Basic Positions

Almost all exercises start with a basic starting position or incorporate a basic movement. By mastering these positions and movements, you can quickly, effectively, and safely do almost any exercise in this ebook. Knowing the correct form for each position is essential to enjoying an effective and safe routine.


A squat is one of the easiest exercises to perform incorrectly. Even if you think you know how to do a squat, double check your form before proceeding. Remember: Initiate the move by pushing your hips backward, not by bending your knees. This helps keep your weight centered over your heels.



The lunge, like ...

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