*Sub 30 jumping jacks if you don’t have a jump rope
By this point of the strength cycle, you should be feeling invincible both inside the weight room and outside in the real world. You’re most likely getting comments from strangers on the street asking, “What kind of steroid cycle are you on?” or “How many Olympics have you competed in?” or my personal favorite (not really a question), “Here’s $300 for being so swole, Mister.” The important thing is to keep it all in perspective and maintain a humble demeanor. Flex when necessary, keep your chin up, world peace.
Friday is here, time to celebrate. Just don’t be this guy.
Today’s workout marks the start of a new bodybuilding micro-cycle as part of the SwoleFIT strength template. Tempo should be deliberately slowed to increase the amount of time your muscles are under stress. We’ll be using a 3-0-3 tempo: 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up. This slower pace will increase the amount of time your muscles are under tension and should really break down those muscle fibers paving the road for sweet, succulent muscle growth.
Motivation- Check out this video of Drew Brees hitting it hard in the offseason:
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.
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.
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.
Do you want to get big? Tryna get swole? Interested in becoming a beefcake? Look no further than this brand spankin’ new SHOULDALEGZTRAPZABZ workout to get the people goin’.
Today’s motivation is actually some very practical, useful advice from Kelly Starett. Apply these movement principles to your deadlift to optimize performance/ most efficiently create torque with your body.