7.8.13 SWOD + New SwoleFIT Strength Cycle Template

Attention everyone. I have an urgent, breaking news story. Starting this week will be a slightly modified SwoleFIT template so prepare yourself for MAX GAINZ. Emphasis will be placed on more consistent strength cycles for squat and bench press. Read about the dirty deets here.

WarmupUno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seis

Strength

  • Back Squat: 8 sets of 3 @~80% 1RM
  • First week of 4-week squat strength cycle, use the same weight for all working sets.
  • Rest should be 60-90 seconds between sets. Choose a weight that you know you can hit (with a little pushing) for all sets.

Conditioning

  • 5 rounds: 10 hang power snatch* (95#), 20 sit-ups, 10 push press (95#), 20 reverse lunges (10 each leg- quick/explosive reps, alternate legs, use bodyweight)
  • *Sub hang power cleans for hang power snatches if you aren’t comfortable w/ form.
  • Prescribed rest (b/t rounds): 60-90 seconds

Motivation- Inspirational speech + yoked bros throwing up ridiculous weight = Motivation for today:

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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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.

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.

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?”

6.17.13 SWOD

Warmup

Strength

  • Back Squat
    • 2-3 warmup sets @ 50-60% 1RM
    • 5 sets of 3 @ ~85-90% 1RM

Conditioning

Use the same weight (as appropriate to your strength level) for the deadlifts and power cleans. Deadlifts should be fast and relatively easy, but maintain good form and engage your muscles as if you were pulling heavy.

Motivation

  • This video montage showing some of history’s greatest recorded displays of strength should get your mind in the right place for Monday’s swole sesh:

6.14.13 SWOD

Warmup

Strength

Use heavy weight for both lifts; hit all the reps and maintain good form. For weighted dips, use a belt or hold a dumbbell between your feet.

Conditioning BROADSWOD- “Portman”

This BROADSWOAD is named for the quintessential romcom brunette, Natalie Portman. Her stunning performance and unparalleled beauty as Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I made it clear she was there to stay in the Hollywood spotlight. Her performance in Black Swan is probably one of the greatest in the history of film, especially that one scene with Mila Kunis.

Motivation

  • Natalie’s apperance on “Between Two Ferns” is a classic: