Fresh Start to Fitness: Exercises that target multiple muscle groups

Fresh Start 2 Fitness - Exercises that Target Multiple Muscle Groups

(KUTV)- Finding exercises that use multiple muscle groups reduces your exercise time.

Intermountain Medical Center exercise specialist, Jeffrey Beck says it also makes for a great varied workout. Beck suggests completing the following three moves a few times per week to challenge the upper body, lower body and core in creative ways.

1) Glute Bridge Chest Press: Lie face up, knees bent, core engaged, hands at your sides holding weights. Squeeze your glutes to raise hips into a bridge. Perform a chest press by pushing both hands up over chest, engaging pectorals. Hold the bridge position as you complete 10 presses. Rest for 60 seconds and repeat. Complete 3-4 sets of 10 reps.

2) Lateral Lunge With Press: Hold a weight in both hands at your chest with feet wider than shoulder width apart. Lean to the right, pushing hips back, bending right knee and keeping left leg straight. At the lowest part of the lunge, push the weight forward. You should feel it on your shoulders. Pull weight back to chest and return to starting position. Repeat on the other side. Complete 3-4 sets of 5 reps per side.

3) Single Leg Deadlift With Row: Stand with feet shoulder width apart holding a weight in right hand. Lift right foot off the ground and hinge at the waist, leaning forward with a straight back. Let right arm naturally fall forward so it's perpendicular to your torso. At the lowest point, perform a row with the weight. Return to starting position and repeat. Complete 3-4 sets of 10 reps per leg.