Squat with Side Lift and Overhead Press

Squat with Side Lift and Overhead Press

Move: Stand with your feet hip width apart and hold weights at shoulder level. Sit back and lower your hips, bending your knees to about a 90-degree angle. As you return to a standing position, lift your right leg, pressing the left arm overhead. Repeat on the other side.

Repetitions: 12 on each side.


• Drive your hips back, keeping your weight in your heels. Your weight should never shift onto your toes.

• Keep your chest up. Do not arch or round the back.

• As your leg lifts, squeeze the muscles around the hip. Rather than focus on lifting your leg high, increase the intensity by aiming the leg low.

• As you press the weight overhead, maintain a slight bend in the elbow.