Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 1/17/2023


Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 1/17/2023

CrossFit Natomas – Open Gym

Mayhem Bodybuilding Goals

Mayhem Bodybuilding is a stand alone hypertrophy focused program. You may layer this on top of some of the other Mayhem Athlete Program, but it is not designed to be performed on top of all other tracks each day. We will include pieces of some days in other programs as “ACCESSORY”. The goals are to stay focused and rest just long enough so that you can perform the next set with quality and control unless stated otherwise. Keep your attention of each set and keep your phone in your bag. Sessions are not done “for time” but treat them like you are limited on time. Keep a visible clock running to keep you accountable.


Warm-up (No Measure)

Upper Body Posterior (Back & Triceps)

3 Rounds

15/12 cal Row

10 Scap Pull-ups

15 Bent Over Barbell Rows (empty bar)

5 Iron Cross (each side)

5 Down Dog/Seal Pose Transitions
Focus: Effort should be easy building into moderate. Get yourself moving and opened up for upcoming work.


Strict Pull-ups (10 sets: 2 reps @ RPE 8.5/10 (heavier than last time we saw this weight))

*Rest 2:00-2:30 b/t sets

Focus: Control should be shown across sets. Athlete should keep core engaged and avoid kipping. Band across rig is encouraged if strict reps are not possible and should be set at a height that allows for desired number of rep but no more. If using a band, make note of the hole that you are placing the back across the rig to keep consistency on resistance assistance across workouts.

Meadows Row (4 sets: 10 reps)

*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets

*Build to a moderate weight, stay the same or build across sets

Focus: Set up a barbell on a landmine attachment or in a corner (be sure to add some type of padding as to not damage the wall due to friction). Load the free end of the barbell with weight. Note that Olympic size plates may inhibit range of motion due to diameter so athletes may want to stack small change plates for loading. Take a staggered stance with the leg closest to the bar staggered back and the non-working side arm braced against the non-working side leg. Bend over and grasp the bar with a pronated grip. Row up by pulling with the elbow and keep torso rotation to a minimum. Lower towards the floor and feel the stretch in the lat/rhomboid at end range.

Meadows Row

Lat Pulldowns – Neutral Close Grip (4 sets: 10 reps)

*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets

*Build to a moderate weight, stay the same or build across sets

Focus: On a seated lat pull machine, position body so knees are locked under the leg pad and arms are extended overhead. With a neutral grip, focus on a strong contraction of the back/pulling back with the elbow not the hands. Bar should come right below the chin to the top of the chest. Slight lean back is acceptable to get shoulders in a down and back position. If you do not have access to a lat pulldown, attach bands to a pullup bar and perform this movement. ALWAYS INSPECT BANDS FOR SIGNS OF POTENTIAL BREAKAGE BEFORE USING.

Lat Pulldowns – Neutral Close Grip

Double DB Incline Row (4 sets: 10 reps)

*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets

*Build to a moderate weight, stay the same or build across sets

Focus: Setting an incline bench to 40 degree angle from parallel (or incline of athlete’s preference), brace chest/abdomen against bench. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and pull with the elbows, focusing on a strong contraction at the top of each rep.

Double DB Incline Row

Single Arm DB Kickback (4 sets: 10 reps (each side))

*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets

Focus: Support one side of the body by leaning over and placing knee and hand on flat bench. Back should be straight. Hold dumbbell in free hand and bring upper arm to the side of the body. Extend the arm at the elbow until full extension has been reached. Upper arm should stay in place the entire rep.

Single Arm DB Kickback

Barbell Skull Crushers (4 sets: 10 reps)

*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets

*Build to a moderate weight; stay the same or build across

Focus: Lie on a bench with barbell extended towards the ceiling. Movement works best with

an EZ curl bar but a straight will work as well. Keeping the elbow tucked,

bring the bar down towards the top of head (around the hairline region). Elbows

should stay pointed towards the ceiling. Adjust grip as needed to find the best

balance between comfort and power. Do not sacrifice form for weight and focus

on a solid contraction with each rep.

Barbell Skull Crushers


1 min Standing QL Doorway/Rig Stretch (each side)

1 min Foam Roll Lats

1 min Thread the Needle (each side)

1 min Tricep Lacrosse Ball Smash (each side)

Mayhem Mini-Pump

Mini-Pump Sessions are used as a supplement to another Mayhem Athlete track or on days when you are pressed for time and cannot complete the full day’s bodybuilding session as programmed. You should NOT complete today’s bodybuilding program AND the mini-pump session. Choose one or the other.

Upper Body Posterior (Time)

4 Rounds

10 Strict Pullups @ use band to maintain quality if needed

12 Meadows Row @ moderate weight – maintain quality

12 Lat Pulldowns – Neutral Close Grip @ moderate weight – maintain quality

10 Barbell Skull Crushers @ moderate weight – maintain quality

-Rest 3 min b/t rounds-

Scoring: Time
Demo Videos

Meadows Row

Lat Pulldowns – Neutral Close Grip

Barbell Skull Crushers

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