These workouts are designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat. Mindith is an RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist, certified CrossFit coach, and long time fitness enthusiast with extensive experience in Russian kettlebells and bodyweight exercise.


This cycle of the bodyweight workout will focus on holds, strength, and flexibility using arm balances, inversions, and deep flexibility work. You will be able to measure your progress with three attempts at a baseline test in weeks 1, 6, and 12.

You will need two blocks or paralettes, a ruler or tape measure, a stopwatch, a wall space and a yoga strap or belt.


Week 7, Day 2

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5x10 Close Grip Push Up 
5x30 Seconds Cossack Squat


3 Rounds
1 Minute of Squat to Lunge Alternating Sides
1 Minute of Abdominal Bicycles


4 Rounds
1 Minute of Frog Lunges

1 Minute of Scorpion Progressions




1 Minute Each


Crow Pose *5 slow Breaths or a few attempts

Center Splits



Handstand Kickups to Hold or Max Hold

Boat Pose *5 breaths to L-sit on Blocks or Paralettes *5 breaths

Seated Forward Fold