Monthly Relentless X Workout: February

Relentless X is our fresh brand of training.

8 movement patterns. 8 monthly exercises.

We use them to rock individual, tag-team, and small group challenges in the studio all month long.

We also explain and release the monthly exercises one-at-a-time online throughout.

February 2019 Relentless X

#1: BOSU Push-ups

(Upper Body Push Category)

#2: TRX Pull-ups

(Upper Body Pull Category)

#3: RESISTANCE BAND DEADLIFTS

(Lower Body Pull Category)

Daily Mobility Challenge: Chest/Shoulder

Daily anchors are a simple, low effort way to make your fitness a consistent priority. Piling up small wins each day leads to much bigger things in the long-term.

We pair our strength challenge of the month (this month: push-ups) with a mobility challenge that addresses the area(s) of your body being worked.

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FEBRUARY WEEK TWO: QUADRUPED THORACIC ROTATION

Step 1: Begin on all fours - knees under hips and hands under shoulders - and then place one hand to the side of your head.

Step 2: Rotate your torso toward the raised hand. Lead with your eyes, head, and shoulder.

Step 3: Keep your hips neutral (ideally the rotation does not come from your lower back and hips!) Keep your neck neutral and avoid pushing your head down with your hand.

Step 4: Deeply exhale at the top to accentuate the rotation and inhale as you lower.

FEBRUARY WEEK ONE: DOORWAY STRETCH

Step 1: Find a stable doorway or pillar.

Step 2: Rest your forearm (elbow to hand) on the doorway.

Step 3: Rotate your torso away from the doorway to create the stretch and increase rotation to deepen it.

Step 4: Start with a daily :10 second stretch per side and increase to a daily :30 second stretch per side (that’s still only 1-minute of your time!)

 
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DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN?

Catch these mobility challenges hot off the presses on our Instagram account - @relentlessxfitness!

Daily Strength Challenge: Push-ups

Daily anchors are a simple, low effort way to make your fitness a consistent priority. Piling up small wins each day leads to much bigger things in the long-term.

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Push-up challenge

Step 1: Perform a max set of push-ups.

Step 2: Divide that number by 3.

Step 3: Every day this month, rain or shine, home or travel, perform that number of push-ups with pristine form!

(Tip: Pick something you do every day - like brushing your teeth - and set your anchor around it.)

Push-up Variations

To rock our challenge, you simply have to do the above on the daily. However, for those that like variations, we hit you with a new push-up each week to keep it fresh. Follow our Instagram account directly to catch them hot off the presses.

February Week One: Basic Push-ups (with regression options)

February Week Two: Negative Push-ups

DON’T FORGET!

We have a monthly mobility challenge that emphasizes the areas worked by these strength moves. Incorporate this month’s Chest and Shoulder Mobility to balance your push-up work.