GreenStrength HQ 3/11-3/16

This week is going to be TOUGH! Remember to always focus on proper form, pace, and mindset when doing these sessions. Train hard - but be smart :)

March 11
A. Tgu x3 per side warm up

B. Prowler sprint suicide x5
1/4 way down and back
1/2 way down and back
3/4 way down and back
This is 1 suicide. Rest 2-4min between each one

C. 30/30 circuit
6 rounds of 30sec on / 30sec off
-30sec med ball shoulder toss
-30sec med ball slam
-30sec quadrupped side kick through
Each is done twice

D. Mobility cool down

March 12
A. Kb single arm clean and press 3x5/5
A. Zercher squat 3x5
A. Shin box rotations 3x5/5

B. Single arm kb rack reverse lunge (bell is in front leg side) 3x8/8
B. Banded hip thrusts 3x15-30
B. Lateral sled drag 3x20yds each way. No karaoke step. Lateral, toes forward drag.

C. Partner assisted straight leg raise holds
3x20sec per leg. Supine position raise one leg as high as possible up, partner gives a feedback with touch on shins to keep pulling and raising the legs into the hand. Do both sides and then switch with partner.

March 13
Coaches class of choice (movement/mobility based focused)

March 14
A. Partner up. 30/90 partner battle with slowly raising meters. Partners are allowed 1 tie or negative split. Once they hit the 2nd tie or Negative split it’s over.

B. While waiting or after you’ve gone we have a standard light farm strong
3-6 rounds of
-imbalanced kb rack walk xlap
-crawl+med ball push x20yds
-med ball slam x10
-plate halos x10/10
-Cossack squat x5/5

C. Cool down mobility

March 15
A1. Single arm sumo kb deadlift x5/5
A2. Bear crawl x lap
A3. Goblet squat x5
A4. FLR on straps x30sec
*5 rounds. Rest as needed. Quality here today

B1. Dbl kb rdl x6
B2. Dbl kb clean x6
B3. Dbl kb rack walk x1min
*3 rounds done as complex sets

C. Accumulate 3min of hanging and or wall stretch

March 16
Sat TBD

Make appropriate regression or progressions as needed.

Keep a detailed training log - and of course feel free to log what goes into your mouth :)

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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Ponder this quote...

This quote was from the early 1900's by none other than the great Eugen Sandow. A true pioneer in Physical Culture training/lifestyle.

"You may go through the list of exercises with dumbbells a hundred times a day, but unless you fix your mind upon those muscles to which the work is applied, such exercise will bring but little, if any, benefit. If, upon the other hand, you concentrate your mind upon the muscles in use, then immediately development begins." Eugen Sandow

Really think about this… Now think about yourself and how you train.. 

Do you truly know the intricate details of what and how your training?


Do you really understand how the entire body from head to toe is supposed to operate together in said movements you do?

Do you understand the stimulus you are trying to apply in each practice session? If so, do you understand what science has taught us about the appropriate recovery from each specific stimulus? 

Being healthy, getting strong, lean, improving performance, etc. are about appropriate stimulus being applied and the principles of said stimulus being honored. Far to many are exercising to often, to intense, to mindless for all the wrong reasons. If you want to get lean then send the correct stimulus to your body with proper nutrition, rest, and general light activity. If you want to get stronger than pick your exact goal, choose the appropriate stimulus you wish to use and honor the scientific principles that go along with it. Don't try to cheat yourself or science. This doesn't leave you healthy and strong, yet broken and weak while full of torturous stories in the end. Learn, create, test. retest. and grow as a human being in the process. 

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