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MARVIN LYLES CUSTOM WORKOUT

Hey there Marvin!  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!

Form is more important than reps. Listen to your body and train smart. 

OPTIONAL: FULL BODY FLEXIBILITY WORKOUT

Description:  Follow along with this video for a full-body flexibility training.

Goal:  1 round of each move, 10 second holds per move

WORKOUT 1 - AM

FROG STAND - LEVEL 0.75

Description: Start with hands flat on the floor. Walk feet near hands and lean knees against bent elbows. Lean forward to increase weight on hands then lift the legs to balance. Maintain that forward lean with hips stacked over your hands and shoulders and then lift 1 leg up off the elbows and return with control.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps per leg.

BENT KNEE V-STAND + LEG LIFTS

Description: Begin in a bent knee V-stand with your pelvis off the floor. You will then straighten one leg at a time as the video shows.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps each leg.

SNAKE SQUAT

Description: Start standing with feet wider than your shoulders. Then squat as deep as you can. You will then shift towards one side then the other fully extending your leg out without lifting your hips between sides.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each direction

TUCK PLANCHE TRICEP DIPS

Description: Follow the video to perform a tuck planche transition to/from tricep dip.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps.

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 maxing out your pull ups then adding however many negatives you need to get to 10 reps

Negative have at least 5 seconds of lowering

WORKOUT 1 - PM

ELBOW WALL SPLIT

Description: Begin in a steep pike on your elbows with your feet at the base of the wall. Elevate one leg up onto the wall and straighten your leg as much as you can. Make sure your pelvis stays square.

Goal: 10 second holds x 5 reps each leg

HIP ROTATION STRETCH

Description: This move starts by lying on your back with your legs straight. You will then lift 1 leg at a time doing circles with that leg being sure to keep the circles even and not rotating your hips away from the ground to compensate for any tightness.

Goal: 5 circles each direction, per leg

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 2 - AM

V-STAND LEVEL 0.75

Description: Start sitting on floor with legs out straight and toes pointed. Position hands on floor in front of hips trying for near middle of the thigh. Lean forward and give a strong push with your triceps and shoulders downward to lift your bottom. HOLD the V-stand and hold one leg up. Pulse the other leg up before switching legs.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 pulses each leg (while holding the other leg up the entire time)

STALDER SQUAT

Description: Follow the video to do a stalder squat. The goal is to be able to hold the position while lifting one leg at a time (then eventually both feet), but to begin you may need to focus on squatting and weight bearing through your arms.

Goal: 3 rounds of 6 reps.

FIGURE 4 PISTOL SQUAT

Description: Stand with the pole on one of your sides. Hold the leg further away from the pole out in front of you. Cross one leg over the other, and perform a pistol squat as far down as you can control with help form the pole for balance.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each leg

ELEVATED MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

Description: This move starts in a tall plank position with your feet elevated. Crunch one knee to elbow while performing a push-up. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each side

CRUNCH PLANCHE

Description: This move begins with sitting on your legs with your toes pointed. You will contract your core and your shoulders to raise your hips up as far as you can. Lift both feet off the ground at the same time holding the crunch planche

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps

WORKOUT 2 - PM

PUSHING UP TO BRIDGE + DUMBBELLS

Description: Begin in supine with your core set. Perform a “crunch” with your upper core keeping your shoulder blades off the floor the entire time. Hold weights in both hands with palms up. Make a circle beginning at your head, down to your hips, then around back above your head.

Goal:10 circles slowly – hold the “T” position x 10 sec

SUPINE 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: 1 round, 4 reps each leg x 30 second holds

N-SIT SWITCH

Description: Lay on your back with your legs as the video shows (in a N-sit). You will then switch your legs over the opposite direction. Hold for 10 seconds then switch back to the other direction.

Goal: 10 second holds x 10 reps each direction.

Extra Notes: Keep your core intact so your lower back is not arches. Keep your lower back on the floor the entire time. – Yes, that means your knees will not touch the floor. She cheats in the video.

WORKOUT 3 - AM​

HANDSTAND STACKING

Description: Perform a handstand wall walk up as far as you can. Engaged your core maximally while you stack your hips over your shoulders. Then bring one leg off the wall. Then switch legs.

Goal: 3 rounds of 2 handstands

TOES TO HANDS

Description: Hanging on a pull-up bar or equivalent surface, use your core to lift your legs into an L. You will then use your core and shoulders to touch your toes up to the pole.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps

PIKE TO TABLE

Description: Begin in a pike position. Rotate your body and shoulders to come into a table top position. Focus on keeping your hips up throughout and do not let your bottom drop.

Goal: 3 rounds of 3 reps each direction

FLARE AROUND THE WORLD HOLDS

Description: 5 second holds per position.

Goal: 3 rounds of 1 rep each direction

TABLE TOP - OPPOSITE ARM/LEG

Description: Begin in a table position. Squeeze your core and glutes while you lift one leg and the opposite arm to high-five your knee. Go as slow and controlled as you can.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each side

RESET and get your hips back up between every lift!

WORKOUT 3 - PM

FRONT SPLIT WITH EXTERNAL ROTATION

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 2 reps each leg

SHOULDER STRETCH WITH TOWEL

Description: This move starts in standing. You will hold the towel with 1 arm that will lift above your head causing the towel to be placed behind your back. Then with the other arm you will reach behind your back for the towel. Work your hands towards each other using the towel as a guide to bring them closer together. Use the upper hand to pull the towel slightly up to give an extra stretch to the lower hand behind your back.

Goal: 2 reps each arm with 30 sec holds

PANCAKE STRETCH

Description: Sit in a middle straddle with your legs as far apart as you can with your toes pointed up. Keep your back straight and arms to your ears. Hip hinge forward to feel a stretch.

Goal: 30 sec holds x 4 reps