Squats are one of the best exercises you can do to strengthen and tone your quads and glutes. Here's a variation with your legs wide, and it incorporates a bicep curl to get more bang for your buck.
- Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your arms straight and your palms facing away from you. Step your feet apart so there's about 20 inches between your heels. Point your toes out slightly.
- When you're ready, bend your knees and elbows. Keep your shoulders over your hips and lower down so your weight is back in your heels. Then straighten your legs and arms. This is one repetition.
- Complete three sets of 12 to 15 reps.