This book and the books that will follow came to be from a single question; “Kurt, how many exercises do you know?”. At the time my answer was “I don’t know, but I’ll find out”. My curiosity got the best of me, and I started just writing all of the names of the exercises/movements that I know and incorporate into my exercise programs. The names alone turned into a 13-page word document. From there it was just a matter of breaking the exercises down into sections, typing up descriptions, and taking pictures of the stages of the movements.
Many of the exercises in this book and the books to follow can be combined. As with all forms of movement there are ways to increase (progressions) and decrease (regressions) the level of difficulty of any & all movements; for example, changing the leverage, speed of the movement, the angles, the focus, the transitions, etc…
Movement is the key to life! When a cell stops moving it dies. When you don’t use a muscle for a long period of time it atrophies (dies). “Use it, or lose it!”
Our bodies are designed to move! Which is why consistent exercise is such an essential part of living a quality life, but for some reason a larger majority of people tend to ignore it.