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3 Week - Unlock the Stalder

Week 1 Day 4

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.

Enjoy! Also if you’d rather go through your program offline, download the pdf version here.  

Warm Up

DemoExerciseVideoHow to/Cues
W-Raises 8 repsGo slow and focus pulling shoulder blades together
W to Y-Raises 8 repsActively keep lifting arms up on Y-Raises
Back Extensions 8 repsInitiate lift by externally rotating your arms until thumb is facing the ceiling
Arm Circles 8 per directionExtend arms to the side and create small circular movements
Wrist Warm-UpFew reps eachChoose 2-3 Exercises, or feel free to add your own. Go through these until your wrists feel ready.

Warm Up Stretches

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
1 Legged Good Morning1set, 8reps each sideBack long and straight!!
Walking Downward Dog1set, 10repsElongate your back!
Runners Stretch: Side Runners Stretch Runners Stretch with Foot elevated on Block & Side Runners Stretch with foot elevated on blockEach Exercise: 30secDo on one side first, then change sides
Shoulder Width Pancake Stretch with heels elevated on Yoga Blocks1set, 40secElongate your back!!
Sitting Wall Pancake Stretch40secKeep back straight & legs engaged
Sitting Wall Pancake Stretch Lifts10repsKeep back straight & legs engaged. Lift heels off the wall without bending your legs.

HANDSTAND & PRESSING TECHNIQUE

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Tuck Jumps2sets, 5 repsDon’t have to hold the tuck. Hands and shoulders aligned in starting position. Focus on aligning the hips with the shoulders in the tuck. Keep knees low by the chest.
L-Handstand Leg Isolations - Freestanding2sets,2reps each sideFocus on isolation. Nothing but one leg at the time moves
Lower to Box2sets, 3repsSlow! Hands, shoulders and hips stay in 1 line!
Half Slide Away1set, 3repsOnly use shoulders to initiate movement
Slow Lower to Floor From Handstand3sets, 2repsLegs go down as much as possible before compromising the shoulder alignment.

CONDITIONING

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Bent Knee Stalder Lifts on Bench1set, 6-8repsI want to see your neck and elbows. Shoulders down and biggest compression possible
Extend Knees to Stalder3sets, 3repsKeep the build up compressions
Take offs from 1 block at wall Sitting Pike Block push Superset: 1. Take offs from 1 block at wall | 2. Sitting Pike Block Push3sets of: 1. 2reps | 2. 10repsFocus on compression. The wall behind you forces you to stay tight!
Active Wide Straddle3sets, 10repsUse an ab wheeler or anything slippery that will elevate your hands from the floor slightly
Sitting Leg Raises2sets, 10repsHands as far in front as possible
Press V-up Combi1set, 10repsEnjoy ;)

POST WORKOUT STRETCHES

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Cobra1set, 5reps & 10sec holdStretching for belly Keep shoulders low, open ches
Lying Quad Stretch with Yoga Block1set, 30sec ech legKeep lower back engaged to really feel the stretch in your quad
Pancake legs shoulder with feet flexed20sec middle & 20sec each legBelly button to floor. Back straight or even arched

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You’ve reached the end of this workout. Go use your legs and get food, a drink or whatever else gives you joy! 

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Start lying on your stomach face down. Legs are locked and nothing moves except for arms.
Arms in 90° angle, with elbows aligned around the height of your eyes.
Focus on pulling your shoulder blades together as you lift your arms and chest up off the ground. Then bring your hands back to your forehead, and back again.

Start by lying on your stomach. Go from a W-Raise into a Y-Raise, meaning extend your arms up in front of you. Once they are extended in front of you lift them up towards the ceiling a little. That is one rep.

Start by lying on your stomach with your arms extended on each side. Have the back of your hand on the floor. Initiate the lift by externally rotating your arms until your thumb is facing the ceiling. Try to lift your chest up as high as you can, as you squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull your shoulder blades back.

Lying with stomach on floor, extend arms to the side and create small circular movements, forward and backwards. Keep head on ground.

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.

Extend your arms in front of you and open/close your hands. Work on extending your fingers fully.

Interlace your hands in front of your body and fully rotate your wrists around in one direction and then the other direction.

Put hands together in front you in a prayer position. Move hands downwards and elbows out to introduce a stretch. Go through these until wrists feel warm and ready