This move is "phenomenal for the sides, for the waistline," assures Laura, who says that the downward movement "kicks those external and internal obliques" to strengthen your core. "As a female, I always want to whittle away that waistline, and it's great for that," she says.
- Squat down to pick up your kettlebell, then raise it until it is over your head. Hold your kettlebell with your right hand as shown; it should be over your shoulder, which should be in line with your right hip. Turn your feet toward the left; your left foot should be out at about a 45-degree angle.
- Keep your left arm straight and down, palms facing up, with the back of your hand slightly touching the inside of your left knee. Look up at your kettlebell, and point your chest up. Inhale and bend to your left. As you bend, focus on pointing your hips to the right and slide your left hand down the inside of your left leg as you lower down. Touch your fingertips or palms to the floor.
- Exhale as you raise back up to standing, keeping your right arm raised.
- Do 10 reps, then repeat with left arm.