Step 1: Hold a dumbbell or weight plate in each hand. If using a dumbbell, wrap thumb around the grip. If using a plate, hold plate with thumb pointed up.
Step 2: Stand in a shoulder-width stance with your knees slightly bent and your toes pointed forward. Pull in your stomach to tighten your abdominal muscles, keep your back straight and extend your arms down so the dumbbells or plates rest in front of your upper thighs.
Step 3: Rotate your hands outward so your palms face outward and your thumbs are pointed up. This is your starting point.
Step 4: Raise your arms diagonally in front of your body until you reach shoulder-height, or go slightly past shoulder-height. Hold this position for one second and lower the weights down to the starting point. Immediately start the next repetition.
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