What is it about watching a train wreck, where we just… can’t… look… away?!?
The Jersey Shore ran on MTV for six seasons between 2009 through 2012. In that time we met a “cast” of characters that let us know world-wide that Seaside Heights is the place for Guidos and Guidettes to gather and celebrate all things summer.
One of the more memorable aspects of how this show rocketed into our collective consciousness was how “G.T.L.” entered common lexicon. For those who don’t know or who were either hibernating or in a coma from ’09 – ’12, G.T.L. stands for “Gym, Tan, Laundry”. These three things, besides getting absolutely wasted, hitting on girls/guys, and hitting the beach… well, that seemed to be the constant mantra.
We did learn a little bit more about fitness from this show… believe it or not! Here’s four of our favorite peeps from the show sharing fitness tips that, if you follow... sexification and your own personal train wreck are bound to follow... as we learned from watching the train wreck that was The Jersey Shore:
Before tanning and laundry, Ronnie takes care of his working out… even when he’s blending a kick-ass protein shake!
Here he is doing pullups, pushups, mirrors, and then back again to pullups.
Two out of these three actually help the muscles develop. Shoulders (and who doesn’t like sexy “boulder shoulders”), biceps, triceps, chest and lats/upper back all get really good work in with these two exercises. There is an element of core work, too. Part of the key here is to move quickly between each of these moves. Take the time to admire yourself in the mirror, sure, I mean, who can’t help but look at themselves with a mirror that big. But get back to it, with good form and good transition speed, and you’re workin’ it out like Ronnie.
Here’s the lovely JWoww with her trainer demonstrating fitness moves that are called “bodyweight” meaning you don’t need any free or hand weights.
Watch this bit for no other reason than to listen to Mike share his secrets on working your “situation”! He and his friends demonstrate moves to work the abs. Crunches – with proper form
Here’s my fave with a home-based workout. 3 exercises in 20 second intervals. Hand weights make it more challenging:
This is a simple but extremely effective workout. Beginners: 3 Rounds. Advanced: Up to 15 Rounds. Side note: make sure you’re on carpeting or non-slippery floors for these!
There you have it. Four of our favorite cast members of The Jersey Shore each sharing workout moves and tips to target different parts of your body.