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Fresh Start to Fitness: Benefits of a full body workout using a longboard

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Fresh Start to Fitness: Benefits of a full body workout using a longboard (KUTV)

(KUTV) Have you reached a point of boredom with your workout routine and desperately need a change? Grab a longboard, recommends Jeffrey Beck, exercise specialist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray. Beck says incorporating a longboard into your exercise routine is a great way to breath new life into your workout routine.

Beck recommends that you complete the following full body longboard regimen a few times per week:

1) Seated Shimmy: This is a great exercise for working the oblique muscles! Sit in the middle of the longboard and both feet on one side. Keeping your abs tight, lift your right hip up so the right side of your butt comes up off the longboard causing it to roll slightly. Return to starting position and complete on the other side. Do 3 sets of 10 reps per side.

2) Forward Pull: Lie face down on the longboard, your feet should be off the ground. Place your hands straight up in front of you on the ground. Pull yourself forward until you roll your chest up to where your hands are placed on the ground. Push yourself back to starting position. Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps of this fun exercise that works the arms and back!

3) Lying Hamstring Curl: Lie face up on the longboard, legs straight with your feet on the ground and place your hands on your belly. Roll yourself forward until the top of the longboard rolls between your feet. Push yourself back to starting position. Complete 3 sets of 10-15 reps.

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