This is a great exercise for targeting your lower body, core, and shoulders. Start with 5 lb weights for this exercise, and progress to heavier weights as you are able.
Step By Step Instructions
Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Holding weights, keep your hands at your sides.
Lower body by bending your knees, focusing on keeping your back knee pointed toward the ground while your upper body stays in an upright position. Return to your starting position (standing).
Lift the weights up laterally along the sides of your body to about shoulder height. Focus on keeping your shoulders down and away from your ears to protect yourself from strain and injury. Repeat lunge with opposite side leg.