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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John Lennon Quote - Happiness is the key to life

Take a second and read this....

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Punishing yourself in the gym...
Depriving yourself of good food (medicine)....
Measuring yourself against others on social media.....
Not taking time for yourself daily to just breathe, relax, process, and just be alive....

We are all on a quest to reach some kind of better health or fitness level. If we are not HAPPY with/or during the process the results will not be sustainable, or even as optimal as they could be with more balance and happiness in our lives. Being happy is the ultimate form of health - THE MIND IS PRIMARY! (Shout out to my Gym Jones Crew)

Lucius 

Jan 15 - 20th GreenStrength Tribe Sessions

Hello GreenStrength Gang! It's time to get our 'practice' on once again for another week.

First - Let's not forget to make time during your days outside the gym to

-Eat real food and drink lots of water
-Move your body in a gentle nice way (mobilize)
-Go for a walk
-Work on improving your sleep ZZZZZ....

Also, for the remainder of January here are a few specials to take advantage of all private training or consultation sessions are 10% off (you must contact me Lucius to sign up and schedule). These can be used for many different things from technique help on an exercise, nutritional guidance or shopping/recipe help with food, mobility drills specific to your body, etc... TAKE ADVANTAGE! 

GS Coaches are all available (Prices are as follows without discount)
GS Coach - $50/Session (Coaches Greg Morris, Riley Williams, Gabe Rebischke)
GS Master Coach - $65/Session (Marc Howard) 
GS Master Coach / Founder - $75/Session (Lucius Tirey) 

Jan 15th

1a. TGU Right Arm x1
1b. KB Swing 2 H x15
1c. TGU Left Arm x1
1d. Goblet Squat x10
5 rounds

2a. DB Single Arm Bench Press x8-12/arm
2b. DB SIngle Arm Row x8-12/arm
2c. Plank Series (regular, and both side planks) x20sec each position

Jan 16th

1a. Lateral Ape Crawl x20yds each way
1b. Half Kneeling Battling Ropes x20sec (alternate sides each round)
1c. Band Face Pull x15
4 rounds

2a. Row or Ski Erg Sprints x250m
2b. Med Ball Russian Twist During Rest x10/side
4 rounds - rest well between sprints

Jan 18th 

1a. Deadlift x5,4,3,3 (first work set will be 5, second 4, then 2 final sets of 3)
1b. Hang Variation xPlay
4 rounds - rest well, this is strength

2a. Double KB Gorilla Row x10
2b. Double KB Clean x5 (Start from hike pass each rep)
2c. Double KB Farmers Walk x60yds
3-5 Rounds

Jan 19th

1a. Double KB Alternating Press x5/each side
1b. Plate Push / Crawl x60yds
4 rounds

2a. Airdyne Sprint 20cal, 15cal, 10cal, 10cal (first round is 20cal, then 15cal, then 2 final rounds of 10cal)
2b. TRX Row x20 during rest between sprints
2c. Deadbugs x10/side during rest between sprints

Jan 20th

1a. Squat x5
1b. DB Lateral Raise x10-15
1c. Prone Y Raise x10sec hold
1d. KB Hammer Curl x8-12
5 rounds

2a. Prowler March x60yds
Try to partner up or get a rotation that allows you to rest for just 90sec between each march (or as close to as possible)
2b. Between each march Push Up Plank x20-30sec
6 rounds

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