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Fit Nation Not Hiber-Nation This Winter

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This winter much of the nation is getting pounded with lots of snow. As I sit in the balmy Arizona sunshine writing this article poolside, I want to let you know that I am a Philadelphia native and have experienced plenty a day stuck in the house. So, if your gym is closed and you’re home with the kids on a snow day, here is a great workout using some household items such as laundry detergent and a purse or bag with handles. The bag or purse should have enough stuff in it and weigh about three to five pounds. If you’re anything like me, that should not be a problem. By the way, I am not really by the pool, I just like to entice my family back east to visit me.

Fitness Answer Winter Workout

Hammer Curl for Bicep
Hold bottle by handle at side, palms facing in. Bend arm bringing top of bottle towards shoulders. Repeat on the other side.

Squat Press for Chest, Glutes, Quads and Hamstrings
Hold bottle at center of chest with arms bent and elbows in and close to your hips. Sit back into a squat position like you’re going to sit down in a chair while simultaneously pressing the bottle forward. Slowly come back to starting position and repeat on the other side.

Lateral Raises for Deltoids
Hold bottle by handle at side, palms facing in. Raise arm out to the sides to shoulder level, elbow slightly bent and wrists straight. Lower arm down slowly. Repeat on the other side.

Front Raises for Deltoids
Hold bottle by handle at side, palms facing in. Raise arm out toward the front at shoulder level, elbow slightly bent and wrists straight. Lower arm down slowly. Repeat on the other side.

One Arm Row for Back
Hold bottle in hand and bring leg of weighted side back into a split stance. Lean forward in a flat back position (you can support your weight with other hand leaning on chair or counter) Keeping abs in, bend elbows to rib cage, contracting back and lower back down. Alternate by switching legs and moving weight to other side.

Kickback for triceps
Hold bottle in hand and bring leg of weighted side back into a split stance.

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