Jan 3, 2008

Core Conditioning December 2007

Here is the December program for the Core Conditioning group training class I hold at Hayashida & Associates Physical Therapy Clinic. For those of you who are athletes, weekend warriors, or just looking for something different than the typical "gym" workout...put this into effect for a month and watch your agility, stability, balance, explosiveness and core strength improve. If you are an athlete, you can utilize this program as a pre-season, in-season or off season program for improving strength and power endurance.

Variations and progressions exist with each exercise. Holler with questions:

Dynamic Warm Up (5-10 minutes)

Core Circuit (2-4 Sets / 30 seconds each / 0-5 seconds between exercises)
Swiss Ball Prone Torso Rotations
Double Leg Lowers w/Draw In
Medicine Ball Rotator Cuff Dribbles on Wall
Swiss Ball Supine Bridge w/MB hold between knees
Prone Y Lift
Swiss Ball Back Oblique Crunch

Explosive / Balance Circuit (same sets/time)
Forward/Backward Mini Band Walks w/Balance Step
Wall Drill (1 counts/2 counts)
Drop Step and Balance
Power Push Up (Modified)
Single Leg Balance and Touch
Zig Zag Hop and Stick

Agility / Lift Circuit (same sets/time)
Footfire Linear and Lateral
Medicine Ball RDL-Overhead Squat
DB Single Leg/Single Arm Row
Agility Ladder
Slideboard Leg Curl to Hip Lift
Cable Push/Pull

Active-Isolated Stretching Cool Down (5-10 minutes)
Arm Hugs
Knee Hug Walks
Quad Stretch Walks
Straight Leg High Kick Walks
Piriformis Stretch Walks
Hip Circles

Make sure you can do exercises with perfect posture and landing technique prior to progressing to more difficult variations.


Consult a physician prior to beginning any exercise program and stop at the onset of any pain or dizziness.

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