When it comes to your workout, your strength and flexibility determine what you can do. But your focused intention determines how well you do it.
If you're wanting to see a change in the shape of your body, form is your No. 1 priority. Being strong, powerful, and flexible makes exercise more fun and provides a sense of accomplishment. But, keeping your focus on your alignment and mechanics will set the stage for body sculpting.
For example, making sure you've lengthened through your torso, your belly is drawn in and your shoulders are back, down and tension-free, will allow you to access the core and open the chest properly which has a trimming effect on the waistline. All movements that begin this way will be more effective.