23rd of December, 2012 — Workout — Full Pushups, Military Presses, Close Grip Pushups & Dips

I’m starting weeks three & four in the You Are Your Own Gym routine a day early, as its going to be Christmas in two days. I figured I could get the first two days done ahead of time so that on Christmas I’ll be able use it as my relaxing day – and plus, its a new Routine these next two weeks, and I just can’t wait to start them! So in the every so wise words of Mario: HERE WE GO!

Like I said, this is going to be new. No more Ladder workouts, its all Interval Sets. According to the book, these next two weeks are focused on Strength.

These are kind of weird, because I finish the 12 reps in like 40 seconds so then I’ve the rest of the three minutes to rest. Maybe I’m doing them wrong?

I’m starting to feel it now though after that second set of Close Grip Pushups. Triceps are a burnin’! The Dips are going to be brutal. In the book it says to do them assisted, but I’m going full body weight with them. I want to see how hard I can push myself.

That first set of Dips wasn’t as bad as I anticipated. My Triceps and Shoulders were definitely on fire though from the Ninth – Twelfth rep. Hoping I can keep it up for these last two sets – Well as you can see I could only make it to the Eleven, but I’ll take that. Almost didnt even make that last one, had to focus real had to maintain good form.

Only able to crank out Eight for the last set, but I’m honestly glad I couldnt max out on all three sets. It now gives me something to strive for, for the next two weeks! I love to see progress, and Maxing out on all but two sets for the whole workout I’d have to say is pretty solid. My freaking arms are so tight now and hot damn do I love that feeling.

Enjoy your families, and just because its the holidays theres no excuses for not working out! Even its a modified few sets, ANYTHING is better than doing nothing, and honestly when was the last time you worked out and it made you feel worse?!

Stay strong Convicts!

-B

Set 1: Pushups ( Elevated Feet )

  • 12 Full Pushups

Set 2:

  • 12 Full Pushups

Set 3:

  • 12 Full Pushups

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Set 1: Military Press

  • 12 Military Presses

Set 2:

  • 12 Military Presses

Set 3:

  • 12 Military Presses

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Set 1: Close Grip Pushups

  • 12 Close Grip Pushups

Set 2:

  • 12 Close Grip Pushups

Set 3:

  • 12 Close Grip Pushups

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Set 1: Dips

  • 12 Dips

Set 2:

  • 11 Dips

Set 3:

  • 8 Dips
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20th of December, 2012 — Workout — Wide Grip Pushups, Full Pullups, Military Press & Let Me In’s

Not much time to write a long post tonight, so here’s what was accomplished.

Ladder style workout’s, for the Pullups, there was only 30s rest between sets again.

-B

Pushups Wide Grip, Military & Regular:

  • 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
  • 8 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 9 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 8 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 Military Pushup
  • 2 Military Pushups
  • 3 Military Pushups
  • 2 Military Pushups
  • 1 Military Pushup
  • 1 Regular Pushup
  • 2 Regular Pushups

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Warmup: Super & Wide Grip Pullups

  • 12 Super Wide Grip Pullups
  • 9 Wide Grip Pullups

Set 1: Full Pullups

  • 4 Full Pullups

Set 2: 

  • 4 Full Pullups

Set 3:

  • 3.5 Full Pullups

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Military Press:

  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 8 Military Presses
  • 9 Military Presses
  • 10 Military Presses
  • 9 Military Presses
  • 8 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses

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Let Me In’s:

  • 1 Let Me In
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 6 Let Me In’s
  • 7 Let Me In’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s
  • 9 Let Me In’s
  • 10 Let Me In’s
  • 11 Let Me In’s

17th of December, 2012 — Workout — Pushups, Full Pullups, Military Press & Let Me In’s

Hey o’ crazy Convicts – How’re yall doing today? Ready to kick some ass?! I’m going to try to kick my own ass today, feeling in a good mood for working out. Lets get crackin’

OK – when I said I was going to kick my own ass, I definitely didnt think it would be this intense. The addition of the bars to the Regular Pushups, put a beat down on me. Hot damn, my shoulders were burning like nobodies business. On the way down at ~ rep’s five and lower, my body was screaming for me to stop. I had to focus really hard to maintain proper form. No use in doing it unless the forms spot on – RIGHT?!

I think a five minute breather will do me swell.

For these Pullups, I’m again going with a 30s rest between sets. I’m hoping for at least one rep increase, although my shoulders are still on fire. But, boy do I love the tightness, and pump from all these workouts.

HELL YEAH, got 12 reps on the Super Wide Grip Pulls – Fells good man!!
AND eight on the Wide Grip Pulls!! Rockin’ today’s workout

That warmup, definitely hurt me a bit for my regular rep’s but it felt too good. I’m not going to sacrifice any reps to get a higher number in another part of my routine – haha hope that makes sense. I’m so pumped and shaking while trying to type this out!

Five minute breather – Whew!

For the Military Presses, I actually finished up on the way down on the second step, but because I was so close, I just did the last step ( one more rep ) for the sake of my OCD, and finishing things out evenly. While still climbing though, when I finished up the ninth step, it was almost to failure, but I thought I may be able to crank it up to ten. From checking the rep numbers, I was obviously unsuccessful – this time – I’ll get that lil guy next time. I’m keeping with my word of beating the hell out of myself today though. After this set, I was super shaky and almost couldnt lift my water bottle up to take a sip!

Five Minute Breather

The Let Me In’s are OK. They don’t really do much for me, I’m going to go back and read what’s written about them again, maybe I’m missing some key part of them. I definitely feel them towards the end of the set though! Like I said, I think I may need to read over that section again, because I dont feel as though I’m doing them correctly.

How was your workout today convict?!

-B

P.s. Brian I’m working up a routine for you this evening my friend

Pushups: Regular & Wide Grip

  • 1 Regular Pushup ( On bars )
  • 2 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 3 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 4 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 5 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 6 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 7 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 8 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 7 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 6 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 5 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 4 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 3 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 2 Regular Pushups ( On Bars )
  • 1 Regular Pushup ( On Bars )
  • 1 Wide Grip Pushup
  • 2 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 3 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 4 Wide Grip Pushups

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Warmup: Super & Wide Grip Pullups

  • 12 Super Wide Grip Pullups
  • 8 Wide Grip Pullups

Set 1: Full Pullups

  • 5 Full Pullups

Set 2:

  • 4 Full Pullups

Set 3:

  • 3.5 Full Pullups

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Military Press:

  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 8 Military Presses
  • 9 Military Presses
  • 8 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 1 Military Press

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Let Me In’s:

  • 1 Let Me In
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 6 Let Me In’s
  • 7 Let Me In’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s
  • 9 Let Me In’s
  • 10 Let Me In’s
  • 9 Let Me In’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s

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

12th of December, 2012 — Workout — Pushups, Full Pullups, Military Press & Let Me In’s

I’m still sore as all hell, so hoping today’s workout will go well! It’s basically Round II for the You Are Your Own Gym 1st Class Program. Again today’s workout is going to be using the Ladder routine.

For the Pullups I implemented the 30s rest time between each set again. I really like the pump I get from it, and even though I only increase by one rep from last time, its still progress – keeps the up!

-B

Pushups:

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

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Warmup: Super and Wide Grip Pullups

  • 11 Super Wide Grip Pullups
  • 7 Wide Grip Pullups

Set 1: Full Pullups

  • 5 Full Pullups

Set 2:

  • 4 Full Pullups

Set 3:

  • 4 Full Pullups

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Military Press:

  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 8 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 1 Military Press
  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses

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Let Me In’s:

  • 1 Let Me In
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 6 Let Me In’s
  • 7 Let Me In’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s
  • 9 Let Me In’s
  • 8 Let Me In’s
  • 7 Let Me In’s
  • 6 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s

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

10th of December, 2012 — Workout — Pushups, Full Pullups, Military Press & Let Me In’s

OK Convicts, today’s the first day of my eight week’s of fun using the You Are Your Own Gym intermediate routine.

Starting things off with Pushups – HOT DAMN!!! After coming down the ladder the first time and starting with the Wide Grip Pushups, my chest & shoulders were on fire!

Taking a Five minute breather after the Pushups. Need to check on what’s next as well as get a damn’d drink. Thankfully the Let Me Up’s are the same as doing Horizontal Pulls. Only downside, is I’m not sure where I can do them at my apartment now! I think I may just doing my CC Pullup routine for this one. Going to do 30s rest’s between sets again

Beating myself up today guys! You’d better be staying motivated, and pushing yourself today!!?

Taking another five-minute breather from those Pullups before I go onto the next set. It’s back to YAYOG, and the ladders. Doing the good ol’ Military Press today. Going to be brutal and I’m going to have to battle my way through these I’m feeling. My shoulders are getting their work on today though.

Not sure if its the different exercises, or maybe its the ladder’s but I haven’t pushed myself so hard that I’ve been shaking like the ending of those Military Presses. WOW, those suckers know how to break you down and make you did deep to persevere. When I looked up the first time, the clock still said ~ four minutes left! The little whiner tried to creep in and kill me – had to fight it off. I’m thinking I’ll be pretty worn out by the time I finish up these Let Me In’s.

Definitely another five-minute breather before I dive into the Let Me In’s. I’m going to have to mod it a bit, because the door’s at this apartment are pretty weak. I’m going to use a town and my Pullup station. Think it’ll workout well.

Overall guys, excellent workout today! I know I hit some muscles that’ve missed getting beat up, today.  I’ll see if I can get some links to the workouts, as I didn’t feel like filming them today – as well as the Ladder workout.

-B

Ladder Pushups:

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

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Warmup: Super Wide & Wide Grip Pullups

  • 11 Super Wide Pullups
  • 7 Wide Grip Pullups

Set 1: Full Pullups

  • 5 Full Pullups

Set 2:

  • 4 Full Pullups

Set 3:

  • 3.5 Full Pullups

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Military Press:

  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 7 Military Presses
  • 6 Military Presses
  • 5 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 1 Military Press
  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 4 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 1 Military Press
  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 3 Military Presses
  • 2 Military Presses
  • 1 Military Press
  • 1 Military Press
  • 2 Military Presses

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Let Me In’s

  • 1 Let Me In
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 6 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 1 Let Me In
  • 1 Let Me In
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 6 Let Me In’s
  • 5 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 1 Let Me In
  • 1 Let Me in
  • 2 Let Me In’s
  • 3 Let Me In’s
  • 4 Let Me In’s