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
- 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.
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!