5.19.13 MWOD

Rest Day (Physical)

Rest your bodies, you deserve it. Sit on the couch all day, go to 7 Eleven, get some Doritos and that pre-packaged queso, and funnel it into your mouth. I don’t care, I’m not the boss of you.

MWOD (Mental Workout Of the Day)

I added a page explaining my outlook on maintaining a Swole mind (SwoleFIT Template > Swole Mind). Here is the direct link.


5.13.13 SWOD



  • Sumo deadlift– work up to a 3 rep rest-pause* max.
  • Rest-Pause = include 10-15 seconds (no more) of rest between each rep to make sure each pull invokes full muscle re-contraction. 
  • Here’s what I’ll do (3 reps each): 135#, 225#, 315#, 365#, 400#, 420#
  • Rest between heavy sets should be at least 3 minutes.

Conditioning GODSWOD- “Zeus”

  • 5 rounds- 5 reps Curtis P Complex (@~50% of your bodyweight), 20 sit-ups
  • Prescribed rest (b/t rounds)- 60-90 seconds

This barbell complex (a series of consecutive movements done with a barbell) was recommended to me by a fellow SwoleFIT brother, and it’s going to be a doozy. Choose a weight where you can maintain perfect form on every rep.

The GODSWOD today is named for the most iconic god of them all: Zeus. Towering from his throne atop Mount Olympus, he hurls thunderbolts down to earth whenever people piss him off or he’s bored. This is an amazing feat of strength as these lightning bolts weigh approximately 450 lbs each.

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  • Hulk Hogan once engaged Zeus in battle; here is the salvaged footage:

4.16.13 SWOD

Note: This is tomorrow’s workout– I’m going to start posting workouts a full day ahead so any #SwoleFIT brethren overseas can see them in time.



  • Flat Bench– 8 sets of 3 @ 50-60% 1RM
    • This weight should be extremely easy. Focus on slowly lowering the bar to your chest and subsequently exploding with full force/velocity on the way back up.
    • Rest 45 seconds between sets


Rest between supersets should be 60-90 seconds, no more. This is optimal for max hypertrophy. Also, choose weights that are moderately difficult, but do NOT go to absolute failure. Focus on getting quality reps here and stimulating that muscle growth.

I’ve changed up the SwoleFIT template slightly to incorporate two days of volume work to complement the two days of conditioning work. These kinds of workouts will make your body blossom into the beautiful muscle garden it was meant to be.


  • It’d be a travesty if I didn’t share every single one of Dom Mazetti aka BroScienceLife’s videos with you guys. They are consistently hilarious and usually pretty true– this one is no exception. Basically, if you do any of the things in this video, you need to reevaluate your life.

4.12.13 SWOD


  • Flat Bench Press
    • 3 warmup sets, 5 reps each @ 50% 1RM
    • 3 working sets, 5 reps each @ 80% 1RM (rest 3-4 minutes between working sets)
  • Bent over Barbell Row– 5 sets of 5, choose a relatively heavy weight but don’t go to failure. Rest 3-4 minutes between sets.


Sub jumping jacks for DU if you don’t gots a jumpy rope. Seriously though, just buy a jump rope.

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This is pretty much the ideal Friday workout. First you throw up a ton of weight on the bench press, then you immediately get a get a case of pump fever from the conditioning workout. Head to the Baby Gap afterwards, get yourself a sick smedium shirt, then hit the club.


  • I’ve got to go with my main man, Dom Mazetti, coming through in the clutch once again. Dom explains the relationship between lifting and drinking, eloquently intermingling #broscience, hilarity, and truth.