Side-Bend Shoulder Press
What you'll need: a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell
Targets: Shoulders, abs, and obliques
— Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, dumbbell in right hand by side, and bring left hand to touch back of head, elbow bent out to side.
— Hinge at waist to side bend to right, reaching dumbbell along outside of right leg toward knee. (Do not allow torso to tip forward.)
— Return to upright posture, raising dumbbell to right shoulder and then pressing it overhead, palm facing left.
— Lower dumbbell to shoulder; return to start.
— Do 30 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.
Targets: Abs, obliques, butt, and legs
— Keeping hips fairly squared and elbows glued to ribs, rotate torso to right, then left to complete 1 rep.
— Do 3 sets of 30 reps.
— Holding dumbbell close to chest, one end in each hand, stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent.
— Cross left leg behind right so left foot touches floor by outside of right heel and do a slight curtsy as you rotate torso to right, extending arms forward at shoulder level.
— Return to start.
— Do 15 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2011.