Work your shoulders and outer thighs with this exercise.
- 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 while lifting 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.
- As you inhale, slowly lower your hands and your left leg back to the starting position. This counts as one rep. Repeat for a total of 10 reps. Then do 10 more on the other side.