Fitness Tip of the Day: The Workouts You Absolutely Cannot Skip

Better body balance comes through using its full potential.

Avoid movement gaps. When creating a workout plan, make sure you include all of these moves to help balance the body and make progress: squat, hinge, vertical press, horizontal press, vertical push, horizontal push, loaded carry, and rotation.

An example of each, respectively, is a goblet squat, a Romanian deadlift, an overhead shoulder press, a bench press, a bent-over row, a pullup, a farmer’s carry, and a Russian twist.

— Monica Moreland, studio manager at Life Time, NASM-certified personal trainer

Fitness Tip Avoid Movement Gaps
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