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RYAN SWANSON CUSTOM WORKOUT

Hey there Ryan!  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 over number of reps always! Listen to your body!

FLEXIBILITY WORKOUT

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

Goal: 1 round at start of workout for warm-up and 1 round at end of workout for cooldown. 10 second holds per move for warm-up, 30 second holds per move for cool-down

Only do the wrist mobility on your knees!

DAILY SPLITS STRETCHING

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 15-30 seconds of pulsing

COMPRESSION AND SPLITS

Description: Hold onto something sturdy with your hands. Use your core to bring your legs up to your hands. Continue to contract your core to keep your hips up off the ground as you slowly lower one leg at a time. Make sure you keep your knees as straight as possible for a good posterior chain stretch.

Goal: x 10 reps each leg x 10-15 second holds

BACK STRENGTHENING

SUPERMANS

UPPER SPINE EXTENSIONS

WORKOUT 1

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 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 BICYCLES

Description: Start hanging from a bar, or bar equivalent. You will then contract your core to bring your knees to your chest without swinging. Keep shoulders engaged to support yourself at the shoulder joint. Kick one leg out at a time.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 reps per leg

FIGURE 4 PISTOL SQUATS

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 5-8 reps each leg

WALL V STAND

Description: Begin close to a sturdy object or wall. Place feet up while keeping knees straight. Use your core and arms to lift and hold your hips off the floor. Adjust feet as necessary. Then squeeze your quad (front of thigh) to lift one leg off the wall.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10 lifts each leg

PIRIFORMIS 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: 1 round of 4 reps each leg x 15 second holds

WORKOUT 2

DRAGON TAILS

Description: Start by inverting your body holding onto a bar or the underside of a couch/bed. Then lower your body keeping your core active to lessen any hip bending. You then will lift your body back up to an inverted position. **You can allow your knees to bend and touch the floor if you cannot lower and return to inverted position without.

Goal: 3 rounds of 10-12 reps

SWEEP SQUATS

Description: Start standing with feet wider than your shoulders. Then squat as deep as you can. You will then shift towards one side, extend other leg straight, and sweep straight leg out in front of you.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps each direction 

PIKE PUSH-UPS

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 10 push ups

HANGING HOLLOWBODY TO SUPERMANS

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 x 10 second holds each spot

UNILATERAL MIDDLE SPLIT

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: 1 round of 4 reps each leg x 30 second holds

WORKOUT 3

SQUAT FROM SITTING

Description: Begin sitting on your bottom with your legs bend in front of you (feet on floor). Use one arm and your core to push yourself onto your feet. Use your elbows to push your knees out then come briefly into a squat. Sit back down going the opposite direction.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each direction

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 10 negatives with at least 5 second lowering

Do as many regular pull-ups as you can, then finish reps with negatives to 10!

CORE LEG LIFTS TO V COMPRESSION

Descrption: Begin in sitting with your legs out straight. Contract your core and raise your legs 6″ off the floor. Maintain a hollow back as you tuck your knees to chest then extend legs up to V compression (feet over head). Return knees to chest then back to 6 inches.

Goal: 3 rounds 60 seconds

PISTOL SQUAT TO CHAIR

Description: Begin with your arms out infront of you to assist with counterbalancing. Balance on one leg with your other leg held out in front of you. Slowly lower yourself via pistol squat to a raised surface of appropriate height (edge of bed, couch arm, couch seat). No falls or flops so make sure the raised surface is the right height for you.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8-10 reps 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: 1 round of 4 reps each leg x 30 second holds