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  1. I think earning the next level exercise is really important, unfortunately I do not always know the progression from simple to complex, for example burpees, mountain climber. A resource to break down exercises would be invaluable.

  2. Great tips. Could you please tell what leggins you're wearing – those teal/green with panels on the back? I'm looking for good quality 7/8th length and those look great.

  3. I wish more (all) trainers would think this way. You wouldn't belive what some made me do as a compelte beginner (and yes, it ended in me injuring my lower back). Great video!

  4. this is what I needed. I am a beginner and I have been trying to work out so hard but what I need to do is take it slow and build consistency

  5. That's reassuring because I have the opposite problem : I have trouble pushing myself! I'm more the "stop when you're tired, not when you're done" kind of beginner… I'm gonna repeat myself that I'm building foundations 😉

  6. I was just thinking about this very thing with my workouts this week. This is great knowledge! Every one of your videos motivates me to keep working out. I do something everyday, even if it's for 15 minutes. I love the selfie dramatization, by the way! It had me laughing so hard. It was a wonderful ab workout for me.

  7. I recently discovered your channel, and I’m impressed. With respect to beginning an exercise program, I’d like to add the following:
    Before attempting any serious physical development program, the first weeks should be spent in getting your body in condition for exercise via a “ramping up” period during which no weights or calisthenics are employed at all. Instead execute a program of comprehensive stretching to identify and remedy existing weaknesses and/or insufficiencies as well as increasing flexibility and range of motion. Add in core training gradually to create the stability that must be present to serve as the foundation for all further exercise and to prevent injuries. Special emphasis should be placed on the lower back during this phase. Joint stability and support should be the secondary target, right behind the core and lower back.
    Even young people should go through this preparatory phase – they may get some surprises along the way! The older you are, the longer this ramp should be and the gentler its slope, i.e. take longer and work more slowly in proportion to your age. Be conservative – take longer than you think you need and it will pay off big time! Even if you are 30 years old, if your last real, sustained exercise was your high school PE classes, you will be shocked at how limited your flexibility has become since then. Bad posture habits and the consequences of a sedentary life style add up quickly.

  8. Those over dramatizations make me laugh every time. But sadly I've seen some of them done. There's even this person I know of that did a weighted hip thrust with 300 lbs on the bar she had across her lap. She admitted that she can't do them that heavy with good form. And that she can only do one. While I have admired her progress for years. My thinking is "If you can't do them with good form and can only do one then what did you really accomplish?" But I realized that even though her goal is trying to do a hip thrust with the heaviest weight possible. That's not my goal. My goal is to do them well and accurately. Even with the glute bridge on the floor my journey was different. When I started out I was so frustrated that I couldn't even get my hips up to a good height. I barely had space between my butt and the floor. So I just kept trying to do them with good form. Then when I did one and my butt was significantly off the ground I felt like I won the lottery! I was so excited! So the fact that you've included modifications really means a lot to me. And I just want to thank you for including modifications and having such a good variety of exercises. You really have made a difference in my life. Because it would have been way too easy for me to just give up and stop trying. But it's the fact that I am subscribed to this channel (and some others) along with knowing I was past tired of being overweight and tired that's helped me. Again thank you so much! I really appreciate the content on your channel. 🙂

  9. I haven't been the best about working out since my university closed and I've been stuck at home and this video is the reminder to build back up slowly as I try to get back to working out 😬 thanks!

  10. I love how educated you are. I believe everything that you're saying. Thank you for giving us your knowledge. You're one of the least intimidating fitness YouTubers. I really appreciate you. ❤

  11. 1:08 though….. 😂😂😂 … I'm a former fitness professional and this is VERY helpful, even for the seasoned exerciser. It's so easy to get caught up and distracted, especially in this season where most of us are relying home workouts and creativity. Gotta watch creativity though, as you stated at 5:18…Some of us fitness vets feel like I gotta, gotta, gotta have a new set of workouts EVERY week, when it's much better to progressively build on what you've done in the previous weeks. Keep us ALL in check!

  12. A good yawn and a stretch at the end of a workout, always a good idea. Thanks Kiwi! 💖
    Also, thanks for all the other good tips and reminders in this video 😊

  13. I totally love that you added the 'timestamps' in your time/progression bar (sorry, don't know what it is called) of the video! Or did youtube do that automatically because the timestamps are in your description? XD

  14. Even when you've been working out for a long time, if you add a new exercise, you have to start slowly. Also, it's easy to fall into the ego-lifting trap and push yourself beyond your capabilities. Sometimes it's good to lower the weight and focus on form/quality of execution.

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