GreenStrength Abs - GO!

Obtaining a stronger midsection takes consistent practice, with sound technique, and a solid plan. Good news is I am giving you a solid plan for free right here! As with all exercises, I advise you to dig into each one and really learn how the movements are executed. Using the correct movement and applying the correct tension/relaxation is key – this is what then makes practice so important. The end result is a solid, chiseled, thick midsection like that of a greek god. Give it a go for 1 to 3 sessions a week for 3 to 4 weeks and report back to me with your results.

If you really want to get into this stuff, I’m available for a private where we could delve deep into this topic. I assure you that taking the time to learn how to move your body properly will change your numbers…on the scales, in your lifts, in your posture, and in your blood work.

5 Rounds

-TGU Roll To Elbow x3/3

-Hanging Straight Leg Raise x5 (I actually suggest using the elbow straps and really compress your center)

-Janda Sit Up x5 (Slowly lower each eccentric).. FYI – It’s important to understand what your doing in the Janda Sit Up. Assume the standard bent-knee crunch position while your partner, a band, or your pavelizer (Pavel’s Product) holds your legs just below the calves. This hand position is the secret to Janda sit-ups. Your feet should remain in contact with the floor at all times during the movement, and the knees should be flexed no more than 90 degrees. Fold you hands across your chest, inhale, and slowly sit up while applying steady pressure against your partner’s hands with your legs. Stop when the tension in the abs is about to drop off (around halfway up) and exhale at the top of the movement. Inhale again and lower yourself all the way to the floor, pushing against your partner’s hands the whole time. Relax for a second, then repeat.

-KB or DB Side Bend x5/5

-Leopard Crawls x10 yards forward / 10 yards backwards

-KB Rack Walks x150ft

Simple, tough, and time-tested proven. If you add this in with your deadlifts, chin ups, presses, squats, swings, and couple that with a belly constantly full of REAL FOOD, fruits, veggies, grassfed meats, nuts/seeds, sweet potatoes you my friend will be ‘strong like bull’.

The man behind the Pavelizer and I March 2013. Amazing day becoming a Beast Tamer in front of the Chief!

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GreenStrength Class Sessions sept 9-14

Let’s get to work we’ve done this recently so go back to your notes and look to make small progressions forward!

Monday
A. Warm up block 10min
B. Complex 5 rounds - rest well between rounds
 -goblet squat x10
-kb swing x10
-dbl kb clean x5 + walk x20yds

C. Core / conditioning
5 rounds of 
-crab crawl slowly x10
-lateral med ball slam x10/10
Rest as needed to complete with quality. 

Tuesday
A. Warm up block 
B. Push / pull / carry
4 working rounds. Warm up a round or two to determine working load
-Db single arm bench press x10/10
-supine ring or rope iso row hold x30sec
-single arm rack carry (alternating sides each round) x30sec

C. Slider knee forward hand crawls and backwards 
3x20yds each 

D. Band tricep pressdown x100 accumulated 
D. Deadbug 1/2 homebase hold x20sec each side. These are done every time you rest between pushdowns. 

Wednesday 
A. Warm up block 

B. Push / pull conditioning 
-prowler sprint x40yds
Rest a few minutes 
-ski erg x150m
Rest a few minutes and repeat for 6 total on each. 

C. FLR accumulate 3min hardstyle hold 

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Thursday 
A. Warm up block

B. Db walking lunge + hammer curl to press 
3x5/5 lunges. At the bottom position of each lunge pause and do a curl to press with the db’s. That will be 5 lunges per leg and 10 total curl to press each set. 

C. Core / conditioning
3 rounds of 
-crawl lateral with plate slide x15yds each way 
-plate arm farm carry x30sec 
Rest as needed to complete with quality. 

Friday
A. Warm up block

B. Single arm kb press ladder
3 sets of 4-3-2-1 (4 right. 4 left. 3 right. 3 left...)
B. Rope or ring supine rows
3x8-12

C. Slider hamstring curls 
3x8
C. Side lying glute raise 
3x8/8
C. SB ball jackknife 
3x8

Saturday

9am Mobility Class (Coach Greg)
10am KB Skills Class (Master Coach Marc Howard) 

GreenStrength Classes Aug 12-17

GreenStrength Class sessions. Here we go! Let’s make this a great week and really get in some great QUALITY TRAINING! Remember to always speak up in class as we are after function not failure. If something causes a problem, let’s dive into and it make it a strength!

Monday

A. Warm up block 10min

B. Kb Swing + Goblet Squat + Push up

5 / 5 / 5

8 / 8 / 8 

12 / 12 / 12

*2 rounds through each rep scheme. Pyramid up in the reps each round. Rest a few min between each round. Vary load in relation to the reps. 

C. Core / conditioning - 5 rounds of 

-crawl x15yds

-med ball slam x15

Rest as needed to complete with quality. 

Tuesday

A. Warm up block - (Kb arm bar review lesson in here)

B. Push / pull / carry - 3 working rounds. Warm up a round or two to determine working load

-Db floor press. Full pause on floor x10

-sumo alternating kb row from floor x10/10

-goblet carry x30sec

C. Slider knee forward hand crawls and backwards - 3x20yds each 

D. Band tricep pressdown x100 accumulated 

D. Deadbug 1/2 homebase hold x20sec each side. These are done every time you rest between pushdowns.

Wednesday 

A. Warm up block 

B. Push / pull conditioning 

-prowler sprint x40yds

Rest a few minutes 

-ski erg x150m

Rest a few minutes and repeat for 6 total on each. 

C. FLR accumulate 3min hardstyle hold 

Thursday 

A. Warm up block

B. Kb Swing Single Arm + Goblet Reverse lunge  + Push up 1 arm plank 

5 / 5 / 5

8 / 8 / 8 

12 / 12 / 12

*2 rounds through each rep scheme. Pyramid up in the reps each round. Rest a few min between each round. Vary load in relation to the reps. 

*for swings / squats that will be 5 reps EACH leg in reverse lunge or arm in the SA swing. 

*for plank that will be seconds held EACH arm

C. Core / conditioning - 3 rounds of 

-crawl lateral with plate slide x15yds each way 

-plate arm farm carry x30sec 

Rest as needed to complete with quality. 

Friday

A. Warm up block

B. Single arm kb press ladder - 3 sets of 3-2-1 (3 right. 3 left. 2 right. 2 left...)

B. Rope or ring supine rows 3x8-12

C. Stability ball work

-Stability ball hamstring bridge + curl 3x10-15

-stir the pot x20sec

-jackknife x10

Saturday - 9am Mobility Class (Coach Greg) - 10am KB Skills Class (Master Coach Marc Howard) 

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GreenStrength Athletes Aug 12-17

Here we go! As with anything we do inside GS always substitute an exercise if needed. Never sacrifice function, and quality for reps. If your unsure how to scale or what to do instead ask a GS coach. This is a template - and it’s not concrete! We adjust in order to adapt correctly!

Remember in your warm ups to really explore all plains of movement. Hit some rotational and anti rotational work as well here.

3 mandatory days - 2 optional days 

Mandatory - 1 an 2 must be spaced out by 2 days. Mon - thurs, tues - fri... etc. 

Mandatory day 1

A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Prowler Sprint (load should be light. We are after speed here. 10-25lbs added for females and 25-55lbs added for men). You will do 2 series of 4 x 20yd sprints. Rest 60sec between each of the 4. And rest 3min between each of the 2 series. 

C. Bodyweight strength work - 5 rounds

•lean away chin ups x3-6. If you don’t have chin ups then barbell plank rows x3-6 strict. Build the strength. 

•plyo Bench Push ups x 6. Quality explosive reps. Be strict and tight on each one.

•dbl kb rack reverse lunge x6/6 each leg. Strict finish. Squeeze glute. 

D. Dbl kb farmers work. Hold 1 bell in rack and 1 in farmers carry position. Alternate sides each round. 

1min on - 1min off x4 

Mandatory day 2

A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Prowler March (load should be decently heavy but not slow you down and destroy you. For example I would say guys should be 50-90lb added and ladies 30-75lb added. You will do 3 series of 4 x 20yds powerful stride March. Rest 60sec between each of the 4. And rest 3min between each of the 3 series. 

C. Anaerobic conditioning - complete 5 rounds as fast as possible 

Guys - 53-70lb Bell

Ladies - 36-53lb Bell 

•kb swing x20

•push ups x10

D. Deadbug home base hold 3x1min

D. Cossack squat play 3x5/5. Cool down. Stretch the hips. This is Recovery not loading for strength.  

Mandatory day 3 

•60min long steady state cardio (biking, rowing, walking a good pace outside, etc). If walking outside either walk with intention the entire time or add a light weight vest. Don’t stroll with your love and call it cardio

Optional day 1 - STRENGTH

A. A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Trap bar deadlift - Work sets of 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1

Take 80% if heaviest load you’ve reached in last 4weeks. Make these reps fast!!! Powerful!!! Speed!!!! Rest 1min between each set 

C. Accessory work - 3 rounds 

•Rope feet elevated plank rows 3x5-8

•band standing pullovers x20

•side lying hip raise 3x5-8

D. Tgu 2 per side for cool down 

Optional day 2 - CONDITIONING 

A. A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Ski or row 30/90

•15 intervals of 30/90. Start light. Increase each sprint. However play the game ofnbever getting SLOWER. You have 1 tie or slower interval. If you hit 2 times then your done! Stop at 15 total. C. Cold tub x10min 

Mandatory EVERYDAY REGARDLESS OF TRAINING

•honor your nutrition 

•get 6k+ in steps each day not counting your gym time or biking etc. this is steps out in life. Your phones have the health app. Start looking. Easy way to achieve this is 1 / 30min walk per day or 2-3 / 10-15min walks per day. 

Obviously park farther away at places, enjoy a stroll wherever possible etc. 

•2-3 times a week get a 10-20min want epsom salt bath. 

•make sure your at least eating 13x your Bw in calories. Anything less.... let’s talk. Anything above 18x Bw. Let’s talk. Confused altogether? Let’s talk. 

Any nutrition questions. First please have a detailed list of what your eating. How much. Etc. without these details I cannot give you an honest real answer. If you lie on your food amount and such then guess what, your gonna fail and it’s entirely your fault. 

If your not eating 80% real food... then before asking questions get to consistently eating 80% real food. I almost think everyone should accomplish a 30 day Whole 30 challenge with zero amount restrictions. Then once accomplished we have a base to actually start doing things. 

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GreenStrength Athletes Aug 5-10

We are approaching 2 things here soon

Master Worlds BJJ Comp as well as a Deload for those not competining.

This week will mark our last true week of WORK before our take a few steps back in order to walk all over mother f*****ers in the future.

PSA - want to talk weight cut strategy for worlds or a fight/competition coming up? Contact me today to schedule a consultation and we will get going! I am offering 25% off consultations so act now and save you some money!

3 mandatory days - 2 optional days 

Mandatory - 1 an 2 must be spaced out by 2 days. Mon - thurs, tues - fri... etc. 

Mandatory day 1

A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Prowler March (load should be decently heavy but not slow you down and destroy you. For example I would say guys should be 50-90lb added and ladies 30-75lb added. 

You will do 4 series of 6 x 20yds powerful stride March. Rest 60sec between each of the 6. And rest 3min between each of the 4 series. 

C. Bodyweight strength work - 5 rounds

****change a variable in your bw strength work. Example: add load, change grip, tempo, hand placement etc.

•pull ups x3-6. If you don’t have pull ups then barbell plank rows x3-6 strict. Build the strength. 

•push ups x reps. Quality reps and be strict and tight on each one. If your more advanced add a deficit like a few plates etc. 

•bear hug med ball or sandbag step up x6/6 each leg. Strict finish. Squeeze glute. 

D. Dbl kb farmers walk - 1min on - 1min off x3

Mandatory day 2

A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Prowler March (load should be decently heavy but not slow you down and destroy you. For example I would say guys should be 50-90lb added and ladies 30-75lb added. 

You will do 3 series of 6 x 20yds powerful stride March. Rest 60sec between each of the 6. And rest 3min between each of the 3 series. 

C. Anaerobic conditioning - complete 5 rounds as fast as possible 

Guys - 53-70lb Bell

Ladies - 36-53lb Bell 

•kb swing x15

•ski erg x100m

•airdyne sprint x15cal

****goal is to do 5 rounds as fast as possible

D. Deadbug home base hold 

3x1min

Mandatory day 3 

•60min long steady state cardio (biking, rowing, walking a good pace outside, etc). If walking outside either walk with intention the entire time or add a light weight vest. Don’t stroll with your love and call it cardio 

Optional day 1 - STRENGTH

A. A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Trap bar deadlift - Work sets of 5x2 w/ 80% of heaviest load you’ve reached in last 3 weeks. These doubles are done for SPEED. Rate of force development. Confused? Look up Fred Hatfield CAT Training and learn before you lift. Also read Westside barbell / conjugate system dynamic effort method.

Take 60-90sec rest between each set  

C. Accessory work - 3 rounds 

*****change a variable on each of these as well

•Rope feet elevated plank rows 3x5-8

•crawl x20yds while pushing a plate across turf

•back ext plate behind neck 3x5-8

D. Tgu 2 per side for cool down 

Optional day 2 - CONDITIONING 

A. A. 10min mobility focuses window. Work!

B. Ski or row 30/90

•15 intervals of 30/90. 5 are warming up effort. The rest are hard as heck! Work to maintain hard as heck pace! During rest do a few push ups. Or pick some abs to hit. The point is to actively rest with light Bw exercise

C. Cold tub x10min 

Mandatory EVERYDAY REGARDLESS OF TRAINING

•honor your nutrition 

•get 6k+ in steps each day not counting your gym time or biking etc. this is steps out in life. Your phones have the health app. Start looking. Easy way to achieve this is 1 / 30min walk per day or 2-3 / 10-15min walks per day. 

Obviously park farther away at places, enjoy a stroll wherever possible etc. 

•2-3 times a week get a 10-20min want epsom salt bath. 

•make sure your at least eating 13x your Bw in calories. Anything less.... let’s talk. Anything above 18x Bw. Let’s talk. Confused altogether? Let’s talk. 

Any nutrition questions. First please have a detailed list of what your eating. How much. Etc. without these details I cannot give you an honest real answer. If you lie on your food amount and such then guess what, your gonna fail and it’s entirely your fault. 

*****also look above and schedule a consultation!

If your not eating 80% real food... then before asking questions get to consistently eating 80% real food. I almost think everyone should accomplish a 30 day Whole 30 challenge with zero amount restrictions. Then once accomplished we have a base to actually start doing things.

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