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skip • full body • starting off
motion • posture
  1. Yoga is an excellent workout.
  2. She is a dancer so she has excellent .
  3. I think I'll have to my workout today because I won't have time.
  4. That is really difficult for me.
  5. Try to go slow if you are just .
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872 Leg workout
Mike talks about a good work-out routine for strengthening legs.

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skip it

It is OK if I just skip it?

When we 'skip' something, that means we decide not to do it, or maybe do it at a later time.  Notice the following:

  1. I think I'll skip the company party tomorrow night.
  2. Let's skip dessert.

full body workout

You should get a full body workout.

To 'work out' means to exercise. A 'full body workout' exercises all muscles in your body.  Notice the following:

  1. A full body workout takes a lot of time.
  2. Instead of a full body work out, try upper body one day, legs the next.

just starting off

It would be good if you're just starting off.

We use the phrase 'just starting off' to talk about starting a new job, hobby, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. Go slow if you're just starting off.
  2. Are you just starting off?

get the motion

Once you get the motion.

In an activity that requires us to move our body in a certain way, we use the phrase 'get the motion' after we have learned the correct way.  Notice the following:

  1. It took only minutes for the dancers to get the motion.
  2. Once he got the motion, his tennis serve improved.

good posture

It forces you to keep good posture.

'Posture' is the way we position our body when we sit, stand, or in this case, exercise.  Notice the following:

  1. Poor posture can cause back problems.
  2. He has good posture.