7 On-Your-Feet Firmers

Side reach

Stand with feet together, holding ends of one dumbbell with both hands, arms extended overhead. Slowly lean to left (as shown) and hold for one count. Return to start. Repeat on right side to complete one rep. Do 10 reps.

Reverse wood chop

Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, one dumbbell in both hands. Lower weight toward left foot and crouch, lifting right heel (as shown). Stand, rotate torso right and bring weight across body on a diagonal overhead. Reverse motion to return to crouching on left. Do 10 reps; switch sides; repeat.
Standing Bicycle
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands clasped behind head and elbows pointed out to sides. Straighten left leg as you lift right leg, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor. Keeping knee lifted and steady, twist torso toward right (as shown). Return to start. Repeat on other side for one rep. Do 10 reps.
Side Winder
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands clasped behind head and elbows pointed out to sides. Lift right leg to side, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor. Keeping knee lifted, bend torso to right side, bringing elbow and knee toward each other (as shown). Do 10 reps; switch sides; repeat.
Seesaw
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands on hips. Lift right leg, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor with foot flexed. Straighten right leg, pressing heel toward floor, as you lean torso backward (as shown). Return to knee lift position and repeat five times. Switch sides and repeat.
Forward Bend
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, arms overhead with palms facing in. Lift right leg, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor. Keeping knee lifted and arms raised, bring torso and knee toward each other as close as you can (as shown). Return to start; switch sides and repeat for one rep. Do 10 reps.
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