Corrine Carr - @Corrine
Detailed instructional outline by @PickleballPhil
Visualization and the footwork that was part of Dayne Gingrich’s Day 06 was awesome! I loved having those activities I could do on the court and then try and visualize someone who I was playing against. My favorite part was all the pickleball players showing up to the court and giving me crazy looks swinging at nothing, but I loved imagining my opponents and doing a one two attack with the lateral movement and split step! I then tried it tonight and I got a point off a one two attack. I am going to implement that skill frequently.
1. What are we doing
Setting aside ANOTHER 19 minutes to complete ANOTHER awesome challenge! We do this in order to grow together as a community and build habits that are going to keep us moving forward towards our ultimate goals! Today we get to have Corrine Carr giving us some awesome drills to work on our core and balance. I don’t think I am flexible enough for number one, but I’m excited about the challenge!
2. Why it works
Remember your brain is hardwired to function within routine and habits. Try to do your drills at the same time in your routine! Corrine’s challenge is low impact for the majority of her exercises. I am excited about these because the majority of the activities have been cardio driven! These particular exercises are working on our gluts and quads. I love the strengthening exercises that don’t require us to have weights.
3. How it relates to pickleball
Lateral movement happens all the time in pickleball. Corrine teaches us how to use our bodies to increase our balance on each leg, then increasing our gluteal and lateral leg muscles. These low impact exercises are great for helping us increase our strength and improve our lateral movement on the courts.
4. Outline & Demonstration
- (1 min) Airplane -bringing leg back straight and make airplaine position and then drive up the knee.
- (1 min) Side lunges
- (1 min) Drop squats
- (30 sec/side) Plank walk each side
- (1 min) Zig Zag lateral shuffle to sprint
- Airplane ➞ Use a chair, broom, something to help you balance
- Lateral or Side Lunge (0:00 timestamp in CJ’s video) ➞ Starfish
- Drop Squat (1:00 timestamp timestamp in CJ’s video) ➞ Kettlebell swing
- Plank Walk (1:30 timestamp timestamp in CJ’s video)
➞ Hold on the elbows with feet close together
➞ Hold on the elbows with fit shoulder width apart
➞ Hold on the elbows with knees on the ground
- Side Shuffle-Move at your own pace
5. Go & Do - Return & Report
Review how this fits in your day, ALWAYS! Sometimes it takes multiple times of your routine to find out what you are willing to do consistently. Now, reply to this post and put your proof you completed the challenge! This is a GREAT video challenge for all of us to do that will help us improve our lives and ultimately work together towards a greater goal!