After listening to a podcast interview with Pavel Tsatsouline on strength training this week, I have been inspired to pick up (home) kettlebell training again. I’m only a few workouts in, and it feels amazing to be building my strength again, in every sense. I haven’t realized how much I missed it until now. Food for… Read More Strength for Christmas
Today‘s workout includes a new addition: Jump height training using yoga blocks. Whoop! Very simple, but highly(har) effective. Stack ‘em up Jump over sideways (lift the knees rather than heels) Land safely Jump back Try a few reps like this, and if it works: re-stack the blocks to add height. Repeat until you find your… Read More Exploring New Heights
This month‘s first strength/conditioning session – with bonus core exercises! Warmup Joint Rotations Qi-gong Arm Swings Rope skipping 300 regular jumps (2 x 150 jumps – with a breathing break in between) 150 one-legged jumps (75 LR) 50 high jumps (knees up) Upper Body Exercises for opening up the shoulders and strenghtening the upper back, taken… Read More July Workout
Today, June 23rd, is World Olympic Day 2019. According to Jagranjosh.com, this event is based on 3 pillars: Move Learn Discover A very fitting base for each and every art form I‘d say. What disciplines would your Art/Movement Art contain if it were part of the Olympics? For traveling dancers I would propose: Speedmakeup, trolleyrunning, suitcase lugging,… Read More Bling Olympics
Today‘s strength/conditioning session – a bit more intense with the high jumps (mostly for martial arts, but a bit more height can’t hurt for ballet either!) plus we felt like adding some abdominal strengthening exercises between the KB swings and Turkish Getups: Warmup Vacuuming the living room 🙂 Feet warmup (ball pickups) Rope skipping 250 regular jumps… Read More June Workout 2
Today‘s strength/conditioning session, a fairly mellow one – first one after travel season. Followed by a nap 🙂 Warmup Feet warmup (ball pickups) Rope skipping 250 regular jumps (100 + 150 – with a breathing break in between sets) 100 one-legged jumps (2×30 + 2×20) Kettlebells Simple & Sinister warmup (8kg) 2 x 10 KB Swings (16… Read More June Workout 1
Logging today’s strength practise session, just to see where things are at: Warmup Qigong Body swings Upper body stretches 5 Slow Inverted Rows Rope skipping 100 regular jumps (1 x 100 jumps in one go) 100 speed jumps (needed a few restarts) 150 one-legged jumps (75 LR) 50 high jumps (knees up) Kettlebell Practise Simple &… Read More April Workout
As some of you who know me, know, I’ve been a fan of Planking since many years. The strength exercise variation of it, though, long remained elusive to me, because I struggled with the torso alignment required for executing a plank with proper form. What helped me immensely, was the brilliant Katy Bowman’s advice to… Read More Do You Even Plank?
I’ve been loving this free(!) 15-minute mini-workout/warmup video by the amazing Chloé Bruce. Chloe has tons of great instructional sets on her website, as well as free kicking, strength and mobility work videos and tutorials on FB, Instagram and Youtube. Go check them out!
An amazing exercise for the back and upper body is the inverted row. I’ve started doing these recently, just a few slow reps at a time using my at-home ballet barre (a sturdy table or a sturdy broom across 2 kitchen chairs would work too) and it’s been helping to open up my upper body… Read More Inverted Rows