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Shoulder Prehab


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Light

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Butterfly Shoulder Warmup
3x up and down
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 Pushes
1x8
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 Rotations with Loop
1x8
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 Steps
1x6 step each way
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 Roller
1x12
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.


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.
Parallel Runners Stretch Lifts
1x6 each leg
Place your whole hand flat on the box. To increase difficulty walk your hands further towards the front.
Keep your hips on top of the supporting foot and squared with your shoulders.
Lock the front knee and push the bottom of the knee towards the floor.
Walking Dog
1x4 each side
Focus on your anterior pelvic tilt first. Keep your back slightly arched and reach with your belly button towards your toes.
Squeeze your shoulder blades behind your back to open your chest.
Fully lock both knees and make sure they do not point towards the side.
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.
L Handstand Single Leg Isolation Shrugs
1x2 each side
With the leg on top pressure on your shoulders is less horizontal and more vertical. Use this to push out extra tall. Work on holding this newly gained height on the way back down to the starting position.
Engage your back and pull your hips into a slight anterior pelvic tilt when you are brining the leg back to the wall to keep your weight in the fingertips. Do not allow your lower back to round when returning to the L.
In case of a temporary lack of hamstring flexibility bend your knee slightly to ease the tension.
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.
Slow Lower from Handstand
1x2
Only when you can not pull any lower lean your shoulders towards the front slightly and lower your hips to allow your feet to travel towards the floor.
Close your legs to about shoulder width just before touching the floor to make your legs longer and decrease the distance your hips have to travel
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!
Bench Zombie Press
2x2
With your hips all the way on top pull your hips into a slight anterior pelvic tilt and lift your feet off.
All that is left from here is to bring the legs around. Your hips and shoulders should not have to move anymore.
Engage your legs! Lock your knees, point your feet and squeeze the water out of them.
Straddle Press From 2 Blocks
1x
Focus on compression first. When your feet first leave the blocks keep them shoulder width apart. The goal is to push the hips up and in the direction of the anterior pelvic tilt whilst the shoulders move back in line on top of the hands. Use your hip flexors to keep as much compression as possible.
All that is left from here is to bring the legs around. Your hips and shoulders should not have to move anymore.
The Press to Handstand is a flexibility skill first. Consider stretching your hamstrings right before your press attempt to be able to access all available mobility. Lock your knees and point your feet!
Straddle Press From 1 Block
3x
Focus on compression first. When your feet first leave the blocks keep them shoulder width apart. The goal is to push the hips up and in the direction of the anterior pelvic tilt whilst the shoulders move back in line on top of the hands. Use your hip flexors to keep as much compression as possible.
All that is left from here is to bring the legs around. Your hips and shoulders should not have to move anymore.
The Press to Handstand is a flexibility skill first. Consider stretching your hamstrings right before your press attempt to be able to access all available mobility. Lock your knees and point your feet!
chest to wall press
2x2
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., When lowering to the Stalder the most important moment is when your feet leave the wall. Ideally your shoulders should still be on top of the center of your hands and your hips in a slight anterior pelvic tilt. Use your hip flexors and compression muscles only to pull your feet away from the wall.
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.
On the way back up try to reestablish the straight back and even slight anterior pelvic tilt as early as possible.
Press Take Offs over Blocks at Wall
2x6
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.
Extreme Half Slide Away
2x4
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.
Extreme Zombie
2x6
Lean your shoulders towards the front and use your back to pull your hips up.
The goal is to bring the feet all the way to the hands, the arm pits to the legs and to have the intention of flipping the hips into an anterior pelvic tilt.
Consider externally rotating your hands to ease pressure on the wrists.
Bent Knee Stalder Lift Offs
2x4
The goal is for the knees to be slightly higher than the hips and for the glutes to be above the elbows. Compress! Imagine the floor is lava and you are trying to get away!
Fully lock your elbows and push your shoulders down in each rep.
Consider externally rotating your hands to ease pressure on the wrists.
Alternating Elastic L Sit Leg Lifts
2x4 each leg
Push your shoulders down. Show your neck long and proud like a swan.
Fully lock your elbows. This is a straight arm drill! Consider rotating your hands on the floor so your fingertips are pointing outwards to ease pressure on the wrists.
Lock your knees and point your feet!
V-Up Combi with Block
8x
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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