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Add weight training to your fitness routine; it's easy with the demonstrations in these Howcast workout videos.
You Will Need
- A padded weight bench
Sit on edge of bench
Sit on the edge of the bench with your feet about shoulder width apart, holding the end of the dumbbell in both hands.
Lift dumbbell overhead
Keeping your back straight, smoothly lift the dumbbell overhead until your arms are straight but not locked. The dumbbell should hang from your hands.
Lower dumbbell behind you
Slowly lower the dumbbell behind you until your forearms are parallel to the floor—keep your elbows pointed forward.
Repeat the lift until you can't maintain proper form—either your back starts to arc, you can't raise the dumbbell even with a spotter's help, or your face turns red and you start to grunt "Help."