Weekend Posts (6.8.13 ARWOD + 6.9.13 MWOD)

Saturday (6/8/13) Recovery

  • Optional cardio + Foam rolling + Broga/Brobility
  • Become a supple leopard— if you have the dispensable income, I highly recommend purchasing this book. The information contained is worth many, many times over $34.

Sunday (6/9/13) Mental Work

Here’s another pretty sick montage from DeFranco’s gym; note the high number of activities designed to increase speed/explosiveness.

5.18.13 ARWOD



  • Team SwoleFIT will be doing the Chicago tough mudder on this fair day; for those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a 13 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. It’s a test of your strength, especially your mental strength and is guaranteed to increase the size of your proverbial (and literal) cajones.
  • There’s races all over the country; check out the video to get a glimpse of the event:

5.8.13 ARWOD


I recently discovered an active recovery program called “Recharge” by Joe DeFranco (creator of Westside for Skinny Bastards). Joe is known for training elite athletes out of his warehouse new Jersey gym and has built up quite a reputation by delivering solid results.

“Recharge” is a series of 6 different 10-15 minute routines (all on video), each of which mobilizes specific parts of the body. Each routine is 3 parts- foam roller or lacrosse ball work followed by a mobility stretch followed by a low resistance targeted “activation” movement. I’ve had lower back tightness on and off for about the past 4 years and after doing two of these routines, it completely disappeared. I’m going to continue to do these before I workout/ on off days; I’ll update you guys on its effectiveness.

>>> Click here to check out the program <<<



  • “Do you even lift?” One of the classic inquiries of our time. A bold Russian filmmaker sets out to discover if the denizens of his local township lift, provoking some unpredictable responses.