7.19.13 SWOD

Warmup– Feel the swole, feel the rhyme, come on now, it’s bobsled time.

Strength

  • Flat Bench: 10 sets of 2 @~85-90% 1RM
    • Second week of 4-week bench strength cycle, add 10-20 lbs from weight used last week.
    • Rest should be 60-90 seconds between sets.
  • Split Stance Rows (from pins)- 5 x 5

Conditioning BROADSWOD- “Upton”

  • 5 rounds- 5 pull-ups,  10 dips, 10 alternating dumbbell curls, 10 burpees
  • Prescribed rest (b/t rounds): 30-60 second

This Friday’s BROADSWOD is named for the infamously hot model/human being,  Kate Upton. Having graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition twice, she’s established herself as one of the premier smokeshows of our day and age. However, her talent extends beyond her looks–she’s also an award winning dancer. Search for “Kate Upton Cat Daddy” on Youtube and see for yourself.

Motivation

  • Exclusive! Exclusive! Kate eloquently takes us through her (clearly super effective) workout routine. (a bit NSFW)

7.18.13 SWOD

Second week of this workout as part of the SwoleFIT Strength Cycle Template. Increase the weights 5-10 lbs from last week.

Warmup– Started from the bottom, now we are lifting heavy weights.

Dynamic + Lower Body Power Accessory

  1. EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) for 8 minutes, 3 explosive Pause Squats @ 50-60% 1RM
    • Pause Squat = set the pins such that the bar will rest on them when you are at parallel. Pause for a second at the bottom of each squat, then explode upwards.
  2. Barbell Step-ups: 2 sets, 8-10 reps (use a fairly heavy weight here, goal is to improve power)
  3. Romanian Deadlift: 3 sets, 8-12 reps (heavy weight here as well)

Volume (Shoulders + Traps, 3-0-3 tempo, 3 seconds up, 3 seconds down for each lift, use lighter weights to maintain form, 60-90 seconds rest between sets)

  1. Seated Dumbbell Military Press– 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  2. Barbell Shrugs– 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  3. Dumbbell Lateral Raises– 2 sets of 8-10 reps
  4. Dumbbell Reverse Fly’s– 2 sets of 8-10 reps

Ab Circuit- (2 rounds, 8-12 reps): Weighted Sit-Ups, Lying Leg RaiseBarbell Ab RollersDumbbell Side Bends

Motivation- These guys from California Strength are both absurdly strong and hilarious.

7.16.13 SWOD

Warmup- This will make you feel warm inside.

Dynamic- EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) for 8 minutes- Flat Bench- 3 explosive reps @ 50-60% 1RM

Volume (3-0-3 tempo: 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up, 60-90 seconds b/t supersets)

Second week of the bodybuilding micro-cycle as part of the SwoleFIT strength template. Increase the weights from last week but remember to maintain that deliberately slow tempo and feel the slow burn in your muscles.

Motivation- CT Fletcher instructs you to take it to the next level. So do it.

7.12.13 SWOD

First workout as part of the New Strength Cycle Template Bench Workoutz.

WarmupJump around and stuff

Strength

  • Flat Bench: 8 sets of 3 @~80% 1RM
    • First week of 4-week bench 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.
  • Weighted Pull-ups: 5 x 5, use heavy weight

Conditioning

  • 5 rounds: 8 chin-ups, 12 push-ups, Row 200 Meters*
  • Prescribed rest (b/t rounds): 30-60 seconds

*Sub 30 double unders or 10 burpees for the row if equipment is unavailable

Motivation- Use the forest as your weight room

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:

Weekend Posts (7.6.13 ARWOD + 7.7.13 MWOD)

Saturday (7.6.13)- Recovery

Sunday (7.7.13)– Mental Work

A very powerful idea is presented in this video: that the elements which comprise our bodies are the very same elements from which this universe and the galaxies were spawned. Amid the vastness and entropy of the universe, there is a level of intimacy and connectivity among all things that exist.

7.5.13 SWOD

WarmupLet this be your warmup, young grasshopper

Strength

  • Bench Press: work up to a 1RM
  • Weighted Chin-ups: 5-5-3-3-1-1, increase the weight each set and find your “working” 1RM

Conditioning- “Mila” (If you’ve already completed this workout, increase the working weight and try to beat your previous time)

Motivation- Dom. Gym. Curls. Pump. Need I say more? This one’s an oldie but a goodie.

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.