A system for schooling yourself

I was reading an article in Horse & Hound titled William fox-Pitt masterclass. 

In the article William discusses how he structures his flat work sessions into 3 10 minute slots comprising of:

  • Warm up
  • Suppling
  • Movements & Discipline 

Which got me thinking about how I structure my Equestrian Fitness Classes.

Usually they go like this: 

  • Warm up-Yoga Flow
  • Suppling-Pilates based exercises 
  • Movements & Discipline-Rider specific exercises perhaps breathing or alignment work.

Then every 4th week we have a stretch week.

Then I thought maybe the system would be useful to structure other workouts.

For example gym strength sessions could be:

Warm up-general movements, opening hips and shoulders, activation of muscles about to be worked.

Heavy lifts-The big compound movements such as Squats, Deadlifts, Pressing etc.

Accessory work-Single leg work, Core and Smaller muscle upper body work.

Or perhaps:

Warm up-General movement patterns, gentle raising of the heart rate. 

Cardio-Run, Cycle, Row etc

Core work -Plank variations, rotation work etc.

What do you think? Does this sound like a workable system to you?

Let me know if you find this helpful!


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