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.


Cycle thirteen of the Women’s Workout series is an eight-week, two-part, progressive plan to develop fundamental skills and strength to master strict pull ups and cultivate a more flexible and mobile body.  


Equipment needed: pull up bar, ketllebells, barbell, yoga mat.


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Week 4, Day 1


Part 1

5x5 Clean and Press

5x25 BodyWeight Squats

5x5 Walk out to Strict Push Up


3x 15 Supine Leg Raises


Part 2

Half Happy Baby 1 Minute Right Side

Supine Splits 1 Minute Right Side

Half Happy Baby 1 Minute Left Side

Supine Splints 1 Minute Left Side

Spinal Twist Right Side

Spinal Twist Left Side

Seated Wide Legged Forward Bend


Week 4, Day 2


Part 1

25 Jumping Pull Ups

25 Negative Pull Ups

Push Ups Max Effort


Tabata Kettlebell Swings


5x10 Bulgarian Split Squats

5x RKC Plank 20 Seconds


Part 2

Standing Forward Bend with Shoulder Release

Prone Shoulder Release Right and Left

Hero’s Pose

Camel Pose x3


Wall Walk to Bridge x3


Week 4, Day 3


Part 1

5x 10 Goblet Squats

40 Jumping Pull Ups

Max Effort Flexed Arm Hang

Max Effort Dead Hang

5x 10 Kettlebell Swing - Squat - Press


Tabata Abdominal Bicycles


Part 2

Cobbler's Pose 1 Minute

Frog Pose 3 Minutes

Wide-Legged Pose Forward Bend 1 Minute

Child's Pose 1 Minute

Forward Bend 2 Minutes