Here is a full workout with exercises that we looked at during our time on Friday in Tel Aviv. 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.
Make sure to warm up well.
|Go slow and focus pulling shoulder blades together
|W to Y-Raises
|Actively keep lifting arms up on Y-Raises
|Initiate lift by externally rotating your arms until thumb is facing the ceiling
|8 per direction
|Extend arms to the side and create small circular movements
|Lift elbows as high as you can
|Tuck on Back
|Push out tall, keep your lower back on the floor at all times! Look at your hands. Keep your knees together and the feet on the same distance to the floor throughout the whole movement!
|Straight to Straddle - On Back
|Cover your ears with your shoulders, look at your hands pushing against the wall. Keep your lower back pushed against the floor. As soon as your legs open externally rotate them! Keep your feet at the same distance to the floor the whole time. Stop opening your legs when the feet begin to move upwards away from the floor!
|Few reps each
|Choose 2-3 Exercises, or feel free to add your own. Go through these until your wrists feel ready.
|Shoulder Opener at Wall
|Shoulder Stretch on Floor
|Look at hands. Bring chest to floor. Isolate the stretch into the shoulders and keep hips over knees!
|Shoulder Lifts on Floor
|Look at your hands. Do not arch your back. First reach away from your to elevate your scapula. Only after lift the hands off the floor.
|Back to the Wall Shoulder Shrugs
|Keep your ribs in and do not arch your back. Keep your elbows locked. Bonus points if you can look up towards your hands.
|Chest to Wall Shoulder Lifts
|Push your entire body including chest, core and hips against the wall. Look at your hands. First reach up towards the ceiling to elevate the scapula and then back. If you can not reach back due to a lack of mobility push your armpits towards the wall instead.
|Active Shoulder Opener at Wall with Foam Roller
|Look at your hands. Push the chest towards the wall and roll the roll against the wall in each rep.
|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!
|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.
|Single Leg Tuck Slide
|1x2 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!
|45 Handstand Leg Isolations
|2x1 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!
|L Handstand Single Leg Isolations
|2x2 each leg alternaitng
|Elbows locked. Hands, shoulders & hips in 1 line. Bring the foot right above. Do not externally rotate the leg. Move slow!
|Half Slide Away
|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!
|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!
|Box Tuck Walk
|Make sure your box is high enough so your lower back does not round in the tuck position. Better use a box too high than too low!
|Box Tuck Single Leg Isolation
|2x2 each leg
|"In the box tuck position extend one leg out towards the ceiling. Make sure the leg stays in 1 straight line right above the hands, shoulders and hips. Keep your immobile leg fully bent! Make sure your box is high enough so your lower back does not round in the tuck position. Better use a box too high than too low! "
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.