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Workout B

Here is your full workout for today. This overview includes name, reps, and most important cues. IMPORTANT!!  To see the video click the (“+”) symbol next to the exercise name, and it will expand.

Look after yourself and only do what feels safe enough.
Make sure to warm up well. 

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Specific Warm Up

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Butterfly Shoulder Warmup3x up and downStart with your arms fully extended in front of your chest with your palms facing each other.
Apply constant outwards pressure on the elastic as you raise your arms overhead and back.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
Overhead Warm Up Push1x8Start with your elbows 90 degrees bent by your side and your wrists connected with the elastic. Rotate your hands so your palms are facing each other.
Separate your movements. First rotate your arms inside of your shoulders to bring the elbows in front of your chest. Then push your hands overhead.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Apply outwards pressure on the elastic the entire time but do not externally rotate your arms.
External Rotation with Loop1x8Start with your elbows 90 degrees bent by your side and your wrists connected with the elastic. Rotate your hands so your palms are facing each other.
Externally rotate your arms against the pressure of the elastic whilst keeping your elbows connected to your side.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
Looped Wall Step1x6 step each wayPlace your hands shoulder width apart on the wall in front of you.
Keep your shoulders down and look towards the front.
Slide your hand out on the wall against the pressure of the elastic. Keep your elbows locked.
Engage your core to stabilize your position.
Forearm Plank Shoulder Burner with Elastic and Foam Roller1x12Place your forearms on a foam roller with your shoulders on top of your elbows. Connect your hands with and elastic, rotate them so they face each other and pull apart.
Rock your elbows back and forth carefully whilst keeping your body stable.
Engage your core and create 1 straight line from your feet all the way through your neck.
Protract and depress your scapula. Do not allow your shoulder blades to stick out behind.
Up Down Wrist Waving1x10Hold your hands out in front of you with your elbows 90 degrees bent by your side.
Move your wrists from full flexion into full extension and back.
Stay in each extreme for a moment for an active stretch.
Keep your shoulders depressed and squared with your hips.
Prayer Pose Rotation1x6 each directionConnect the palms of your hands in front of your face and spread your fingers open wide.
Keeping your hands in a vertical position push them down in front of your body towards your belly button.
Keeping your hands low rotate them for the fingertips to point towards you and then away from you. Keep pressure on your wrists the entire time and rotate your hands sligthly further in each repetition.
Keep your shoulders depressed and squared with your hips.
Wall Walk1x2Engage your whole body! Do not allow your back to arch or your shoulder blades to stick out behind your back.
Take small and controlled steps with your hands facing towards the front.
Only your feet should touch the wall. Do not place your knees, hips or chest on the wall.
Do not look at the wall. Instead look at the spot in between your hands.

Handstand Training

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Tuck Slide
1x3
Keep your knees together and make them touch the wall as you pull them down.
Pull your knees as low as possible whilst engaging your lower back. In the tuck position your hips need to be in a slight anterior pelvic tilt. As soon as your lower back rounds and your hips flip into a posterior pelvic tilt your knees are too low.
Lock your elbows, elevate your scapula and look at the spot in between your hands.
Tuck Take Off
1x2
Do not jump off the wall or lean or shoulder excessively towards the front to get off the wall.
Take both feet off the wall at the same time!
Lock your elbows, elevate your scapula and look at the spot in between your hands.
Tuck Take Off to Straddle
2x2
Focus on the rotation of your legs inside of your hips. In the tuck position they are in parallel. When you push them open into the straddle they are externally rotated with your knees looking towards the floor.
Lift your legs. Do not let them hang behind in a pancake and drag you down.
Start with a tight tuck. Pull your knees towards the chest using your hips flexors. Stop your hips from sliding into a posterior pelvic tilt through engagement of your lower back.
Box Tuck Single Leg Isolation
2x2 each side alternating
Time your hips and knee. If you were watching this drill from the side the foot should travel up and back down on one vertical line.
Keep your immobile leg fully bent and the heel close to your glutes. Place your shoulders on top of the center of your hands and push out tall.
Make sure the box for your tuck is high enough. Your hips have to be in a slight anterior pelvic tilt and never in a posterior one. Only place the knees on the box.
Box Tuck Hover
3x1 each side
If you feel like you have to arch your back to use the top leg as counter weight your alignment is off. Push out tall from your shoulders and move them on top of the center of your hands instead of trying to force this to work by opening into a banana position.
Make sure the box for your tuck is high enough. Your hips have to be in a slight anterior pelvic tilt and never in a posterior one. Only place the knees on the box.
Keep your hover knee fully bent and keep the foot close to your glutes. This will help bring the weight on top of the center of your hands.
Straddle Slide Away
1x3
Don't just lock your legs inside of your hips but actively push them open. Do not accidentally close your legs whilst leaning towards the front., Lock your legs inside of your hips. Do not accidentally close your legs whilst leaning towards the front.
Do not pull your hips or arch your back. Stay in a perfectly straight line from shoulders to toes. The only position change should be in the shoulders and wrists.
Keep your elbows locked and elevate your scapula fully at all times.
Straddle Slide Away to Legs Together
2x2
Engage your glutes whilst closing your legs to avoid piking at the hips.
Move slow and work on staying in control at all times. The goal is not just to jump from one position to the next but even to control the journey between the positions.
Keep your elbows locked and elevate your scapula fully at all times.
Slide Away
1x3
Do not pull your hips or arch your back. Stay in a perfectly straight line from shoulders to toes. The only position change should be in the shoulders and wrists.
Move slow and stay in control at all times. Do not use momentum to get off the wall. Do not jump off the wall and do not take 1 foot at the time off the wall.
Come back to the wall with your entire body from wrists to toes in 1 straight line.
Slide Away to Straddle
2x2
Open your legs into the straddle slowly. Not only will you have to catch your legs against gravity and momentum but also will your body become shorter. If your are not perfectly align this angle change will be surprising for your balance.
Move slow and work on staying in control at all times. The goal is not just to jump from one position to the next but even to control the journey between the positions.
Keep your elbows locked and elevate your scapula fully at all times.

Conditioning

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Chest to Wall Press - Negative
4x total
Draw a big circle on the wall by bringing your legs around through the deepest straddle eventually moving into a pancake position to bring your feet down.
Resist with your shoulders to keep them open the entire time. Use your back muscles to pull on your hips. Prevent them from slipping into a posterior pelvic tilt for as long as possible.
Go as slow as possible and try to stay in control the entire time! If you feel like you are about to lose control: Stop and simply try to freeze in place!
Back to Wall Press - Negative
4x total
Your shoulders and head should never touch the wall.
Bench Zombie to Slow Lower
4x total
As you take your feet off first try to keep your hands, shoulders and hip line active. Use your hip flexors only to pull the feet in. When you can not go any further allow your shoulders to move towards the front and for your hips to dip down.
Place your hands shoulder width apart on the floor with your fingers facing towards the front! Lock your elbows and rotate their pits towards the front. Elevate your scapula!
Go as slow as possible and try to stay in control the entire time! If you feel like you are going to low and you are about to lose control: Stop and simply try to freeze in place!
L Handstand Pull to Floor
4x total
Start in a perfectly straight line from hands to toes. Flip your hips into an anterior pelvic tilt and make them guide the movement. Align your shoulders and hips on top of your hands as your feet slide down the wall.
As your legs approach horizontal continue to pull on your hips with your back until your feet leave the wall and lower towards your hands.
Push your shoulders open and pull with your back to slow the movement as much as possible. Close your shoulders as late as possible. Keep your elbows locked at all times.
Walking Dead
20x total
Lean your shoulders towards the front to transfer weight from your feet into your hands. Raise on your tippy toes and resist with your shoulders to prevent them from collapsing. Push your index fingers into the floor.
Engage your lower back to pull on your hips. Do not allow your lower back to round or your shoulders to collapse towards the front.
In case of a temporary lack of hamstring flexibility bend your knees slightly to ease the tension.
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