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.
|Forehead to W||8 reps||Go slow and focus pulling shoulder blades together|
|Straight to W||8 reps||Actively keep lifting arms up on Y-Raises|
|Back Extensions||8 reps||Initiate lift by externally rotating your arms until thumb is facing the ceiling|
|Arm Circles||8 per direction||Extend arms to the side and create small circular movements|
|Wrist Warm-Up||Few reps each||Choose 2-3 Exercises, or feel free to add your own. Go through these until your wrists feel ready.|
|Wall Walks||2x3||Scapular elevated at all times. Look at hands at all times. Walk as close as possible to the wall. Do not allow your stomach to touch the wall. Feet only!|
|Tuck Slides||2x3||Knees touch the wall. Knees stay together. Hands shoulder width apart! Look at your hands at all times. Do not round your lower back. Do not close shoulders.|
|Slide Away||2x3||Start with your body in a perfectly straight line. Feet are the only thing touching the wall. Look at your hands and push out tall. Elbows locked. Move your shoulders to the front and slide the feet down the wall. When you are about to fall over take off from the wall and align yourself in a straight, freestanding handstand. Come abck to the wall as one straight unit. Do not close your shoulders on the way back. Do not pull your hips during the slide away. Do not arch your back. The only position change should be in the shoulders!|
|Tuck Take Off||2x2||Have your hands slightly further than in a regular tuck slide. Do not lean forward with your shoulders to take the feet off the wall. Instead simply peel the feet off but bending the knees more.|
|L Handstand Single Leg Isolations||1x3 each leg||Elbows locked. Hands, shoulders & hips in 1 line. Bring the foot right above. Do not externally rotate the leg. Move slow!|
|45 Handstand Leg Isolations||2x2 each side||Focus on isolation! Move 1 leg at the time only. Do not jump away from the wall. Do not bring the foot further away from the wall than the hands as a counterweight! Keep your shoulders over your hands at all times and do not arch your back!|
|Tuck to Straight & Tuck to Straddle||2x2 each||Keep your elbows locked at all times and your scapular elevated. Only the legs should be moving during this drill. Nothing else!|
|Leg Circles From Tuck - Straight Straddle Tuck||2x2||Keep elbows locked at all times. Do not round your lower back!|
|Leg Circles From Tuck - Straddle Straight Tuck||2x2||Keep elbows locked at all times. Do not round your lower back!|
|Straight Single Leg Isolations||2x2 each leg||Keep your top leg immobile. Do not use it as a counter weight. Keep your hips and shoulders squared and parallel. Push out tall and keep your weight in the fingertips!|
|Tuck Single Leg Isolations||2x2 each leg||Keep your hands, shoulders and hips in 1 line at all times. Pull your knees down towards the chest and keep them together. Extend 1 leg at the the time moving from the knee joint only.|
|Bench Zombie to Slow Lower||4x total||Focus on the Bench Zombie technique first! Then focus on working against gravity. Slow the downwards momentum down as much as possible. It is normal that your legs might drop to the floor like heavy stones during the first attempts. Over time you will identify and then train the muscles needed to control this drill!|
|Walking Dead||2x20||Lean your shoulders in front and push your index finger into the floor. Push your hips towards the ceiling so your feet lift off the floor. Keep your hips in that high position, striaghten out your shoulders and pull your feet towards your hands using your hip flexors and compression muscles. Place your feet on the floor right by your wrist, replace your hands and start again from the top!|
|Kneeling Shoulder Shrugs with Elastic||2x12||Look at hands. Elbows locked. Hands shoulder width apart. Extra slow on way down|
You’ve reached the end of this workout. Go use your legs and get food, a drink or whatever else gives you joy!
With all wrist warm ups there is no specific number I want you to do, just do them until your wrists are fully warmed up. Generally better take more time to warm up instead of less. Pick the exercises that feel the best for your wrists, and if you already have a wrist warm-up routine, just go with that one.
Exercise 1 - Place palm of hand on the floor in various positions and angles (e.g. fingers facing your knees, fingers pointing to the outside, etc) while you load weight on to your arms gently
Exercise 2 - Place one hand on top of the other and only move your arm around (from straight to bend, imagine you are drawing circles with your elbow)
Exercise 3 - Place back of hands on ground and gently load weight on to your arms. Move around from side to side, front and back to stretch them out a bit.
Start with your hand open facing towards the ceiling in extension. Now bring the tip of all 5 fingers together and and flex your wrist.