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Multitasking Move: Side Leg With Shoulder Press

If you don't have a lot of time to work out, strength-training exercises that target more than one area of the body are essential. Here's one that will work your shoulders and your outer thighs.

Grab a set of dumbbells and

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  • Stand holding a dumbbell in each hand, with your elbows bent.
  • Put all your weight into your right leg. Take a breath in and as you exhale, simultaneously raise your arms until they're straight, and lift your left leg out to the side. You should feel your glute med working — that's the muscle on the side of the pelvis. Do not arch your spine or lift your hip up. Do keep your shoulders and pelvis in one straight line. Move slowly and with control in order to stay balanced. It helps to actively engage your spine for this exercise.
  • As you inhale, slowly lower your hands and your left leg back to the starting position. This counts as one rep.
  • Complete three sets of 10 to 12 reps on each side.
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ShelleyHFan ShelleyHFan 7 years
This is great stuff, thanks fit :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Love these multitasking exercises. Thanks, Fit.
gothamgal gothamgal 7 years
I like adding to my repertoire (thanks FitSugar) with multitasking exercises. I feel as though I accomplish more in less time.
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