Presses & Swings Complex

Groundhog Day Workout

Groundhog Day Workout

Celebrate “Groundhog Day” with this workout that repeats itself over and over.

Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, you’re guaranteed to feel like Bill Murray when you repeat this circuit over and over and over.

What You Need:

  • 1 Kettlebell

How To Do It:

  • 30 KB Swings
  • 5 Push Ups
  • 20 KB Swings
  • 5 Push Ups
  • 10 KB Swings
  • 5 Push Ups
  • Repeat 5x

Happy Groundhog Day!

Weekend Warrior Workout #6

No excuses with this body-weight circuit.

Here is how you do it:

  • 15 Sumo Squat or Sumo Jump Squats
  • 10 Floor Leg Lifts
  • 15 each Alternating Lunges
  • 10 One Jump Forward, 2 Jumps Back
  • 25 Dolphin Planks
  • 15 Push Ups
    • Repeat 3-5 times.

Enjoy!

Dead Bug with Core Engagement

Dead Bug with Core Engagement

What It Works:

Core anti-flexion, Core anti-rotation, Lumbar stability

 

How To Do It:

Start laying on your back about 1 foot from a wall. Press your arms into the wall. Lock down your core by pressing your low back into the floor. Maintain this position throughout the entire movement. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. As you exhale lower one leg down, do not lose low back contact with floor and do not let foot touch the floor. Inhale as you return the leg to the starting position. Repeat on opposite side.

 

Progressions:

  • Sandbag Dead Bug
  • Alternating Dead Bug
  • MB Dead Bug

Weekend Warrior Workout #5

Weekend Warrior Workout…

This workout takes away all your excuses.

 

Can’t make it the gym? No problem.

No gym at the hotel? No problem.

On vacation? No problem.

Not much time? No problem.

Too tired? No problem.

 

Whether you have a busy day, are traveling for work, on vacation, short on time, or just plain tired this workout takes away all your excuses and will having you feeling fantastic.

All you need is yourself and 10-15 minutes.

Here is how you do it:

  • 50 to 100 High Knees
  • 10 Push Ups
  • 10 Squats
  • 20 Plank Toe Taps
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Jump Squats
  • Repeat 3-5 times.

Enjoy!

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Dead Bug with Core Engagement

Dead Bug with Core Engagement

What It Works:

Core anti-flexion, Core anti-rotation, Lumbar stability

How To Do It:

Start laying on your back about 1 foot from a wall. Press your arms into the wall. Lock down your core by pressing your low back into the floor. Maintain this position throughout the entire movement. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. As you exhale lower one leg down, do not lose low back contact with floor and do not let foot touch the floor. Inhale as you return the leg to the starting position. Repeat on opposite side.

Progressions:

  • Sandbag Dead Bug
  • Alternating Dead Bug
  • MB Dead Bug

Push Up with Renegade Row

Push Up with Renegade Row

What It Works:

Horizontal Push Pattern, Core Anti-Extension and Anti-Rotation, Chest, Arms, Shoulder, and Core

How To Do It:

Start in a Push Up Position with hands on Dumbbells. The weight used on the dumbbells is less important than maintaining proper form. Perform a push-up, then pull one dumbbell up and press the other into the floor, repeat on opposite arm. When lifting the arm do not let the hips open up or raise. Repeat for reps.

Progressions:

  • Spiderman Push Up
  • Push Up with Body Saw
  • Mace Push Ups

Regressions:

  • Push Up with Cross Shoulder Touch
  • Push Ups with Hip Extension
  • Push Up

Barbell Front Squat

Barbell Front Squat

What It Works:

Quads, Hips, Hamstrings, Knee Dominant Movement Pattern

 

How To Do It:

Grab the bar in the rack with the fingers, not deep in the hand, and position bar on the top of anterior deltoids/top of chest, and rotate elbows forward so that upper arm is horizontal to the floor. Step out from rack. Take a slightly wider than hip width stance with the toes slightly flared out. Push hips back and lower into a squat. Press through heels and entire foot and return to starting position. Lock out glutes at the top. Do not let butt wink at the bottom or upper body pancake over at the bottom.

 

Progressions:

  • 2 KB Front Squat
  • Barbell Back Squat

Regressions:

  • KB Goblet Squat
  • Bodyweight Squat

Weekend Warrior Workout #4

Weekend Warrior Workout…

Get your weekend started with this little workout.

Here is how to do it:

  • Start with 5-10 minutes of a dynamic warm-up.
  • Then perform the following as a circuit:
    • Single Arm RDL with Row – 8 reps per side
    • Push Up – 8 reps
    • Alternating Rotational Lunge – 8 per side
    • Front Plank with Reahc – 8 per side
      • Rest 30-60 seconds and repeat for 4 sets
    • Finish with a 20-minute walks or light jog

Enjoy!

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