You can improve you language and your body at the same time using three simple techniques.
The most obvious way is to count out loud in foreign language instead of English. Since exercises are almost always repetitive, you can strengthen you language skills and your body at the same time by counting in your target language.
Another fun way to bring foreign language study into your workout routine is by substituting words for numbers. This will help you expand your vocabulary while you tighten your abs.
Instead of saying one-two-three-four, etc, you can substitute the days of the week, colors and any other vocabulary words you wish to learn.
The words you substitute in your target language can be totally random. The crazier the imagery associated with the words the better.
The third technique to strengthen your foreign language skills while exercising is to pretend that you are teaching an exercise class in your target language. This gives you the chance to polish your vocabulary, your pronunciation and your delivery in your target language.
Speaking in a foreign language will make the exercise session more interesting and seem to go by quicker. At the same time you won’t have time to be bored with the language and will be motivated to continue to study until the exercise session is over.
Imagine that you are talking to a large crowd and this will increase your confidence and build your public speaking skills at the same time.
Tell me how these tips work for you. What’s it like for you to get ripped in a foreign language?