Foundation First: Exercise Fundamentals | #TrainwithTMax

How to master basic human movements with proper form and technique
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (75 ratings)
3,528 students
35min of on-demand video
English, French

Be able to perform the basic movements of fitness safely, with good form and technique.
Establish an unbreakable foundation on which to build a success fitness journey.
Better understand how the body is supposed to move and potential reasons why it may not move how it should.


  • Clear your ability to do physical activity with your doctor before beginning.


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How strong is a building without a foundation? Weak and susceptible to falling over at any moment.

How high can you build on a weak foundation? Not very high before it comes toppling down.

Your body's foundation is critical to your ability to advance through your fitness journey with minimal injury and no pain. Whether you have professional aspirations, or simply want to be a weekend warrior, if you build on poor movement patterns and improper technique, you will eventually reap the consequences. You don't want that. I don't want that for you.

With this course, we will explore 6 basic bodyweight movements that are foundational for any exercise:

  • Pushup

  • Squat

  • Lunge

  • Deadlift

  • Torso twist

  • Pullup

We will go over:

  • The correct way to perform these movements

  • Some common mistakes

  • Useful tips on how to progress toward proper form

Sign up now, share with your friends, and get ready to build a great foundation!

Train with TMax with the proper movements.

Who this course is for:

  • "I want to move well, without pain or causing myself injury." -You
  • "I would like to have a strong physical foundation so I can pursue [insert movement-based activity here]." -You
  • "I want quick and easy to understand explanations." -You


Don't Use Machines, Become One
Timothy Maxwell
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 318 Reviews
  • 11,222 Students
  • 9 Courses

The TMax is a certified fitness professional with years of experience. He speaks English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys answering questions about fitness, diet, and well-being. 

Using functional movements and combining elements from multiple disciplines, we can strengthen our bodies and our minds, and have a fun time doing it with friends.

Every exercise performed has several variations, so that you progress and gain strength at your own pace and your own rhythm. The only person you are competing with is yourself - and everyday in every way, you will get stronger, faster, better and better.

~~~~~~~~~~EN ESPAÑOL~~~~~~~~~~

The TMax es un profesional de fitness certificado con años de experiencia. Habla inglés, francés y español. Está encantado de responder preguntas de fitness, dieta y bienestar.

Usa movimientos funcionales y combina elementos de diferentes disciplinas con los que se puede fortalecer el cuerpo y la mente, mientras lo pasas bien con amigos.

Cada ejercicio que hacemos tiene varios modificaciones, así que desarrollas y ganas fuerza a tu propio ritmo. Solo compites contra ti mismo - y cada día ganarás fuerza, velocidad, y mejorarás.

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