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 

Healt Eugene.jpg

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) 

public.jpeg

Weak Patterns? | Mindful Practice Is Needed!

Here is a great post on www.strengthsenei.com – Click to read entire article

I wanted to post a few lines from this article as I feel it answers a ton of questions. I know for fact many of my guys are going to really understand why I always talk about being mindful during training, and the major differences between what I/We/#Greenstrength and others constantly preach. Again, we do the same exercises, same correctives, same food choices as everyone else blah blah – the difference is we mindfully encourage you to search for the ‘perfect practice’ as mentioned below. So enjoy and let these lines sink in and you’ll understand one of the many #Greenstrength differences from the rest of the modern fitness world.

“Just for a second, let’s say your athlete presents with postural imbalances. His right shoulder is low, his pelvis is rotated and his left knee buckles in.

Considering that an individual’s postural response is involuntary, in that context, performing corrective exercises means compensation will be a component of every repetition.

Performing a corrective exercise incorrectly does not make much sense. As they say, practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Proprioception is derived from the muscle’s capacity to inform the nervous system where a limb is at all times. When muscles are shortened and some are lengthened as a result of these postural imbalances, the sensitivity of the muscle receptors decreases. This results in a loss of feedback for where the limbs are positioned. This is what a reduction in proprioception comes down to.

Less proprioception = less sensation = less performance! It’s very difficult to control and move what you don’t feel.”

Be Mindful in your practice and movement! 

Lucius C. Tirey IV

Beautiful Movement | Watch It!

Those who spend time around me now have seen my transformation and have started to experience the Green Strength Philosophy. I always harp on owning positions and movement rather then doing more, going deeper, and skipping progressions. The more quality and conscious our efforts become the better skills we will develop. Here is a video that displays movement at its best, there is no doubt a flow like that is an enormous psychedelic experience. Enjoy, practice mindfully, and enjoy the journey!

GreenStrength Abs… Get em', Got em', Good..

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’.