As each of us moves throughout a typical day, we are usually forced to do squats (getting up from the toilet), lunges (climbing stairs), and dead lifts (picking up a box off the floor) as part of our normal routines. Therefore, each of these three movements should be safely and successfully mastered and become a vital part of your workout program. In this video (Part 1 of 4), RealJock super trainer Billy Polson explains the importance of keeping these movements in your workouts, how to perform each movement with correct form, and proper progression for each exercise.
Follow the Four-Part Leg Series
Part 1: Program Overview
Part 2: Squats
Part 3: Lunges
Part 4: Dead Lifts
Tips from the Masters is provided courtesy of Billy Polson, creator of RealJock's Complete Strength 12-Week Workout Program. Polson and his partner Mike Clausen are founders and owners of the award-winning Diakadi Body personal training gym, voted San Francisco Magazine's "Best Place to Get Fit" as well as the San Francisco Chronicle's and CitySearch list of the Top Trainers in The Bay Area. For additional tips from the masters, check out the Diakadi Body Blog.