Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 11/19/2022


Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 11/19/2022


Please RSVP for CFN Holiday Party by 11/20 on Evite.

Thursday, (Thanksgiving Day) November 24: 9:00AM ONLY

Friday, (Day after Thanksgiving), November 25: CLOSED ALL DAY 

Saturday, November 26: 9:00AM CLASS, 10-12PM OPEN GYM 


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)

Arms and Core

3 Rounds

15/12 cal Row

15 Banded Bicep Curls (light band – fast reps)

15/12 cal Ski

15 Banded Tricep Extenstions (light band – fast reps)


2 Rounds

10 PVC Pass Throughs

5 PVC Around the Worlds (each direction)

10 Arm Circles (each Direction)

5 Down Dog/Seal Pose Transitions
Focus: Move with intention and take machine work at an easy/moderate pace


Ring Push-ups (5 sets: 10 reps)

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

Focus: Set up a pair of rings on a pullup bar and lower them until they are 2-3 inches from the floor. Assume a pushup position on the rings, with the hands/rings positioned below the shoulder and feet on the floor. Maintaining an engage core throughout, lower into a push until the chest makes contact with the top of the rings and then push up. Elevate the height of the rings to make this movement easier.

Ring Push-ups

Strict Pull-ups (5 sets: 10 reps)

*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.

Ring Dips (4 sets: 10 reps)

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

Focus: Dips will be performed on rings set at a height that you can keep your feet off the ground. Keep shoulders in an engaged position throughout the dips and the rest of the body in a strong “hollow position” if not using assistance. A band can be attached across the rings or one foot can be placed on the floor to assist.

Incline Dumbbell Hammer Curls (4 sets: 10 reps)

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

*Build to a light/moderate weight. Stay the same and focus on strict control throughout

Focus: Done with athlete laying on their back on an incline bench with dumbbells in both hands. The movement places a large amount of isolation on the bicep so do not be tempted to go too heavy with this movement. Unlike a regular curl, there is no rotation of the dumbbell on the way up. Do not sacrifice form/control for weight.

Incline Dumbbell Hammer Curl

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

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

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

Focus: grasp a moderate weight dumbbell in each hand. Keep dumbbells slightly in front of the body at the bottom position to keep tension on the biceps throughout set. When curling, turn the arm thinking about getting the pinky finger close to the shoulder to maximize contraction with each rep. When finished with alternating reps, immediately grasp ONE dumbbell of a slightly heavier weight by each head and perform the remaining curls with both arms working at the same time.

Core (Time)

For Quality:

4 Rounds

15 Strict Abmat Situps (hands next to head or across chest)

:30 sec Flutter Kicks

15 V-ups

30 sec Copenhagen Plank (each side)

20 KB Front Rack Marches (each side)

*Rest 2:00 b/t sets

Demo Videos

Copenhagen Plank

KB Front Rack Marches

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.

Arms/Core (Time)

4 Rounds

10 Ring Pushups

10 Strict Pullups

15 Barbell Skull Crushers

15 Incline Dumbbell Curls

15 Strict Abmat Situps (hands next to head or across chest)

:30 sec Flutter Kicks

15 V-ups

30 sec Copenhagen Plank (each side)

20 KB Front Rack Marches (each side)

-Rest 2 min b/t round-

Scoring: Time


1 min Seal Pose

1 min Bicep Stretch on Wall

1 min Tricep Smash (each side)

Mayhem Ready