24th of February, 2014 — Workout — Bicycles, Hyperextensions, Hello Darlings & Swimmers

Bicycles:

  • 11

Hyperextensions with hands under chin

  • 7
  • 3 down

Hello Darlings:

  • 12

Swimmers:

  • 8
  • 7 up
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24th of January, 2014 — Workout — Wide Grip Pushups, Military Press, Close Grip Pushups, Dips, Leg Lifts, Supermans, Bicycles, & Hyperextensions

CONVICTS!

Going to crank out two days worth of work today BECAUSE I CAN! I also took the full package of pre-workout that came as a sample with my protein powder. Didnt realize it was two servings … whatever. Just super itchy today!

Was a fantastic workout today, I felt like one day a week for the pushing exercises was a bit weak, especially because ten reps isnt really a challenge … I’m psyched for the Power Block next week. I’ll be even more psyched once I can get my RING ROUTINE BACk! ( Yes I’m still a bit pumped up even after my workout )

I will say that those Hyperextensions at the end were rough. I had to dig down and persevere to get those last three reps, with good form of course.

How’re you all doing with your workouts? Until next time convicts!

STAY STRONG!

-B

Decline Wide Grip Pushups:

  • 10 Decline Wide Grip Pushups
  • 10 Decline Wide Grip Pushups
  • 10 Decline Wide Grip Pushups

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Military Presses:

  • 10 Military Presses
  • 10 Military Presses
  • 10 Military Presses

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Close Grip Pushups:

  • 10 Close Grip Pushups
  • 10 Close Grip Pushups
  • 10 Close Grip Pushups

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Dips:

  • 10 Dips
  • 10 Dips
  • 10 Dips

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Leg Lifts:

  • 10 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Leg Lifts

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Supermans ( Three second pause at the top ):

  • 10 Supermans
  • 10 Supermans
  • 10 Supermans

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Bicycles:

  • 10 Bicycles ( Left & Right )
  • 10 Bicycles ( Left & Right )
  • 10 Bicycles ( Left & Right )

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Hyperextensions ( Hands to the side, three second pause at top ):

  • 10 Hyperextensions
  • 10 Hyperextensions
  • 10 Hyperextensions

 

4th of January, 2013 — Workout — Hanging Straight Leg Raises, Supermans, Bicycles, & Hyperextensions

Hey folks,

Going to be a bit of a mild one for me today, I’m still recovering from shoveling out my driveway a couple days ago. Landlord gave me this little, tiny-ass kids looking shovel so I had to use a lot more of my lower back than I should’ve. That being said, I’m not going to be doing the pauses at the top of the Supermans. We’ll see though, I  say that now, but once I’m into it I may be OK?

This is the last day of Interval Sets. It’s bittersweet, but I’m looking forward to the next routines. Hoping to get some time in this weekend to give the ol’ Routines page an update.

I’m honestly surprised how many people dont take up Calisthenics. It’s not that hard, unless you want it to be. Its super cheap, compared to monthly gym membership fees & if the elite of the elite in our Armed Forces almost exclusively use it to train and keep themselves in their top tier levels of fitness – it’s almost a no-brainer if you ask me. I suppose I’m a bit biased though, as I’ve always liked and admired alternative training techniques.

How’s your progress coming along?!

– B

Hanging Straight Leg Raises:

Feeling good today – Shoulders are a bit tight though from all those Pullups yesterday. Nice to see progress at least! Boy those sure do know how to put a burn on the ol’ Abdominals.

Form started to go south with that last set, so I figured I’d cut it a few reps short to maintain proper form. Good call me! haha

Set 1:

  • 12 Hanging Straight Leg Raises

Set 2:

  • 11 Hanging Straight Leg Raises

Set 3:

  • 9 Hanging Straight Leg Raises

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Supermans: ( Three second pause at the top )

OK, so I lied! I paused for three seconds at the top of each rep – well on the First set so far at least. I just couldnt help myself. I’ll keep it up as long as I’m able to maintain proper form, and feel as though I wont injure myself.

OOH, it burns so good – It’s sometimes hard to breathe consistently while doing this workout. All of my weight is essentially on my diaphragm and its almost a workout in that to keep balance on my stomach while breathing in and out.

Well I was able to crank out three full sets of 12 reps, so that feels good – with the three second pauses at the top! My lower back is on fire though, so well see how that transitions into the Hyperextensions for me. I may nix those all together, because I’ll probably be out shoveling the driveway again this weekend.

Set 1:

  • 12 Supermans

Set 2:

  • 12 Supermans

Set 3:

  • 12 Supermans

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Bicycles:

I remembered from last time, that these weren’t the greatest for me. I went super slow – took over a minute to crank out the first set, and they still didnt really give me the burn I’m expecting. Guess I’ll have to go even slower, or just cut these out all together if they’re in the next couple weeks routines.

OK! I think I figured it out on that second set. I decided to do a little pause on each side when my elbows touched my leg’s. HOT DAMN, by the tenth rep, my abs were regretting that decision, but my brain wouldnt let them give up. Felt good to finish them up, but what felt even better was stretching out after.

Nothing like the burn of working out the Ab’s. I love that burn more than any other, its one of the most painful, but most satisfying. I know Ab’s are ‘built’ in the kitchen, but you need to do your work in the gym for the kitchen discipline to pay off.

Set 1:

  • 12 Bicycles

Set 2: ( One second pause at the top )

  • 12 Bicicyles

Set 3: ( One second pause at the top )

  • 12 Bicycles

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Hyperextensions:

I’ve decided to keep the Hyperextensions in today. I’m just focusing on keeping good form, and going slowly. Can’t strengthen the muscles if you dont work them out! After that first set my lower back’s up for it anyway. Just needed to be warmed up I’m thinking. Plus I got an adrenaline rush from a song that came on!

In case I forgot to mention, I’m doing these with my hands under my chin – as per the recommendation in You Are Your Own Gym.

Last set finally caught up to my back, and told me to HALT! Still got in some good numbers.

Set 1:

  • 12 Hyperextensions

Set 2:

  • 10 Hyperextensions

Set 3:

  • 9 HyperextensionsA

21st of December, 2012 — Workout — Back Lunges, One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift, Toyota’s & Hyperextensions

Going out boozin for the holidays – Will update format tomorrow or sometime this weekend. Be safe & strong convicts.

-B

Back Lunges:

  • 7

One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift:

  • 7

Toyota’s:

  • 8

Hyperextensions:

  • 11

18th of December, 2012 — Workout — Back Lunges, One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift, Toyota’s & Hyperextensions

OK Convicts, read to rock this again?

My legs were getting shaky there towards the end of the One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift set’s.

My legs haven’t collapsed underneath me in a long time! On the last rep of the Toyota’s, after I jumped, on the way down things got real. I almost fell over, there was literally nothing left in the old Quad’s to hold my tired ass body up. Man they feel like someone put gasoline on them and lit them on fire, not a bad burn, just super intense heat on those bad boys – Feels good man! Thankfully no more leg exercises tonight because its been a battle.

Havent had to take a breather really between workouts but I’m taking a five after that one – Gonna mow down a handful of almonds! Man I love those lil guys.

I’m so psyched too, my protein power finally arrived today. I wasn’t paying attention and ran out last Thursday  had to make an emergency order! I’ve also decided to go back on my Mass gaining diet again for a few months. If interested check out my nutrition tracking –> Here. I really enjoy being able to eat a crap ton of food and it seems to make my workouts much more fulfilling.

Any struggles and / or victories today?

-B

Alternating Back Lunges ( Three second pause at the bottom ):

  • 1 Back Lunge
  • 2 Back Lunges
  • 3 Back Lunges
  • 4 Back Lunges
  • 5 Back Lunges
  • 6 Back Lunges
  • 7 Back Lunges

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One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts:

  • 1 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift
  • 2 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 3 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 6 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 7 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 8 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts

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Toyota’s ( Three second pause at the bottom ):

  • 1 Toyota
  • 2 Toyota’s
  • 3 Toyota’s
  • 4 Toyota’s
  • 5 Toyota’s
  • 6 Toyota’s
  • 7 Toyota’s
  • 8 Toyota’s
  • 9 Toyota’s

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Hyperextensions:

  • 1 Hyperextension
  • 2 Hyperextensions
  • 3 Hyperextensions
  • 4 Hyperextensions
  • 5 Hyperextensions
  • 6 Hyperextensions
  • 7 Hyperextensions
  • 8 Hyperextensions
  • 9 Hyperextensions
  • 10 Hyperextensions
  • 11 Hyperextensions

14th of December, 2012 — Workout — Back Lunges, One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift, Toyota’s, & Hyperextensions

Hey o’ folks, back with Round II of the first week following Mark Lauren’s You Are Your Own Gym. Liking the burn from all the new ways to workout. Hitting some of the muscles I’ve neglected a bit from Convict Conditioning. I suppose neglect isn’t the appropriate word, its more a different way to work them out. Gives me a new kind of burn and soreness – which I like!

For these first two weeks all the routines will be Ladder styled. I know, I know I still haven’t updated the other pages to reflect this, but its the weekend now and I should be have some free time to get them updated ( between my studies for my Certified Personal Trainer exam! ). Either way, I’m sure, being the intelligent folks that you are, have figured out already what the Ladder styled routine is. Regardless, I’ll get the other pages updated.

Not too much else to say about the workouts today, other than I’m thoroughly enjoying them still. Nothing quite like getting wobbly legged from only moving around your own bodyweight – I love calisthenics! It never really quite catches me though until I get to the Toyota’s. The explosiveness of them really wear’s the hell outta my legs.

It was also nice to not have to ‘quit’ on the Hyperextensions. By ‘quit’ I’m meaning go back down the Ladder. I was able to keep them going for the full duration of the seven and a half minutes. It felt good, although the ninth and tenth set were all mental. My body was screaming for me to stop and take a breather, but I knew I could persevere through.

Stay Strong!

-B

Alternating Back Lunges ( Three second pause at the bottom ):

  • 1 Back Lunge
  • 2 Back Lunges
  • 3 Back Lunges
  • 4 Back Lunges
  • 5 Back Lunges
  • 6 Back Lunges
  • 7 Back Lunges

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One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts:

  • 1 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift
  • 2 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 3 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 6 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 7 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 8 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts

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Toyota’s ( Three second pause at the bottom ):

  • 1 Toyota
  • 2 Toyota’s
  • 3 Toyota’s
  • 4 Toyota’s
  • 5 Toyota’s
  • 6 Toyota’s
  • 7 Toyota’s
  • 8 Toyota’s
  • 9 Toyota’s

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Hyperextensions:

  • 1 Hyperextension
  • 2 Hyperextensions
  • 3 Hyperextensions
  • 4 Hyperextensions
  • 5 Hyperextensions
  • 6 Hyperextensions
  • 7 Hyperextensions
  • 8 Hyperextensions
  • 9 Hyperextensions
  • 10 Hyperextensions

11th of December, 2012 — Workout — Back Lunges, One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift, Toyota’s, & Hyperextensions

Another kick A workout today following along with the second day of You Are Your Own Gym. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get some more time to get the Routines & Progress pages updated for the new stuff. Either way, I was sore as all hell today from yesterday’s workout, and I’m betting tomorrow will be the same. Been a bit since I’ve been sore like this and I LIKE IT!

Again, like yesterday’s workout, its Ladder styled. I’m sure you can figure it out by the rep’s, but like I said in the previous paragraph, I’m going to get some time tomorrow hopefully to update the other pages.

-B

Alternating Back Lunges ( Three second pause at the bottom ):

  • 1 Back Lunge
  • 2 Back Lunges
  • 3 Back Lunges
  • 4 Back Lunges
  • 5 Back Lunges
  • 6 Back Lunges

One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift:

  • 1 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lift
  • 2 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 3 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 4 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 5 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 6 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 7 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts
  • 8 One-Leg Romanian Dead Lifts

Toyota’s ( Three second pause at the bottom ):

  • 1 Toyota
  • 2 Toyota’s
  • 3 Toyota’s
  • 4 Toyota’s
  • 5 Toyota’s
  • 6 Toyota’s
  • 7 Toyota’s
  • 6 Toyota’s
  • 5 Toyota’s
  • 4 Toyota’s

Hyperextensions ( Arms perpendicular to body ):

  • 1 Hyperextension
  • 2 Hyperextension’s
  • 3 Hyperextension’s
  • 4 Hyperextension’s
  • 5 Hyperextension’s
  • 6 Hyperextension’s
  • 7 Hyperextension’s
  • 6 Hyperextension’s
  • 5 Hyperextension’s
  • 4 Hyperextension’s
  • 3 Hyperextension’s
  • 2 Hyperextension’s
  • 1 Hyperextension
  • 1 Hyperextension
  • 2 Hyperextension’s
  • 3 Hyperextension’s
  • 4 Hyperextension’s
  • 5 Hyperextension’s
  • 6 Hyperextension’s
  • 7 Hyperextension’s