6.24.13 SWOD

Warmup

Strength

  • Power clean– 3-3-2-2-1-1 (perform a couple warmup sets, then successively increase weight for the working sets)

Conditioning- “Son of Prometheus”

This workout is very similar to the “Prometheus” GODSWOD done on 6.23.13; this time Kettlebell swings are subbed for the SDHP’s and DU’s. Push yourself to the max limitations here- never give up, never surrender.

Motivation

  • Here’s a pretty awesome training montage of two guys, Dan Green and Eric Spoto, who recently broke powerlifting world records for the raw total and raw bench categories respectively.

5.6.13 SWOD

Warmup

Strength

  • Clean and Jerk
    • 3 sets of 3 @ 50% 1RM (warmup sets)
    • 5 sets of 3 @ ~70% 1RM
  • If this movement is new to you, use a very low weight and focus on technique. Power in this movement is derived primarily from hip explosion, so make sure you thrust with your pelvis (seriously) as the bar comes up and you come to the catch portion.

Conditioning

Monday’s workouts are always some of the toughest: this one should get you in gear to dominate the week. Seriously, what in life can bring you down after you beast through a workout, push yourself to your limits, and get those muscles as swole as a schoolbus? Nothing, that’s what.

Motivation

  • Here’s a pretty sick highlight reel of some Olympic athletes competing. It’s pretty amazing to see how much weight these athletes can move despite their low bodyweight. Technique and explosiveness is what enables these athletes to do this; they are moving that bar with a good amount of velocity

4.4.13 SWOD

Dynamic

  • Box Squat– 5 explosive sets of 3 reps @ 50-60% 1RM (make sure the box is low enough to where your hammies are parallel to the floor at the squat’s lowest point)
  • Deadlifts– 3 explosive sets of 3 reps @ 50-60% 1RM

Conditioning

  • 5 rounds- Clean and jerk (155#) x 5, 10 TTB (toes to bar), 20 DU (double unders) 
  • Prescribed Rest (b/t rounds)- 60 seconds

Sub lower weights as necessary. If you can’t do the TTB, sub hanging knee raises. If you can’t do the DU, sub 30 jumping jacks.

As you may notice, I always program my conditioning workouts for 5 rounds. Why? 5 rounds usually take about 8-15 minutes to complete, which is about the ideal duration for maintaining high intensity throughout. #broscience

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Motivation

  • Check out this compilation video from DeFranco’s gym in New Jersey. A lot of NFL prospects will train here for the combine. After a couple months of this stuff, their speed/strength is on a whole. ‘nother. level. 
  • The workouts in this video make me/look really hard.

3.25.13 SWOD

Strength

  • Work up to 3 rep max in power clean (sub hang clean if you don’t have bumper plates/ don’t feel comfortable doing power clean in your gym)
  • Take 3-4 minutes rest b/t sets to allow for full recovery

Conditioning

  • 5 rounds- 8 Thruster (115#), 20 sit-ups, 8 SDHP (Sumo Deadlift High Pull) (115#), 30 DU (Double Unders)
  • Prescribed Rest (b/t rounds): 60 seconds

Adjust thruster/SDHP weight as necessary for strength level. If unable to do double unders, sub 60 single unders (basically normal jump rope). If you don’t have a jump rope, do 30 jumping jacks. As much as possible, try to rest only during prescribed rest intervals.

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Motivation:

  • Today’s motivation is brought to you by Garrett, a 23 year old who doesn’t let down syndrome get in the way of pursuing his passion: MMA. I’m being serious, this is actually really inspirational. (That’s not Garrett in the still shot below if you were wondering…)