Stockinjur Workout Series

Leanne Stockinger-Harris

Posted on July 30 2019

Stockinjur Workout Series

Stockinjur Fitness Plan

by Katie Hamilton 

So I’m excited to be working alongside the amazing Stockinjur company. Stockinjur is a luxury quintessentially British Brand instantly recognisable for using the finest fabrics together with the most luxurious FAUX Furs offering luxury for every rider.

They offer several Collections ranging from faux fur pom pom Hat silks to matching Baselayers together with accessories for the horse and have also just introduced a fabulous riding/fitness legging!  Their signature pieces are by far the luxurious collection of Pom Pom Riding Hat Silks.

So working with them we have decided to come together to give you a new rider fitness series. These will be based on the amazing Pom Pom hat silk collection, and we will work through the collection providing you with a different mini workout for each!

Each mini workout will consist of 5 exercises that you can easily do in any environment with minimal or no equipment. These are a great quick workout you can add to your daily routine or add onto the end of your regular workouts. All the exercises are designed with the rider in mind and will work on improving the rider for a better position in the saddle.

All workouts will be on social media but for more detailed descriptions on how to do the exercises and why it benefits you as a horse rider don’t forget to check out the blogs!

   

Black Panther Workout

Black Panther Dapple 

 

Stockinjur workout

 

Squat and Lunge workout

Squats and Lunges are a great exercise for horse riders as they both require flexibility through your ankle, knee, hip and lower back all white maintaining and building core strength to keep your upper body in an upright, straight position just like we require in the saddle.    

The black panther workout gives you some squat and lunge variations you can try anywhere with no gym equipment needed. So why not give them a go!

Bodyweight squats

How to do it:

  • Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Engage your core and keep your head and eyes up.
  • In one smooth movement slowly bend at the knees and drop your hips to lower your body, keeping your body upright and centred.
  • Keep the weight in your heels and keep them flat on the floor.
  • At the bottom of the exercise pause for a moment and strongly push back up to the starting position, mirroring the descent.
  • Straightening the legs completely, squeezing the glutes at the top of the movement to get the most out of the exercise.

How many to do: 8-12 Reps, 3-4 Sets

How it helps my riding: The squat is a great exercise to develop your leg strength, balance and stability, all which are very important to enable yo use your legs effectively whilst riding.

 

stockinjur rider workout

 

Horse width squats

How to do it:

  • These are similar to normal squats just with your feet slightly wider apart, similar to the distance they would be while riding.
  • Engage your core keep your head and eyes up.
  • In one smooth movement slowly bend at the knees and drop your hips to lower your body, keeping your body upright and centred.
  • Keep the weight in your heels and keep them flat on the floor.
  • At the bottom of the exercise pause for a moment and strongly push back up to the starting position, mirroring the descent.
  • Straightening the legs completely, squeezing the glutes at the top of the movement to get the most out of the exercise.

How many to do: 8-12 Reps, 3-4 Sets

How it helps my riding: The horse width squat mimics the ridden position and develops dynamic strength, body control and strengthens the legs for a more secure leg position while riding.

 

stockinjur rider workout

 

Close Stance Squats

How to do it:

  • Stand with your feet close and almost touching.
  • Hold your hands comfortably in front of your chest to help you stay balanced
  • Engage your core keep your head and eyes up.
  • Bend your knees, lowering your hips deeply, bringing your thighs parallel with the floor if you can.
  • Keep the weight in your heels and keep them flat on the floor.
  • At the bottom of the exercise pause for a moment and strongly push back up to the starting position, mirroring the descent.
  • Straightening the legs completely, squeezing the glutes at the top of the movement to get the most out of the exercise 

How many to do: 8-12 Reps, 3-4 Sets

How it helps my riding: This exercise helps strengthen major muscles in the leg that help control the leg and especially movement around the knee that is needed especially for cantering, jumping and light seat positions.

Forward Lunges

How to do it:

  • Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place hands on your hips.
  • Step forward (about 2 feet) with your right foot, and plant it firmly on the ground.
  • Bend both knees to create two 90-degree angles with your legs.
  • In this positioning, your shoulders should be directly above your hips and your chest should be upright (not leaning forward or back). Your right shin should be perpendicular to the floor and your right knee should be stacked above your right ankle.
  • Engage your core and glutes, keep your head and eyes up.
  • Push through your foot to return to standing.

How many to do: 8-12 Reps, 3-4 Sets

How it helps my riding: The lunge helps flexibility through the hip and ankle, which is very important for horse riders. It also aids to build up force absorbing capabilities in your legs, giving greater leg control especially when jumping.

 

stockinjur rider workout 

 

Reverse Lunges

How to do it:

  • Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips.
  • Step back (about 2 feet) with your left foot, landing on the ball of your left foot and keeping your heel off the ground.
  • Bend both knees to create two 90-degree angles with your legs.
  • In this positioning, your shoulders should be directly above your hips and your chest should be upright (no leaning forward or back). Your right shin should be perpendicular to the floor and your right knee should be stacked above your right ankle.
  • Engage your core and glutes, keep your head and eyes up.
  • Push through the heel of your foot to return to standing.

How many to do: 8-12 Reps, 3-4 Sets

How it helps my riding: The lunge helps flexibility through the hip and ankle, which is very important for horse riders. It also aids to build up force absorbing capabilities in your legs, giving greater leg control especially when jumping.

 

 stockinjur rider workout

 

Small Step Lunges

How to do it:

  • Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips.
  • Step forward but a lot closer than a normal lunge with your foot, landing on the ball of your foot and keeping your heel off the ground.
  • Bend both knees to create two 90-degree angles with your legs.
  • In this positioning, your shoulders should be directly above your hips and your chest should be upright (no leaning forward or back). Your right shin should be perpendicular to the floor and your right knee should be stacked above your right ankle.
  • Engage your core and glutes, keep your head and eyes up.
  • Push through the heel of your foot to return to standing.

How many to do: 8-12 Reps, 3-4 Sets

How it helps my riding: This exercise helps strengthen major muscles in the leg that help control the leg and especially movement around the knee that is needed especially for cantering, jumping and light seat positions.

 

 stockinjur rider workout

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