Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 107 (Active Recovery)


John Giacalone is our local Mobility Specialist. If you are having any issues or just want to get better, please check him out. You can schedule an appointment online. 

Recovery Day.

Recovery is about pro-actively speeding up your recovery. This involves getting blood flowing, massage, ART, active recovery, mobility work, foam rolling, yoga, compression, voodoo flossing and anything else that might promote recovery. The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill, but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. Get some blood flowing to aid in your recovery. 

A.) Aerobic Restoration

25-40 minutes of one of the following performed at 60-70% effort – easy, restorative pace:

* Swim (this is our first choice)
* Row (focus on mechanics, smooth and efficient with a very low stroke per minute pace)
* AirDyne (keep the pace conversational and relaxed)
* Cycling (get outdoors and enjoy the scenery as you ride)
* Hike (nothing crazy, find a nice easy slope and go for a walk outdoors)

B.) Mobility and Maintenance

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Drills (upper back) and spend 5-10 minutes on them.
Choose 2-3 Lower Body Drills (hips, ankles) and spend 10-12 minutes on them.
Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Drills (shoulders) and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 106


A.) Snatch

Work up to today's heavy 1RM

B.) Squat

5×7 Front Squats, across

C.) Gymnastics Benchmark

Max unbroken strict T2b

D.) MetCon 

5 Rounds for time:

7 Deadlifts (275/185)
30 Air Squats
7 Strict HSPU

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 105


A.) Every 2 minutes, on the minutes for 7 rounds (14 minutes):

5 Power Cleans (70%)
30 DU
7 Strict Pull-ups


B.) Press

Behind the Neck Split Press – Work up to a heavy set of 2

For the split press, get into your jerk position with the bar on your traps. Focus on keeping tight in your split stance while pressing the bar overhead. Demo

C.) For time:

20 Thrusters
20 Hang Power Clean
20 Push Press
20 OHS
20 Front Squat

*Every minute, on the minute complete 5 Burpees.*

Guys: 95#
Girls: 65#

Monday, July 28, 2014

Day 104


A.) Bounding

5 x 5 Tuck Jumps (demo)


B.) Squat

High Bar Pause Back Squats (5 x 3) - Hold the bottom for 3 seconds.

C.) Squat

Front Squats (2 x 10)

D.) "Triple 3's"

For Time:

3,000m Row
300 Double Unders
3 mile Run


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day 103



John Giacalone is our local Mobility Specialist. If you are having any issues or just want to get better, please check him out. You can schedule an appointment online. 

Recovery Day.

Recovery is about pro-actively speeding up your recovery. This involves getting blood flowing, massage, ART, active recovery, mobility work, foam rolling, yoga, compression, voodoo flossing and anything else that might promote recovery. The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill, but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. Get some blood flowing to aid in your recovery. 

A.) Swim

Five sets of:

Swim 200 Meters
Rest 2 minutes

B.) Mobility and Maintenance

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Drills (upper back) and spend 5-10 minutes on them.
Choose 2-3 Lower Body Drills (hips, ankles) and spend 10-12 minutes on them.
Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Drills (shoulders) and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Day 101


A.) Squat

Front Squat (10×3), across

B.) Press

Push Press (5 x 3), climbing

C.) “Team Nukes”

Teams of 2 complete:

8 minutes to complete: 1 mile Run (switch every 400m), in the remaining time complete AMRAP Burpees to a plate (one athlete works at a time)

at the 8 minute mark start:

10 minutes to complete: 1 mile Run (switch every 400m), in the remaining time complete AMRAP Plate Ground to Overhead, 45/25 (one athlete works at a time)

at the 18 minute mark start:

12 minutes to complete: 1 mile Run (switch every 400m), in the remaining time complete AMRAP Plate Overhead Walking Lunges, 45/25 (one athlete works at a time)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 100



A.) Track Session


a.) 4×6 Facing Hurdle Hops (demo)
b.) 4 x 10-20 yard out and back Shuttle, rest as needed
c.) 300 yard Shuttle, 3×50 yards out and back
rest 5 minutes
d.) 300 yard Shuttle, 1×50, 1×100 yards out and back
e.) 4 sets of stadium stair runs (touch every step)

B.) Bench Press

1.) Work up to a 2RM
2.) 3×20 Close Grip

C.) Accessory

1-arm DB Bent Over Row: (4×10), across 

D.) Joe D's "3-6-12" Badass Biceps Builder

1.) Eccentric Chin-ups: 3 reps, 10sec. each lowering
2.) 1½ rep Incline Dumbell Curls: 6 reps
3.) Band Curls: 12 reps

- Rest 10-15s between each exercise. 
- Rest 3 minutes between each tri-set.
- Repeat for 2-5 tri-sets.
DEMO

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 99


A.) Squat

7×5 Back Squats, across

B.) Accessory

100 Banded Good Mornings

C.) Conditioning:

Partner 10k Row

- Partners alternate every 500m

Continue in this sequence until 10,000m is reached.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day 98




A.) Bounding

5 x 5 Tuck Jumps, jump as high as possible tucking your knees to your chest every rep.

B.) Strength

1.) 3-rep Heavy Deadlift
2.) 4 × 8 Bulgarian Split Squats (Holding DB at sides)
3.) 50 Hip Extensions

C.) Conditioning: For time, 

Double DU “Annie”

100-80-60-40-20 Double Unders
50-40-30-20-10 Abmat sit ups 

** Compare to May 29, 2014 **

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 97 (Track Session)


Track Session:

800m run
50 Goblet Squats (53/35)
600m run
40 KB Swings (53/35)
400m run
30 Alt. KB Snatch (53/35)
200m run
20 Alt.Walking Lunges (Goblet hold on KB) (53/35)
100m run

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day 96



John Giacalone is our local Mobility Specialist. If you are having any issues or just want to get better, please check him out. You can schedule an appointment online. 

Recovery Day.

Recovery is about pro-actively speeding up your recovery. This involves getting blood flowing, massage, ART, active recovery, mobility work, foam rolling, yoga, compression, voodoo flossing and anything else that might promote recovery. The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill, but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. Get some blood flowing to aid in your recovery. 

A.) Swim

With a partner, alternate 50m laps for 12 rounds.

No partner? Rest 1:1

B.) Mobility and Maintenance

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Drills (upper back) and spend 5-10 minutes on them.
Choose 2-3 Lower Body Drills (hips, ankles) and spend 10-12 minutes on them.
Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Drills (shoulders) and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 95


A.) Bounding

4×6 Facing Hurdle Hops (demo)

B.) Sprints

4 sets of “Flying 40′s” - these sprints are 80 yards total. Start by running at 20 yards at about 80%, without changing direction sprint another 40 yards, and then cruise another 20 yards.

C.) Every 2 minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets): 

Clean x 1.1 (rest 10 seconds between singles)

Build over the course of the 8 sets.

D.) Three sets for reps of:

Against a 3 minute running clock:

400m Row
Wall Balls (20/14) x Max reps

Rest 3 minutes

Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 94


A.) Squat

Front Squat: 8×3 @ 80%

B.) Gymnastic Skills

50 Strict Pull ups, every time you come off the bar complete 3 Strict HSPU

C.) Strength

1-arm Bench Supported Dumbbell Bent Over Row (4 sets each side) 4×10, across

D.) 4 Rounds for quality

25 Hip Extensions
1 Min Plank Hold

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 93


A.) Bench Press 2RM (Fat Gripz)

B.) DB Floor Press 2 x Max Reps

(Choose a weight you can perform for 15-20 reps on the 1st set. Use the same weight for both sets and rest 3-4 minutes between sets)

C.) Superset: Four sets of,

Seated Row x 8, across
Rest 30s
TRX Scarecrow x 12
Rest 30s

D.) Joe D's "3-6-12" Badass Biceps Builder

1.) Eccentric Chin-ups (close, underhand grip): 3 reps, 10sec. each lowering
2.) 1½ rep Incline Dumbell Curls: 6 reps
3.) Band Curls: 12 reps

- Rest 10-15s between each exercise. 
- Rest 3 minutes between each tri-set.
- Repeat for 2-5 tri-sets.
DEMO

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day 92



Warm-up:

Jumping Jacks - 3x10
Seal Jacks - 3x10
Squats - 3x10
Fire Hydrants - 2x10 on each side
Bird Dogs - 2x10 on each side
Glute Bridges - 2x10
High Knee Skips - 3x25 yards
Sprint - 3x30 yards

Conditioning:

8 x 50 yard sprints, rest 1 minute between each.

8 x 100 yard sprints, rest 30 seconds between each.

2 x 400 yard sprints, rest 1 minute between each.

1 x 800 yard run.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 91


A.) Pull

Weighted Chin-Up (Work up to 2RM)

B.) Max Rep Test

Chin Up x MAX reps @ BW

C.) Five sets of:

DB Bench Press x 5, across
Rest 30 seconds
DB One Arm Row x 10, across
Rest 60 seconds

D.) Conditioning (Demo)

EMOM x 20 Minutes

Even: Calorie Row (20/15)
Odd: 10 Alternating DB Snatches (70/50)


Monday, July 14, 2014

Day 90



John Giacalone is our local Mobility Specialist. If you are having any issues or just want to get better, please check him out. You can schedule an appointment online. 

Recovery Day.

Recovery is about pro-actively speeding up your recovery. This involves getting blood flowing, massage, ART, active recovery, mobility work, foam rolling, yoga, compression, voodoo flossing and anything else that might promote recovery. The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill, but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. Get some blood flowing to aid in your recovery. 

A.) Swim

With a partner, alternate 50m laps for 10 rounds.

No partner? Rest 1:1

B.) Mobility and Maintenance
Choose 1-2 Thoracic Drills (upper back) and spend 5-10 minutes on them.
Choose 2-3 Lower Body Drills (hips, ankles) and spend 10-12 minutes on them.
Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Drills (shoulders) and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Day 89


A.) Every two minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):

Push Jerk + Split Jerk

(Pause for 2-3 seconds in the split jerk receiving position before recovering.)

Goal is to use heaviest 2-3 loads from last week for all 8 sets.

B.) Strict Overhead Press (5-5-4-3-2)

* Set 1 – 5 reps @ 75%
* Set 2 – 5 reps @ 80%
* Set 3 – 4 reps @ 85%
* Set 4 – 3 reps @ 90%
* Set 5 – 2 reps @ 95%

Rest 2 minutes between sets.

C.) Five rounds for time of:

10 Push Press (115/75)
30 Double Unders

D.) Row

7 x 500m Row 
2 min rest between sets.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Day 88


A.) Track Session

1.) 4 x 6 Hurdle Hops (Demo)
2.) 4 x Pro Agility Shuttle (5-10-5)
3.) 300 yard Shuttle (6×25 yards out and back)
4.) 4 x 400m, new round every 3 minutes

B.) Pulls

Deadlift (5 x 7), climbing

C.) 20-Rep Benchmark

Bench Press (20 RM)

D.) Core

3 Rounds, for quality of

10 Barbell Rollouts
20 Abmat Sit-ups

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Day 87


A.) Every minute, on the minute, x 6 minutes: 

Full + Quarter Front Squat

Increase load from last Tuesday’s session by 5-8% and use that load for all 6 minutes.

B.) Every two minutes, for 12 minutes (6 sets):

Hang Snatch (mid-thigh) + Snatch @ 80-85% of 1-RM Snatch

C.) Three rounds for time of:

20 Overhead Walking Lunges (95/65)
15 Barbell Rows (95/65) 

D.) Row

5 x 300m, 1 minute rest between sets.

Goal numbers:

Male: all 5 sets sets under :58
Female: all 5 sets under 1:02

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Day 86 (Track Session)


A.) Bounding:

Hurdle Hops 4 x 6 (demo)

B.) Five rounds for time: 

400m Run
25 Push-Ups
25 Air Squats

Get outside the gym today. This entire session is meant to be done outside at a track.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Day 85

A.) Press

Behind the Neck Split Press – Work up to a heavy set of 3

For the split press, get into your jerk position with the bar on your traps. Focus on keeping tight in your split stance while pressing the bar overhead. Demo

B.) Bench

Bench Press

*Set 1 – 3 reps @ 70%
*Set 2 – 2 reps @ 80%
*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 85-90%
*Set 4 – 1 rep @ 90-95%
*Set 5 – 1 rep @ 95+%

Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.

C.) Three sets of:

Strict Chin-Up x 8
Rest 30s
Band Pull Apart x 12
Rest 30s

D.) Joe D's "3-6-12" Badass Biceps Builder

1.) Eccentric Chin-ups (close, underhand grip): 3 reps, 10sec. each lowering

2.) 1½ rep Incline Dumbell Curls: 6 reps

3.) Band Curls: 12 reps

- Rest 10-15s between each exercise. 
- Rest 3 minutes between each tri-set.
- Repeat for 2-5 tri-sets.
- DEMO

Monday, July 7, 2014

Day 84


A.) Squat

Front Squat

*Set 1 – 3 reps @ 70%
*Set 2 – 2 reps @ 80%
*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 85-90%
*Set 4 – 1 rep @ 90-95%
*Set 5 – 1 rep @ 95+%

Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.

B.) Every two minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):

Hang Clean + Clean + Front Squat + Jerk

Build to today’s heaviest set.

C.) Every two minutes, for 10 minutes (5 sets)

Front-Racked Alternating Reverse Lunges x 10 reps (5 each leg)

Use the heaviest load you believe you can handle for all five sets. Good starting loads might be 185/125 lbs…and move up from there if you’re handling it well.

D.) Three sets of:

Snatch-Grip Romanian Deadlift x 6 reps @ 3111
Rest as needed
Stationary Dips x 20-30 reps
Rest as needed

Friday, July 4, 2014

Day 83



Happy Birthday America!


John Giacalone is our local Mobility Specialist. If you are having any issues or just want to get better, please check him out. You can schedule an appointment online. 

Recovery Day.

Recovery is about pro-actively speeding up your recovery. This involves getting blood flowing, massage, ART, active recovery, mobility work, foam rolling, yoga, compression, voodoo flossing and anything else that might promote recovery. The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill, but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. Get some blood flowing to aid in your recovery. 

A.) Swim

With a partner, alternate 50m laps for 10 rounds.

No partner? Rest 1:1

B.) Mobility and Maintenance

Choose 1-2 Thoracic Drills (upper back) and spend 5-10 minutes on them.
Choose 2-3 Lower Body Drills (hips, ankles) and spend 10-12 minutes on them.
Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Drills (shoulders) and spend 5-10 minutes with them.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Day 82


Strength

A.) Snatch Complex

Hip Snatch + 2 Hang Snatches + 2 Overhead Squats

- Work up to today's heavy set

B.) Squat

Front Squat 7 x 5, across

Conditioning

C.) For Time,

100-80-60-40-20 
Double Unders
10-8-6-4-2 Alternating 1-arm Dumbbell Snatch (70/55)

D.) Row

6 sets of :40 on, :20 off for meters

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 81


Strength

A.) Clean Complex

Hip Clean + 2 Hang Clean + Split Jerk

- Work up to today's heavy set

B.) Every 30 seconds x 4 min: 

Hip Clean into Thruster @ 70% of max Clean & Jerk

Superset

C.) Five sets of:

DB Bench Press×6 (across)
rest 60 seconds
Barbell Pendlay Row x 8 (across)
rest 90 seconds

Conditioning

D.) For Time,

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Strict Press (95/65) *No rack*
Strict Pull-up