Beginner: Woodchop with Dumbbell
3. Woodchop with Dumbbell
Targets shoulders, abs, obliques, glutes, quads, hamstrings
* Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a 5-pound dumbbell in front of your torso with both hands.
* Engage your abs, keep shoulders down, and squat, bringing dumbbell toward right foot.
* Stand up, using your abs and glutes, while lifting dumbbell diagonally across your body to left shoulder.
* Repeat 12 times; switch sides (starting to left) and repeat.
DANIELLE'S COMMENTS: Most of you know that this is my favorite exericse of all. Do it daily. Use more weight if you've been doing this for awhile.