Daryl Hannah knows how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle. As a spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to build awareness of heart disease, Daryl Hannah wants all women to be healthy. She owes her health to her vegetarian diet and regular exercise.
We talked to Christel Smith, Daryl Hannah's trainer for her role as the one-eyed assassin in Kill Bill, and she gave us this exercise to get a strong upper body like Daryl Hannah's.
The exercise: Shoulder series
A. Tie the band to the base of a sturdy object. Stand to right side of band, feet hip-distance apart, holding end in left hand, palm facing body. Keeping elbow slightly bent, lift left arm out to side to shoulder height. Hold 1 count; slowly lower and repeat. Do 12 to 15 reps; switch sides.
B. Untie band and place it under the middle of left foot, feet staggered, holding one end in each hand, palms facing behind you. Raise right hand forward to shoulder height while pulling left hand back. Hold 1 count; lower and repeat, lifting left hand forward and right hand back. Do 12 to 15 reps per side.
Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, January 2009.