28th of February, 2013 — Workout — Wall Handstand, Tuck L-Sit, Frog Stands, Tuck Back / Front Lever, Elevated OAPU, L-Sit Pullups, Squats, Dead Lifts & Walking Lunges

My favorite Convicts,

How’re you crazy calisthenics freaks doing today?! Today was a great day, not only because it was my day to workout ( yeah, yeah I know I missed yesterday! ), but because I’m about to embark on an excellent start to my new path into fitness. I contacted the wellness department at work, and I’m going to be shadowing some of their Personal Trainers for a few sessions! I’m pretty psyched to see how they go about things.

I also had a great phone conversation with the owner of that awesome gym – that I had posted a video of a few months ago ( refresher HERE ).

I’ll hopefully get to update the Routines & Progress pages sometime this weekend.

-B

Warmup:

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


Skill Work:

The first two sets I was trying to get the balance down – I would get it for about 1-2 seconds then fall. This third set I’m going to just see how long I can hold it with my feet against the wall. Hopefully I’ll get the numbers higher!

Not too shabby I suppose. Another 15 seconds – I’ll take it 🙂

    • 20s Wall Handstand
    • 30s Wall Handstand
    • 45s Wall Handstand
    • 15s Tuck L-Sit ( Hands sideways, using a chair )
    • 10s Tuck L-Sit ( Hands sideways, using a chair )

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Planche Progression: Frog Stands

Set 1:

  • 25s Frog Stand

Set 2:

  • 35s Frog Stand

Set 3:

  • 35s Frog Stand

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Front / Back Lever Progression: Tuck Back Lever

Set 1:

  • 3s Tuck Back Lever

Set 2:

  • 4s Tuck Back Lever


Set 3:

  • 3s Tuck Back Lever

Tuck Front Lever:

Set 1:

  • 4s Tuck Front Lever

Set 2:

  • 3s Tuck Front Lever

Set 3:

  • 4s Tuck Front Lever

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One-Arm Pushup Progression: Elevated One-Arm Pushups

So that first set, the table was a bit too low, I want to at least reach five reps. Time to move to some steps for the next. I want to note that my feet were shoulder width for the first set, so I’m going to really need to use the steps for the next couple sets so I can keep my feet together.

The second set was much better, It’s crazy how hard these bastards are. I remember when I was doing my Convict Conditioning progressions, I was able to crank out 12 Half OAPU’s. I’ll get back to that level soon!

Set 1:

  • 3 OAPU ( Left )
  • 3 OAPU ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 6 OAPU ( Left ) 
  • 6 OAPU ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 8 OAPU ( Left )
  • 8 OAPU ( Right )

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One-Arm Chinup Progression: L-Sit Pullups

Set 1:

  • 6 L-Sit Pullups

Set 2:

  • 5 L-Sit Pullups

Set 3:

  • 5 L-Sit Pullups

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Sandbag Leg Training: Squats, Dead Lifts & Walking Lunges

I just purchased this Bad Boy for my Sandbag Training. You can pick one up here. It’s currently filled to max capacity ( 70lbs ).

Brute Force Sandbag

Set 1: Squats

  • 10 Squats

Set 2: Dead Lift’s

  • 10 Dead Lifts

Set 3: Walking Lunges

  • 10 Walking Lunges ( Left )
  • 10 Walking Lunges ( Right )

31st of January, 2013 — Workout — Let Me Up’s ( Knees bent ), Side Lunges & Pushups

Todays workout was Strappers. Will write something tomorrow

Stay Strong

-B

Round I:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round II:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Wide Grip Pushups

Round III:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Close Pushups

Round IV:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round V:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Wide Grip Pushups

Round VI:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Close Pushups

Round VII:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round VIII:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Wide Grip Pushups

30th of January, 2013 — Workout — Hanging Straight Leg Raises, Supermans, Bicycles, Hyperextensions & Shadow Boxing

Starting things off with three rounds of Shadow Boxing! Man I miss punching things!! Today’s workout is Interval Sets.

Great core workout today convicts, hope yours was as well!

Stay Strong!

-B

Shadow Boxing:

As with usual boxing, these were three minute rounds with one minute rest time between

  • Three rounds

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Hanging Straight Leg Raises:

I really wanted to crank out 12 for that second set, but my form wouldnt’ve been good – I figured it wouldnt be worth doing it unless it was spot on. It was more of a Quad issue though and not related to my Abs at all.

Well that third set was all Abdominal failure at least 🙂 I love the Ab burn, dont you?

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 ):

Set 1:

  • 12 Supermans

Set 2:

  • 12 Supermans

Set 3:

  • 12 Supermans

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Bicycles:

Set 1:

  • 12 Bicycles ( Left )
  • 12 Bicycles ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 12 Bicycles ( Left )
  • 12 Bicycles ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 12 Bicycles ( Left )
  • 12 Bicycles ( Right )

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Hyperextensions ( Hands under chin & three second pause at top ):

Last three – four reps on the third set sucked. I didn’t like it, and I almost gave into my wanting to stop. Fight through, persevere, and you’ll be so much more thankful!

Set 1:

  • 12 Hyperextensions

Set 2:

  • 12 Hyperextensions

Set 3:

  • 12 Hyperextensions

26th of January, 2013 — Workout — 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knees bent ),12 Side Lunges, 8 Pushups

YO YO Convicts!!!

Today’s workout was awesome! Havent done one of these routines in a long, long time. Today’s workout was Strappers: 20 minutes with no breaks, and constant moving moving moving! Kept my heart rate up, and got in an excellent sweat.

Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’m going to be starting my Boxing training again here soon, so I decided to see how excellent my stamina still was … and its almost non-existent. I kind of figured it was going to be weak though, as I havent done any sort of Cardio in a long time – honestly it was my Jump Roping ( Which I really miss doing by the way! ). Yeah, I could barely last that last two minutes of the last round, and the last 30 seconds were very very hard to keep going. I was wheezing and panting so bad by the end of it – Suppose you’ve to start somewhere though. I’d rather beat myself up here for a month or two before I go back, so I dont waste my trainers time 🙂

STAY STRONG!!

-B

Round I:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round II:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Wide Grip Pushups

Round III:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Close Pushups

Round IV:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round V:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Pseudo-Planche Pushups

Round VI:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Wide Grip Pushups

Round VII:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round VIII:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Close Pushups

Round IX:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

Round X:

  • 6 Let Me Up’s ( Knee’s Bent )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Left )
  • 12 Side Lunges ( Right )
  • 8 Full Pushups

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Shadow Boxing: Three minute round, with One minute break

  • 3 rounds shadow boxing

 

 

 

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

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

 

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