The 5 Best Strength Moves for Weight Loss

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Credit: Chris Fanning

Squat to Overhead Press

Works quadriceps, hamstrings, butt, abs, shoulders

A. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, elbows bent, a 5-pound weight in each hand at shoulder height, palms forward. Lower into a squat (don’t let knees go past toes); hold for a moment.

B. Push through heels to stand up, pressing weights overhead. Return to starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

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