September 30th - October 5th Sessions

Training sessions for the week!

Remember!
-Train for an objective
-Eat to fuel performance and life
-10min walks add up throughout a day
-Sleep is the best supplement there is, period!
-Learn something every time you train

Monday - This is a day we flex the knees with some load!

Warm up thoroughly with some 90/90 hip rotations, frog rocks, adductor rocks, and some side lying glutei raises.

A- Goblet squat: over the course of 5 sets you will work up to a heavy set of 10. Superset each set with dbl kb gorilla rows x10/10 and dbl kb farmers walk x30sec.

Work up to a heavy challenging load. Challenge the posture.

B- Reverse Lunge / Push Up Descending Ladder

25/25 reverse lunges - then - 10 push ups

20/20 reverse lunges - then - 10 push ups

15/15 revere lunges - then - 10 push ups

10/10 reverse lunges - then 10 push ups

C- Band Work - 100 reps of each
-Band Upright Row
-Band Pullover
-Band Goodmorning

Tuesday - Today we rest the legs while we pump the lungs

Warm up is standard - make it count!

A- Press / Row Superset - 4 sets
DB Floor Press x20 immediately into 300m Ski Erg - rest 3min

B- KB Alternating walking press 3x10/10 - load should be lighter, we are after a tall posture walk with strict controlled pressing. Rest shortly then superset with leopard crawls 3x10yds forward and backwards

C- 50cal Cardio Machine Of Choice Check Out

Wednesday - Today we practice a tried and true session.

A- TGU x5 per side - Pyramid up in load if desired

B- KB Swing EMOM 10 swings every minute on the minute x10min
(ON MIN 5 and 10min SWING 15reps)

C- Core 3 rounds
-Side Elbow Plank x20sec
-Single Leg Bridge Hold x20sec
-DB OH Carry x20sec

Thursday - Pick things up and set them down slowly and nicely.

A- 3 Position Sumo KB DL
3 reps single arm R, L, then 4 reps both arms
Keep a slow tempo on the lowering portion 2-3sec. BRACE and PUNCH HIPS BACK

B- Med Ball Circuit 3 rounds - 1min between each round
-Hockey Deadlift x5/5
-Goblet Squat x10
-Reverse Lunge x5/5
-Slam x10

C- Row or Ski 3x200m - rest 3min - GO FAST!

Friday - Beach Body Friday with some function!

A- DB Bench Press Pyramid Style
1st set is 15reps, 2nd 12, 3rd 10, 4th 8, 5th AMAP

pair this up with rope or ring supine rows 5x10-15

B- DB TRI-Set - 3 rounds
-Seated DB Clean and Press x10
-Seated DB Curl x10/10
-DB Judo Swings x10/10

C- FLR accumulate 2min of total time. During rest do band tricep ext 20-30 reps

Saturday - Today is the day to attend 9am mobility class, and 10am Kettlebells class.

GreenStrength Sessions Sept 16-21

Monday Sept 16th

Warm up with 10min of general mobility. Rocking, crawling, rolling, etc..

A - DBL KB Front Squat 4x6 31X1 tempo
rest 60sec
A - Staggered Stance DBL KB Suitcase RDL 4x8 31X1 tempo
rest 2min

B - Suitcase KB Reverse Lunge (Bell on front leg side) 3x8/8 3111 Tempo
rest 30sec
B - KB Swing 3x20
rest 2min

C - Conditioning - Simply move from 1 exercise to the next. You will only go through this 1 time
-Row or Ski x3min for max calories
-Goblet Squat Hold at 90 degrees x1min
-DBL KB Farmers Walk x2min
-Crawl x2min
-KB Swing x50 reps

Tuesday Sept 17th

Warm up by picking 5 different mobility exercises
-Scorpion, Leopard Rocks, Sumo Squat, Pump Stretch, Hip Bridge Shoulder Rolls
Do each exercise smoothly for 45sec on - rest 15sec - 2 rounds through (10min)

A - DBL KB Press x5 immediately into 500m Row or Ski
rest 3-4min after - 3 total rounds

B - KB Rack Walk 3x 1min on - 1min off

C - Band Complex 3 rounds
-Goodmorning x20
-Hammer Curl x20
-Face Pull x20

Wednesday Sept 18th

Warm up by doing 10min of mobility work. Move your body!

A - KB Sumo DL 4x6 3111 tempo
rest 1min
A - DB Single Arm Floor Press 4x12/15 each arm (pause each time for 1sec on floor)
rest 2min

B - Barbell Supine Row 3x quality reps
rest 30sec
B - Prowler March 3x lap
rest 2min

C - Cardio Machine of choice - 50 cal achieved fast

Thursday Sept 19th

Warm up with 3 rounds of Pavel Warm Up

A - TGU - 5 per side

B - KB Swing Emom
14min - x10 swings EMOM

C - KB Gorilla Row 3x10/10
rest 30sec
C - KB Clean 3x5
rest 2min

Friday Sept 20th

Warm up with
-50 frog rocks
-50 jumping jacks
-50yds accumulated crawling

A - DB Tall Kneeling Overhead Press 4x8 31X1
rest 30sec
A - Tall Kneeling Band Pull Apart 4x15-20
rest 2min

B - Split Stance Single Arm KB Bent Row 3x8/8 31X1
rest 30sec
B - TRX Strap Fallouts 3x10/10
rest 30sec
B - DB Hammer Curl 3x10
rest 2min

C - Deadbugs 3 x30sec on - 30sec off

Saturday Sept 21st
9am - CARS with Greg
10am - Kettlebells with Marc

GreenStrength Monster Mash - Vertical Style

Here is a go to GreenStrength meal, as well as a tip on how you can use this.

First - We have the meal itself..

Grass-fed or High Quality meat of choice
Veggies like - red/green pepper, jalapeños, onion, cauliflower, zucchini, Brussels sprouts
What Jasmine Rice
Bone Broth - flavor of choice

Cook all this up and put it into 1 bowl.. Wham! You’ve got a monster mash made up easily.

Now here is a little trick.. Many people ask me about fasting or when is the best time to eat etc… So here is something I came up with and use on several clients with great success. I try and teach them to be intuitive with fasting. Always listening to their bodies and if their body tells them its time to eat, then eat! So what I have done is make them cook up lets say a giant monster mash of:

1lb beef
2-3 Cups white rice
All the veggies
1 Cup Bone Broth

*Add some avocado like you see in the picture below if you desire.. I desire avocado daily.

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Now, we have ourselves one giant monster mash that can easily be split into 2-3 regular meals or 1-2 larger meals. They feel like fasting then cool, wait it out - BUT AS AN ATHLETE OR PERFORMANCE CONCERNED PERSON we need to make sure we are supporting our activity level. This is a sure fire way because as you can see if we waited and fasted all day the reality of what we need to consume is still in front of us. Break the fast when you like, or keep pushing it back. Regardless we have numbers we need to hit energy wise.

Any questions? Feel free to give me a shout and i’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Lucius IV.

GreenStrength Class Sessions 9-3 / 9-7-19

Holliday is over, dirt to be moved. What’s eaten and not tracked is gone… It’s history. Leave it there and push forward this week. Accept nothing less from yourself.

of course all sessions in class will begin with a detailed warm up as should you're sessions for those following elsewhere.

The things that truly make this stuff even more effective is
-Intention towards your training, reps, etc..
-Hydraton. It matters, be hydrated..
-Sleep. Don’t argue or make excuses to justify whatever it is you get sleep wise. Just aim to make it a tad better.
-Fuel. Food. You know, our bodies required fuel source for optimal recovery. Don’t eat like a wimp and train like a savage. Fuel your life - Fuel your training.
-Walking. Get out and do 1-2 10min walks per day. Everything from hormones to recovery and even fat loss will thank me.. Seriously..

Tuesday 9-3

Prep 3 Rounds
-1/2 Single Arm Kneeling KB Press x5/5 (press down knee side)
-Prying Goblet Squat x5
-Single Leg Glute Bridge x5 w/ 2-4sec squeeze on each rep

Meat and Potatoes - 4 Rounds
-Goblet Squat: find a load that’s challenging for 15reps.. Or 35% of your BW (round to closest bell size) and do the following: 8 reps - Rest 30sec - Repeat 3 total times (x6 - 30sec - x6, 30sec - x6, set complete/round complete)

-Dbl KB Press: follow the same as above on goblet squats

*rest a min or so between the exercises and rounds. Pick loads appropriately, it should be lighter than you think in this style of training.

Trunk Work - 3 Rounds
-Deadbug Homebase Hold x1min
-Lateral Leopard Crawl w/ KB Pull through x5yds each side

Wednesday 9-4

Prep - 3 Rounds
-Inchworms x5
-Side Kick Throughs x5 each side
-Sidelying Glute Raises x10 each side

The Fundamental Lung Work - 4 Rounds
Do this as a superset - Rest 2min after each round
-Push Up x10 or Plank Hold x15-20sec
-KB Swing 2H x20
-Ski Erg or Row x300m

*Nowhere in here did I mention DESTROY yourself or go ALL OUT. I want you to push this at about 85% of your perceived capacity for the day. That means holding it together and making each round look similar. Not a prototypical Crossfit class we all naturally think of. Prototypical, not all crossfits.. Calm down…

Trunk Work In Motion - 3 Rounds
-DBL KB Rack Walk 3x1min on 1min off

Thursday 9-5

Prep - 3 Rounds
-Single Leg DL Groove That Pattern x10 each side
-Hip Airplane x5 each side. Give it your all folks, don’t skip this move
-Leopard Crawl x5yd forward and backwards slowly

Picking Up Boulders & Building Boulders Together - 4 Rounds
-Traveling DL x5 and GO HEAVY, KEEP TIGHT, LATS, GLAG!!!
-1/2 Kneeling Filly Press: This means rack a kb over the up knee side and press a kb on the down knee side. Slow tempo here 3 sec lowering.
x8 each side
-Band Face Pull x20. Slow eccentrics here as well

Vanity Accessory Work - 3 Rounds
-DB Zottman Curl x10
-KB Side Raise x10
-Band Tricep Pressfdown x20-30
-Plate Arm Farm Carry x30sec
-Standing Calf Raises x20

Friday 9-6

Prep - 5 Rounds
-Tgu x1 each side
-KB Swing x10

It’s Friday.. Some call this FYF - 8 Rounds
-Prowler Sprint x40yds: Rest 90sec at the very least. 2-2:30min is acceptable and okay.

Decompress and Chill Out - 10min
This is the time to ask a question about a stretch that may be appropriate for you if you're in class.
Obvious options are
-Hanging
-Wall Stretch
-Belly Breathing
-Light Walking or Marching or Rocking or Rolling Patterns
-90/90 hip work or just sit in Childs pose even and breathe…..

Saturday 9-7

9am Mobility Class at HQ with Coach Greg
10am KB Skills Class at HQ with Master Level Coach Marc

GreenStrength Class Sessions Aug 26-31

Howdy folks who may be looking this over to pick it apart, or actually following along abroad. Here are a few points that aren’t seen but PREACHED, and frankly pillars of practice that make up GreenStrength.

Sessions always begin with some sort of breathe, movement, mobility, style practice. Not only to prepare the body for the work ahead, but to create a base of durability within the body to promote the longevity of ones physical practice.

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Exercises are always progressed and or regressed to the individual. What you see is not always what happens. Scalling or progressing isn’t done by ones desire to do a different variation, but by the aspect of form. Form, Function, Performance, coupled with the lifestyle GreenStrength promotes leads to being lifelong strong! .

Monday
A. 3 piece superset - 3 rounds - 3min rest between rounds 
-goblet squat x10 - Push these in load if you’d like. Challenge yourself.
-dbl kb press x10 - trunk stability - honor it.
-ski erg x300m - Keep it nice and steady.

B. 3 piece superset - 3 rounds - 2min rest between rounds 
-step up knee raise x5/5 -stick it, hold it, own it each rep.
-side rotation med ball slam x10/10 - focus on proper rotation from side to side.
-leopard crawl x5yd forward slow / x5yd backward slow - trunk stability focus hard.

C. Practice a few Tgu for cooldown 

Tuesday 

A. Pavel warm up x3 rounds

B. Row 2 blocks of 3x30/30 - ski 2 blocks of 3x30/30 
Rest 3-5min between each block. Do in any order as desired 

C. Dbl kb rack carry 
3x1min on 1min off

Wednesday 

A. 3 piece superset - 5 rounds - 2min rest between rounds 
-banded bridges feet on med ball x20 - speed and tension. Big toe pad focus
-leopard rock into squat x5 - be playful.
-arm farm plate carry x60sec - keep the hands honest and grip equally on each side.

B. 2 piece superset- 4 rounds - 2min rest between rounds
-band tricep pressdown x20-30
-prowler sprint + March back - keep load a fast one.

C. Wall stretch x5min 

Thursday 

A. 3 piece superset- 5 rounds - 2-3min rest between rounds 
-Tgu x1/1 - if your good for heavy tau’s then go.
-kb traveling dL x5 - focus on packing the lats. Shoulders pulling down back. Braced core. Grip.
-kb 2 hand swing x10 - powerful swings 30% BW there about.

B. Complex. As many rounds as can in 10min - FORM FORM FORM on every rep!
-dbl kb clean x2 press x4, squat x6

C. Hardstyle plank
20sec OFF - 10sec on x8 rounds. Tabata style in reverse 

Friday

A. 3 piece superset - 4 rounds - 2-3min rest between rounds 
-Db floor press x12-15
-Db or kb Bench 3 point row x12-15/each side 
-hang of choice x15-30sec 

B. 3 piece superset - 3 rounds - 2min between each round 
-airdyne x1min
-pump stretch x5
-jumping jacks x1min

C. 2 piece superset - 3 rounds
-Band palloff press x10/10
-inchworms x5

Saturday 
9am mobility 
10am Kettlebell Skills Class