The singer and breast cancer survivor believes that daily exercise is important in keeping one's body healthy. Sheryl Crow's home gym is well equipped with exercise machines like an elliptical, a stationary bike, and a StairMaster so she can always squeeze in some cardio.
We talked to Rich and Helene Guzman of LA Rox, Sheryl Crow's trainers, who shared with us this upper-body exercise so you can get a body like Sheryl Crow's at home. Do this routine two to three times a week and 30 to 45 minutes of cardio, like running or cycling, twice a week to get fit like Sheryl Crow.
The exercise: Band series
What you need: A resistance band or tubing
A. Chest flye: Tie a resistance band or tubing around a sturdy object at about chest height. Stand facing away from the anchor point, holding one end of band in each hand with feet staggered and arms out to sides, palms facing forward. Slowly bring ends of band together in front of chest, rotating palms down. Slowly return to start, keeping elbows slightly bent; repeat. Do as many reps as you can without losing form.
B. Triceps extension: Untie the band and place one end under right foot, holding other end in right hand. Raise right arm next to head, keeping elbow bent and close to ear. Slowly extend arm, then lower to start and repeat. Do as many reps as you can; switch sides.
C. Biceps curl: Stand on center of band, feet shoulder-width apart. Hold one end of band in each hand, palms facing up and elbows close to sides. Keeping elbows pressed into rib cage, slowly curl hands toward shoulders, keeping wrists straight. Lower and repeat; do as many reps as you can.
Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, September 2008.