This is a great exercise for targeting your lower body, shoulders, quadriceps, and hamstrings. 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.
Squat straight down as far as you comfortably can. As you squat, focus on keeping your hips back.
Stand back up, then lift the weights up laterally along the sides of your body. Focus on keeping your shoulders down and away from your ears to protect yourself from strain and injury.