This is the last week of this particular combination of movements. Push it to the limit and max out that pump potential in your guns. Start priming for the peak of summer; this is when the hard work really starts to pay off. Comments like, “Damn dude, have you been working out,” “Bro, you are freaking huge,” and“Are you doing protein or something now, man?” make all the hard work worthwhile. (Note that 80-90% of comments about your increased musculature will originate from other males)
The legend, Mr. Burgundy, shows us how to impress women in an office environment. Take notes.
Choose weights appropriate to your strength level. Again, you should not be going to failure until the last round or two (if that), on any of these movements. Substitute lying leg raises for TTB if necessary.
Get pumped up this Monday with CJ Fletcher. Unchain yo mind!
Check out this video of one of powerlifting’s greats: Ed Coan. Note his fluidity and near perfect biomechanics completing these super heavy lifts. Also note, the inspiring 80’s montage music. Beast mode.
Push yourself through this conditioning workout; it may sound easy but trust me it’s pretty challenging. This Friday’s workout will push you to the limit, get you in gear to take on the weekend. Use bands/assistance on the pullups as needed to maintain form and prevent flailing.
If you need a spot for your workout, look no further for advice than good ol Dom.
5 sets of 5, choose a fairly heavy weight, but do not go to failure
If you don’t have a weighted belt, just hold a dumbbell between your feet.
If floor press is a new movement to you, work on form and don’t go up too high in weight. Take the barbell down until your elbows initiate contact with the ground. Due to the reduced range of motion, floor press is a much easier exercise on your shoulder joint than flat bench. If you ever find yourself w/ shoulder pain or more limited range of motion, try switching up to this.
Conditioning workout should get you that quintessential pump to get your Friday GOIN’. Push yourself and get your heart rate going. More importantly, choose weights and take enough rest between circuits such that you aren’t failing mid-set on any of these exercises.
Today’s conditioning BROADSWOAD is named for one of the icons of the 90’s: Jennifer Aniston. With her irrestisible smile and perky… personality, whose heart doesn’t leap every time they see her on screen? Besides being a regular on the defining 90’s sitcom, Friends, she has been in a score of movies. Two classics are Office Space, the tale of a man who decides to transcend his mediocre existence by making Jennifer Aniston his girlfriend (among other things) and most recently Horrible Bosses where she plays a nympho dentist hellbent on screwing “It’s Always Sunny’s” Charlie Day.
Calves too small? Take a nice prescription sized dose of some Dom Mazetti
This week marks the start of a new series of movements for the shoulders/traps/legs/abs volume workout. Just like Tuesday’s workout, choose lighter weights for this week. Focus on stressing the muscle and maintaining perfect form! We’ll continue to work up in weight over the coming three weeks; no need to get ahead of yourself.
SwoleFIT brother, Glenn from Kansas City sent me this link. It is perhaps one of the greatest, most underappreciated feats of strength of all time.
Today we salute you, Mr. Steve Schmidt. Sure no one knows what in God’s good name this lift is, nor what purpose it serves. But you still nailed your attempt, just like you did the hordes of fangirls that I’m assuming started pursuing you after this accomplishment.
Today’s volume workout marks the start of another 4-week cycle on a slightly different set of movements. However, the main principles and movement juxtapositions are the same. VERY IMPORTANT– choose lower, easier weights this week and we’ll continue to work up to heavier weights over the next three weeks.
CT Fletcher at it again— classic quote: “Before you go, can I ask you a question? *pauses* What the FUCK IS YOU WAITIN’ FOR?!??”
There should be an app that just plays CJ Fletcher quotes on repeat. It could integrate with your bröötal death metal music and would serve to pump you up like nothing else.
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.
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.
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