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CLAIRE RUF CUSTOM WORKOUT

Hey there Claire!  Here’s your CUSTOM TRAINING PROGRAM.  All you have to do is give commitment and a wee bit ‘o courage. Talk with your coach and the community to keep moving forward and making tremendous progress.  Just give us 30-60 minutes 3-5 days a week to skyrocket your results!  Thanks for being part of the community and we’re looking forward to everything you’re going to achieve!

Form over number of reps always! Listen to your body!

SPINE FLEXIBILITY WARM UP

WRIST WARM UP

WORKOUT 1

SINGLE LEG HIP BRIDGE

Description: This move starts laying on the floor with knees bent so feet are flat on the floor. From there you will lift 1 leg straight up and then lift the hips up contracting your glutes strongly to lift your hips.

Goal: 3 Rounds, 10 reps per side

FRONT PLANK TO L PULL BACK

Description: Begin in a reverse plank position with your fingers pointing towards your toes. You will then squeeze your core and compress your body into the V-stand. The goal here is the compression moment needed for V-stand so get shoulders in front of hips as far as you can go.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps

FROG STAND HOLDS

Description: This move starts by placing your hands on the ground flat in front of you slightly wider than your shoulders. You will then bring your feet close to your hands to allow your inner thigh near your knees to lean against your elbows. From there you will lean forward to lessen weight on your feet until you can lift BOTH FEET up off the ground.

Goal: 3 rounds of 3 reps for as long as you can hold. 

LOWERING FROM SITTING

Description: Start with your knees bent and slowly lower your body to the floor (without fully relaxing). Perform a sit up back to the top. The key here is a tight core throughout and lower yourself SLOWLY.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps

NEEDLE KICKS

Description: Follow the video. Be sure that you keep your hips in alignment with your surface (no rotation either way). Go slow and control the movement. Squeeze your booty to produce the “kick” – not momentum.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 kicks each leg

PIGEON STRETCH

Description: This move starts in lunged position. Place one leg in front of you like in the video. You will then lean forward causing an increase in stretch to the hip/buttock area.

*Be sure to keep your chest up and hips pointed forward.*

Goal: 30 second holds x 4 reps each leg

CALF STRETCH

Description: This move starts by placing the front of your foot against the wall with your heel on the ground. Keeping your knee straight, lean forward causing a stretch of the calf. Focus on shifting your hips forward with your knee straight.

Goal: 30 sec holds x 4 reps each leg

MIDDLE SPLIT WITH BUTT ON WALL

Description: Begin standing with your back to a wall or door. Move your feet ~3 inches away from the wall then walk them out into your middle split as far as you can do. The wall will help you stay over your feet and not shift your weight backwards.

Goal: 30 sec holds x 3 reps.

WORKOUT 2

CROSSED ARM TRICEPS

Description: Begin in a plank on forearms with arms crossed as videoed. Make sure your lower back is not arching. Keep your forearms crossed as you use your triceps to push up one at a time.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps each arm.

REVERSE CRUNCH

Description: Start in a crunch with your shoulder blades as far off the floor as you can. You will then flex your legs up as far as you can bringing your hips and lower back up off the floor. Straighten your legs back out while staying up in a crunch position. Repeat.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 reps

MODIFIED PUSH UP

Description: Begin in a tall plank or push-up position. Lower yourself down into the push-up, put your knees on the floor then do a modified push-up back up. Then come back onto your toes.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps.

WALL BRIDGE

Description: Start by standing 1-2 feet away from the wall. Lean back as far as you can to bridge against the wall. The goal is to eventually have your hands flat against the wall and start walking your hands down. Eventually this will progress to a full bridge.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps. 

PLANCHED PLANK

Description: Hold a tall planched plank as the video shows. Keep a hollow back spine and core engaged throughout. Weight shift forward over your hands as far as your wrists will allow.

Goal: 3 rounds of 60 second holds

TABLE TOP HOLDS

Description: Begin in the table position while squeezing your glutes to lift your hips up as high as possible. Hold that contraction.

Goal: 3 rounds of 3 reps with 10 second holds.

BUTTERFLY STRETCH

Description: This stretch starts by sitting with good posture. Place the bottoms of your feet together and pull them in close to your pelvis. Use your elbows/hands to push your knees down towards the floor.

Goals: 15 second holds x 5 reps.

HAMSTRING STRETCH

Description: This stretch begins while laying on the floor. Bring one knee to your chest, and then straighten that leg. Keep your back flat against the ground. You should feel a strong stretch in the back of your thigh.

Goal: 4 reps each leg x 30 second holds 

WORKOUT 3

PIKE TO PLANK

Description: This move begins in the pike position. Without moving your feet you will lower into a plank having to shift your body weight forward over your elbows. Use your core to then pull yourself back up into a pike.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps.

HANGING FOR SHOULDER ENGAGEMENT

Description: This move starts with arms holding onto pull-up bar. You will allow your legs to bend slightly with some weight through your arms working to hold your shoulders active and hold legs up if able.

Goal: 3 rounds of one 20 second hold

HANGING HOLLOWBODY TO SUPERMAN

Description: Hold a hanging hollowbody with your core tight and lower back rounded/tucked x 5 seconds. Then control the transition to hanging superman x 5 seconds.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps.

ROUNDED BACK WALL SITS

Description: This move starts with your back against the wall. You will then slide your hips down so that your hips and knees make 90-degree angles. You will then hold your core tight to keep your back flat against the wall and lift the arms to lessen support from them.

Goal: 3 rounds of 2 reps with 30 second holds

FOREARM LEG LIFTS

Description: This move begins on your forearms with your legs out straight. Set your core and lift both legs up off the floor. You will then scissor your legs one at a time but not letting either heel touch the floor.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 scissor kicks with each legs.

KNEELING HIP FLEXOR STRETCH

Description: This move starts in a lunge position. Then you contract your abs to lessen the arch of the lower back and lean forward allowing your hips to open. Focus on not allowing your back to arch as you lean forward.

Goal: 15 second hold x 5 reps each leg

FRONT SPLIT WITH ER

Description: This move starts by placing the stretching leg onto a raised surface at chest height or higher. The surface needs to be on the outside of the leg so that as you lean forward you are stretching away from the midline of the body.

Goal: 30 second holds x 4 reps each leg

SPLIT PULSES

Description: This move starts by leaning forward and allowing your hands to reach the ground with knees bent. Then slide your legs out to the side, straightening your knees as you slide them outwards. Once you reach a comfortable split position with minimal stretching, you will gently pulse your hips up and down to give an additional stretch at the bottom of the pulse and back to resting position at the top of the pulse allowing your body weight to be partially supported by your arms.

Goal: 5 reps with 15 seconds of pulsing