A lovely front-thigh stretch -- just be sure to go easy on your lower back by keeping your chest nice and straight throughout the moves.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a 5- or 8-pound dumbbell in each hand by your sides.
- Bend your knees 90 degrees, keeping your chest lifted as you place the dumbbells down, outside your feet.
- Stand up and immediately squat down again, picking up the weights at your feet.
- Repeat for 1 minute, alternating lowering the weights and picking them up.