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Kitchen Workouts, The Latest "Dish" on Working Out at Home

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Whether you’re on a budget or pressed for time, using household items to workout can save you both money and hours. For example, a medium sized bottle of dishwashing detergent weighs almost 5lbs. and has a handle which provides the perfect grip during your routine. Here are some exercises you can do without leaving your kitchen.

You should do 2-3 sets of 15 repetitions on each side:

- Hammer Curl for Bicep
Hold bottle by handle at side, palms facing in. Bend arm bringing top of botte 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. 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 for starting position. Slowly straighten arm and bring back in to bent elbow position. Alternate sides by switching legs and moving weight; and

- Dishwashing Detergent Crunches
Hold bottle at center of chest with arms bent and elbows in and close to your hips.

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