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Shoulder Prehab


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Light

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Forehead to W
1x8
Rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling as your bring your arms to the W. Make sure you have a 90 degrees angle in your shoulders and that your elbows are in line with the shoulders. Pull your hands and elbows up towards the ceiling and not back.
Keep your chest on the floor the entire time and rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
Straight to W
1x8
On the way back stop with your elbows in line with your shoulders and a 90 degree angle in your elbows. Lift your forearms towards the ceiling and squeeze on top for a moment.
Keep your chest on the floor the entire time and rotate your hands for the thumbs to point towards the ceiling.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
Back Extensions
1x8
Then externally rotate your arms, squeeze your shoulder blades together in the back, look up towards the ceiling and engage the whole back lifting the upper body of the floor.
Keep your feet about shoulder width apart on the floor the entire time.
Move slowly! The longer this takes the more control and strength you will develop!
Elbow Lifts
1x8
Lift your elbows up as you were trying to make them touch behind your head. Bring them back down slowly. Do not slam them into the floor.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.
Move slowly! The longer this takes the more control and strength you will develop!
Arm Circles
1x12 each direction
Keep your chest on the floor and lift your head sligthly.
Keep your legs engaged but on the floor. Point your feet and make your ankles touch.



Wrist Warm Up


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Moderate | Focus on form
Handstand Warm Up


Rest between sets: Long enough to recover | Short enough to stay warm
Intensity: Moderate | Focus on form
Warm Up Stretches


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Moderate | Focus on form
Press Training


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Moderate | Focus on form

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Reaching Parallel Runners Stretch Reps
1x8 each side
Focus on the anterior pelvic tilt first. Do not aim to bring your forehead to your knee. Instead reach with your belly button towards your big toe. Look towards the front at all times.
Keep your hips on top of the back knee at all times.
Lock the front knee and push the bottom of the knee towards the floor.
Runners Slide Hip Engagements
2x8 each side
Place the elastic around your lower back. Push against it as you round your back and let it help you as you arch your back to increase learning and coordination building.
Keep your hips and shoulders squared and parallel to the floor. Especially pay attention to the hip of the moving leg. Do not allow it to rise up.
Fully lock your front knee and push the bottom of the knee towards the floor.
Active 1 Legged Pike Stretch & Hold on Back
20sec stretch & 10 sec Hold
Actively pull the foot towards your face using your hip flexor muscles.
Keep your shoulders depressed and on the floor.
Keep your back straight and keep the opposite knee locked.
Pike Press Prep
1x6 each side
As you shift your hips back pull the toes of your straight leg up towards your face.
When lean forward load your hands and push your index fingers into the floor. Use your back muscles to pull your hips towards the anterior pelvic tilt.
Bend your elbows and pull your chin towards your toes as your hips rise.
Compression Bird Dog
1x4 each side
Look at your hand and keep the arm and leg up.
Move slow and stay in control at all times!
Lock the lifted elbow and knee.
Sitting Elastic Pike Push
2x4
Work on rotating your hips into an anterior pelvic tilt.
Push your chest in front and hands upwards to get in and out of the position. Lock your elbows, look at your hands and elevate your scapula.
Push the bottom of your knees into the floor to lock your knees.
L Handstand Pull to Floor
1x3
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.
Bench Zombie to Slow Lower
1x3
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!
Take offs at Wall from 1 Block
2x4
Come closer to the wall for increased difficulty.
Resist with your shoulders, use your back to pull your hips into an anterior pelvic tilt and push your index finger into the floor. Look at the floor in between your hands.
Engage your legs! Lock your knees, point your feet and squeeze the water out of them.
L Handstand bring Both Legs Back to the Wall at the Same Time
1x1 each side
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!
Look at your hands, keep your elbows locked, scapula elevated and weight in the fingertips at all times.
In case of a temporary lack of hamstring flexibility bend your knees slightly to ease the tension.
Lower To Bench
2x4
Challenge yourself by pulling onto a lower bench. Engage your back muscle to stabilize your hips in a slight anterior pelvic tilt and use your hip flexors to pull your feet down.
Engage your legs! Lock your knees, point your feet and squeeze the water out of them.
Lock your elbows, elevate your scapula and look at the spot in between your hands.
Chest to Wall Press Negatives
4x
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!
Extreme Half Slide Away
2x3
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.
Place your hands further from the wall than in a regular Slide Away to lean more and build more shoulder strength.
Keep your elbows locked and elevate your scapula fully at all times.
Standing Pike planche leans
2x6
Place your feet against the wall to prevent them from sliding and mark the distance of your hands to the wall on the floor to measure your progress over time. The closer your hands are the harder this becomes. Use your shoulder muscles and truly get the feeling of pushing your body backwards in each rep. Do not pull back with your hips!
Lock your elbows fully. This is a straight arm drill! Rotate the pits of your elbows about 45 degrees towards the front. Externally rotate your hands to ease the pressure on your wrists.
Keep your lower back straight and place your hips in a slight posterior pelvic tilt. Engage your core and glutes and align your hips with your feet and shoulders.
walking dead
1x20
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.
Extended Sitting Leg Lifts
1x6
For the leg lift after the pancake stretch keep your hands as far in front as possible. Push yourself!
Work with strength only. Do not slam your feet into the floor on the way back down.
Lock your knees and point your feet!
Sitting Wall Pancake Lifts
2x12
Adjust the distance of your glutes and hands to the wall to find the right distance for you.
Work with strength only. Do not slam your feet into the floor on the way back down.
Lock your knees and point your feet!
V-Up Combi with Block
1x10
Aim with your face towards your foot. Keep your back as straight as possible, shoulders down and arms engaged.
Lock your knees fully and keep them straight the entire time. Your quads should be on fire.
Keep the immobile leg on the floor for control. Do not externally rotate either leg.

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