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 5, Day 3



Handstand Holds at Wall for 10-15 minutes
(Work through variations of holds, one leg touching wall, no wall, one leg to parallel, alternating knees to chest, etc.)



Horse Stance Squats
Dragon Flags
Hindu Push Ups



4 Rounds
30 Seconds Side to Side Air Squats
30 Seconds Banana Roll (Hollow Rock to Superman Hold and Back)
30 Seconds Spiderman Push Up
30 Seconds Reverse Plank



1 Minute Each

Wall Splits to Each Side

Forward Bend 30 Seconds

Hamstring Stretch on Each Leg


2 Minutes Each

Pigeon Pose on Right Side

Splits on Right Side

Pigeon Pose on Right Side

Splits on Left Side