Session #1 (Injury Prevention) – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Session #1 (Injury Prevention)

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  • LauriePreston says:

    Is there somewhere in this course, or elsewhere in VIP, that discusses a pre-run warm-up routine for the handler? Kert was looking straight at me when he talked about that!

  • says:

    This was a great session. Love the focus on hips and feet.

  • Joyce Jackowski says:

    That session felt so good. Reminded me of Barre class I took a couple of years ago. Thank you so much for adding this.

  • says:

    love this!

  • says:

    These exercises were great! Not to much and not to little, just right, especially being an older adult. I am hoping that doing these exercises along with my beginner running it will strengthen my inner core and help me lose some unwanted weight. Kert is very good about explaining what exercise does what for your body and where it would benefit you as you run your agility course. Great lesson!

  • julialane says:

    When he said we would start in a chair, I felt “overdressed” with exercise clothes! LOL Felt great to do – even the footwork with my plantar fasciitis – and my seven-year-old son was fascinated by Kert’s accent. I have a feeling I’ll be hearing “and off you go” for the rest of the day. πŸ˜‚

  • KarissaKS says:

    Would it be possible to get a written recap of the exercises in order to make it easier to remember/revisit without watching the video each time?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      If this is something Kert already has (from the planning stage), then I’ll get it and post it. But otherwise, sorry! Great idea for future courses!

  • hobeydog5 says:

    Perfect start for someone who has not worked out in far too long. Nice mix of stretching, strength, and breathing. For anyone on the fence you will not regret getting started. It feels so good!

  • KimG says:

    My core is not strong yet! When I try to hold, even for 10sec, I feel a lot of tension in my neck. Should I just do shorter reps for awhile or correct my position?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Kert says “Just do shorter reps. The neck is a muscle. I would say “don’t hold the tension in your neck”, but you may not be able to do that, so yeh shorter efforts and build it up”

  • Francine says:

    These are great! I think I would like to do some of these while I’m waiting for my next run instead of sitting on my butt. Great information. It pinpoints the the specific muscle groups we use in agility! Really appreciate this information.

  • says:

    Thank you for these relaxing and gentle warm ups. I must admit I was a little worried this would start off too hard (for me), but these were great! I thought the music was wonderful.

  • Michelle says:

    That was great!

  • Carol.R says:

    How often should I be doing each session and how many times should I do unit 1 before unit 2?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      This course is designed for you to do three workouts per week. So you would do Session 1, then have an off day, then Session 2, then an off day, then session 3. Then you would move on to week #2.

      So you do each session just once.

      At the end of the 12 weeks you can mix and match or start over again.

      From the introduction:

      “The course is designed as a 12 week program with 2 Injury Prevention Workouts per week (30-35 minutes long) and 1 Strength and Conditioning Workout per week (40-45 minutes long). You can work through the program at your own pace, however, it’s recommended to avoid back to back days. So you might choose Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.”

  • LauriePreston says:


  • Collene says:

    The first MET at the very beginning: is it more of a push up with the glute being activated, or also a pull using inner groin? I noticed myself pulling up more and I think your description sounds like it should be more push/glute oriented.

    I very much appreciate the plantar exercises especially.

    Are these movements something you could use in a more condensed format for a warmup prior to engaging in another activity or are they best suited for an entire session like this?

    General feedback: I never done any sort of group exercise class like this, so maybe I am out of it, but for me, you could have the music less loud – then I wouldn’t feel as much like you were yelling over it. But really liking this idea overall and thank you so much for putting this together.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Hi Collene – I gave the same feedback after the first few videos, so the music is a little lower after session 3 or 4.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      From Kert:

      “It is more of a pull and an “inner groin” activator; the glute opens the hip, and/or creates external rotation , so wouldn’t be used at all to push up into hand.

      And yes – you could use an MET as part of a warmup.”

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