Q&A – Do you do Crossfit?

This question was an interesting one as it seems to be the topic of conversation daily. “Do you do Crossfit? Better yet, do you use it with your fighters or serious clients?”

Well first and foremost the higher level of the client / athlete would mean I would probably be looking at stripping a lot of their current work away and encourage them to TRAIN and not EXERCISE. These two are very different things. 

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Green Strength Bodyweight Session FOR YOU!

Start conservative and rest as needed. First session will be 3 rounds of each tri-set of exercises. The second time you do this add a round. And finally the third time add another (that makes 5). Each rep – each set – each breath must be mindful, no lazy bs or talking to a friend. PRACTICE!

As with anything you can add or scale to your level. For example on wall handstands I used db’s, and had feet on bench for my push ups, also linked breath and honored the eccentrics. Play, improvise, and get after it!

1a- the pump x10
1b- mountain climber x5/leg
1c- wall handstand x30sec

2a- push up x10
2b- supine row x10
2c- Hindu squat x15

3a- headstand knee tucks x5
3b- crawl hold w/ head looks over shoulder x30sec
3c- pull up fingers x5

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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!