In this lesson, we're going to combine everything we've learned so far into an exercise that makes the perfect easy warm-up before you letter anything. The word "minimum" features a great mix of upstrokes and downstrokes. Check out the video below to see how we'll use this word to combine push up and pull down, consistency, and muscle building. \n\n \nTips \u0026amp; Tricks:\n\nKeep consistency throughout the whole thing. Try to get each word to look similar.\nThis drill will improve your push up + pull down technique, consistency, and muscle strength to keep a smooth, steady hand. \nYou may notice that you’ll want to start going faster and faster. But if you do, you won’t maintain the same consistency. Slow down, sit up straight, and try to flow through each word.\nIf you see your word changing, try to get back to the original.\nYour hand will eventually start aching or hurting. Feel free to take a break and stretch it out and then start again. Your hand getting tired is a good thing. It’s part of building muscles. Just take a break and restart and know that you’re getting better and stronger.\n\nIf you do this drill for a good 10 minutes every day, you'll start to see improvements in your thicks and thins, consistency, and shakiness of your hand. If you get tired of the word "minimum," try your name. And once you progress, remember to come back to this exercise as a warm-up. I'll see you in the next lesson where I'll be sharing the most common mistakes I see in lettering and how to avoid them. \n\nASSIGNMENT: Repeat the word "minimum" for 10 minutes while keeping your focus on pulling up, pushing down, and maintaining consistency.