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How to Stand Hip-Width Apart

How to Make Sure You're Really Hip-Width Apart

Whether you're working out at a gym, with a trainer, or to a fitness DVD, it's not unusual to be asked to stand "hip-width apart" before performing a specific exercise. Easy enough, right? Not for me, apparently. While working out at Crunch with my trainer Tim, I had to repeatedly be corrected on my form because my stance was always a bit too wide. Seeing my frustration, Tim gave me an easy tip on how to ensure that my feet were in fact, hip-width apart.

Tim had me march slowly in place, stop, and then casually kick up my left leg and allow it to fall back to the ground naturally. He said that this motion would result in a stance that was always hip-width apart — he was right, too. As many times as I tried to fool his system, I always ended up standing with correct form for my exercises. An easy enough tip that has made my exercise stance foolproof!

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UFLauren UFLauren 4 years
Good advice, but shouldn't that model's knees not be past her toes?
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