Jeffrey Beck, exercise specialist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, will be demonstrating an exercise routine for those who want a quick option at home using canned goods.
Don't think you have time to exercise? Think again! Beck recommends that you complete the following three exercises from the comfort of your own home a few times per week to increase muscle definition and improve your overall health:
1) Hammer Curl Variation With Canned Goods: Hold a can in each hand, palms facing each other. Curl the weight up until your forearms are parallel to the floor and arms are at a 90 degree angle. From here, rotate your arms out so the cans are away from your body to the side while holding your arms at the 90 degree angle. Return to starting position through the same movement. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps.
2) Reverse Fly With Canned Goods: Position your feet shoulder width apart, holding a can in each hand with palms facing each other. Hinge forward from the hips until your upper body is parallel to the floor, keeping your knees soft. Maintaining a slight bend in your elbows, raise the weight straight out to your sides until they are parallel to the floor. Return to starting position. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps.
3) Straight Line Side Lifts: Lie on your left side with your legs straight and stacked on top of one another and your feet flexed. Rest your head on your straight left arm. Inhale while lifting both legs off the ground, then exhale while slowly lowering them until they're about 1 inch off the ground. Do 10 reps and then switch sides. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps per side.