Across the Body
Stand with your feet about two feet apart and knees slightly bent, take your 5- or 8-pound weight and bring it just above your right knee. Draw a diagonal line across your body as you bring the weight up above your left shoulder as you exhale. Inhale and bring it back down to starting position and repeat 15 times. Do three sets. Then repeat this exercise starting with the weight above your left knee. Remember to keep the stomach engaged and the shoulders relaxed.