26th of August, 2013 — Workout — 8-Count Burpees, One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts, Rows, Iron Mikes, Straight Leg Raises

My fellow Convicts,

How’re you all doing today? I’d have to say it’s another excellent day to get some training in, dont you? I didnt get to do my normal routine, but nonetheless it was a decent workout. Nice to mix things up a bit occasionally anyway!

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Today’s workout, as I mentioned, wasn’t my usual routine. It was also torrential raining on us the entire time. Kind of got my phone wet, which pisses me off. Hopefully the ol’ let it soak in rice overnight will fix it up. Had a nice group of people to workout with me today. The meetup.com group I’ve is gaining more traction. I had five people show up today! Getting closer and closer to getting my own training off the ground.

Anyway, time for dinner so here’s what we did today! ( I didnt have any of my usual electronics to keep track of the reps for today unfortunately, all you get is the workouts )

STAY STRONG!

-B

This workout will be a Tabata workout. If you don’t remember what that means, dont worry baby birds, I’ll feed you!

Tabata workouts are as follows:

• Eight Rounds

• 20 seconds of Exercise

• 10 Seconds of Rest

• Thats it!!

Exercise 1:

  • 8-Count Burpees

Exercise 2:

  • One-Leg Romanian Deadlift

Exercise 3:

  • Rows

Exercise 4:

  • Iron Mikes

Exercise 5:

  • Straight Leg Raises

 

23rd of August, 2013 — Workout — Rows, Pushups, Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups, Dips, Sandbag Full Body Squats with Calf Raises

Whats happening my fellow Convicts?

Had four people showing up today that I was ‘training.’ Was at a local school’s playground today. It’s so much fun working outside! I’m not sure how conventional gyms succeed when mother nature is so much more beautiful and nothing beats having fresh clean air and natural sunlight highlighting your workouts!

STAY STRONG!

-B

Warmup:

  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Left )
  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Right )
  • 10 Forward / Reverse Arm Circles ( Small, Medium & Large )
  • 20 Burpees

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Horizontal Work: Rows & Pushups

Rows using the Swings:

Set 1:

  • 10 Rows

Set 2:

  • 10 Rows

Set 3:

  • 10 Rows

Pushups:

 Ladder’s

  • 1 Pushup With Hands Elevated
  • 2 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 3 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 4 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 5 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 6 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 7 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 8 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 8 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 6 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 5 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 4 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 3 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 2 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 1 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 2 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 3 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 4 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 5 Pushups With Hands Elevated
  • 6 Pushups With Hands Elevated

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Vertical Work: Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups & Dips – Both on Rings

Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups:

Set 1:

  • 10 Negative Pullups

Set 2:

  • 10 Negative Pullups

Set 3:

  • 9 Negative Pullups

Dips:

Set 1:

  • 10 Dips

Set 2:

  • 9 Dips

Set 3:

  • 7 Dips

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Legs: Sandbag Full Body Squat with Calf Raises

Full Body Squat with Calf Raises at the top

Set 1:

  • 10 Full Body Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 2:

  • 10 Full Body Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 3: Two second pause at the bottom

  • 10 Full Body Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

16th of August, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, L-Sit,Tuck Planche Pushup, Advanced Tuck Back / Front Lever, Dips on Rings, Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups, Full Squats with Calf Raises

Hey o’ Convicts,

HELL YEAH CALISTHENICSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn guys, I’m hoping you had as good as a workout today as I did! I beat todays workout down man, pushed myself and improved on almost all my numbers! I do love my rings workouts. As much as I like working out with other people, there’s something about working out solo in the woods with my tunes and thoughts. It’s an excellent stress relief, and I’ve always enjoyed being in the woods since I was a lil chap haha. Some people are afraid of them, but I love the peacefulness, and tranquility of being out in mother nature. It’s nice to disconnect yourself from everything even if its for a few hours each week. Being in the technology field for a profession ( for now! ) its a drain on me. I used to love it, and I still do to some degree, but its a bit much for me these days. I dont want to be connected to everyone all the time … /rant

Things are coming along slowly but surely in my pursuit of transitioning careers. I actually have 16 people who’ve signed up for my fitness meetup.com group. Slowly building my army of convicts! And just think, you were among the first to join in on this journey 🙂

I’m almost about to transition to the next phase of my Pullup journey. I was able to crank out 27 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups on the Rings today! Getting that second set of ten was such a huge confidence and adrenaline booster. Feels good man!

Leave me some victories you’ve had this week and as always ….

Stay Strong!

-B

Warmup:

  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Left )
  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Right )
  • 20 Shoulder Dislocates
  • 1 Minute Straight Arm Support
  • 10 Forward / Reverse Arm Circles ( Small, Medium & Large )
  • 20 Burpees

Skill Work:

  • 12s Wall Handstand — 2s Freestanding
  • 22s Wall Handstand — 3s Freestanding
  • 17s Wall Handstand — 0s Freestanding
  • 32s L-Sit ( On Rings )
  • 24s L-Sit ( On Rings )

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Planche Progression: Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 1: Tuck Planche Pushups

  • 6.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 2: 

  • 5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 3: 

  • 5 Tuck Planche Pushups

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Lever Progression’s: Advanced Tuck Back & Front Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Back Lever

  • 7s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 2: 

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 3:

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Front Lever

  • 14s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 2: 

  • 10s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 7s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: Dips on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 2: 

  • 8.5 Dips

Set 3: 

  • 6 Dips

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One-Arm Chinup Progression: Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 2:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 3:

  • 7 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

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Sandbag Training: Full Squats with Calf Raises

Set 1: 

  • 10 Full Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 2: 

  • 10 Full Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 3:

  • 10 Full Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

19th of August, 2013 — Workout — Cardio, Bulgarian Split Squats, Box Jumps, Balance Work, Precision Jumping, Side Swing & Forward Swing Traverse, Overhead Ladder’s, Rows, Calf Raises, L-Sit Pullups, Dips, Hand Walk’s, Tuck Planche Pushups

CONVICTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today’s workout was awesome … well most of them are awesome, but today’s was particularly awesome for me I’d say.

I’ve recently started a meetup.com gruoup for alternative / unconventional training in the town I live in. I’ve had a few of my friends sign up just who’ve been wanting to workout, and it’s been pretty fun to ‘train’ them.  I’ve been able to incorporate some of my MovNat techniques, and I really can’t wait for my class / certification in September! It’s absolutely going to help me by working and incorporating it into my workouts right now. I always learn better when I’m teaching, it makes me really have to know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, it was four of us today and it was an excellent workout. We had Balancing, Jumping, Strength, Cardio, Traversing overhead Parallel Bars. It was intense. I’m glad to’ve had others there I could push and test their limits.  The trail we used was down by the waterfront and it had different Calisthenics stations set at different intervals. We would run down the trail, then turn around and hit up the stations on the way back, a total of three times …. ah, just check out the workout below

STAY STRONG!!

-B

Cardio:

We ran approximately .64 miles x four. For a grand total of …. 2.56 Miles!

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Legs work:

Set 1:

  • 10 Bulgarian Split Squats ( Left )
  • 10 Bulgarian Split Squats ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 20 Box Jumps

Set 3:

  • 10 Bulgarian Split Squats ( Left )
  • 10 Bulgarian Split Squats ( Right )

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Balance work:

Set 1:

  • Walk forward / backward on the beams. If you fell off you had to start over
  • Three times up and down the beam, using the MovNat Pivot Reverse Technique
  • Three times up and down the beam, using the MovNat Cross Reverse Technique

Set 2:

  • Walk forward / backward on the beams. If you fell off you had to start over
  • Three times up and down the beam, using the MovNat Pivot Reverse Technique
  • Three times up and down the beam, using the MovNat Cross Reverse Technique

Set 3:

  • Walk forward / backward on the beams. If you fell off you had to start over
  • Three times up and down the beam, using the MovNat Pivot Reverse Technique
  • Three times up and down the beam, using the MovNat Cross Reverse Technique

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Precision Jumps:

Set 1:

  • Three – Four rounds of Jumping from beam to beam, practicing the MovNat General Landing Technique

Set 2:

  • Three – Four rounds of Jumping from beam to beam, practicing the MovNat General Landing Technique

Set 3:

  • Three – Four rounds of Jumping from beam to beam, practicing the MovNat General Landing Technique

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Transversing the Overhead Parallel Bars:

Set 1:

  • Going down one side of the bars and then back the other side using the MovNat Side Swing Traverse

Set 2:

  • Same deal, only using the MovNat Forward Swing Traverse

Set 3:

  • Lastly, using both bars with the Overhead Ladder Technique

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Rows:

Set 1:

  • 10 Rows

Set 2:

  • 10 Rows

Set 3:

  • 10 Rows

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Calf Raises:

Set 1:

  • 10 Calf Raises ( Left )
  • 10 Calf Raises ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 10 Calf Raises ( Left )
  • 10 Calf Raises ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 10 Calf Raises ( Left )
  • 10 Calf Raises ( Right )

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Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups on the Rings:

Set 1:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 2:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 3:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

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Dips & Hand Walking on the Parallel Bars:

Set 1:

  • Hand walk the length of the bar’s
  • 10 Dips

Set 2:

  • Hand walk the length of the bar’s
  • 10 Dips

Set 3:

  • Hand walk the length of the bar’s
  • 10 Dips

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Tuck Planche Pushups:

Set 1:

  • 5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 2:

  • 4.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 3:

  • 4 Tuck Planche Pushups

16th of August, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, L-Sit,Tuck Planche Pushup, Advanced Tuck Back / Front Lever, Dips on Rings, Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups, Full Squats with Calf Raises

Hey o’ Convicts,

Have a lot to do this evening, so I’m not going to put much. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll catch you all on Monday!

Stay Strong!

-B

Warmup:

  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Left )
  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Right )
  • 20 Shoulder Dislocates
  • 1 Minute Straight Arm Support
  • 10 Forward / Reverse Arm Circles ( Small, Medium & Large )
  • 20 Burpees

Skill Work:

  • 22s Wall Handstand — 2s Freestanding
  • 25s Wall Handstand — 3s Freestanding
  • 12s Wall Handstand — 0s Freestanding
  • 31s L-Sit ( On Rings )
  • 24s L-Sit ( On Rings )

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Planche Progression: Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 1: Tuck Planche Pushups

  • 5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 2: 

  • 4 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 3: 

  • 4.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

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Lever Progression’s: Advanced Tuck Back & Front Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Back Lever

  • 7s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 2: 

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 3:

  • 7s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Front Lever

  • 12s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 2: 

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 7s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: Dips on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 9 Dips

Set 2: 

  • 7 Dips

Set 3: 

  • 7 Dips

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One-Arm Chinup Progression: Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 1: 

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 2:

  • 9 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 3:

  • 7 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

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Sandbag Training: Full Squats with Calf Raises

Set 1: 

  • 10 Full Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 2: 

  • 10 Full Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 3:

  • 10 Full Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises