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.|
|Demo||Exercise||Sets & Reps||How to/Cues|
|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!|
|Single Leg Tuck Slide||1x3 each leg||Just like a regular tuck slide but pull down 1 leg at the time. Make sure your shoulders are covering your ears and that your hands, hips and shoulders stay squared at all times. Do not let the pressure of the leg push your shoulders away from the wall, keep your elbows locked and look at your hands!|
|Tuck Slides||2x4||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.|
|L Handstand Single Leg Isolation Shrugs||2x2 each side||Elbows locked. Hands, shoulders & hips in 1 line. Bring your foot right above and push tall from your shoulders to visually get taller. Now hold this newly gained height whilst bringing the leg back to the wall slowly.|
|45 Handstand Leg Isolations||3x1 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!|
|Half Slide Away||1x4||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 stop and push your feet back up on the wall back to your starting position. Do not pull your hips during this movement. Do not arch your back. The only position change should be in the shoulders!|
|Slide Away||3x2||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!|
|Wall Tuck Jump||1x5||Hands as close as possible to the wall. Shoulders stay over hands at all times! Keep your knees together!|
|Demo||Exercise||Sets & Reps||How to/Cues|
|Bench Zombie to Slow Lower||2x3||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!|
|Chest to Wall Press||4x total||Keep your hands, shoulders and hips aligned. Through the widest straddle bring your feet down towards the floor by your wrists. Work towards closing your feet at the bottom. Come back up without arching the back or moving the shoulders.|
|Walking Dead||2x14||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!|
|Sitting Leg Lifts||2x12 &10sec hold||Start with hands between the knees but work on getting them between your hands. The further infront the better! Back is straight! Shoudlers down!|
|Walking pike||30x||Back is straight or even sligthly arched. Anterior pelvic tilt. Pull your belly button towards your locked knees.|
|Laying 1 Legged Hamstring Stretch||10x||Pull your bent knee towards your chest. Hold the knee there and fully locked it. Do not move the knee away from the chest while extending it. Hold the position with the straight leg for a moment. Do not externally rotate either leg. Keep your hips and shoulders squared.|
|Laying 1 Legged Hamstring Stretch||30sec||Pull your bent knee towards your chest. Hold the knee there and fully locked it. Do not move the knee away from the chest while extending it. Hold the position with the straight leg for a moment. Do not externally rotate either leg. Keep your hips and shoulders squared.|
|Laying 1 Legged Pancake Stretch||10x||Hips and shoulders stay squared. Do not externally rotate the bottom leg. Pull the bent knee up towards the chest and out sideways towards your armpit. Do not allow the knee to move away from this position while you extend it.|
|Laying 1 Legged Pancake Stretch||30 sec||Hips and shoulders stay squared. Do not externally rotate the bottom leg. Pull the bent knee up towards the chest and out sideways towards your armpit. Do not allow the knee to move away from this position while you extend it.|
|Runners Stretch||40sec||Hips & shoulders parallel to the floor. Back is straight/ sligthly arched. Anterior pelvic tilt! Hips over back knee. Front knee is locked|
|Runners Stretch Pulses||12x|
|Side Runners Stretch||40sec||Hips & shoulders parallel to the floor. Front foot stays in line with hips. Hands slide out towards the side to create a 45 degrees angle between the upper body and the front leg. Back is straight/ sligthly arched. Anterior pelvic tilt! Hips over back knee. Front knee is locked|
|Side Runners Stretch Pulses||12x|
|Parallel Runners Stretch Reps||15x||Hips & shoulders parallel to the floor. Back straight. Hips over back knee. Front knee is locked! Use wall for balance if necessary.|
|Parallel Runners Stretch Pulses||10x|
|Extended Runners Stretch Slides||10x||Keep your hips and shoulders squared and the front leg locked. Place extra emphasis on the anterior pelvic tilt on the way back up.|
|Deep Plie Back to Wall||10x||Come as close to the wall as possible and lean against the wall. Externally rotate your legs fully and push your knees towards the wall.|
|Deep Plie Chest to Wall||10x||Come as close to the wall as possible and externally rotate your legs. Push your hips towards the wall and your knees away.|
|Half Middle Split||15x||Both knees, standing foot and pubic bone in line. Move side ways only.|
|Hip opener||10x||Both feet pointed. While pushing hips back simoutaniously push chest towards the floor|
|Middle Split with Both Knees Bent||2x 1min||Both knees and hips on 1 line. Upper body straight and parallel to the floor. Use pillow or box under chest to get compfortable.|
|Middle Split Slides||10x||1 knee is fully locked the other 90 degrees bent. Keep both knees and the hips in 1 line. Push the straight leg outwards away from your body and slide towards the floor. On the way back up push that foot of the straight leg into the floor and the opposite hip down.|
|Middle Split on Back against Wall with Elastic||45sec||Keep your knees fully locked to protect them from injuries.|
|Middle Split on Floor||2x30sec||Fully lock your knees to protect them from bending. Make sure your feet and hips are in 1 straight line and keep your upper body parallel to the floor.|
|Prep for Swimmer on Elbows||10x||Keep your back straight at all times. Start by actively opening the legs into your widest straddle. Lower down with control. Make sure not to move the hips past the middle split line when you are on your elbows. On the way back start by anteriorly tilting your hips. Close your legs in between each rep.|
|Pancake Rondes||10x||Arch your lower back. Externally rotate your legs!|
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.