1. Stand with feet together holding a 5- to 10-lb. weight between both hands. Slide your left leg back, touching the floor lightly with your toe. Shift 90 percent of your weight onto your right leg, bending the knee slightly.
2. Keep your abdominals tight and spine neutral as you hinge forward from your hips, lowering your torso toward the floor until you are no lower than parallel. Pause; return to starting position. Repeat 8 to 12 times and then switch sides.