Stand holding a dumbbell in each hand. Place left hand in front of left thigh and right hand on the side of right thigh. Simultaneously lift left arm in front of body and right arm out to the side (no higher than shoulder height); hold for two counts. Return to starting position, switch arms (right arm in front of right thigh, left arm at left side), and lift. Continue alternating arms for 12 to 18 reps per side.