21st of January — Workout — Chinese, Close Grip, Wide Grip, Full Pushups & Dips

Hey Convicts,

Time for a super intense Push day. On the final stretch of the 1st Class You Are Your Own Gym program. Today is going to be the Ladder routine ( for a refresher, check out my Routines page ).

-B

Chinese Pushups:

  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups
  • 4 Chinese Pushups
  • 5 Chinese Pushups
  • 6 Chinese Pushups
  • 5 Chinese Pushups
  • 4 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups
  • 4 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups
  • 4 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 1 Chinese Pushup
  • 2 Chinese Pushups
  • 3 Chinese Pushups

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Full Pushups:

  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 4 Full Pushups
  • 5 Full Pushups
  • 6 Full Pushups
  • 7 Full Pushups
  • 6 Full Pushups
  • 5 Full Pushups
  • 4 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 4 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 3 Full Pushups
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 2 Full Pushups
  • 1 Full Pushup
  • 1 Full Pushup

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Close Grip Pushups

  • 1 Close Grip Pushup
  • 2 Close Grip Pushups
  • 3 Close Grip Pushups
  • 4 Close Grip Pushups
  • 5 Close Grip Pushups
  • 6 Close Grip Pushups
  • 7 Close Grip Pushups
  • 6 Close Grip Pushups
  • 5 Close Grip Pushups
  • 4 Close Grip Pushups
  • 3 Close Grip Pushups
  • 2 Close Grip Pushups
  • 1 Close Grip Pushup
  • 1 Close Grip Pushup
  • 2 Close Grip Pushups
  • 3 Close Grip Pushups
  • 4 Close Grip Pushups
  • 3 Close Grip Pushups

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Wide Grip Pushups:

  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 3 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 4 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 5 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 6 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 7 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 6 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 5 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 4 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 3 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 3 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 3 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups

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Dips ( Chair ):

  • 1 Dip
  • 2 Dips
  • 3 Dips
  • 4 Dips
  • 5 Dips
  • 6 Dips
  • 7 Dips
  • 6 Dips
  • 5 Dips
  • 4 Dips
  • 3 Dips
  • 2 Dips
  • 1 Dip
  • 1 Dip
  • 2 Dips
  • 3 Dips
  • 2 Dips
  • 1 Dip

17th of January, 2013 — Workout — Hanging Knee Raises, Iron Crosses, Alternating One-Leg Hip Extensions, Supermans, V-Ups, Russian Twists

Hey guys,

I’m going to try and keep up with this, and my workouts. Life’s not being kind at the moment, I apologize if I’m a bit absent in the future.

-B

Hanging Straight Leg Raises & Iron Crosses ( Knees bent ):

Set 1:

  • 5
  • 12

Set 2:

  • 5
  • 12

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Alternating One-Leg Hip Extensions & Supermans:

Set 1:

  • 5
  • 12

Set 2:

  • 5
  • 12

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V-Ups & Russian Twists:

Set 1:

  • 5
  • 12

Set 2:

  • 5
  • 12

16th of January, 2013 — Workout — Pullups, Let Me In’s & Let Me Up’s

Whats happening CONVICTS!! Another fun day of Pulling exercises. I really hope after this week, the last four weeks of You Are Your Own Gym will be ‘better’. I say that only because, I’m not a big fan of the programming of it so far. Suppose it just doesnt align with my goals, and I’ll be going back to my own kind of thing after I’m done with it. I’m thinking about purchasing this book: Overcoming Gravity. I’ve heard it has excellent progressions and the author frequents the BodyWeightFitness subreddit I frequent.

Regardless, I’ll be finishing up the last four weeks of the YAYOG routine. I may combine some of the OG CC into some hybrid Calisthenics routine TO RULE THEM ALL! haha, I can see the Pre-workout’s kicking in, I’m getting all crazy again. Probably time to start warming up the shoulders and such for today’s workout.

STAY STRONG & Leave me something inspirational!!

-B

P.s. Last week of Supersets

Pullups & Let Me In’s:

Going to be doing the first set with Super Wide Pullups.

Holding those Super Wide Pull’s for three seconds at the top snuck up on me. Brutal for the last two, my whole upper body was shaking!

Set 1:

  • 5 Super Wide Grip Pullups
  • 12 Let Me In’s

Set 2:

  • 5 Full Pullups
  • 12 Let Me In’s

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Let Me In’s ( Four second contraction at top ) & Let Me Up’s:

Nice, able to crank out one more rep in the first set of Let Me Up’s – Arms are on fire!!

Set 1:

  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 11 Let Me Up’s

Set 2:

  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 10 Let Me Up’s

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Let Me Up’s ( Elevated feet ) & Let Me In’s ( Palms up ):

Biceps were feeling it by the end of this. Having the palms up for the Let Me In’s really hit them with a vengeance

Set 1:

  • 5 Let Me Up’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s

Set 2:

  • 4 Let Me Up’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s

14th of January, 2013 — Workout — 1/2 One-Leg Squats, Toyota’s, Side / Back Lunges, One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts, Burpees

Wasn’t planning on working out today, as I got home late – But I was just itching to put in some solid work this evening. Had a long day, and needed that relaxing effect that the ol’ Calisthenics give me. Nothing like getting your sweat on to melt away the stresses of the day.

Think I’m going to take it a bit easy tomorrow, and work on some Hand Stand practice. I dont get enough of that in, seems as though its one of the one’s my mind doesnt mind forgetting / skipping. BOO on that, but I know it’s something I struggle with. What’s something you struggle with Convict?

Catch you crazy cats tomorrow – as always … Stay Strong!

-B

1/2 One-Leg Squats & Toyotas ( With four second pause at bottom )

Dont really have much time with these Supersets to type my thoughts while I’m doing my workouts like I do with most other routines. I’m really glad that I only have to do five reps though for the first part of this routine, because the slow three count down and three count hold for 1/2 One-Leg Squats make the quads burn! I know I probably say this every time, but nothing make them burn that bad.

I had to make sure I had perfect form today, as my left knee was acting up a bit. I did have to do a lot of walking around today though.

Set 1:

  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Left )
  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Right )
  • 8 Toyota’s

Set 2:

  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Left )
  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Right )
  • 8 Toyota’s

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Side Lunges & Back Lunges ( With two second pause at bottom )

Not much to say about these guys. I do enjoy those back lunges much more though, they seem to give me a better burn. My Right Hammy, is still a bit off from a few weeks ago when I strained it, so I have to be cautious on the first few reps to see how strong it’s going to be today. Nothing major, but I pay attention so that it wont be!

Set 1:

  • 5 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 5 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 9 Back Lunges ( Left )
  • 9 Back Lunges ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 5 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 5 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 10 Back Lunges ( Left )
  • 10 Back Lunges ( Right )

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One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts & Burpees

My balance is getting so much better every time I do these One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts. The damn’d Burpees are a killer on my cardiovascular system. I really need to become more consistent with some sort of cardio. Hopefully when I start boxing again, I’ll get back into the groove of running every morning. Not having the fuel tank sucks. Makes me feel like my fitness level is limited because of it.

Set 1:

  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Left )
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Right )
  • 10 Burpees

Set 2:

  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Left )
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Right )
  • 12 Burpees

 

13th of January, 2013 — Workout — Close & Wide Grip Pushups ( Elevated feet ), Shove Off’s, Military Presses, Thumbs Up, & Dips

Hey Convicts,

Things didnt seem to be too hard today, well I shouldnt say that, but they were a lot easier than last week when I did these. I almost feel a bit jipped by todays workout. I dont have the usual burn, or wornout-ness as I usually do, especially last week when I did this routine. If I had another week of doing this, I’d have to add my backpack full of weight again. Thankfully there’s only more week of the Supersets. Oh well, can’t have it all I suppose, as long as you stick with it, you’ll see results. Hey, I made some progress so I’ll take it 🙂

-B

Wide Grip Pushups ( Elevated feet ) & Shove Off’s

Set 1:

  • 5 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 12 Shove Off’s

Set 2:

  • 5 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 12 Shove Off’s

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Military Presses ( Elevated feet ) & Thumbs Up

Set 1:

  • 5 Military Presses
  • 12 Thumbs Up

Set 2:

  • 5 Military Presses
  • 12 Thumbs Up

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Close Grip Pushups ( Elevated feet ) & Dips ( Chair )

Set 1:

  • 5 Close Grip Pushups
  • 11 Dips

Set 2:

  • 5 Close Grip Pushups
  • 9 Dips

11th of January, 2013 — Workout —

Hanging Straight Leg Raises & Iron Crosses ( Knees Bent ):

Set 1:

  • 5 Hanging Straight Leg Raises
  • 12 Iron Crosses

Set 2:

  • 5 Hanging Straight Leg Raises
  • 12 Iron Crosses

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Alternating One-Leg Hip Extensions & Supermans:

Set 1:

  • 5 One-Leg Hip Extensions ( Left )
  • 5 One-Leg Hip Extensions ( Right )
  • 12 Supermans

Set 2:

  • 5 One-Leg Hip Extensions ( Left )
  • 5 One-Leg Hip Extensions ( Right )
  • 12 Supermans

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V-Ups & Russian Twists:

Set 1:

  • 5 V-Ups
  • 12 Russian Twists

Set 2:

  • 5 V-Ups
  • 12 Russian Twists

10th of January, 2013 — Workout — Pullups, Let Me In’s & Let Me Up’s

Pullups & Let Me In’s:

Set 1:

  • 4 Super Wide Grip Pullups
  • 12 Let Me In’s

Set 2:

  • 5 Full Pullups
  • 12 Let Me In’s

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Let Me In’s ( Four second contraction at the top ) & Let Me Up’s:

Set 1:

  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 10 Let Me Up’s

Set 2:

  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 10 Let Me Up’s

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Let Me Up’s ( Elevated feet ) & Let Me In’s ( Palms up ):

Set 1:

  • 4 Let Me Up’s
  • 7 Let Me In’s

Set 2:

  • 4 Let Me Up’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s

9th of January, 2013 — Workout — 1/2 One-Leg Squats, Toyota’s, Side / Back Lunges, One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts, Burpees

LEG DAY!! I really didnt have too much time between sets to type out my thoughts like I normally do, as this Superset Routine doesnt give you much of a breather – all those pauses, and slow ascension into the workouts. I was honestly not looking forward to todays workout as much as I normally do, for one thing its a Leg day, and I’ve never been a fan of Leg days. After I got done with it all though, my legs had this pump like I’ve never had before, and everything felt awesome. So I think next time around I’ll be psyched for this workout 🙂

Anyway, the workout went well, only had to pause one or two times, and I can’t remember for which workouts now that they’re done. I know those Burpees were trying on the ol’ cardiovascular system. I was panting like it was my job after that first set. I really miss doing my Jump Rope, but I really need to get back into the routine of running – as much as I dislike it with a passion, its no use wearing out so fast. Kind of embarrassing honestly!

The hammy was feeling strong today thankfully for those Side Lunges. I could feel it twinge a bit a few times, but the rest gave it enough time to heal or do whatever was needed so that I was able to crank out some decent numbers today. Let me tell you though, going down with a three count, HOLDING for another three count, and then exploding up is one hell of a test to see how they’re going to hold up. I like the explosiveness of these Supersets – they just feel good. 

The best part of todays workout though I’d have to say is I found out about this awesome Russian show, thats a mashup of Gladiators, Parkour, and MMA. Check it –> http://youtu.be/leArYBWozBI

Stay Strong

-B

1/2 One-Leg Squats & Toyotas ( With four second pause at bottom )

Set 1:

  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Left )
  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Right )
  • 8 Toyotas

Set 2:

  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Left )
  • Five 1/2 One-Leg Squats ( Right )
  • 7 Toyotas

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Side Lunges & Back Lunges ( With two second pause at bottom )

Set 1:

  • 5 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 5 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 9 Back Lunges ( Left )
  • 9 Back Lunges ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 5 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 5 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 9 Back Lunges ( Left )
  • 9 Back Lunges ( Right )

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One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts & Burpees

Set 1:

  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Left )
  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Right )
  • 12 Burpees

Set 2:

  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Left )
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts ( Right )
  • 12 Burpees

8th of January, 2013 — Workout — Elevated Pushups ( Wide Grip & Close ), Shove Off’s, Military Presses ( Elevated feet ), Thumbs Up, Chair Dips

Hey o’ Convicts,

Ready for weeks Five & Six?! These next two weeks are going to be Supersets ( See HERE for description ). So today’s workout beat the hell out of my upper body. The Supersets are no freaking joke my friends. That little   explosion on the way back is no joke. Stay Strong  and keep at it, It will pay off!

How was your workout today?!

-B

Pushups ( Elevated feet ) & Shove Off’s:

Oh HOT DAMN, these were underestimated in my mind before I started. Definitely going to get in an excellent workout today let me tell you. Thankfully there’s only two sets!

Some notes on these:

  1. The Pushups are Wide Grip
  2. There’s a three second pause at the bottom of Both exercises
  3. There’s a three second count on the way down on the Pushups
  4. There’s an explosive push back up on Both
  5. Shove Off height is ~ waist high

Set 1:

  • 5 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 7 Shove Off’s

Set 2:

  • 5 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 10 Shove Off’s

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Military Press ( Elevated feet ) & Thumbs Up

Geesh the three seconds down then the pause for three seconds with the Military Presses are so hard to keep up the higher the reps go! Brutal workout today 🙂

One thing I had to pay attention to was my breathing during the Thumbs Up. It’s so easy to not breathe! I caught myself a few times, especially during the three second pause’s not breathing properly. DONT DO THAT!

Set 1:

  • 5 Military Presses
  • 10 Thumbs Up

Set 2:

  • 5 Military Presses
  • 11 Thumbs Up

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Close Pushups ( Elevated feet ) & Dips ( Chair with legs bent )

As the title mentions, I did the Dips as a Chair Dip, and I had to bend my legs because my Triceps are shot already. I can’t believe how brutal this workout is for me today 🙂 Feels great, but I can’t wait to see what I get next time I do these, because I feel like this is kicking my ass today.

Set 1:

  • 5 Close Pushups
  • 7 Chair Dips

Set 2:

  • 5 Close Pushups
  • 7 Chair Dips