EMOM Strength Builder
Have you heard of EMOM? No, we don’t mean a digital mother—we’re talking about an Every-Minute-On-the-Minute-style workout. What does an EMOM workout entail? It means that you’ll work at the top of every minute and once the reps are completed, you’ll rest for the remainder of the minute. Your rest time will be dependent on how quickly or slowly you work through the reps.
If you’re doing this workout from the comfort of your home and don’t have access to a kettlebell or a dumbbell, you can use two water jugs instead. Be mindful if you are using a water jug as it will challenge your body in a slightly different way which requires extra care. From wrist safety to the kickback you’ll get from the water movement, listen closely to Coach Rachel as she guides you through the exercises.
5 T-Spine Openers, each side
You may notice more flexibility on a certain side but do your best to complete the exercise on both.
5 Bridges with Overhead Reach
Keep your arms fully stretched and lengthen as you reach.
5 High Plank to T, each side
Keep your hands stacked under your shoulders. As you reach to your T, squeeze your shoulder blades into the center of your body.
5 Slow Motion Squats
Everyone is different, try variations on your arm placement as you move through this exercise to feel what works best for you.
EMOM Strength Builder
20 Swings, Deadlifts or Bridges
If you’re using water jugs for swings, keep your thumb placement up as you follow through in your swing. It’s okay if your swing doesn’t reach all the way up to your shoulders, belly button or chest level is great!
A modification for this exercise is a push-up and they can be done from your toes or your knees.
10 Double Front Squats
10 Bent-Over Rows, each side
If you feel any pull in your back, reduce the weight and alternate each side accordingly. You can also substitute the bent-over row for a reverse fly if you don’t have weights during this workout.
5 Windmills, each side
For our yogis out there, this movement is very similar to the triangle pose. Make sure you push your hips out as you move. Feel free to add weight if you’ve mastered the weightless option.
Every good workout is finished with active recovery. Give your muscles the gift of a foam rolling session focusing specifically on the feet, calves, chest and back.