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High School Level Foundational training Macrocycle 1-C

  • Weeks 1-6 of Macrocycle 1 for Foundational training.
  • This is a Friday(lower back, lats, biceps, abs and neck).
  • Do 5-10 minutes of a dynamic warm-up to start workout.
  • Complete straight sets with 60 seconds rest between sets.

Barbell Deadlift

1. Start Position: Assume a shoulder width stance, knees inside arms. Feet flat on floor.
2. Position shoulders slightly over bar and grab bar. Begin pull by extending the knees.
3. Keep angle of your back constant and lift bar straight up. Keep bar close to the body and keep shoulders directly over the bar.
4. Return to starting position.

Same Side Superman

1. Start position: Lie face down on ball with hands down at sides. Raise left arm and left leg off floor.
2. Return to start position and repeat with the other side.

Pullup

1) Position hands wider than shoulder width apart with overhand grip (palms facing forward).
2) Start position: Hang with arms fully extended and elbows facing away from body. Feet may be crossed with knees bent.
3) Pull body up until bar is below chin level.
4) Return to start position.
5) Remember to keep the movement controlled with the body stable to minimize momentum and body sway. If the bar is too high, it is advisable to use a step to ensure proper hand placement as well as safety.

One Arm Bent Over DB Row

1) Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent.
2) Start position: Bend at hips with back straight and knees bent . Take one hand and place on stationary object that is approximately waist height to support upper body. Hold DB in other hand with a neutral grip and let arm hang straight down (perpendicular to floor).
3) Keeping elbows close to body, pull DB up to body and squeeze shoulder blades together at top of movement.
4) Return to start position.
5) Remember to keep back and head straight - hyperextension, flexion, or trunk rotation may cause injury.

Barbell Curl

1) Stand with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent.
2) Start position: Grasp bar with underhand grip (palms facing forward) approximately hip width apart and allow arms to hang down at sides. Elbows should be close to sides.
3) Flex at the elbows and curl bar up to approximately shoulder level. Keep elbows close to sides throughout movement.
4) Return to start position.
5) Remember to keep back and head straight in a neutral position throughout movement. Shoulders should be stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together slightly - only the elbow joint should be moving.

Cable Hip Raise

1) Lie back onto floor or bench with both knees bent and feet flat. Place hands at sides.
2) Contract abdominal muscles continuously to stabilize trunk (or tuck stomach in by drawing naval in towards spine). Lower back should be in a neutral position.
3) Start position: Raise both feet 8-12 inches off floor or bench with cable attached.
4) Straighten legs without touching feet on floor.
5) Return to start position.
6) Remember to maintain stability in lower back throughout movement by keeping abdominal muscles contracted - DO NOT ARCH LOWER BACK. To reduce intensity, extend legs so that feet are greater than 12 inches from floor or bench and progress from there.

Dumbbell Hammer Curl

1) Stand with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent or sit in upright position.
2) Start position: Grasp DB’s with neutral grip (palms facing each other) and allow arms to hang down at sides. Elbows should be close to sides.
3) Flex at the elbows and curl DB’s up to approximately shoulder level. Keep elbows close to sides throughout movement. This exercise may be done one arm at a time.
4) Return to start position.

Straight Leg Obliques

Starting Position: Lie on your back and raise your legs straight into the air.
Rotate your legs keeping them straight to the side and the then return to the starting position. Repeat to the other side.