7.2.13 SWOD

Warmup- This is the warmup for champions

Dynamic- EMOM for 8 minutes- Flat Bench- 3 reps @ 50-60% 1RM (add 5 lbs from last week, 6.24)

Volume

Last week of this bodybuilding micro-cycle, DON’T LEAVE ANY GASOLINA EN EL TANQUE!! Next week will be the start of a more structured strength template to accompany the bodybuilding micro-cycle, so prepare yourselves for greatness.

Motivation

  • Channel the pure energy of these bodybuilders throwing up massive iron and downing insane quantities of brown rice, broccoli, and chicken.

Weekend Posts (6.29.13 ARWOD + 6.30.13 MWOD)

Saturday (6/29/13) Recovery

Sit all day? Try this stretch to regain hip/lower back/shoulder mobility.

Sunday (6/30/13) Mental Work

  • Check out this great article from the blog “High Existence,” giving a high level overview of the different levels of meditation.
  • Meditation is a very powerful tool to enhance our training as well as our everyday existence.

 

6.28.13 SWOD

Warmup

Strength

  • Flat Bench- 2-2-2-2-2, heavy weight– work up to a 2 rep max here
  • Pendlay Rows4-4-4-4-4, heavy weight but don’t go to absolute failure

Conditioning- “Alpha Force 69”

Same conditioning workout as 4.26.13. I liked it so much I’m giving it a name. What is the Alpha Force and why am I specifying sector 69? The answer will come to you if you do the workout.

Motivation

  • Glimpse a day of training in the life of pro surfer Anastasia Ashley as she tones her glutes among other things. CHYEUUHH BOIII.

6.27.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM for 8 minutes (EMOM = Every Minute On the Minute)
    • 3 Explosive Box Squats @ ~50-60% Back Squat 1RM

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

Third week of this bodybuilding micro-cycle– you should be feeling both hot and big at this point. As Aristotle once said, “If you got it, flaunt it homie.” Ipso facto (that’s Latin), don’t let those muscle pythons sit in their cage wasting away. Head directly to the beach after this workout and proceed to BARK&FLEX at as many randos as possible. 

Motivation

  • A montage of Arnold flexing in front of thousands of screaming fans and training with the Terminator theme playing in the background? SIGN ME UP.

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.

Weekend Posts (6.22.13 ARWOD + 6.23.13 MWOD)

Saturday (6/22/13) Recovery

Sunday (6/23/13) Mental Work

  • This is quite possibly one of the most inspirational speech/video montage combinations I’ve ever seen. I encourage you to ruminate on the ideas presented in this speech and apply them to your own thinking. Oftentimes, we proceed through life with our noses down, blindly following directions from arbitrary figures of authority. We should ultimately seek to find our own personal truth and discover what makes us truly happy.

6.20.13 SWOD

Warmup

Dynamic

  • EMOM for 8 minutes (EMOM = Every Minute On the Minute)
    • 3 Explosive Deadlifts @ ~50-60% 1RM

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

Second week of this specific workout for the bodybuilding “micro-cycle.” Add some weight, keep that form perfect, and watch as your muscles, similar to a Chia Pet, blossom into the house decorations they were meant to be.

Motivation

  • The same young man who challenged the world with the monumental question, “Do you even lift?” returns for a second round of interrogation. This time, he targets the female population, inquiring, “Do you even squat?”