Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 10/31/2022


Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 10/31/2022


Starting November 5, 2022, Saturday’s class start time will be 9:00AM, followed by OPEN GYM from 10:00AM – 12:00 Noon.  This schedule will remain in effect for NOVEMEBER – ARPIL.

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 Anterior (Chest & Bicep)

Crossover Symmetry Warm-p


3 rounds

10 Perfect Push-ups (controlled form)

15 Band Pull-A-Parts

5 PVC Around the Worlds (each) way)

10 wall angels

5 scorpions (each side)
Focus: Effort should be easy building into moderate. Get yourself moving and opened up for upcoming work.


Bench Press (5 sets: 10 reps @ RPE 6/10)

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

Focus: Control should be shown with each rep on the way down and on the way up. Bar should be lowered to just below the sternum. Keep elbows at a 45 degree angle to the body and avoid flaring out. Shoulders should be loaded back against the bench throughout reps.

Alt. DB Incline Bench + Double DB Incline Bench (4 sets: 1 Left +1 Right +1 Both x 8 reps)

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

*Build to a moderate weight and stay the same or build across all sets.

Focus: Incline of bench should be around a 45-60 degree incline. Start with both DBs extended overhead. Bench with one arm, leaving the other arm extended overhead and then repeat with other side. Go directly into double DB reps after alternating reps have been completed. Loading should be moderate and allow for control throughout entire rep. Select a weight that you can control when sitting back to start and sitting up to finishing set. Do not drop the dumbbells. To avoid injury, bring the knees up to meet the dumbbells and sit up with them. If you have to drop them to deload, you’ve gone too heavy.

Alt. DB Incline Bench

D-Ball Bench Press (4 sets: 10 Reps)

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

*Build to a moderate weight and stay the same or build across all sets.

Focus: Athlete will lay back on a flat bench, holding a moderate weight d-ball on either side in a crush-style grip. Due to pressing over the face, athletes should be sure to chalk up and have a solid grip on the d-ball. If grip begins to slip, athletes should stop immediately, sit up, and regrip before continuing. D-ball will be pressed towards the ceiling and lowered to the chest to complete a rep.

D-Ball Bench Press

Incline Bench DB Chest Fly (4 sets: 12 reps)

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

Focus: Lying on an incline bench, extend two dumbbells towards the ceiling. Keeping a slight bend in the elbows, lower the dumbbells out to the sides. Dumbbells should be kept in line with the sternum or slightly lower. Shoulders should be loaded back against the bench through the entire movement. Refrain from going deeper than the level of the bench at end range.

Incline Bench DB Chest Fly

Standing Alternating DB Hammer Curl (4 sets: 10 reps (each side))

4 sets: 10 reps

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

Single DB Double Head Curl (4 sets: 10 reps)

4 sets: 10 reps

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

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 Anterior (Time)

4 Rounds

10 Barbell Bench Press @ moderate weight – maintain quality

12 Alt. DB Incline Bench + Double DB Incline Bench @ Moderate weight – maintain control and quality

12 Incline Bench DB Chest Fly @ moderate weight – maintain quality

10 Standing Alternating DB Hammer Curl (each side) @ moderate weight – maintain quality

-Rest 3 min b/t rounds-

Scoring: Time


1 min Pec Stretch against Door/Rig

1 min Lacrosse Ball Pec Smash (each side)

1 min Overhead Elbow Grab Tricep stretch (each side)

1 min Bicep Wall Stretch (each side)

Focus: Do your mobility work to keep range of motion. Pec Stretch consists of raising bent arm to the side to make an “L”, raise arm so that upper arm is at a 45 degree angle to the neck and place forearm against rig/door frame. Slowly lean into stretch.

Bicep wall stretch consists of facing a wall and placing a palm on the wall with fingers towards the floor. Slowly turn the torso away from the hand to facilitate a stretch in the bicep and forearm. Higher placement on the wall will result in a bigger stretch.

Mayhem Ready