Simple Weight-Lifting Routine by Denise Austin

Working with weights can reduce blood pressure and boost heart function. Fitness pro Denise Austin shows you some simple moves.

Lift 1: Double-Arm Fly

Lift 1: Double-Arm Fly

Target: Upper back and shoulders

Step 1: Step back with your right leg, bringing your legs into a scissors position. Bend your left knee but keep your right leg extended, allowing your right heel to lift slightly. Lean forward, holding dumbbells, and extend your arms toward the floor.

Step 2: Exhale and bring your arms out to the sides, leading with your pinky fingers and squeezing your shoulder blades together. Lift until your arms are parallel to the floor. Inhale as you lower the dumbbells. Do 2 sets of 12 repetitions.