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WENDY CIOVACCO CUSTOM WORKOUT

Hey there Wendy!  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: If you have some extra time, 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 if holds. 

WORKOUT 1

ELEVATED PISTOL SQUAT

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

CHIN UP NEGATIVES

Description: This move begins with lifting yourself into a chin-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

ROCK TO STALDER

Description: Start this move in a straddle with your arms between your legs. Rock backwards with legs wide and toes pointed. Then rock forwards pushing through your arms and lifting hips.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps

NINJA STRENGTH KATA - LEVEL 3

Description: Some new moves in here you haven’t tried before. Start by practicing the moves individually and not in kata form.

STRADDLE BACKS ON BAR

Description: Keeping legs wide, use core to lift hips while legs got outside of arms. Slow controlled descent back to starting position.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps

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: 5 rolls slow and controlled

GASTROC 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 2 reps each leg

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: 30 sec hold x 4 reps each leg.

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

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, 10 reps per round. 

HANDSTAND KATA - LEVEL 1

Goal: 3 rounds of 2 reps

CRAB

Description: Place your elbow between your belly button and front hip bone. Weight shift your body weight forward mainly onto your arms then attempt to lift both legs out straight.

Goal: 3 rounds of 3 attempts each arm

V-STAND LEVEL 0.99

Description: Begin in your L-stand. *Do not lose your turtle shell or compression! Squeeze your shoulder blades down and back while you begin contracting your core maximally to rock your feet up.

Goal: 3 rounds of 3 V-stands holding and rocking for as long as you can.

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 8 reps x at least 5 second lowering

FRONT LEVER SCISSORS

Description: Begin this move with your legs tucked up to your chest. Then attempt to flex your shoulders and bring your body up so it is parallel to the floor. Hold this position maintaining hollowbody spine and alternate kicking 1 leg straight.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each leg

SOLEUS STRETCH

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

Goal: 30 sec holds x 2 reps each leg

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 x 2-4 reps per side

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: 10 second holds x 5 reps.

WORKOUT 3

BENT KNEE V-STAND

Description: Use your core to hold your knees up to your chest. Push through your arms to lift your hips up off the floor.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 kicks each leg

Start kicking 1 leg straight!

STACK + REVERSE PRESS HANDSTAND

Description: Start with a handstand against the wall. Keeping core engaged, slowly lower legs to the ground

Goal: 3 rounds of 3 reps

Remember to STACK your HS first.. thennnn do the reverse

FROG STAND - HANDSTAND PROGRESSION

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. 

WIPERS

Description: Hanging on a pull-up bar or equivalent surface, use your core to lift your legs into a L with knees extended. You will then use your core and shoulders to rotate your legs from one side to another.

Goal: 3 rounds of 5 reps each direction

PULL OVER TO MUSCLE-UP NEGATIVES

Description: Start by pulling legs over the bar. Keeping elbows close to your body SLOWLY lower yourself back down under the bar.

Goal: 3 rounds of 8 reps

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. When you have reached as closely together as you can, use the upper hand to pull the towel slightly up to give an extra stretch to the lower hand behind your back.

Goal: 4 reps each arm with 15 sec holds

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

BAG OF TRICKS 🙂

SNAKE SQUATS

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