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‘Sweat it to get it’: Peyton Manning and Eli make you work for your Gatorade

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(Aug. 18, 2015) – If you’re thirsty you have to work for it. Or, one may say, you have to “sweat it to get it.”

That’s the point behind a new series of commercials from Gatorade featuring Peyton and Eli Manning. The quarterbacking duo shows up at a school cafeteria where students try—and fail—to buy Gatorade from a vending machine.

The brothers then tell the students they have to “sweat” to get their sports drink, convincing them to do a number of exercises.

In one commercial, Peyton tells a student to squat against the Gatorade machine and warns him he can’t have one until he works for it.

“Lower. Lower,” Peyton orders his unsuspecting foil.

In another commercial, two students try to buy Gatorade but can’t get the machine to work.

“Read the sign,” Eli deadpans. When one of the students starts dancing, he says, “Do that for like two minutes, you’ll start sweating and you’ll get your Gatorade.”

The students then proceed to dance, with running commentary from the quarterbacks.

“High-five each other,” Peyton orders.

When Eli tells them to play patty cake, the boys have had enough.

You can watch more of the commercials below, including some featuring Houston Texans star J.J. Watts: