EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Jimmy Yuan is a Chiropractic Physician who practices at Warrior Restoration in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Yuan is a Titleist-Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (Medical 3 and Fitness 2) and has consulted for multiple professional sports teams and athletes (PGA, LPGA, MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL), including the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

Week 4

Day 1

1. Leg lock hip lift: 5 reps per side, 10 sec rest

 

2. Single leg deadlift: 1 set of 8 reps per side, 30 sec rest

Preferred: weight in hand opposite working leg (contralateral).

Regression: weight in hand on the same side as working leg (ipsilateral).

 

3. Reverse lunge: 8 reps per leg with body weight as the load, 30 sec rest

 

5. Low row, bilateral: 8 reps, 15 sec rest, with theraband

6. Low row, unilateral: 8 reps per side, 15 sec rest, with a theraband

 

7. Tall kneel isometric rotation: 1 set of 5 reps per side, 3 sec holds, 15 sec rest

8. Half kneel isometric rotation: 1 set of 5 reps per side, 3 sec holds, 15 sec rest

 

9. Basketball push ups: 5 reps per side, 15 sec rest, 2-2-2 tempo

 

 If full push ups aren't possible, try:

  • Use a step stool or other elevated surface instead of a basketball
  • Push ups on your knees
  • 7-second planks

 

Perform two rounds of #1-9.

 

10. Pull up: alternating grip, 50% of 1RM

Note: neck touches bar.

 

If full pull ups aren't possible, try:

  • Chin up
  • Flexed-arm hang 10 sec
  • Eccentric-only 30 sec

 

11. Forward-backward crawl: 15 yards, 15 sec rest

 

12. Jump rope: 30 sec, 30 sec rest

 

13. Shuttle sprints: 15 yards, 30 sec at maximum speed with contralateral arm reach (touch the outside foot with the opposite hand when changing direction.)

 

Day 2

1. Leg lock hip lift: 5 reps per side, 10 sec rest

 

2. Single leg deadlift: 1 set of 8 reps per side, 30 sec rest

Preferred: weight in hand opposite working leg (contralateral).

Regression: weight in hand on the same side as working leg (ipsilateral).

 

3. Basketball face-the-corner wall squats: 5 reps/side, 30 sec rest

 

Perform two rounds of #1-3.

 

4. Low row, bilateral: 8 reps, 15 sec rest, with theraband

5. Low row, unilateral: 8 reps per side, 15 sec rest, with a theraband

 

6. Tall kneel isometric rotation: 1 set of 5 reps per side, 3 sec holds, 15 sec rest

7. Half kneel isometric rotation: 1 set of 5 reps per side, 3 sec holds, 15 sec rest

 

8. Basketball push ups: 5 reps per side, 15 sec rest, 2-2-2 tempo

 

 If full push ups aren't possible, try:

  • Use a step stool or other elevated surface instead of a basketball
  • Push ups on your knees
  • 7-second planks

 

Perform two rounds of #4-8.

 

9. Forward-backward crawl: 15 yards, 15 sec rest

 

10. Lateral crawl: 15 yards, 15 sec rest

 

11. Run - bike - row: 1 mile - 1.5 miles - 550m @70-80%

 

Day 3

1. Leg lock hip lift: 5 reps per side, 10 sec rest

 

2. Single leg deadlift: 1 set of 8 reps per side, 30 sec rest

Preferred: weight in hand opposite working leg (contralateral).

Regression: weight in hand on the same side as working leg (ipsilateral).

 

3. Reverse lunge: 8 reps per leg with body weight as the load, 30 sec rest

 

4. Basketball face-the-corner wall squats: 5 reps/side, 30 sec rest

 

Perform two rounds of #1-4.

 

5. Low row, bilateral: 8 reps, 15 sec rest, with theraband

6. Low row, unilateral: 8 reps per side, 15 sec rest, with a theraband

 

Perform two rounds of #5-6.

 

7. Tall kneel isometric rotation: 1 set of 5 reps per side, 3 sec holds, 15 sec rest

8. Half kneel isometric rotation: 1 set of 5 reps per side, 3 sec holds, 15 sec rest

 

9. Basketball push ups: 5 reps per side, 15 sec rest, 2-2-2 tempo

 

 If full push ups aren't possible, try:

  • Use a step stool or other elevated surface instead of a basketball
  • Push ups on your knees
  • 7-second planks

 

Perform two rounds of #7-9.

 

10. Hanging leg raise: 5RM load, 30 sec rest

Note: Ankle hits bar with spine upright

 

If full hanging leg raises aren't possible, try knees to chest or knees to waist height.

 

11. Forward-backward crawl: 15 yards, 15 sec rest

 

12. Lateral crawl: 15 yards, 15 sec rest

 

Perform two rounds of #10-12.

 

13. Jump rope: 30 sec, 30 sec rest

 

14. Shuttle sprints: 15 yards, 30 sec at maximum speed with contralateral arm reach (touch the outside foot with the opposite hand when changing direction.)

 

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