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 )
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My big six and the steps I’m starting with

  1. Pushup:
    • Beginning with Step 5: Full Pushup
    • Training goal: Intermediate 2 sets of  10
    • I’m fairly positive I can get the Training level goal of Progression ( 2 sets of 20 ), but I’m going to try to focus on keeping my performance of the pushup at a high level. The author mentions keeping it a bit slower — two second down, pause for one second , back up and immediately back down. The logic of the pause, being a momentum killer, was refreshing to hear. While doing a pushup fast, you are able to use some of the momentum, but with the pause its all muscle.
  2. Squat:
    • Beginning with Step 2: Jackknife squats
    • Training Goal:  Intermediate 2 sets of 20
    • Squats have never been a big favorite of mine, but after reading the logic behind it, it will be very important to develop
  3.  Pullup:
    • Beginning with Step 3: Jackknife pulls
    • Training Goal:  Intermediate 2 sets of 15
    • I need to remember to keep the shoulders tight on the way down and not to fully extend my arms.
    • Again the author mentions two seconds up, one second pause, then two seconds down
  4. Leg Raise:
    • Beginning with Step 5: Flat Straight Leg Raises
    • Training Goal:  Intermediate 2 sets of 10
  5. Bridge:
    • Beginning with Step 2: Straight Bridge
    • Training Goal:  Beginner 1 set of 10
    • I don’t really ever train my spine much, Only from the yoga of P90x so I feel that I’ll need to begin low
  6.  Handstand Pushup:
    • Beginning with Step 1: Wall Headstands
    • Training Goal:  Beginner 30sec
    • I know that I can already do a few of them, but I want to be able to get to the Master Step
    • I like his line the author says, it will more than likely take you 2-3 years, but you were planning on getting 3 years older anyway right?