3 Week - Unlock the Stalder

Week 3 Day 3

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!!
Standing active pancake warm up10repsElongate your back!
Do the following exercises on one side first, then change sides
Runners Stretch with Foot Elevated on Yoga Block30secKeep back long
Side Runners Stretch with Foot elevated on yoga block30secKeep back long
Runners Stretch Lifts10repsKeep body position the same and just lift off leg. Keep Leg straight and locked.
Active Runners Stretch Rotations8repsKeep body position the same and just move leg.
video comingRunners Stretch Slides8reps
Do the above exercises one one side first, then swap sides
Sitting one legged pike stretch10 each leg
Weighted Pancake Stretch on Bench40sec
Half Swimmer with Block10reps


DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Wall Walks1set, 3reps
Tuck to Straight1set, 2repsNothing but the knees moves. Keep the hips above the shoulders, lower back straight and scapular elevated
Tuck Leg Isolations - Freestanding2sets, Right, left, bothNothing moves but the legs.
Chest to Wall press & Lower to Stalder1set, 1repGo as slow as possible
Take Off at wall and partial lower to stalder hold and chest to wall press1set, 1Your partial lower can be very tiny. Let’s try and get the mind used to the idea of pressing back up
Take Off at wall and partial lower to stalder hold and chest to wall press without touching the wall Alternative: Partial Lower to stalder from standing and press to handstand Take Off at wall and partial lower to stalder hold and chest to wall press without touching the wall4sets, 1Your partial lower can be very tiny. Let’s try and get the mind used to the idea of pressing back up
Chest to wall press & lower to stalder without touching the wall3sets, 1


DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Stalder Lift offs from floor Alternative: L-Sit lift offs from floor Stalder Lift offs from Floor // Alternative: L-sit Lift offs from floor2sets, 4-6reps
Roll into stalder
Alternative: Roll into L-sit
Roll into stalder // Alternative: Roll into L-sit2sets, 4repsKeep compression from start until end. Do not let the roll pull you open!
Stalder Leg Lift Alternative: L-sit Leg LiftsStalder Leg Lifts // Alternative: L-sit Leg Lifts2sets,10-12reps
Table Zombies 2sets, 4-8repsCompression!!
Sitting Leg Raises2sets, 10repsHands as far in front as possible
Press V-Up Combi1set, 12repsGet some!


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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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.

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.

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