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Sumo High-Pull

Sumo High-Pull

A.

Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart with toes turned out, holding a weight in each hand with palms facing each other, arms long, and weights between thighs. Keeping chest lifted, squat until weights hover just above floor to start.

B.

Powerfully come to standing, pull- ing weights up to and outside chest, bending elbows out to sides. Lower to start. Repeat quickly for 30 seconds.

Plié Bend-Extend

Plié Bend-Extend

A.

Stand with feet wide and toes turned out, holding a weight in each hand with elbows bent tight to sides and palms facing up. Lift heels to rise onto balls of feet. Squat to start.

B.

Stand, lowering heels and extending arms out to sides (with a soft bend) at shoulder height. Return to start.

Suicide Sprint

Suicide Sprint

A.

Mark off a distance of about 30 feet. Sprint back and forth without stopping, making the first 3 to 4 strides of each sprint as quickly and powerfully as possible. Repeat as quickly as you can for 45 seconds. Rest for 45 seconds.

Broad Jump

Broad Jump

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart and arms by sides. Shift hips back, dip torso forward slightly, and swing arms behind you. Forcefully swing arms forward, jumping both legs forward as far as you can. Land softly with knees bent and weight in heels. Immediately repeat as quickly as you can for 45 seconds. Rest for 45 seconds.

Reverse Sumo Squat to Press

Reverse Sumo Squat to Press

A.

Stand with feet together and hold kettlebell by horns (ends of handle) with both hands at chest and elbows bent by sides. A Keep right foot planted and step left leg backward, rotating torso and opening hips to left to come into a wide squat with toes turned out 45 degrees.

B.

Step left leg back to start position, then extend arms overhead. Switch sides; repeat. Continue alternating sides for 45 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds.

Heavy Lying Abduction

Heavy Lying Abduction

A.

Lie on floor on left side, torso lifted, left forearm on floor perpendicular to body, legs stacked with one lighter weight resting above right knee, right hand resting loosely on weight to start. Lift right leg and hold for 3 seconds [shown]. Lower leg to return to start. Do 20 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

Goblet Plié Squat

Goblet Plié Squat

A.

Stand with feet wide and toes turned out, holding one heavier dumbbell vertically by one end with both hands at chest height, elbows bent by sides, to start. Squat, pushing knees out to sides [shown]. Return to start.

Dumbbell Curtsy Lunge

Dumbbell Curtsy Lunge

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding one lighter dumbbell in each hand with arms by sides to start. Keeping hips and shoulders square, step left leg behind and across right leg, bending both knees 90 degrees [shown]. Push off left foot to return to start. Switch sides; repeat.

Lateral Goblet Lunge

Lateral Goblet Lunge

A.

Stand with feet together, holding one heavier dumbbell vertically by one end with both hands at chest height, elbows bent by sides, to start. Keeping left leg straight and both feet pointing forward, step right leg as far right as possible, bending knee and lowering hips deeply [shown]. Push off right foot to return to start. Do 20 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

Heavy Lying Abduction

Heavy Lying Abduction

A.

Lie on floor on left side, torso lifted, left forearm on floor perpendicular to body, legs stacked with one lighter weight resting above right knee, right hand resting loosely on weight to start. Lift right leg and hold for 3 seconds [shown]. Lower leg to return to start. Do 20 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

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