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DON FLEMING CUSTOM WORKOUT

Hey there Don!  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 45-60 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!

Extra Notes: You might not hit every rep or round, that’s ok! FORM over REPS. It may start small but will build each week to continue to maximize your gains. You got this!

SPINAL FLEXIBILITY

Description: Follow along with this video for a full-body flexibility training. Goal: 10 second holds, 5 reps per move 

WORKOUT 1

V-STAND

Description: This move starts sitting on the ground, legs straight, feet pointed. Then, with no momentum, lean forward, and use your core and triceps to lift as powerfully as possible to lift your bottom. Focus on holding your core tight to keep a rounded posture to support your back and your shoulders forward.

Goal: 3 Rounds, 10 reps per round.

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 leg. 

TWIST SQUATS

Description: Start in the horse stance squat (hips and knees at 90 degrees.) Twist 90 degrees to one side, then complete bending the knee to the floor. Goal is to keep the stance narrow to allow the back knee to land at the front heel.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 reps per leg.

PLANK CIRCLES

Description: This move starts in a plank position. You then will complete circles at your shoulders where the movement is initiated by the shoulder muscles. Focus on holding your core tight to keep a rounded posture to support your back.

Goal: 3 Rounds, 5 reps each direction per round. 

REVERSE GRIP PUSH-UPS

Description: Start in a push-up position with your hands turned at least 90 degrees to the side (if not more to face backwards.) Hands should be positioned so that as you dip down on the push-up your hands are level with your stomach. Hold your core active throughout push-ups to support spine and encourage gluteal activation. *Keep elbows close to side as much as possible to maximize triceps engagement.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 reps per round.

PULL UP NEGATIVES

Description: This move begins with lifting yourself into a pull-up position by using a box or step of some kind. You will focus on control lowering yourself back into the full hang. Use the step to hop back up into a pull-up position again.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 negatives with at least 5 second lowering

~ FLEXIBILITY ~

PIRIFORMIS HIP STRETCH

Description: This move starts in standing. You will then place 1 leg on a raised surface causing your entire shin bone to be supported on the surface with the shin crossing your body. You will then lean forward causing an increase in stretch to the hip area.

*Be sure that the leg is fully supported by the surface. This move should be done on a couch, bed or some other wide surface that will allow your leg to be fully supported.*

Goal: 4 reps each leg with 15 second holds

UNILATERAL MIDDLE SPLIT STRETCH

Description: This stretch begins in a quadruped (on hands and knees) position. Place one leg out to the side. Walk your foot out as far as you can go. You should feel a stretch on the inside of your thigh, groin, and possibly hip joint.

Goal: 30 sec hold x 2 reps each leg

Workout 1 is complete! I'm proud of you. Keep pushing yourself Don! - Bethany 🙂

WORKOUT 2

FROG STAND

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 3-5 reps for as long as you can hold.

Extra Notes: Put a pillow down by your head for if/when you lose your balance forwards 🙂

HANGING CRUNCHES

Description: Hanging on a pull-up bar or equivalent surface, tuck your knees to your chest then return to fully straight position.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 crunches.

*Extra notes: focus on the lowering of your legs down. It should take 2-3 times as long to lower them as it does it bring them up.*

PIKE PUSH UP

Description: Begin with your feet on the FLOOR with your body in a pike position. Perform a push up assuring only your elbows/shoulders are moving but you are keeping the angle at your hips the same. Once you have mastered that, elevate your feet on a stable surface as the video shows.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 push ups.

STEP TO STALDER

Description: Begin in a plank on your hands. Step your feet one at a time until the are next to your hands as the video shows. Lower your booty into a deep squat. Step your legs back into a plank.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps 

HANDSTAND WALL WALK UPS

Description: This move starts in a tall plank position with your feet close to the wall. As you walk your hands backwards towards the wall, walk your feet up the wall. Use your core to keep your lower back from arching.

Goal: 3 rounds of 2-3 reps. 

LUNGED BACK EXTENSION TO WALL

Description: This move starts in a slight lunge position with arms at ears. Then you will open your trunk to reach the wall behind you. Be sure that your back foot stays on the wall throughout and your back knee does not touch the ground.

Goal: 3 Rounds of 5 reps each leg. 

PISTOL SINGLE LEG SQUAT MODIFICATION

Description: Start standing with feet wider than your shoulders. Then squat with 90 degrees of bending at hips and knees. You will then shift towards one side then the other without lifting your hips between sides.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 reps each direction. 

~ FLEXIBILITY ~

BODY ROLLS

Description: Start by tucking your chin to your chest, then rounding your shoulders and continue rolling down to end with your body bent in half and your hands as low to the ground as possible. 

*Unweighted only!*

Goal: 5 body rolls slow and controlled

QUAD STRETCH

Description: This move starts in a lunge with the back leg bent with knee directly against a wall. From there you will push your lower back towards wall causing a stretch to your hip flexor and quad.

Goal: 15 second holds 3 reps per side

HIP FLEXOR STRETCH

Description: This stretch begins in a lung position with your back leg straight. Bend your front knee until you feel a stretch in the front of your back leg. Make sure you don’t arch your lower back. The only thing that should be moving is your front leg.

Goal: 3 reps each leg with 15 sec holds

Workout 2 is finished! Woo-hoo!!! Take a deep breath and stay focused on your goals. - Bethany 🙂