Stand erect with your feet about shoulder-width apart holding a pair of light-weight dumbbells together in front of you, palms facing in. Your chest should be out, shoulders back, and knees unlocked. Maintain the natural curvature in your back. This is your start position.
Facing forward throughout and staying as upright as possible, take a big step out to your side, angling your foot just slightly out. Descend into a moderately deep squat, keeping the your trailing leg straight.
Push back up and bring your leg back to the start position.
Repeat to the opposite side and complete the desired number of repetitions.