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Single-Leg Scarecrows

Challenge your balance while working the small muscles that support your shoulder, known collectively as the rotator cuff. This move also makes for shapely upper arms.

  • Stand on your left leg, and lift your right knee up until it is level with your hip. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, raise your arms out to the side until your upper arms are parallel to the ground. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees.
  • Maintaining a strong sense of balance, rotate your upper arms forward to bring your fists to the floor; then rotate the upper arm backward to bring the fists up. Do not lower or raise your upper arms; keep them parallel to the floor. This completes one rep.
  • Do 10 to 15 reps, then switch legs lifting the left leg up, and stand on the right foot for another 10 to 15 reps to complete the set.

Use five- to eight-pound dumbbells.

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