Fresh Start to Fitness: A workout for the kitchen

Fresh Start 2 Fitness - A workout for the kitchen

(KUTV)- It may seem strange, but the kitchen is a great venue for cooking up a great workout.

Intermountain Medical Center exercise specialist, Jeffrey Beck says, from plates to dish towels to counter tops, the kitchen is stocked with excellent workout equipment.

Beck suggests completing the following kitchen exercises the next time you are cooking up a delicious meal.

1) Forearm Plate Lifts: This is a great exercise for improving grip and forearm strength! Hold a plate in one hand, raise your arm out to the side so that it is aligned with your shoulder and bend at the elbow making an L shape. While holding the plate, move your wrist up and down. Do 10 reps and then switch hands. Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps per hand.

2) Dish Towel Pulses: Grab both ends of a towel and hold it out shoulder-width apart. With your arms extended, pulse slightly up and down. Start small then make the movements larger progressively. Do this continuously for 60 seconds. Repeat 3-4 times.

3) Hip Stretch: Place both hands on the kitchen counter. Bend your right leg and cross it over your left. Now sit down and back with your left leg. You should feel the stretch in your right hip. Shift from side to side. Hold this for 30 seconds and then switch legs. Do 3-4 sets per legs.