Fun Session For YOU!

All you need is a pair of kettlebells, a mace, and a small amount of space.  

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Length: 30min total

Each exercise will be done on the minute every minute for 5 total rounds. (6 exercises - 5 Rounds = 30min)

Min 1 - Turkish Get Up Right Arm x1

Min 2 - Single Arm KB Swing Right Arm x10

Min 3 - Mace 360 + Lateral Lunge x3 each direction

Min 4 - Turkish Get Up Left Arm x1

Min 5 - Single Arm KB Swing Left Arm x10

Min 6 - Double KB Clean x10

Choose your loads wisely :)

Enjoy,

Lucius

GreenStrength Conditioning Savage Style

There are many ways to train your "cardio" or "breathing" so to say. I think it is very important to have protocols you can go to that are truly measurable. What gets measured gets improved. This throws out the junk met cons, and weak conditioning burpee complexes. A few I have used for some time now with success are a couple of the following. My time spent at Gym Jones was all about our performance in these protocols. It's simple, measurable, and truly effective. Here are a few...

-2 to 3 blocks of 6 x30sec work / 30sec rest with 4 minutes rest between blocks

-15 intervals of 30sec work / 90sec rest - Here you can play the no negative split game 

-10 to 30 intervals of 30sec work / 90sec rest - If you manage your intensity level correctly then this can replace LSD work.

With the 3rd option I like to add a little spice into it sometimes. Now keep in mind adding something into the rest portion means my work portion must change somewhat (not as hard). But simply throwing in a skill during the 90sec rest is a badass way to add some work capacity, and simply another element to the game. Here is a look at a session I did last week. 

20 total intervals on the ski erg
Each 30sec work I averaged 150m
Each 90sec rest I did a set of 10 single arm kb swings with the 62lb bell
Total was 40min of work - over 3,000 meters erg'd - and 200 single arm swings

Now that is some serious volume, capacity, barbarian cardio type shit. Most important thing to remember when trying these things is know the type of stimulus you wish to create during your session and honor it. I made sure my talk test ability was always on point throughout as that was the goal for the session. Honor where you are, measure, improve slowly. GO, TRY, DO!

-Lucius C. Tirey IV

Walking Meditation

"Walking is man's best medicine" Hippocrates

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"A walking meditation is simply taking the time out for yourself, time to get away from people and phones and break free from the stressors of everyday life to listen to your soul. As you walk, time your breathing to your steps. For example, inhale for four steps, hold your breathe naturally for one step, and exhale for four steps. Adjust your effort so that you don't have to keep changing your breathing. It is a good idea to simply count your steps, emptying your mind of all things other than the step count and breathing until you've mastered the process and it becomes innate. A walking meditation should be no less than 15 minutes. It is best to walk in nature, where you can benefit from the natural earth energies, experience a variety of colors and appreciate life forms in their natural rhythm." Paul Chek

I personally believe as coaches we should be advising people to walk and build a "human being base level of conditioning" before starting a program full of lifting, running, jumping, and sprinting. This is part of what it really takes to truly train GreenStrength - You better be okay with walking, alot! Give the walking meditation a try, you'll find it not only will enhance your mind but it will do wonders on your physique as well.

In Strength,
Lucius