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SANDY HOLZHAUER CUSTOM WORKOUT

Hey there Sandy!  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 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 please!

WORKOUT 1

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.

Goal: 2 rounds of 5 rolls slow and controlled

PIKE TO PLANK TO ELBOWS

Description: this moves starts in a piked positiong with your arms and legs straight. You will transition into a plank then drop down to your elbows. Come back up into a plank on hands then back into pike.

Goal: 2 rounds of 10 reps. 

BEAR CRAWL

Description: Do the bear crawl as the video shows. To make it harder, keep your knees as close to the floor as possible!

Goal: 2 rounds of 50 feet

TWIST SQUAT

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: 2 rounds of 10 reps per leg.

NEEDLE KICK

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: 2 rounds of 10 kicks each leg

WALL FRONT SPLIT TO PLANK

Description: Start in a tall plank with your heels near a wall. Keep your knees straight while lifting one leg and sliding it as far up the wall as you can. Walk yourself back down into a plank.

Goal: 2 rounds of 5 reps each leg (hold the wall split for 5-10 seconds)

SPINAL EXTENSION

Description: This move starts laying on the ground on your stomach. Then, with your arms flat on the ground above your head with thumbs pointing up to ceiling, squeeze your shoulder blades down and slightly together while you lift your chest up off the ground.

Goal: 2 Rounds, 5 reps per round WITH 5-10 SECOND HOLDS

TABLE OPPOSITE ARM/LEG

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

Goal: 2 rounds of 5 reps each side

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: 2 rounds of 5 reps each leg – 10-15 second holds

KNEELING HIP FLEXOR STRETCH

Description: This move starts in a sight 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 4 reps each 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: 15 sec hold x 4 reps each leg.

FIGURE 4 AGAINST THE WALL

Description: Lay on your back with hips ~1 foot away from a wall. Place one foot up on the wall and cross your other leg over it to form a figure 4. Use your arms to push your knee away from your body.

Goal: 15 sec hold x 3 reps each leg. 

SHOULDER FLEXION STRETCH

Description: Start standing with hands on a surface waist height or higher. Then walk feet backwards and bend at hips to allow the shoulders to open.

*Focus to ensure that your back doesn’t arch and the movement comes from your shoulders.*

Goal: 3 reps with 10 sec holds

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

WORKOUT 2

CAT-COW PUSH UPS

Description: Begin in cow (swayed back), go down into push-up on your knees. As you push up to the top of your push-up, arch your back up into cat.

Goal: 2 rounds of 10 reps. 

V-STAND - LEVEL 0.5

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 lift one leg at a time. Do 10 reps of one leg before switching legs.

Goal: 2 rounds of 10 reps each leg.

Extra Notes: You might have to come out of the V-stand before getting to 10 leg lifts to keep good form. Make a mental note on where you are so we can monitor your progress! You got this!

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: 2 rounds of 10 reps

REVERSE PLANK TRICEP DIPS

Description: Begin in a reserse plank with your fingertips pointing towards your feet. Squeeze your booty to assure your hips do not drop. Bend and straighten your elbows as much as you can to strengthen the triceps.

Goal: 2 rounds of 8 reps 

SQUATTED STEP OUTS

Description: This move starts in a squatted position. Try to get as close to a horse stance (hips and knees at 90 degrees) as you are able to do. Stay down in the squat and step your leg out then back in. Switch legs.

Goal: 2 rounds, 10 reps each leg 

WALL BRIDGE WALK DOWNS

Description: This move starts by standing two feet away from the wall. Perform a wall bridge then walk your hands down the wall as far as you can. Eventually the goal is to get your hands all the way to the floor and back up into standing .

Goal: 2 rounds of 5 attempts

CRAB WALKS

Description: Do the crab walk as the video shows. To make it harder, keep your hips up!

Goal: 2 rounds of 50 feet

FROG LEG CRUNCHES

Description: Begin on your back with your legs frogged so that the bottoms of your feet are together. Keep your legs frogged as you contract your core so your feet and hands meet. Slowly lower yourself back down.

Goal: 2 rounds of 8 reps. 

HIP INTERNAL ROTATION SQUAT

Description: Begin in a resting squat with your legs separated. Drop one knee down to the floor in an inward direction. Switch sides. Goal eventually is for this to be a fluid and continuous motion.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each side.

SPLIT PULSES

Description: Start by leaning forward and allowing your hands to reach the floor with your 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: 2 rounds of 15 pulses

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 4 reps

Extra Notes: If you feel a deep pinch in your hip or lower back/pelvis, please let Bethany know. 

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: 3 reps each arm with 15 sec holds

WORKOUT 2 IS FINISHED!!! GREAT WORK AND STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOALS!