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Sweat With SmartPak – Episode Three

Posted on: December 08, 2020 by SmartPak

Welcome back 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!

This week’s workout focuses on core strengthening and recovery type moves. We hope this workout leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day!

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 One: Full Body Workout

Episode Two: HIIT and Core

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

SmartPak’s Core & Recovery 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

  • Core circuits – repeat 2x through  (or 3x through if you have the time!)
  1. Scissor Kicks into Over-unders (4 kicks/4 cross over/under)
    • Head and neck up to intensify
  2. Toe Taps (right side, left side then crunch up crunch up – 45 sec)
    • Head and neck up to intensify
  3. Dead bug (opposite hand to opposite leg then switch)
  4. Side plank hold (30 sec – last 15 sec add hip lifts)
  5. Heel touches (45 sec)
  • Some favorite stretches to finish!
  1. Hip Flexor Stretch
  2. Quad Stretch
  3. Standing hamstring stretch
  4. Piraformus stretch – cross one leg over and twist to opp side
  5. Lunge Twist
  6. Walking – 10k steps a day