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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Listen to your body dummies….

Yesterday was supposed to be my viking warrior conditioning day as well as some simple and sinister play. However my body just felt different and I seemed to have less motivation. Instead of forcing myself to complete the high intensity work I literally just played for 90min. Tons of crawling, mobility, rolling, and breathing exercises had me so energized I decided to actually train. Here is the kicker. I refused to hit the weights and instead did 5 rounds of the following in order to fully allow my body/mind to recover..

-One Arm Push Up x3/arm

-Pistol x3/leg

-TRX Single Arm Row x5/arm

-Forward Leopard Crawl x10yards

-Backwards Shoulder Crawl with hips elevated x10yards

Moral of the story is you must listen to your body and rest or reduce intensity/load based on how you feel in the current moment. No online program or magazine can bust you through a plateau as fast as managing your own training stress. Be mindful, listen to your body, and train for a specific skill or goal!

Train Smart – Train Mindful

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Morning Coffee Post | FIGHTERS!

Just finished sipping on my cup of coffee and have to admit to the world I broke the rules and drank it black… Not adding butter will quickly lead to the world completely destroying your life through social media. So hack this concept – FIGHTERS training there asses off with high intense, high anaerobic, high aerobic, high volume, WORKOUTS in addition with their fight training. Sounds like a recipe for producing a tough, possibly lean and ripped, fighter who is performing at a non optimal level and frankly they have no clue. Thankfully my guys understand this and trust in the process that when they come into the gym for “S&C” its about 3 things

1- Always leaving feeling better than when you came in – maybe its just you feel looser, or a sense of endorphin rush. That is a hell of a lot better than feeling like your going to throw up and shaky as you walk.

2- Practice Makes Permanent | Perfect Practice Makes Perfect – Always strive to get better in your movement/exercise. The goal is to continue to practice with the mindset of increasing the quality of practice each time.

3- Move Your Body With ZEN – Even after heavy deadlifts and chin ups its always great for fighters to finish up with playful light movement. This is where rocking, crawling, hanging, tumbling, rolling, corrective exercises, or even laying in a still state and slowing down your breathe and mind come in handy. Now do them!

When fighter buy into this approach they really become vocal about just how good they feel, how they don’t suffer as much pain or chronic tightness, how they don’t feel lack of energy or rundown, and how they feel stronger all around in life.

Well, what about conditioning? Leave that for the fight training. Be specific to your event and specific in nature to the demands your body will face…AKA SPARRING. Besides, I believe in swinging kettlebells and carrying heavy ass weights as part of strength training. Needless to say this combination will have you in shape regardless.

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STOP OVERTRAINING NOW!