9/21 – GreenStrengthIV Training Log

Wednesday 9/21

Today was a very good day for very small – yet powerful things. I was a little tired and down upon rising this morning and definitely wasn’t looking forward to going in at 6am. But once i arrived and spent some time around a few very uplifting people my mood, energy, and drive to make the day good was boosted. Hmm.. Could have also been that french pressed coffee  🙂

Session 1

Max Power Endurance KB Swing – 70 x5 EMOM x20min = 100 total swings

Belted Sled Drag – 70 x15min

Then

Upper Body Various Exercise Sled Drag – 45 x10min

BJJ Lovato Curriculum Review w/ Coach Greg and Coach Dylan. 60+ Min

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Session 2 

Belt Squat
150 x12
150 + 20lbs Chain x12
150 + 40lbs Chain x12
150 + 60lbs Chain x12

Sumo Deadlift (Wk 1 – Medium Day)
335 10×1 (60sec rest)

Then

Conventional Deficit Deadlift (off 25lb Bumper plate)
335 2×5

KB C&P Ladder
70 1 x5-4-3-2-1 (Rested bell between rungs)
70 1 x4-3-2-1 (rested bell between rungs)
70 3 x3-2-1 (Unbroken)

Pull Up Neutral Grip Ladder
18 1 x5-4-3-2-1
18 1 x4-3-2-1
18 3 x3-2-1

KB Swing
106 5×10

KB Hammer Curl – 14 3×12
KB Hammer Grip Lateral Front Raise – 14 3×12
KB Shrug – 79 3×12

Russian Farmers Walk – 53 2x1min
Seated KB Dorsiflexion – 18 2×10/side

BJJ Light Rolling (Practicing) x40 straight min

Airdyne x30min (250cal)
*This was done immediately after the continuous rolling

Looking for a change in your routine? Need help with a program or nutritional guidance? Feel free to give me a shout below!

Sessions enhanced by Alpha Brain. Click on the picture below and try it out for yourself.

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GreenStrength Fighters

This friday night in Tulsa Ok I have 4 fighters going to battle on the Legacy FC Card! Many people who train combat sports have asked about what I do, or they think from years ago I may be doing similar things as before. WRONG! I am building HEALTHY – STRONGER – FIGHTERS. All four of my guys recently posted or sent me a message via text. I posted them all below as I feel this shows firsthand what we are accomplishing together. These guys are moving, feeling, recovering flat out better than before and they all stand behind the fact they feel it has made their FIGHT TRAINING BETTER. That’s the purpose here. Derrick is the newest addition to the team but he is such a hard working, humble stud who has fit right in and just been a DO’er! Looking over notes on Rafael we saw where over the past 3+ years we have added 12lbs of Lean Body Mass to his frame while keeping weight around the same. Yes, ponder that and add the fact his injuries and small set backs from training have drastically gone down. He moves, sleeps, feels BETTER!

I can’t thank these gentleman enough for being the foundation and the true start to the #GreenStrength revolution.

Derrick Adkins recently had this to say on a FB Post 

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“Yesterday I was tired and kind of sluggish. Then I got up and got to my strength and conditioning workout, Luke put me through simple fight week movements and I left feeling good and went straight to kickboxing and killed that workout feeling a lot better because of the first workout, instead of feeling worse because I killed a hard lifting workout. That has been the story of this fight camp, #Greenstrength workouts have enhanced my sport specific workouts for sure!”

Rafael Lovato Jr. recently put this tweet out

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“My #strengthandconditioning coach, Luke Tirey, killing a 106lb #KB #turkishgetup this morning! He has totally changed my body composition, kept me healthy, made my stronger, & got me in the best shape of my life over the last few years. I am so thankful to have him a part of my #fightcamp. Give him a follow at @greenstrengthiv. #greenstrength #teamlovato #intelligenttraining #bestofbothworlds”

Justin Rader recently sent me this text message 

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” Hey man I just wanted to shoot you a message and tell you thank you so much for everything! Everything you have had me do has really paid off. I feel amazing! I can feel it in my practices, I am stronger, faster, and just feel incredible! Thanks so much again, I hope to represent well at Legacy FC!

Myron Dennis recently posted this to his FB

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“It’s fight week and I feel amazing. 12 + weeks will drive you crazy. For the first time in my pro career, I don’t have the stress of a large weight cut.”

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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!

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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Happy Birthday to BJJ’s Most Decorated American – Rafael Lovato Jr.

Been a little over 3 years now that I have known Rafael and his constant work to improve his craft has never slowed down. The consistency of his performances at the highest stage is legendary. Since 2007 he has made the podium at the World Championships every year. These performances and many great moments have been achieved while he was still building monsters to follow in his footsteps. Next is MMA, and as with all things Lovato – becoming the best he can be is what he will strive to showcase.

Happy Birthday to a great professor, warrior, and friend. May the future keep bringing you success!

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Rafael Lovato Jr. Interview W/ White Belt BJJ

This weekend out in Cali my Lovato Jr. BJJ Family is going to work. Click here to check out this awesome interview Rafael did with White Belt BJJ. Getting to know and train Rafael, Justin Rader, James Puopolo, Jared Dopp, Xande Ribeiro, and more has been an entertaining honor I can’t describe.

You can find the interview HERE if you missed it above!