Graceful and reasonable fitness march side by side.

Stay loose.

Breath through the nose.

Complete each repetition with a perfect form.

Finish each set with a repetition that looks as good as the first one.

Recover in a graceful, even elegant position.

Keep breathing through the nose.

Cover all movement patterns.

Know when you’ve done enough.

Leave a little (or a lot) in the tank for the next time.

Walk away feeling better than when you started.

Know when to skip a workout.

Every rule has its exceptions. But when you’re training for health, strength and life’s length, it pays to stay graceful for most of the workouts.

Injuries and burnout happen when you ignore the rule of graceful too often and for too long.