A simple, yet effective exercise that can be done at the gym or at home.
- Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart for balance. Your posture should be maintained throughout the exercise. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, start with your hands both resting in front of your thighs.
- Engage your abdominals, exhale, and lift one arm until it is horizontal. Avoid shrugging your shoulders.
- Inhale and lower the weight back to the start position with control. Do the same movement on the other arm.
Do 8-12 repetitions on each arm, rest, then repeat the exercise if desired.