Hi everyone. I'm here for a tower workout today, full body, but a little more emphasis of upper body. So arms, shoulders, back, all that good stuff. So what we need for your setup is a theraband. I'll be adding that a little bit into some exercises, the yellow springs from your roll back bar and have that at the ready with the handle on it. I'm having this one on the floor because I'm using the other yellow one for the beginning of the workout. So I've just got my other little handle nearby. And then the only other thing I have is a blue spring.
So I'm going to start with the blue and a yellow for footwork underneath. If you want to read instead of the blue, feel free to do that. I'm just choosing to go a little bit lighter on the legwork. Um, just because, all right, so come on, lie down with me. I'm on a balanced body tower unit and safety strap is already attached nicely. Let's go ahead guys. Put your feet up on the bar.
We're going to go into our [inaudible] stance first and what your head right up near the top of your mat occiput bone can be right on the edge. If you need a little extender for extra length, you can put some long boxes up. Definitely try your best to be in neutral pelvis here to begin this class. I definitely don't want to starting with a thrusted pelvis. All right, so take a minute, get into yourself, get into your skeleton and let your bone just hang in there to your body. Get your shoulders open and just look up at your, your feet.
Inhaling. Lengthen as if you're pulling those springs down from the top of the frame, pulling them down and pressing them up. Okay, pivot on the balls of the feet to a parallel alignment. Keep your ankles in extension. Take a breath in. Here we go. Exhale, pressing down so you may not get as deep in your plea, AA or your hip flection. Okay. Again, try to keep the pelvis in that neutral position and as if you're pulling the springs down. Exhale, start to pull a little more attention into your abdominal muscles as you exhale. That sense of stomach to spine, spine, a little more on your mat.
How long can you be here? Last two and exhale. Pull it down. Inhale, stretch and pull it down and stretch. Of course we'll do a little walking in place to step back on there with balls of feet and then just take yourself into about 20 little movements and four, five, six, seven, eight. Nice and buoyant and fluid and more. One
Let's approach it from the sidelining near you are. I like to pick my hand, my elbow here. Make a pillow. You can do that. The other hand can hold the frame or just the back of your head. My hair is near the spring. My hand is covering my hair so I don't get caught in there.
Feel free to change the, put some padding on that if you'd like to. Okay. Also look up at your foot. Let's make sure that our foot isn't in a twist. You know what I'm saying? So that like a turning at the ankle. That foot is stationary. We want the rotation to occur way up from the top of the leg first, right?
That primary place at the pelvis. Okay, you're in a extended ankle. Let's slow this down. We're only going for five repetitions. The reason why you to go slower is that you can feel the stretch of the muscles around the hip. Hip opener go slow. Ideally knee is aiming for shoulder or this spring attachment behind your head and you press up and I'm going to exhale as I pull the bar down. Stomach is working even here and inhale bar goes up.
One more and flex extends so healthy. Okay. Ready? Hold the bar with your hand as well. Turn over onto your back. Everybody don't adjust the foot. Let's see if we can hang out here. Okay. Yes, I've got my leg on a crossed angle. I'm over my midline.
Take a moment to check in on squaring your pelvis back up if you need a little relief. Quizzes, intense stretch on the it band and their lateral hamstrings over here. Okay. Hold that position if you like or do some bending stretch, but if you do bend and stretch, I'm actually now going to ask us to do more rotation from a hip, knee and the foot bending the knee. I'm aiming my knee for the right side of my mat or this spring attachment way up here. Wow. Big Stretch in the hip and press back up. We'll do five of them again. Take your time. You're lowering the bar, trying to keep the pelvises squares. You can.
That's also why I chose the blue is I have to do more movement on my own. I don't have as much support from the spring. Okay, ready for the other side. So Flubaroo back yourself up, get your and help you put your foot up. Okay. Pillow get things organized. Ideally hips are relatively one on top of the other. We're working for it. Look up to that foot again. You're trying not to twist the ankle. It's there.
The rotation starts at the hip. Remember we took it slow. This round bend, you're trying to pull the bar down. Press up. I'd like you to think about and ask yourself if you have weighed on that big toe joint. Yes, should be your answer. If you don't put some weight on that big toe joint, you may have to look.
Bend slowly. You're trying to rotate that leg at the hip. Whoops, my big toe got a little naughty and wanted to go off the bar. Here's where the power comes from. Right through here. Push and bend that can, I'm trying to think of my left knee, getting right into that spring attachment there and press three more times. Check the foot positioning last to see if you can get a little bit lower, more range in the joint of your hip, more supplements in these muscles.
Before you just shoved the bar up everybody, take your time. Try to get more flection in your upper spine by thinking chest toward pelvis and now chest toward pelvis, chest, word thighs also as well. Yeah, the desire to look up today and just feel a little bit of that. Can I elevate my body? Boy, wouldn't it be cool to have my hands body so tall? I can't hang up on that top bar, but it's not going to happen.
All your hard work's paying off could go a little bit more and try to sit those sitz bones toward the under other end of your mat. Plug your shoulders down and then contract to pull down that slow rolling like a ball should feel pretty good. One more round. Inhale, and here we go. All in the line of your legs. Recognize your feet are well-balanced. Take a deep inhale and then before you rush out of this exercise, let's just look right towards your legs. Ben, one knee, knee toward cheekbone and back up and the other knee toward the other cheekbone, pulling the stomach back and little more tempo. Now I want us to start thinking more flection in the spine, lumbar, thoracic, and cervical. One more each leg and then come all the way down and pause.
Okay, undo your feet. Just pull the bar down. Come through and pause for just a moment. Just wiggle your pelvis. That's an awfully big stretch across your sacrum. So if you need a little bit of bring back to life, just kind of tap your pelvis down. Okay, time for that yellow spring against. So I'm working on this one, only no blue, but that's my choice for some long. Sit Up. If you want heavier than this, don't put the yellow one and keep your blue one on.
Or if you're on a red you can keep that one on. I personally don't like that much compressive force these days, so I'm going lighter and I feel just fine about that. Okay, so head again, right at the top of the of table. Now even though it's abdominal work in the focus, we can start getting some focus on what the heck is happening up in the shoulders because the second half is getting ready for arm work. Okay? But I just wanted to get the whole body in this, in this workout. Here it is. Hands on the bar.
What if this was a twig that you could snap in half? Certainly it's not. It's a steel bar, but I want you to effort that as if you're trying to break this thing in half and just notice hopefully that your shoulder muscles start to activate differently than simply just holding the bar. You really have to activate your rotators here in your shoulders, right? So he upper arm starts to outwardly rotate, but then the lower arm I want you to think of in really rotating, so outwardly inward, and then look at your wrist bones. Those should be right in line horizontal with this bar. Okay?
Just like your foot earlier, shouldn't have your hand too twisted, should be even okay on we go. Lift your head, start to roll your head forward. Hey, look at the wall right in front of you and stay looking at it. Use your stomach muscles is basically like doing a bench press with your abs of curl. You're not going all the way out. By the way, come right to the base of your sacrum and hold. Take a wrath. Check your arm position rolled down slowly, not just compressed, not just false. Stretch your back back and come all the way. We're only doing three or four. Inhale, here we go. Lift, check those arms, look straight forward. And then think about going, if you had a little pillow on your head lifting to the ceiling without dropping the pillow, look straight ahead, take a breath and pull your stomach back. Here we go.
Oh my gosh. Okay. Now take this one off. Um, or if you want, you can leave your blue one on. If you guys are on the blue, I do want to put the blue back on. I told you there'd be some switching. Okay. You've got to get out from underneath this. Go sideways. And I want us to do a little single arm press. Okay. So make yourself cozy with your leg position. I'm back with this Ben Elbow so my head can rest down.
Let's recreate that same sensation you did with the two arms with one arm, some rotating my upper arm outwardly, and then from my elbow to hand inward and I really feel a very secure shoulder. Now just start to do a little bend in straightening of the elbow. Little, it's like a a pushup movement. Uh, you know with your alignment and movement pattern. But sideline, if this bothers your elbow, don't do it. You would. Small movement or if you want empress, see if you want to experiment your open hand, that's fine to control how you lower the weight and press it up.
I'm going to externally rotate my upper arm internally, rotate the lower and start to bend. I can't go very low. It's not meant to be big. You can breathe in and keep checking how you lower your shoulder prior to bending that elbow down and extend three more to go muscles of the upper arm,
Although it looks like we're resting our legs here, we're not quite. Just extend your legs and just lightly hover over the foot, bar the teller bar and then open up your theraband. Put it right above your chest. We're going to keep moving. Make a hand soft fist and let's start going with the side of our shoulders. Focusing side. Shoulders. Take a breath to get ready. Ribs, don't flare.
I'm kinda setting us up for that here with our legs. One more, everybody. Okay. Now just take your arms overhead. Let's go overhead. Get a beautiful full body stretch and then down to the legs. Okay, and as you go overhead, go ahead and pull the band.
Reach your arms straight to the ceiling. Take your breath in, curl into a chest lift. Lower the foot there. Bend toward your size, and just hold for a moment. Now see if you can keep your upper body where it is and just take the arms toward your ears and then towards your thighs. Take three more of those arms overhead framing your ears.
Now let's try overhead three times arms. And Dan, I didn't quite get overhead. Did I? And arms and down do more arms and down. I'll try one more. Everybody do with me? Lift, lift. Oh, they say teasers get easier. I don't really know if they do or not. They don't get easier for me. We're done with the theraband.
I want you to come up on a fist if you are able, if you're not regular, quadrille head is fine. I'm going there with my left arm first so that I can do a unilateral arm exercise with this here. Take your strap, get yourself centered with a good long spine, and then start to pull your arm back. Let's go with five or six of these.
You can keep your feet this way or if you want to go back to tops of feet down, that's fine as well. I'm going to move forward to Scotia and I want to create a c curve spine. I'm gonna Scoot my arms forward and just kind of hold the body design of a scoop or a curve. Okay? See if you can keep the design of your torso and then move your arms back. Not Out of your eyesight, but pull forward and pull your stomach back more. Okay, so yes, it's more abs and arms lift three more times and
I'm a little too far. Okay. This should stay stable pelvis, but you rotate your ribs in your shoulders, your head and neck and eyes. Here we go.
You're keeping it facing the wall in front of you. Turning from your waist technical, your spine remembers the low shoulder blade. Last two, last one.
We're going to come up to standing and take a look at similar exercises upstanding. Okay. From standing, we need to move the springs though a little higher to us. So where they are right now, I'm going up two notches higher. One, two on both sides. Okay. Similar exercise that you just did, but now since the back spring, put it in the hand that's closest to the frame, but let's get ourselves set in more of are a little lunge type of position. So my inside leg is relatively parallel that gluten hamstring are still active. They help keep my hip open. This [inaudible] has a little lunge in up. Okay.
Could make it more tricky. Um, interesting too to keep your pelvis level. So here we go. Take an inhale from low below your shoulder blade. Start to rotate. Now I'm an a really want, yeah, it feels good to can trap that glute more. This one, those glutes ready and use them to stabilize that leg. Okay. And again, let's go a little, find some tempo.
I'm going to do a couple little pull up like movements and I think we're ready for a stretch. My arms are feeling pretty good. So here's the first one. You have to trust your grip strength. Guys, make a overhand grip. This way I'm on the inside of the brackets. I'm going a step forward. Hang for a moment. Get into a pelvic curl shape and your spine. A little flection. Okay. And then it's bicep time again in shoulder.
Your feet will help you. There's no way they won't. But see if you can do most of the pool from your shoulders in your arms and your lats. Exhale.
You don't have to go fully back. Some of you are so flexible, you can go all the way almost head to the mat. Feel free and I'm not. That's fine, but I am going to do one more leaning back with two straight arms. You're in a curved type of spine. It's kind of a long c curve. Think about how the head Haynes and the tail curls under the flesh of your back is nice and broad. The skin is getting some stretch. Bend your knees.
You did a squat earlier with the foot bar. Now you're doing it just you. Okay, one more time. Good. I hope everybody feels really well. Worked out. A little more emphasis on their upper body and maybe some new for pulling up. It's really important to keep those upper bodies strong. Okay, everybody bend your elbows to finish. Thank you so much. See you next time. Bye Bye.