The Building Block workout is the foundation of a 30 minute session at IntoYou. The idea is that you understand your body, and you use the building blocks to create a program that is unique to your body, your needs, and what you feel is good for you!
Here are the blocks:
Your goal is to perform 1 x 10 of each of the above, then repeat the circuit 10x in an hour. Every time you perform an exercise, you have to change it, using a “driver”. For example, in the push ups you chose a foot driver, as you perform the exercise your foot has to move somewhere else (your choice), thereby adding complexity and diversity to the program. You can add a stretch, or change the positioning of your limbs, or where you place the weight or type of weight – it is all up to you!
Using the building blocks, you unleash a infinite variety of exercises on to your body, increasing it’s mobility, capability, dynamic-ness, and variability (yes, i did just make up a word!). All of these things are important to a good training program!
So, to make it easy for you, here are some ways to mix it up:
Add a twist, thread needle, open up the arms, reach forward, drop alternating hips, matrix your hands, step over your supporting leg, step underneath your body, elevate your feet, add a fitball or freeform board, etc. Remember, each set of 10 you chose a different variation on the building block.
Lunges can be modified using steps under the front or back foot, changing the distance of the legs, and changing the angle of the foot. You can use arm drivers to get rotation or side bending through the spine, add freeform boards or fitballs, or travel.
PULL UP (see part 2)