Windmills are one of my favourite core exercises. They don’t just strengthen the core though, they can potentially provide a stretch and help balance the stresses on the hips. Not only that but they also help strengthen and stabilise the shoulder.
With that in mind here’s a nice little workout for you all to try out.
Complete 3 Ladders
• 1,2,3,4,5 x Windmills (each side)
• 5 x Tuck-Ups
The workout is performed in a ladder format. One ladder is completed when you have worked you way through 1 rep up to 5 reps for the Windmills. You perform the Tuck-Ups after each round of Windmills. So you start with 1 rep on each side for the Windmills, followed by the 5 x Tuck-Ups, then 2 reps on each side for the Windmills etc. All the way up to 5 reps.
If, for instance, you struggle hitting more than 3 reps on the Windmills, that’s cool, you just stop there and repeat the ladder starting back at 1. Once you manage to complete all 3 ladders with the full rep range you could try and go a little bit heavier on the Windmills, or increase the difficulty of the Tuck-Ups. Either way it will help build some serious core strength.
I may post up some variations of the Windmills as some of you may struggle initially with them. Just don’t go chasing the stretch.
Let me know if you give this workout a try. I’d love to know how you find it.
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