Coach Brien Shamp’s Be Better Thursday Core~Cardio Workout 2/24/22

Warm-up prior to workout

WOD: Perform the following 6 Core~Strength Exercises in a Circuit for 40s each with 10s Rest for 4 Rounds.

*Set Gym Boss or Interval App to: 40s Work, 10s Rest, 24 Sets, 10s Transition Time after Completing each Round*

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  1. Split Squat Band Band Reverse Flys (20s Each Side): *Perform Reverse Fly with Split Squats *Open arms wide when coming up *Feet Hip Width *Lift Collar Bones 1” *Shoulders Back & Down *Back Flat *Knee Tracking *Drop Back Knee straight down to floor *Draw the belly in toward the spine the whole time. Inhale on the PULL and exhale, with Kegel contraction (engage bladder) on the way down (opposite of others movements)
  2. Supine Combo Crunches (Alt. Each Side): *Lie on your Back with Straight Legs, Quads engaged, Toes to nose, Arms overhead and reaching backwards *Bend right knee and march while performing a crunch at the same time *Attempt to grab the foot with both hands *Keep Imprint of Spine *Chin Tuck *Modify with LA March or Curl *Use MB to increase intensity *Inhale with rib cage expansion/belly relaxed on the way down and exhale, drawing in of the belly and Kegel contraction (squeeze & lift of pelvic floor – should feel bladder & sphincter engaging) on the way up
  3. Prone Stability Ball/Incline Bench DB Y & W (Goalposts) Combo: *Hips Centered on Ball *If you don’t have a Ball perform in Bent Over Position *Back Extension > Raise Arms Overhead in a Y > Back Down (Flexion) > Extend > Raise Arms Overhead into W > Repeat *Lock Shoulders Back & Down *Lift Collars Bones 1” *Chin Tucked *Modify without Weight *Inhale with rib cage expansion/belly relaxed on the way down and exhale, drawing in of the belly and Kegel contraction (squeeze & lift of pelvic floor – should feel bladder & sphincter engaging) on the way up
  4. Stability Ball/Gliders Bridge w. Eccentric Leg Curls: *Lying Supine with Feet on Ball/Gliders, Arms to Sides of Body assisting as needed > Bridge > Extend legs out > Straight Leg Bridge > Relax as needed or Curl Feet to Butt > Repeat *Modify w. Bridge Hold *Inhale with rib cage expansion/belly relaxed on the way down and exhale, drawing in of the belly and Kegel contraction (squeeze & lift of pelvic floor – should feel bladder & sphincter engaging) on the way up
  5. Squat Hold with Back Lunges: *Feet shoulder width *Perform squat hold and step back into back lunges *Inhale with rib cage expansion/belly relaxed on the way down and exhale, drawing in of the belly and Kegel contraction (squeeze & lift of pelvic floor – should feel bladder & sphincter engaging) on the way up
  6. Kneeling MB/KB/DB Figure 8’s: *Squeeze MB & Bring in Front of Chest in a Horizontal Figure 8 Pattern while maintaining Stability *Lift Collar Bones 1” *Squeeze Butt *Extend Arms to make harder or Increase Load & Speed *Keep Belly in for added Stability – Breathe rhythmically

I hope that you get a chance to give this workout a try soon.

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