8-12 Min of low impact high intensity warm up Break a sweat!
|Forehead to W
|Start with your head just off the floor and your hands underneath your forehead.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
|Reach your hands out towards the front to elevate your scapula, then lift the hands up towards the ceiling keeping your chest on the floor.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.
|Lock your elbows and place your hands next to your hips. Start by internally rotating your arms so the back rounds and the pinky fingers touch the floor.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!
|Up Down Wrist Waving
|20x each side
|Hold your hands out in front of you with your elbows 90 degrees bent by your side.Move your wrists from full flexion into full extension and back.Stay in each extreme for a moment for an active stretch.Keep your shoulders depressed and squared with your hips.
|Prayer Pose Wrist Stretch
|Connect the palms of your hands in front of your face and spread your fingers open wide.Keeping your hands in a vertical position push them down in front of your body towards your belly button.Apply pressure on your wrists by pushing your hands together and move sligthly deeper in each repetition.Keep your shoulders depressed and squared with your hips.
|Prayer Pose Wrist Stretch Rotations
|Connect the palms of your hands in front of your face and spread your fingers open wide.Keeping your hands in a vertical position push them down in front of your body towards your belly button.Keeping your hands low rotate them for the fingertips to point towards you and then away from you. Keep pressure on your wrists the entire time and rotate your hands sligthly further in each repetition.Keep your shoulders depressed and squared with your hips.
|Wrist Warm Up
|until you're ready
|Gently stretch your wrists on the floor.Rotate, twist and move them to stretch them in each direction.Spend more time in positions where you feel less mobile or even stiff.Keep your elbows locked and hands shoulder wide apart.
|Engage your whole body! Do not allow your back to arch or your shoulder blades to stick out behind your back.Take small and controlled steps with your hands facing towards the front.Only your feet should touch the wall. Do not place your knees, hips or chest on the wall.Do not look at the wall. Instead look at the spot in between your hands.
|Single Leg Tuck Slide
|2x2 each side alternating
|Align your hips and shoulders on top of the center of your hands. Create a 45 degree angle at the hips for the feet to touch the wall.Pull 1 knee down to the tuck at the time whilst keeping your shoulders and hips perfectly squared. Pull the knee down in a vertical line and avoid it sticking out to the side.Do not push your feet up the wall too far between reps. Your hand-shoulder-hips line needs to stay intact at all times.Touch the wall with your feet and the working knee and shin only.
|L Handstand Single Leg Isolation Shrugs
|2x2 each side alternating
|Bring the leg on up slowly to align it with your hips and shoulders on top of the center of your hands.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.