty much always watch tv. Occasionally, I do it while I'm home on my own with the kids. Then, I have to choose between a fan and the tv, so that I can still hear if they get into something. Even then I choose the tv. Sweat pours off of me without the fan, but at least I'm not bored. Last night, I had the benefit of a children in bed and a husband at home, so I didn't have to choose.

I took a quick look at what was on, and saw wipeout was showing. Sweet! It's one of those shows that keeps me entertained without too much investment of brain cells. Perfect for the trainer! (We don't have one of those fancy dvrs, so I'm limited to what is actually showing, what I can watch online, or what we have on dvd.)

Another favourite that I've watched is Mantracker. It's fun to watch while I pedal away and helps me keep my cadence high while I watch mantracker try to catch the prey.

What do you watch when stuck on the trainer (or while using any stationary exercise machine)?


  1. I watch the watch and heart rate monitor. Watched movies a couple of times and they distract me and I turn into a weenie slacker.

  2. I pretty much watch whatever's on, or whatever we have stockpiled on the PVR. I won't FFW commercials though and make myself go HARD during commercials and then recover during the show so I can pay attention - makes me hate commercials even more though haha!

  3. I have been watching Season 1 and 2 of One Tree Hill. I don't watch a lot of TV but I can justify powering through a series if I am working out.

    Find a good series and it will motivate you to workout!! I bought OTH from Kijiji for a steal.

    I will admit that I become a weenie slacker though!!

    I don't have a PVR in my workout area so I pretty much have to watch DVDs.

  4. The commentary on whipout is hilarious. It's such a ridiculous show but always makes me laugh. I love when the contestants get punched in the face.

  5. I love the "big balls"!!! So much fun! This show is HUGE in our household. Everyone loves it.