an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady


the central part of your body. It includes your pelvis, lower back, hips and stomach. The stomach muscles sometimes are called abs.

Functional Movement

of or having a special activity, purpose, or task; relating to the way in which something works or operates


a slight bend at the knees with your back straight and a forward lean pushing your hips backward as you stretch your hamstrings and quadriceps.


Strength training movements that involve a concentric contraction—a shortening of the muscle while moving two connection points closer together. Examples of pull exercises include the biceps curl, hamstrings curl, and lat pull-down.


exercises in which you are either pushing an object away from your body (like a bench press in which you press the barbell off your chest) or pushing against something (like in a push-up, where you’re pressing against the floor).


a strength exercise in which the trainee lowers their hips from a standing position and then stands back up. During the descent of a squat, the hip and knee joints flex while the ankle joint dorsiflexes; conversely the hip and knee joints extend and the ankle joint plantarflexes when standing up.


a core move where you sit on the ground, lean your torso back at an angle, and lift your feet off the ground before twisting your torso from side to side


to move along on foot, advance by steps, to come or go easily or readily