7.4.13 SWOD

Warmup- Keep it secret, keep it swole.

Dynamic- EMOM for 8 minutes (EMOM = Every Minute On the Minute), 3 Explosive Deadlifts@ ~50% 1RM

Volume (Rest periods should be 60-90 seconds b/t supersets)

Last week of this bodybuilding micro-cycle so pack on the weight, get the MEGAPUMPFEELS© and celebrate the birth of this great country.

Motivation- What is freedom? See below:

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6.25.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM for 8 minutes- Flat Bench– 3 reps @ 50-60% 1RM

Volume

For the third week of this bodybuilding micro-cycle, decrease the reps and add on that weight. Push yourself to the limit and learn to tolerate the burning sensation as your muscles are broken down. In the words of a famous movie quote, “If you build it, they will come.” “It” of course refers to muscles and “they” refers to ladies. Science people.

Motivation

  • Watch this weird dude consume over 8000 calories in one day as he documents his two month “epic bulk” progression.

6.4.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should feel fairly light. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.
    • Bump the weight up 5 lbs from last week’s dynamic weight.

Volume (Rest periods should be 60-90 seconds b/t supersets)

This is the last week of this particular combination of movements. Push it to the limit and max out that pump potential in your guns. Start priming for the peak of summer; this is when the hard work really starts to pay off. Comments like, “Damn dude, have you been working out,” “Bro, you are freaking huge,” and “Are you doing protein or something now, man?” make all the hard work worthwhile. (Note that 80-90% of comments about your increased musculature will originate from other males)

Motivation

  • The legend, Mr. Burgundy, shows us how to impress women in an office environment. Take notes.

5.28.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should feel fairly light. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.
    • Bump the weight up 5 lbs from last week’s dynamic weight.

Volume (Rest periods should be 60-90 seconds b/t supersets)

This is the third week of this combination of movements for the volume workout. Increase all weights 5-10 lbs and lower the reps as outlined above. If you still have some extra gas in the tank on your last set, continue repping out the weight until you are at near failure.

Motivation

  • Australian rules football is a pretty crazy sport— clearly these guys have phenomenal strength and endurance. Check out the highlights clip below:

5.21.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should feel fairly light. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.
    • Bump the weight up 5 lbs from last week’s dynamic weight.

Volume (Rest periods should be 60-90 seconds b/t supersets)


Same workout as last week– bump all the weights up 5-10 lbs. Remember, for this hypertrophy workout, do not go to absolute failure, keep form perfect, stress the muscles, and feel that sick pump.

Motivation

  • If you, like me, are hitting up EDC in one of the coming weekends, here’s the essential swole bro packing list, related to us by the Bro shepherd, Dom Mazetti himself:

5.14.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should feel fairly light. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.

Volume (Rest periods should be 60-90 seconds b/t supersets)

Today’s volume workout marks the start of another 4-week cycle on a slightly different set of movements. However, the main principles and movement juxtapositions are the same. VERY IMPORTANT– choose lower, easier weights this week and we’ll continue to work up to heavier weights over the next three weeks.

Motivation

  • CT Fletcher at it again— classic quote: “Before you go, can I ask you a question? *pauses* What the FUCK IS YOU WAITIN’ FOR?!??”
  • There should be an app that just plays CJ Fletcher quotes on repeat. It could integrate with your bröötal death metal music and would serve to pump you up like nothing else.

5.3.13 SWOD

Warmup

Strength

  • Incline Bench
    • 3 warmup sets, 5 reps each @ 50% 1RM
    • 5 working sets, 5 reps each @ ~70% Flat Bench 1RM
  • Weighted Chin-Ups: 5 sets of 3, heavy weight, but don’t go to absolute failure
    • If you don’t have a belt for weighted movements, you can just grab a dumbbell between your feet.
  • For both of these exercises, rest around 3 minutes between working sets.

Conditioning GODDESSWOD- “Aphrodite”

Choose weights on the strength portion where YOU KNOW you can hit every rep, every set. Modify conditioning weights as appropriate to your strength level.

This Friday’s conditioning workout is named for the monumentally beautiful and seductive goddess, Aphrodite. Aphrodite was one of the only true 10’s in history (besides Ariel from the Little Mermaid)– hence all the reps are 10 today. She is the goddess of love, desire, and beauty thus it comes as no surprise that all the other gods atop Mount Olympus would get fully torqued every time she walked around. And get this, she had a “magical girdle” that “compelled anyone she wished to desire her.” It’s essentially the equivalent of Cupid in jock strap form, and I need to get my hands on one. For now, these will do.

Post times and weights to comments.

Motivation

  • Two things: first, I saw Pain and Gain last night, and it was extremely entertaining, unpredictable, and flat out ridiculous. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend you do. I won’t give away details, but the fact that its based on a true story is kind of mind boggling. 
  • I also discovered that Marky Mark Wahlberg sells his own line of supplements through GNC called “Marked.” I checked out his pre-workout, and the formulation honestly looks like one of the best I’ve seen out there (contains creatine monohydrate, beta alanine, some caffeine, and BCAA’s and is ‘banned substance free’). So I bought it; about to down my first 20 scoops right now, WISH ME LUCK:
  • UPDATE: Marked may be one of my favorite pre-workouts I’ve ever done. Gave me a noticeable boost in power output, increased my mental focus, and did not have any sort of crash. I’ll keep using it and see if it continues to deliver.

4.23.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should feel fairly light. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.
    • Rest 45 seconds between sets

Volume (add 5-10 lbs to weights used from workout last week)

So the only modification from the workout last week was increasing the number of sets on the last two supersets. I’m going to plan on changing volume workouts up ever three weeks. Some consistency is beneficial, just make sure to increase the weights by 5-10 lbs on each movement.

Again, rest 60-90 seconds between supersets and choose moderately heavy weights while still maintaining perfect form.

Motivation

  • Comin’ atcha again with another classic from BroScienceLife, indubitably the best Youtube channel besides “Life According to Jimmy.”

4.16.13 SWOD

Note: This is tomorrow’s workout– I’m going to start posting workouts a full day ahead so any #SwoleFIT brethren overseas can see them in time.

Warmup

Dynamic

  • Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should be extremely easy. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.
    • Rest 45 seconds between sets

Volume

Rest between supersets should be 60-90 seconds, no more. This is optimal for max hypertrophy. Also, choose weights that are moderately difficult, but do NOT go to absolute failure. Focus on getting quality reps here and stimulating that muscle growth.

I’ve changed up the SwoleFIT template slightly to incorporate two days of volume work to complement the two days of conditioning work. These kinds of workouts will make your body blossom into the beautiful muscle garden it was meant to be.

Motivation

  • It’d be a travesty if I didn’t share every single one of Dom Mazetti aka BroScienceLife’s videos with you guys. They are consistently hilarious and usually pretty true– this one is no exception. Basically, if you do any of the things in this video, you need to reevaluate your life.

3.29.13 SWOD

Strength

  • Work up to a 5 rep max in Bench Press
  • Do 5 sets of 5 Pendlay rows (fairly heavy but do NOT go to failure)
  • Take 3-4 minutes rest b/t sets to allow for full recovery

Conditioning

Yeah, this workout is going to be sick. Don’t even attempt to put on a shirt for at least an hour after your workout; your pecs will most likely shred right through it.

If you don’t have a jump rope, sub a 150 m run. If you can’t run, do 30 jumping jacks. If you’re too embarrassed to do jumping jacks, then high five yourself 20 times consecutively while skipping around the gym.

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Motivation:

  • Spring break.