TUESDAY SHIFT 08/06/2019
15 Min AMRAP
As Many Rounds and Reps as Possible in 15 Min!
10 Step Ups
10 KB/DB Swings
Idea weight for Men: 35-50#
Idea weight for Women: 12-24#
Score: Total number of completed rounds + any additional reps.
Goal: 5 Rounds +
For this workout you will do 10 step ups - alternating feet (5 per side). Then 10 lunges alternating feet (5 per side). Then 10 KB/DB Swings. Keep rotating through that as many times as you can in 15 min.
For the step ups, find a height that is challenging but you are comfortable with and will allow you to keep moving. Step your whole foot on the box/bench/whatever. Make sure the knee doesn't cave in. Stand all of the way up at the top. Alternate feet with each step.
For the lunges ideally you will touch your back knee to the ground. You will want to take a wide enough step that the front heel stays grounded. Don't allow the knee to cave in. If you've got space - make these walking lunges! If not you may do either backward or forward stepping.
If you need to you can hold onto a chair/pole or something for stability. If you are unable to get the back knee to the ground - don't worry. Just go as low as your body will allow pain free!
For the swings you will hold either the kb or a single dumbbell in both hands. Feet are about shoulder width apart. Heels are down. You will keep the arms long and hinge forward at the hips. Bend the knees slightly. Keep the chest up and belly tight. From here you will stand hard and fast! Allow the kb or db to swing out and away from the momentum created by the legs and hips. Bring the object to about eye level - guided up by the arms. Allow gravity to bring it back down but keep the back flat and chest UP! No rounding of the back! Keep those heels down!
BOX JUMPS - This is going to be all about managing the impact and pressure to your core and pelvic floor. The SHIFT options for smaller Jump/Skip Overs are good for helping you achieve the stimulus with a little less impact. You can ALWAYS substitute Step Ups if you want zero impact or even KB Swings if you want to get a little more explosive with your hips. For pregnant mamas, please remember that if you are unsure if you can complete the movement because of balance, strength, or coordination it may not be worth the risk of potentially falling or busting up your shins! For mamas further along in their Postpartum you can try a lower height of box to practice that two foot take off and landing without the extra impact. Focus on your breath and posture throughout the movement and do less reps if that helps you concentrate on good technique and awareness in your body.
FRONT RACK/REVERSE LUNGES - 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, smaller step/less range of motion, or step up or forward instead of step back in the lunge lunge. You can hold the weight in the front rack or by your side like a farmer carry. You can also try stepping laterally onto a stack of plates or something instead of stepping back or up, sometimes this helps create some control in managing the position of the pelvis. Feel free to sub a squat or goblet squat for the lunges.
DB HANG POWER SNATCH - You can always choose a lighter weight. If you're not comfortable going over head right now or find that you are coning during the movement you might want to try the SHIFT programming with KB Swings.
STEP UPS/LUNGES - If you have any pubic symphysis pain or SPD focus on keeping your pelvis neutral and your hips level. You could always do smaller or shorter step/less range of motion. You can also try stepping laterally onto a stack of plates or something instead of stepping forward and up, sometimes this helps create some control in managing the position of the pelvis. Option to sub: Single Leg Glute Bridge, Hip Thrusts, Air Squat, Goblet/DB Squat, Single Leg RDL, or Goodmornings
KB SWING - If you notice and coning or pulling in the overhead position of the swing, sub shoulder height or eye level swings and focus on posture and breathing mechanics. If the shape of your body (preggo bellies!) is making the bottom position a little too tight for comfort, you can sub a single arm swing!