It’s Time to Master These 3 Basic Exercises

While there are tons of different exercise moves and variations that involve weights, resistance bands, Bosu balls, and kettlebells, before you can try these, it’s important to master the basics. These are the three you should learn and that you can build off of once you master them.


Many people think that they know how to do squats, but they’ve been doing them wrong. To start, stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width, with your toes pointed a little outward. Look straight ahead so your spine stays neutral and reach your arms out in front, parallel to the ground. Keep your weight in your feet and you lower down and lean forward slightly, keeping your chest up until you reach the point where you feel comfortable. As you rise back up, contract your glutes.


With a lunge, one foot should come forward while the other comes back and the front leg should be bent at a 90-degree angle. Your feet should be in line with your hips while the heel of your back foot is lifted. Then return to starting position and switch legs.


There are tons of things that can go wrong with a push-up including dropping your head and sinking your stomach to the floor. To do them correctly, start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your whole body down to the floor and press up without your knees maintaining contact.