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Weight Lifting for Women


Total Body Press for Women

Work several muscles at once with the total body press for women. This women's weight lifting exercise tones your arms, shoulders, and back -- and whittles your waist.

Assume starting position as shown.

Step 1
Assume starting position as shown.

Lower right arm across body toward left foot, bending at hips.

Step 2
Lower right arm across body toward left foot, bending at hips.

Trace a diagonal line across body with right arm, bringing the dumbbell towards your right shoulder.

Step 3
Trace a diagonal line across body with right arm, bringing the dumbbell towards your right shoulder.

Press dumbbell up over head.

Step 4
Press dumbbell up over head.

Step 5
Repeat with left arm.

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