4th of January, 2014 — Workout — Alternating Back Lunges, Alternating One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts, Sandbag Squats & Thumbs Up

Lets GO!

Well my body picked the worst freaking time to get me sick. I probably shouldnt’ve worked out today, but that endorphin addiction is in full swing again. RAWRRR!!!!!!!

Yeah, it’s a bit rough when you’ve to blow your nose between each set. Ah well, I still managed a decent workout today. I’ve also decided to start my cutting diet a bit early as this last month of not working out and still eating my mass gaining diet has taken its toll on the ol’ BF%. I’m incredibly unhappy with how I look at the moment. It’s actually quite discouraging. Thankfully all I need to get it back is mental. I know I can alter my body well enough, but hot damn. This is the highest BF% I’ve ever had in my adult life. Although he’s awfully douchey, TMT says it best …

– HARD WORK AND DEDICATION 

STAY STRONG!

-B

Alternating Back Lunges ( Three second pause at bottom ):

  • 1 Alternating Back Lunge ( Left & Right )
  • 2 Alternating Back Lunges ( Left & Right )
  • 3 Alternating Back Lunges ( Left & Right )
  • 4 Alternating Back Lunges ( Left & Right )
  • 5 Alternating Back Lunges ( Left & Right )

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One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts:

  • 1 One-Leg Romanian Deadlift ( Left & Right )
  • 2 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 3 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 6 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )
  • 3  One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left & Right )

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Sandbag & Full Body Squats:

  • 1 Sandbag Squat
  • 2 Sandbag Squats
  • 3 Sandbag Squats
  • 4 Sandbag Squats
  • 5 Sandbag Squats
  • 6 Sandbag Squats
  • 5 Sandbag Squats
  • 4 Sandbag Squats
  • 3 Sandbag Squats
  • 2 Sandbag Squats
  • 1 Sandbag Squat
  • 2 Full Body Squats
  • 3 Full Body Squats

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Thumbs Up:

  • 1 Thumbs Up
  • 2 Thumbs Up
  • 3 Thumbs Up
  • 4 Thumbs Up
  • 5 Thumbs Up
  • 4 Thumbs Up
  • 3 Thumbs Up
  • 2 Thumbs Up
  • 1 Thumbs Up
  • 2 Thumbs Up
  • 3 Thumbs Up
  • 4 Thumbs Up
  • 5 Thumbs Up
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19th of September, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, L-Sit, Tuck Planche Pushup, Advanced Tuck Back / Front Lever, L-Sit Dips on Rings, Archer Pullups

Hey Convicts,

Whats happening my fellow calisthenics enthusiasts! Writing this up the day after as I had my plate full after the workout again. Life never seems to slow down, and there’s always something to do after you think you’re done! AAAAAAnyway, super psyched to get in a full week of my routine again though. It honestly may be two weeks at this point, I can’t remember when I switched up my days. Checked out the progressions for the Dips on the rings, as I was able to accomplish my goal of three sets of ten. Those L-Sit Dips dont take prisoners let me tell you. A lot more difficult than I had anticipated, not only the strength requirement, but also the balance and technique. I probably couldve got more reps in, but I wanted my form to be 100% – as always. If you’ve been following me along for some time now, you know that I put form over everything else. There’s no reason to train it unless its perfect! It’ll not only waste your damnd time, but it will hinder your progress, and I dont have time for those shenanigans.

The Archer Pullups were also rough. As you can see my numbers dropped from the first time I did them, but that’s because I switched up the technique on them this time. The first time I did them, I was doing more of a Corn Cob Pullup without the push away from the bar at the end. I’d do the regular Pullup and then shift my body from one side to the other, and then back down. Now I do the Pullup and only put one arm out, lower myself and then do the same for the other arm. I feel as though this is more of what is being looked for. I also get to do ‘more’ Pullups using this technique.

Overall a great workout, but thats how I roll!

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:

  • 26s Wall Handstand — 4s Freestanding
  • 27s Wall Handstand — 3s Freestanding
  • 16s Wall Handstand — 0s Freestanding
  • 32s L-Sit ( On Rings )
  • 25s 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: 

  • 5.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 3: 

  • 5.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

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Lever Progression’s: Advanced Tuck Back & Front Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Back Lever

  • 9s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 2: 

  • 11s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 3:

  • 11s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Front Lever

  • 12s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 2: 

  • 11s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 10.5s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: L-Sit Dips on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 6 L-Sit Dips

Set 2: 

  • 8 L-Sit Dips

Set 3: 

  • 7 L-Sit Dips

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One-Arm Chinup Progression: Archer Pullups on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Left )
  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Left )
  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Left )
  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Right )

 

17th of September, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, L-Sit,Tuck Planche Pushup, Advanced Tuck Back / Front Lever, Dips on Rings, Archer Pullups, Sandbag Training

Hey Convicts,

Kind of in a hurry tonight, but here’s what was accomplished 🙂 Goood day overall, and I’ve upgrade to the next progression of Archer Pullups! Super fun, but incredibly hard!

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:

  • 20s Wall Handstand — 3s Freestanding
  • 15s Wall Handstand — 2s Freestanding
  • 28s Wall Handstand — 3s Freestanding
  • 28s L-Sit ( On Rings )
  • 22s L-Sit ( On Rings )

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Planche Progression: Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 1: Tuck Planche Pushups

  • 6 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 2: 

  • 5.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 3: 

  • 5.5 Tuck Planche Pushups

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Lever Progression’s: Advanced Tuck Back & Front Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Back Lever

  • 9s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 2: 

  • 10s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 3:

  • 10s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Front Lever

  • 10s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 2: 

  • 9.5s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: Dips on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 2: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 3: 

  • 10 Dips

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One-Arm Chinup Progression: Archer Pullups on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 5 Archer Pullups ( Left )
  • 5 Archer Pullups ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 4 Archer Pullups ( Left )
  • 4 Archer Pullups ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Left )
  • 3 Archer Pullups ( Right )

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Sandbag Training: Full Body Squats with Calf Raises

Set 1:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

Set 2:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

Set 3:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

14th of September, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, L-Sit,Tuck Planche Pushup, Advanced Tuck Back / Front Lever, Dips on Rings, Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups, Sandbag Training

Hey Convicts,

( Written 09/16 )Kind of disappointed. It was another not so great weather day out again, thankfully it wasn’t raining though. I had logged my workout on my cell on the WordPress app, but I must’ve forgot to save the draft. I lost all the reps and any notes I had taken. Ah well, the only thing I know for certain was that I was able to get all the dips, and only eight and a half on the last set of Pulls. I also had a good day on the Handstand training, but again, I don’t remember!

You can’t change what you dont measure!

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:

I was unable to time these like I normally do as it was raining out today and I’ve learned my lesson that my Cell is NOT waterproof.

  • ??s Wall Handstand — ?s Freestanding
  • ??s Wall Handstand — ?s Freestanding
  • ??s Wall Handstand — ?s Freestanding
  • ??s L-Sit ( On Rings )
  • ??s L-Sit ( On Rings )

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Planche Progression: Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 1: Tuck Planche Pushups

  • 6 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 2: 

  • 5 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

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 2: 

  • 9s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 3:

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Front Lever

  • 10s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 2: 

  • 9s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: Dips on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 2: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 3: 

  • 10 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:

  • 8.5 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

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Sandbag Training: Full Body Squats with Calf Raises

Set 1:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

Set 2:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

Set 3:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

12th of September, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, L-Sit,Tuck Planche Pushup, Advanced Tuck Back / Front Lever, Dips on Rings, Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups, Sandbag Training

My oh my Convicts,

Todays workout was awesome! Not only was I able to get my own routine in again & it was pouring out  ( which was super relaxing and a nice temp change ), BUT …

I FINALLY GOT 30 L-Sit Wide Grip Pullups!!!!!!! ( & 30 Dips ) !!!!!!

I’m so pumped. One step closer to getting the One-Arm Chinup!! Think Archer Pull’s are next, I’m going to have to check the progressions as its been months I’ve been working on these guys.

Sorry so short tonight, but I’ve some plans that are needing tending to, catch you guys on Saturday!!!!

STAY STRONG!

-B

Warmup:

  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Left )
  • 15 Forward / Reverse Wrist Circles ( Right )
  • 20 Shoulder Dislocates
  • 1 Minute Straight Arm Support <– DAMMIT I FORGOT THESE TODAY!!!
  • 10 Forward / Reverse Arm Circles ( Small, Medium & Large )
  • 20 Burpees

Skill Work:

I was unable to time these like I normally do as it was raining out today and I’ve learned my lesson that my Cell is NOT waterproof.

  • ??s Wall Handstand — ?s Freestanding
  • ??s Wall Handstand — ?s Freestanding
  • ??s Wall Handstand — ?s Freestanding
  • ??s L-Sit ( On Rings )
  • ??s L-Sit ( On Rings )

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Planche Progression: Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 1: Tuck Planche Pushups

  • 6 Tuck Planche Pushups

Set 2: 

  • 5 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

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 2: 

  • 9s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 3:

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Back Lever

Set 1: Advanced Tuck Front Lever

  • 10s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 2: 

  • 9s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 8s Advanced Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: Dips on Rings

Set 1: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 2: 

  • 10 Dips

Set 3: 

  • 10 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:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

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Sandbag Training: Full Body Squats with Calf Raises

Set 1:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

Set 2:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

Set 3:

  • 10 Full Body Squats & Calf Raises

4th of September, 2013 — Workout — Rows, Pushups, Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups, Dips, Bulgarian Split Squats, One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts & Full Body Squats with Calf Raises

My Fellow Convicts,

How’re you crazies doing today? Hoping you kicked some A out there with your workouts today, I know I sure did! Things are going smoothly with my meetup groups, I’m getting more comfortable, and most important I’m helping others become fit! What else could be more rewarding than that huh? I’m going to have to switch things up a bit though, as I’m losing the gains with regards to my own personal goals. I’m all for helping others, but when my personal goals start to slip I need to change things up a bit. I’m considering switching my routines to Tue / Thur / Sat or Sun. This will be twofold, as I’ll be able to devote all of my attention to my ‘students’ and I’ll still be able to progress with my goals. Working out is awesome, but its even more awesome when youve some goals to work towards … dont you think?

Leave me some awesome gains, or accomplishments you guys have achieved today, this week, this month … anything!

STAY STRONG!

-B

Warmup:

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

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Horizontal Work: Rows & Pushups

Rows on Rings

Set 1:

  • 10 Rows

Set 2:

  • 10 Rows

Set 3:

  • 10 Rows

Pushups:

We did this last set as a Ladder workout … Remember Ladders?!

Set 1: 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
  • 7 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 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

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

Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 1:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 2:

  • 10 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Set 3:

  • 9 Wide Grip L-Sit Pullups

Dips:

Set 1:

  • 9 Dips

Set 2:

  • 6 Dips

Set 3:

  • 5 Dips

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Legs: Bulgarian Split Squats, One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts & Full Body Squat with Calf Raises


Set 1: Bulgarian Split Squats

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

Set 2: One-Leg Romaian Deadlifts 

  • 10 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left )
  • 10 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts  ( Right )

Set 3: Bulgarian Split Squats With Calf Raises

  • 10 Alternating Back Lunges ( Left )
  • 10 Calf Raises
  • 10 Alternating Back Lunges ( Right )
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 4: Full Body Squats with Calf Raises

  • 10 Full Body Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

Set 5: Bulgarian Split Squats

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

Set 6: One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts

  • 10 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Left )
  • 10 One-Leg Romanian Deadlifts ( Right )

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