It’s cold and dark outside, I’m in the studio waiting for my client. I’ve got 2-5 minutes to do something to get myself in gear for teaching, but I’ve probably got a full stomach. These are some quick, whole body exercises that I do to get warmed up physically, mentally, and energetically so that I will give a good lesson that doesn’t leave me drained at the end.
1) standing arm springs with roll back bar: skiing
2) standing arm springs with roll back bar: shaving
3) wunda: footwork tendon stretch with pull ups
4) standing double leg stretch (use your imagination)
5) ladder barrel short box series with swedish bar stretch
6) foot corrector and 2×4
Here’s to getting through the last bits of winter…spring is on its way!
Hi, I like the idea, but … we all come from different schools and use different names. Photos would be great to illustrate the execution you meant.
Thanks Reiner! I know, I know, I’m pretty lame with photos which is problematic as a blogger. I will work on it…stay tuned for updates!
Hey I like all of these – I too do the Short Box on the Ladder Barrel while waiting – it’s my go to actually. I also like the backbends there and the handstands – the upside down gives me instant energy! Others of my tiny warm ups include rolling back on the Cadillac (also the 1 arm version) and the single leg springs. I sometimes just start my mat if I know someone will be late and see how far I get…when a client is 15 minutes late due to traffic – I’ve gotten nearly all of a mat workout in 🙂 Woo Hoo!
Although perhaps by then I have lost interest in them actually coming, so maybe not so helpful – LOL.
So many exercises so little time!