BUTTS & GUTS | WEEK 44 | 10/27/2019


4 Rounds
Not for Time

15 Double Dumbbell Sumo RDL (no touch)
10 Dumbbell on Shoulder Split Squat Right
10 Dumbbell on Shoulder Split Squat Left

4 Min Tabata Hollow Rock
On rest hold Superman Position

20 Seconds Hollow Rock
10 Second Superman hold

Repeat for a total of 4 min

Score is weight used for SumosOn the Dumbbell Sumo Stance RDLs you will stand in a sumo stance with dumbbell heads touching. Perform a stiff legged deadlift (very little knee bend) and on the way back down you will not comeall the way to the ground, but will stop about mid shin.

Keep the back flat, chest up and drive through the heels. Squeeze your butt at the top of each rep.

You could also do these with a barbell. We like the dumbbells for this if possible because you can go much lower.

On the split squat, you will make sure you are far enough away from the bench or box - or whatever is elevating your back foot- that you can keep your heel down and get to at or below parallel.

Focus on not allowing that knee to collapse in, but think about pushing it out with the foot straight forward. This time the dumbbells will be resting on the shoulders.

You could also do these with a barbell on the back if necessary.

For the hollow rocks you will drive your low back into the mat and place your hands above your head and straighten your legs. From here you will rock, keeping your entire spine in contact with the ground by pulling the abs in.

If you cannot hold this position, or have a hard time keeping your back glued to the ground, you may bend the knees more. This would be ideal over not having your back fully on the mat.

You will perform the hollow rocks for 20 seconds. Then you will flip over onto your stomach for a superman hold for 10 seconds. Keep switching back and forth for 4 min.


SPLIT SQUATS - If you have any pubic symphysis pain or SPD focus on keeping your pelvis neutral and your hips level. You could always do lighter weight, lower the height for the back leg. If you’re having a hard time with the balance (especially preggo mamas who have a challenge with changing center of gravity!) feel free to keep both feet on the ground for a regular lunge or a split stance Romanian Deadlift. You could also try a glute bridge/hip thrust (single leg option is good too!).

HOLLOW ROCKS - If you notice any coning or are working on healing DR, you can try subbing BF Functional Progression 1(you can always spice it up by making it banded or weighted!), FP 4 Holds or Bear Crawls would also be great here! You can also do an overhead plate hold or farmer carry hold and focus on your posture and breathing mechanics.

SUPERMAN HOLD - If your uncomfortable being on your belly try subbing BIRTHFIT Functional Progression 3 or a Bear Pose Hold. You could even sub and overhead plate hold or a farmer carry hold.