The X-Files TV Workout Routine

 In General Geekiness

The X-Files originally aired on TV for 9 seasons on Fox, starting back in 1993. This past Sunday, the 24th, The X-Files premiered the 1st episode of its 6-episode mini-series reboot. Still marathoning to catch-up? Already enjoying the mini-series? Use this X-Files inspired workout to get a little more out of your TV watching session. -The truth is out there  …you want to be in shape to discover it, right?!

The X-Files Workout Routine

  • Theme song: Hold plank position for duration of song
  • Commercial breaks: Jog in place
  • Someone says, “The truth is out there.”:  10 crunches
  • Every time Mulder or Scully say each other’s name: 20 knee highs
  • Every time they’re at a crime scene: 10 squats
  • Every time they’re in the lab: 15 calf raises
  • Someone flashes an FBI badge: 15 mountain climbers
  • Mulder has a bizarre theory (UFO’s?) or Scully seems skeptical: 10 push-ups
  • Someone dies: 10 skater lunges
  • Scientific jargon is used: Do 20 jumping jacks
  • Mulder & Scully chase after a suspect: 5 burpees

Bonus Moves

  • Whenever there’s an appearance by X, The Lone Gunman, Smoking Man, Bounty Hunter, Krycek, or Deep Throat: 10 triceps dips
  • Every time they make a connection between cases: 5 supermans

Hope you don’t mind knee highs *wink* Here’s a link to a printable version of The X-Files workout, as well as instructions and tips for performing the various workout moves. Not sure what a burpee is, or how to do a mountain climber? That link will provide photo instructions for assistance. Also, remember to stay hydrated when working out!

As a side note, this is not meant to be a serious workout routine, but rather a fun bit of exercise while you enjoy the show. If you really want to lose weight, set up a steady workout routine and combine it with a healthy diet. If any exercise hurts, please discontinue to prevent injury.

Did you watch Sunday’s (& Monday’s) episode? What did you think? Were you an original fan? Which season or episode was your favorite? Share with me in the comments below.



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  • Whimsy and Noir

    now THIS sounds like a workout!! Very well thought out! They definitely do say each others’ names a lot, haha.. whoo!!!!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Haha…I considered lowering the number for that one, but figured people could modify or push themselves to suite their needs. 🙂

  • Reply

    This is a great workout – I love doing them to shows like this cause it makes it way more fun 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Completely agree! Having a fun workout = win!

  • Charlie

    What a fun way to work out! I’ll need something like this once baba is born to get me back in shape with out leaving the house!! 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      I love in-home workouts. So convenient!

  • Katy

    Omg. This is the best. I’m totally doing this. lol!!!!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Awesome -enjoy Katy!

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