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 Stairway to Balance

Stairway to Balance

The Yin and the Yang — we need to embrace our dark and light side. Contrary forces interconnect to do great things.
This run helps to maintain the guilt free burgers and the sloth Sundays. Reward for effort, whichever way. Chase that balance.

Warm Up

Start with a 5 minute jog. Then a routine of active stretches:
  • Active Hip Flexor (a)
  • Windmills (b)
  • Leg Swings (c)
  • Calf Pumps (d)
  • High Knee Jog 10m x 3. Butt Kick Jog 10m x 3, Sumo Squats (f)
  • 10 Lunges (e)

Figure 8s 

  • Run up with quick feet
  • Jog across & walk down
  • Repeat cycle x 2.

Alternate

  • Quick feet up/walk down (a)
  • Alternating Lunge walk ups/walk down (b)
  • Quick feet miss-a-step ups (run)/downs (walk). Just keep alternating this cycle (c)

Cool Down

  • Stretch all major muscles. 
  • 5 min walk cool down. 
  • Frosty beer afterwards, reward for effort. 
James Polkinghorne
 
James Polkinghorne
After 8 successful years at the Brisbane Lions, James made a ‘grassroots’ move home to Melbourne looking forward to taking it back a notch with Essendon in the VFL. Cracking into an MBA and gaining experience in various business environments has provided a pathway into life after footy, however in a rare twist of fate, Essendon AFL had a few team issues (to say the least) so James has had to pull on the Jumper for one more year. Knowing exactly what it takes to perform at an elite level, but still get a ‘life’ James is super skilled and experienced at sharing, communicating and mentoring ‘Balance’.
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