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Sweat With SmartPak – Episode One

Posted on: November 24, 2020 by SmartPak

Welcome to SmartPak’s Equestrian Exercise mini-series, where SmartPakers Caitlin and Tori demonstrate helpful tips and tricks on workouts you can do at home or at the barn to help you with your everyday riding.

Each episode will focus on exercises that benefit you as a rider a specific exercise and how it can benefit you as a rider. We’ll demonstrate to provide you with proper form for each movement (as well as common mistakes to avoid!). If you try any of these, be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #SweatWithSmartPak. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel so you know when our latest exercise video comes out each week for more workouts!

Plus to shop with the SmartPakers are wearing, check out our great options that go from stable to squats here:


Check out our other videos in this series:

Episode Two: HIIT and Core

Episode Three: Lighter Day (Core & Recovery)

We can’t wait to sweat with you – have a great ride!

-SmartPakers Caitlin & Tori


SmartPak’s 30 Minute Total Body Workout


  • 6 min warm up

    30 sec each exercise/repeat 2x

Jog in place

Squat to stand

Jumping jacks

Arm circles

Opposite hand toe touch

Mountain climbers


  • 3x -4x through – can rest up to 1 min between sets
  1. Body Weight Squats
    • 12 to 15 total
    • To increase intensity:
      • Add weight
      • Add isometric hold at the bottom
  2. Plank
    • 30 seconds
    • To increase intensity:
      • Leg Lifts to progress
    • To decrease intensity:
      • Knees down to mat/ground
  3. Mtn Climbers
    • 20 each side (40 total)
    • March knee to chest, shoulders over wrists, straight line head to heels, flat back
  4. Reverse Lunges
    • 10 each side (20 total)
    • To increase intensity:
      • Add weight (held at sides)
    • To modify:
      • Static lunges
  5. Push-Ups
    •  AMRAP (as many reps as possible!)
    • To increase intensity
      • Hold at top and bottom
  6. Bicycle Crunches
    • 25 each side (50 total)
    • To increase intensity:
      • Pick up the pace!
  7. Glute Bridge
    • To increase intensity:
      • Add weight
  8. Superman Hold
    • 30 sec


  • 5 min cool down

Walk it out and make sure you stretch your legs and upper body