10/2 – GreenStrengthIV Training Log

This begins week 3 of my ladder program mumbo jumbo. Each week I have added 20lbs on the squats, and 10lbs on the bench. After this weekI will evaluate the past weeks, and enjoy the next phase to come.

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Sunday 10/2

Session 1

Safety Squat Bar Squat (Ladder Program Wk 3 – Hard Day)
105×5, 155×5, 205×3, 255×3,
295 5 ladders of 3 rungs (5-3-2) = 50 total reps

Axle Bar Close Grip Bench Press (Ladder Program Wk 3 – Hard Day)
60×5, 110×5, 160×5, 210×3
230 5 ladders of 3 rungs (5-3-2) = 50 total reps

Safety Squat Bar Speed Squats
235 5×3

Axle Bar Bench Speed Press
185 5×3

*60sec rest between each set – Exercises alternated each min

Chain Loaded Step Up
40lb Chain 4×6

Dips
53lb 4×8

Tactical Pull Up
14lb 4×5

Belt Squat Walk
150lb 3x1min (60sec rest)

Session 2

Band 4-Way Neck
Red Band 2×15/each direction
Stability Ball Stir The Pot
2×10/10

Belted Sled Drag + 5lb Ankle weights & 2.5lb wrist weights
90lb x33min (8 trips of 4oyd forward, backward, lateral karaoke)

50lb Weighted Vest Walk + 5lb ankle weights & 2.5lb wrist weights
20min


Airdyne x10min light spin – Kept ankle & Wrist weights on

Prone on bench ankle weight leg curl & wrist weight reverse fly
Alternated back and forth for 5×20 curls, 5×10 fly

Questions? Shoot them to me in the form below!

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9/18 – GreenStrengthIV Training Log

Sunday 9/19

Starting a 4 week phase today. I will post the details of the training out all together in another post. The goals for this 4 weeks are to

  1. Overfeed – With mainly real “one ingredient” foods. Carbs, and calories will be increased from usual.
  2. Gain Weight – My body needs a break and some added weight and caloric splurge will do wonders for me overall. Plus its essential for what some call “Gainz”.
  3. Increase Strength – It’s time to lay a new foundation and path towards some increased raw strength.

Session 1

Safety Squat Bar Back Squat (Ladder Program – Wk 1 Hard Day)

105×5, 155×5, 205×5

255 5 ladders of 3 rungs (5-3-2) = 50 total reps (23min total)

*Rest was about 30sec between rungs and 2-3 min between ladder sets.

Axle Bar Close Grip Bench Press (Ladder Program – Wk 1 Hard Day

60×5, 110×5, 160×5

210 5 ladders of 3 rungs (5-3-2) = 50 total reps (18min total)

*Rest was about 30sec between rungs and 2min between ladder sets

T-Bar Neitral Grip Row – 100 3×12

Dips – 44 3×12

Back Ext Hold 25 plate at chest – 25 3×12

*All done in superset – 2min or so between sets

Session 2 

Airdyne – x10min light

TGU – 53 x1 (right rd 1, left rd 2…)

Single Arm KB Swing – 53 x10 (same as TGU)

Belted Sled Drag – 115 x40yd forward

Belted Sled Drag – 115 x40yd backwards

Push Up – x10

Ring Row – x10

*Went through them 1 after another for 10 rounds. (Approx 55min)

Belted KB March – 53 x5min

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Wise coach preaching wise words. Must for all athletes to read & revaluate

Shawn Myszka is a coach I have followed for some time and really look up to. Every time he posts something I find nothing but value, EVERY-TIME it seems. While this is just a simple FB post it speaks of highly valuable information for all athletes.

“On page 160 of Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do he states, “the essence of fighting is the art of moving.” To me, American football is a form of fighting/combat…controlled chaotic stimuli of a similar sort as martial arts. Yet I find it interesting that the majority of American football physical preparation coaches (i.e. S&C) as well as the position coaches choose to look on either extreme end of their respective spectrum (general motor abilities for the S&C or the tactical-strategic abilities for position coach)….yet, the thing that links those two things and that athlete to the battle is his display of movement. ‪#‎MovementCoachMovement‬”

“And of course, let us not forget that Siff/Verkhoshanksy also stated in Supertraining. “the essence of sport competition activity lies in the movements of the human body.” Eerily similar thoughts from masters in each of their respective disciplines.”

Movement is our ticket to better health. Better nutrients, real food, proper breathing, all enhance our ability to move. As we enhance our ability to move with precision and pose we set ourselves up to better solve physical tasks in our sport/life. Respect movement, chase perfection in movement, then live a long life enjoying the movement you’ve honed.

Train smarter – not harder,

Lucius C. Tirey IV

Green Strength Training Week For Your Viewing Pleasure

Building a solid base is key in BJJ as I am learning more and more about each day. However the base in strength and conditioning is equally the same as far as importance. Strength is a skill, a mastery of tension – movement, and should be expressed whenever – wherever with aesthetically pleasing form. Here is my last weeks training and keep this in mind…

-was I sore? Yes, but my movement was on point so it was muscular soreness in the correct area.

-did I foam roll? Rarely, I believe its a nice placebo effect but the real warm up comes from joint mobility.

-did I use #herbalife 24 series? Ummm NO. My body is something I respect so I put real food and nutrients in it.

-were my workouts exhausting and leaving me feeling like I was in the finals of the crossfit games? Never, I managed fatigue. That is a skill in itself just like strength.

-was this my only exercise? No, I trained BJJ 3 days, and most every day did at least 100 extra swings, handstands, pull ups crawling, cross crawls, etc. I “grease the groove” throughout the day.

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Day 1 – Sunday

1- Deadlift 415lb 12×1 (60sec rest)

2- Green Strength Special Deadlift 415lbs 3×1

3- Heavy Kettlebell Single Arm Rows 5×3-5/arm w/ 106lb & 150lb

4- 10 Rounds of

-5 Handstand Push Ups from deficit

-5 150lb KB Swings

-5 18lb Tactical Pull Ups

5- 10×10 Power Swing 53lbs

 

Day 2 – Monday

1- Squat Safety Squat Bar 6×2 275lbs

2- Bench Press Close Grip 6×2 225lbs

3- SSB Squat 3×8 215lbs

4- Close Grip Bench 3×8 185lbs

5- 10×10 Power Swings 70lbs

 

Day 3 – Tuesday

1- Deadlift 425 10×1 (60sec rest)

2- Green Strength Special Deadlift 3×1 425lbs

3- Barbell Rows 225lbs 5×3

4- Military Press 175 3×3

5- 8 Rounds of

-5 HSPU

-5 26lb Pull Ups

-5 150lb KB Swing

-5 80lb Ball Shoulders

 

Day 4 – Wednesday

1- Squat Safety Squat Bar 6×6 275lbs

2- Bench Press Close Grip 6×6 225lbs

3- Safety Squat Bar Pause squats 10x various reps (1-3). When did singles paused for close to 10sec, 6 for doubles, 4 for tripes

4- 4 Rounds of

-25 BW Squats

-10 Janda Sit Ups

-25 Ring Push Ups

 

Day 5 – Thursday

1- Deadlift 435 10×1 (60sec rest)

2- Single Arm Deadlift 10×1/hand 203lb Bell

3- 8 Rounds of

-5 HSPU

-5 18lb Chin Ups

-5 80lb Med Ball Shoulders

-5 Beast Swings

 

Day 6 – Friday

1- Safety Squat Bar Squat 6×2 275lbs

2- Close Grip Bench 6×2 225lbs

3- DBL Kettlebell Front Squat 4×8 70lbs

4- DBL Kettlebell Press 4×8 62lbs

5- TGU 5/side 53lbs

6- 50 Rope Pull Ups

7- 1hr Walk through downtown OKC and H&8th.

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Well there you have it, a week in the training life of me. As a bonus I am going to list my two go-to meals.

1- Steak and Eggs

-10oz Grassfed Steak (fattier the better)

-8 Eggs (Whole)

-Peppers and Mushrooms mixed in eggs

-Cook it all in grassed butter

YUM!

2- Green Strength Stir Fry 

-1lb REAL CHICKEN BREAST

-3-4 stalks of broccoli mixed with peppers, mushrooms, sprouts (anything veggie), cooked in grassed butter

-2 cup of white rice or cilantro and lime rice from whole foods.

-1 large avocado

-Pico de Gallo

-Stir Fry it all up with the butter an mix it all together in a LARGE bowl.

There ya go!

Got Any Questions? Let me know!