Today, Jeffrey Beck, exercise specialist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, demonstrated exercises that can be completed from a crouching position.
Beck says exercise comes in many forms. Crouching, for instance, is something a lot of us do on a daily basis for work or during activities of daily living, he notes. It can also provide for a great workout!
Beck recommends that you complete the following workout from a crouching position three times per week to improve your daily routine and improve your flexibility!
1) Crouch Walk: Get down into crouching position. Simply walk forward as far as you can, maintaining the crouch position. Shoot for 30 seconds continuously and complete 3 sets.
2) Crouching Leg Lifts: From the crouch position, extend your right leg out to your side and place your heel on the ground with your toes pointing toward the sky. Lift your extended leg up off the ground about six inches. Return to starting position. Do 10 reps and then switch legs. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps per leg.
3) Crouching Stretch: From the crouch position, place your fingers on the ground and gently press your elbows against the inside of your thighs until you feel the stretch. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then release. Repeat 3 times.