GreenStrength HQ 3/18-3/23

Hello Gang!

Here is our post St. Patty’s Day week ahead.

Remember - All sessions start and end with movement, breathe, and focused concentration on warming up and cooling down both mind and body. Don’t skip your joint mobility, and trunk/corrective work!

Let’s enjoy this week of training, drink a lot of water, eat tons of real nutritious foods, sleep as well as possible, and enjoy the rays of the sun!

GreenStrength HQ Class

Monday

A. Db Arnold press 4x10/10
A. Trx single arm row 4x10/10
A. Band tall kneeling pallof press 4x10/10

B. Med ball wall ball x15 - rest 1min - bike sprint x15sec - rest 2-4min. Walk, move, recover.
*4 total rounds

C. Band curls and pressdowns x100 each broken up however

Tuesday

A1. Jump rope x30sec
A2. Bw squat x20
A3. Crawl x20yds
*5 rounds. Exercises performed back to back quickly. Rest 2-3 min between rounds

B. Band work. Accumulate 100reps of each
-face pull
-hammer curl
-tricep pressdown

C. Supine single leg raise x50/50

Wednesday

A. Tgu
First 10min of class is tgu walk step by step through and learn or if coach clears you just do 3 per side
B. Single arm kb swing / crawl emom x12
Odd min swing x10 (alternate LR each round)
Even min crawl forward and backwards (few steps each) for 20sec

C. Core 2 rounds
-single leg cross crawl supine leg lift x20/20
-McGill curl up x5
-farmers walk BU Kb x20yds each side

Thursday

A. Seated Db curl 4x12/12
A. Db rolling tricep ext from floor 4x12-15
A. Push up negatives 4x 2-3 slowly lowered push ups
A. Chin up negative 4x2-3 slowly lowered chin ups

B. Standing front plate raise 3x15
B. Db single arm side raise 3x15/15
B. Bent over Db reverse fly 3x15

C. Banded leg curls 50 to 100 reps accumulated.

Friday

A. Quadrupped side kick through to bridge 5x5/5
A. Dbl kb c&p 5x5
A. renegade row 5x5/5

B. “Tailpipe”
Partner up
Each partner will row/ski 300m a total of 3 times. While one goes the other holds dbl kb in rack position. Bells do not go down while other is working. Time yourselves and see how fast you can get 3 rounds a piece.

C. Cool down mobility

Saturday

Farm strong Saturday

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Combat athletes

Warm up thouroughly
Dont skip your joint mobility
Get in some extra sessions (aka work capacity)
Keep a log of your training, eating, sleeping
Movement First - Load Second - DO NOT SACRIFICE FORM FOR LOAD

Day 1

A. Lateral med ball heidens 4x4/4
A. Goblet squat w/ knee lift 4x4/4

B. Zercher squat 4x5 - (straight weight sets)
B. Feet elevated push up 4x quality reps
*Rest 60-90sec between exercises

C. Kb Swing 8x10
C. Chin ups (weighted if needed) 8x3-5
*Rest 60sec between exercises

D. Single arm kb farmers walk 3x1min each side

Day 2

A. Tgu 3 per side light

B. Row descending ladder
500m - rest 4 min
400m - rest 3min
300m - rest 2min
200m - rest 1min
100m - record all times.

C. 30/30’s
Crawl 30sec - rest 30sec - ski 30sec - rest 30sec
That’s 1 rounds. Get 5 total rounds

D. Cool down breathing and mobility

Day 3

A. Trap bar low handle deadlift 4x3 - straight weight sets
A. 3 full sun salutations
*Basically your up dog / down dog / hop up / lift 1/2 up / exhale down then lift all the way up and reach etc… that’s 1

B. Single arm kb 3 point row 6x6-8
B. Dips 6x6-8
*Rest 60sec between exercises

C. Rotational side body med ball slams 4x5/5

Day 4

A. 60min aerobic work. Convo pace

Day 5

A. Kb single arm front squat 3x5/5
A. Kb single arm 1/2 press (down knee press side) 3x5/5
A. Single arm kb swing 3x10/10
A. Renegade row 3x5/5
*Rest as needed - This isn’t conditioning

B. Prowler March + push up + pull up
March 20yds decently heavy - do as many quality push ups as possible - same with pull ups
6 total rounds
*Dont be an asshole on reps here. Keep them quality

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Weekly Savage Fun Sessions

Give them a shot - Report Back

Session 1

5 Rounds for time
-10/10 Single Arm KB Swing
-10 Ground To Overhead Med Ball
-20cal Airdyne sprint
Loads (Heavy on the swings, Medium to light 20-40lbs on the ball)

Session 2

EMOM x30min
-Min 1 - Deadlift (load should be 50-70%) x3
-Min 2 - KB Swing (Load should be 30% bw) x10
-Min 3 - Strength Burpee x5
Repeat for the entire 30min time

Session 3

Get a medium to heavy 60-90lb sandbag or Medball
-Med Ball Shoulder Toss x 50/50 shoulder tosses each side (100 total)
*Take your time if needed. Just get them done
Then
-Mace 360 5x10/10 - Rest as needed
Then
-Barbell Thumbless Reverse Grip Curls 3-5x10-15

GreenStrength HQ 3/11-3/16

This week is going to be TOUGH! Remember to always focus on proper form, pace, and mindset when doing these sessions. Train hard - but be smart :)

March 11
A. Tgu x3 per side warm up

B. Prowler sprint suicide x5
1/4 way down and back
1/2 way down and back
3/4 way down and back
This is 1 suicide. Rest 2-4min between each one

C. 30/30 circuit
6 rounds of 30sec on / 30sec off
-30sec med ball shoulder toss
-30sec med ball slam
-30sec quadrupped side kick through
Each is done twice

D. Mobility cool down

March 12
A. Kb single arm clean and press 3x5/5
A. Zercher squat 3x5
A. Shin box rotations 3x5/5

B. Single arm kb rack reverse lunge (bell is in front leg side) 3x8/8
B. Banded hip thrusts 3x15-30
B. Lateral sled drag 3x20yds each way. No karaoke step. Lateral, toes forward drag.

C. Partner assisted straight leg raise holds
3x20sec per leg. Supine position raise one leg as high as possible up, partner gives a feedback with touch on shins to keep pulling and raising the legs into the hand. Do both sides and then switch with partner.

March 13
Coaches class of choice (movement/mobility based focused)

March 14
A. Partner up. 30/90 partner battle with slowly raising meters. Partners are allowed 1 tie or negative split. Once they hit the 2nd tie or Negative split it’s over.

B. While waiting or after you’ve gone we have a standard light farm strong
3-6 rounds of
-imbalanced kb rack walk xlap
-crawl+med ball push x20yds
-med ball slam x10
-plate halos x10/10
-Cossack squat x5/5

C. Cool down mobility

March 15
A1. Single arm sumo kb deadlift x5/5
A2. Bear crawl x lap
A3. Goblet squat x5
A4. FLR on straps x30sec
*5 rounds. Rest as needed. Quality here today

B1. Dbl kb rdl x6
B2. Dbl kb clean x6
B3. Dbl kb rack walk x1min
*3 rounds done as complex sets

C. Accumulate 3min of hanging and or wall stretch

March 16
Sat TBD

Make appropriate regression or progressions as needed.

Keep a detailed training log - and of course feel free to log what goes into your mouth :)

Get after it with this trick...

There is a time and a place for fun conversations in the gym. These can even take place while working out/in as long as the type of training dictates your ability to multitask. But when it comes to true training, the objective that awaits our attention, effort, focus, and much more, we  simply can’t afford to be multitasking. Our energy, emotion, breathe, focus all must be on our objective no questions asked.

Now, for all of us GS folks what am I getting at here? Well, when it’s time to focus - focus. When play is of opportunity enjoy it, as long as it doesn’t mess with the objective in front of us. But when it’s time to go we must still play a game. This is where the trick comes in and works like a charm. Plus it will increase your work capacity, help you potentially burn more fat/calories, and increase the overall time you have in your day. What is it? Here you go...

Break the objective down into blocks. Know that a period of rest, hydration and refocus will come after each block in order to properly recover but also prepare for the next piece of the objective. When shifting your mindset to these bouts of extreme focus it makes it much easier to consistently power through sessions with so much more efficiency, mechanical and physiological stress, and develop simply better motor control.

How would this look? Well say my session looks like this

A. 10min warm up

B. Kb swing EMOM x 10min

C. Goblet squat 3x5

C. Bench press 3x5

C. Bicep curl 3x10

*little to no rest. Power through.

D. Prowler sprint 5x40yds

D. Med ball slam 5x10

*15 sec between. 1min between rounds

First. I would start a clock for the 10min warm up and just start moving and doing what A. I know I need to do for my body. B. What feels good that day as well. For 10min I will just ignore others, breathe deeply, feel the movement, and enjoy it.

Now I’ll grab a sip of water. Chat for a second while I rest and start to see the next objective in training today. A 3 exercise superset with little rest. I analyze, and think about the variables that will dictate my loads etc. I may take a warm up set real light to feel things out before I make decisions and check the clock before it’s back to go time. Before you know it this objective is done and your back to rest and a hello to a pal.

This isn’t rocket science. It’s just being a little more adult with our training and our approach towards our sessions. Plus remember in the end it will also have nothing but positive composition effects as well.

So there you have the rant. When it’s time to work I want to see you get into the flow state and WORK or aka FLOW. During rest and bouts of low intensity steady state work talk your asses off :). But when the deep mission awaits get your standard operating procedures in order and hustle!

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Quick little nugget to ponder....

Hello! Here is a piece from Paul Chek that I want you all to really slow down, read, and ponder for a moment. 

"What becomes obvious to professionals with as much experience as Bill and me, or anyone with an open mind who has been paying attention to the diet craze over time, are these truths:

  • There is no optimal diet for everyone!
  • There is no optimal diet for anyone for any period of time, which may be as short as one meal depending on stress factors and environmental influences. (I have found metabolic types can change from meal to meal and that there is no replacement for constant communication with, and careful observation of, one’s body-mind for essential guidance!)
  • A diet that “cures” you may eventually harm you if you don’t pay attention to what your body-mind is telling you. One man’s cure is another man’s disease! Diet dogma is very dangerous.
  • Diet quality is more important than diet quantity."

Now, not here to debate on if this is 100% true or not but regardless it makes sense. Everyday is a new day, a new environment, a new chance to adapt through time. We must pull our heads out of the "camp spectrum" and start to look into the "real food - real nutrients spectrum". This gives you the chance to really find what foods support YOU and when they support YOU best. 

If you'd like to chat about your nutrition simply drop me a message and we can get that going. 

Lucius 

Class 7/9-7/14

Hello Tribe! Here is our week of sessions. Remember INTENTION is what we are after. Let’s work to make every rep COUNT!

 

7-9

Beginner

A. Complex Style

10 BW Squats

10 single leg bridges per leg

30sec leopard crawl

Rest 90sec

8 BW Squats

8 single leg beiges per leg

20sec leopard crawl

Rest 90sec

6 BW Squats

6 single leg bridges

10sec leopard crawl

Rest 90sec - complete for 2 total rounds

 

B. Arm farm plate carry 3-4 x 1 lap

B. Strength burpees 3-4 x 8

B. Band pull apart 3-4 x 15
 

C. Accumulate 2min in hardstyle plank

*sets no longer than 20sec

 

Advanced

A. Single arm kb front squat 5x5/5

A. Db pushups 5x max reps

 

B. Step up w/ knee raise (load goblet style if needed) 3x10/10

B. Kb batwing iso hold 3x30sec

B. Stability ball leg curl 3x10
 

C. Arm farm plate carry 3x 1min on 1min off
 

D. 100 BW breathing squats - 1 set of 100 reps

(Scale reps to what you need and record. Don’t force 100 if quality suffers)

 

7-10

Beginner & advanced

A. Superset style (30sec between each exercise)

Prowler march (medium load) x lap

Med ball rotational slam x10 each side

Bear crawl x lap

*5 Rounds - 2-4 min rest between rounds

 

B. Core circuit

Deadbug 2x5/5

Slider push up plank knee tuck 2x5/5

Single arm bottoms up kb carry 2x20yds/side

 

7-12

Beginner

A. Db z press 5x10

A. Supine trx row 5x5-10

A. Hang 5x15-30sec

 

B. Row 3x500m

3rd set is your go all out set and find your 500m time

Rest at least 2min. 

 

C. Birddog 2x5/5

C. Shins to stick 2x10

 

Advanced

A. Kb z press 5x10

A. Supine trx row 5x5-10

A. Hang 5x30-60sec

 

B. Ski erg

4x250m - 2-4min rest

2x500m - 2-4min rest

 

C. Dbl kb rack walk

3x1min on - 1min off

 

7-13

Beginner and advanced

A. Parking lot med ball toss - sprint - toss 5x100yds

2min rest

A. Heavy backwards sled drag (straps. Not belted)

5x lap

2min rest

A. Med ball thrusters

5x10-20

2min rest

 

B. Tgu 3 per side light load

 

C. Kb swing light groove style load 5x15

C. Pump stretch 5x5

 

7-14

TBD Saturday :)

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