THURSDAY SHIFT 08/15/2019
30 Seconds Goblet Squats
1 Min Jog, Row, Bike, Run, Taps, Low Step Ups
30 Seconds KB/DB Swings
Idea weight for Men: 30-50# Single KB/DB
Idea weight for Women: 12-30# Single KB/DB
Score: Total Goblet Squat + KB Swing Reps
Goal: 125 Reps +
In this workout there is no break between movements. So as soon as the clock hits 30 seconds you will start your 1 min portion. Then as soon as it hits 1:30 you will start the swings for 30 seconds.
For the goblet squats you will start with your feet shoulder width apart. Your heels are down.
Stand tall and lift the chest but tighten the belly. You will hold your single KB or DB at the chest with the elbows tucked in. You also have the option to hold a PAIR of light dumbbells at the shoulders if that's all you have!
Reach the butt back and down. Keep the heels down and drive your knees out. Keep the chest lifted and belly tight. Get the butt lower than the knees at the bottom without rolling forward onto the toes, letting the knees cave in, or collapsing the back.
If you need to do these unweighted to keep good form do that!
To stand you will drive through the heels, press the knees out, and lead with the chest to stand completely.
If you have pain at the bottom position or tend to collapse even without weight. You may think about squatting to a slightly higher target - still focusing on keeping the heels down, chest up and knees out. You may also try using the back of a chair or something for counter balance.
For the 1 min portion you may choose what you like. You can jog, row, bike, do low step ups, or even taps! Up to you!
Choose a pace that is uncomfortable but sustainable for a whole minute.
For the swings you will hold the weight in both hands at the waist. Reach the butt back and hinge forward at the hip. Keep the arms straight and heels down as you bend the knees slightly and pull the weight back between the legs.
Stand hard and fast to pop the weight off of the hips. Guide it to eye level keeping the belly tight and heels down. Allow gravity to bring it back down, but not pull you out of position.
RUN/JOG - To avoid the added pressure to the pelvic floor that the impact from running can create, sub: Taps, Row, Bike, Farmer Carry, Sled Push/Drag, Quick Step Ups.
If you're postpartum and working towards rehab-ing your core and pelvic floor you can choose from the same subs for pregnancy and/or scaling the distance that you run so that you can focus on your posture, breathing mechanics, and managing the pressure of your or and pelvic floor.
GOBLET SQUATS - You always have the option of a target supported squat, using less weight, a box squat, or using some assistance from a post/table, etc. nearby for support.
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!