Experts / July 2017
Natalie Chladek, Global Newsroom

Celebrate Season 7 With the Game of Cones

It may be the middle of July, but winter is coming.

For fans of television’s most captivating fantasy series, July 16 marks the much-awaited return to scheduled programming.

It’s been more than a year since last season’s finale aired, and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of who is still in the running to rule the seven kingdoms. If you’ve got a date with the couch to refresh your memory on the latest family drama, battles and betrayals in the world of ice and fire, we’ve got just the workout.  

Instead of spending all that time glued to the couch, we worked with Reebok athlete Luis Badillo Jr. to develop the ultimate Game of Cones, a workout you can do while simultaneously catching up on the latest in the seven kingdoms.    

“If you’re sitting on the couch for hours you’re not doing anything to improve yourself,” he says.  “I’m always active, on my feet, up and about and doing something.  You don’t need that much space at all to do a fun workout.”

All you need are four cones, a pair of lightweight running shoes and some space in your living room to do this killer Game of Cones workout. 

“These exercises will help with speed, agility and total body strength,” says Badillo.  “Make sure to stay on your toes, pump your arms and keep your body relaxed to move around the cones as fast as possible.” 

Use Badillo’s toughest cone drills to exercise as you binge watch the seasons. If you watch enough episodes, you too may be able to zigzag away from any flaming arrows shot in your direction.   

For the entire length of the opening credits, do the Plant and Loop.

Set up two cones about four feet apart.  Plant your outside foot and loop around one cone, turning back toward the other.  Continue to loop around the cones.

Every time there is a death by sword, do the Two-Step Weave.

Set up three cones in a line, with two feet between each.  Zigzag through the cones laterally 10 times, bringing both feet to the outside of each cone before moving on to the next one.

Every time a dragon kills someone, do the Plant and Go.

Set up three cones in a line.  Plant your left foot and take an explosive step through the gaps between the cones, repeating through the line of cones 10 times.

Every time someone takes off or puts on a fur coat, do the Up and Back.

Set up four cones in a line, whith each cone about two feet apart.  Move laterally through the line 10 times, stepping in front of and then behind each cone.

Every time someone throws a glass of wine, do the Figure 8.

Set up two cones two feet apart and run in a figure 8 pattern around them 10 times.

Every time someone gives you a spoiler, do the In and Out.

Set up four cones in a row about two feet apart.  Step each foot through the gaps and back, one foot at a time, for 10 reptitions. 

Did you do our Game of Cones workout?  Let us know by tweeting @Reebok!

Experts / July 2017
Natalie Chladek, Global Newsroom