Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 2/15/2023
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.
Leg Day Warm-up (Checkmark)
Hip Halo Activation
15/12 Bike Erg
5 Cossack Squats (each side)
10 Kang Squats (empty barbell)
Back Squat (4 sets: 8 reps @ Challenging Weight for 8 reps)
*Rest 2:00-2:30 b/t sets
Focus: High bar position. Controlled speed down and up. Stop just before full lockout at the top of each rep for added time under tension on legs.
Leg Day Mechanical Drop Set (Time)
10 Reps DB Step Ups (each side)
10 Reps DB Lunges (each side)
DB Squat Burnout
Rest 2:00 – 2:30 b/t sets
Mechanical Drop Sets should start with a somewhat strict movement and progressively get easier due to subsequent movements utilizing better mechanical advantage as fatigue sets in on the current exercise. The same weight should be used throughout. Loading should allow the athlete to work the current movement until fatigue begins to affect form, at which point the athlete immediately goes into the next movement, goes to the beginnings of form breakdown, and then repeats with the final movement. A classic example of this is shoulder press into push press into push jerk.
Double DB Box Step-Ups
Focus: With a DB in each hand or racked on the shoulders and a 20” box, step up on top of the box to full extension. Repeat on the opposite side. Taking a breath in and breathing out as the step is completed will assist in stability and core engagement.
Double Dumbbell Walking Lunges
Focus: Find an area you can lunge these reps unbroken. Lunges should be done for quality, not for weight . Feel free to begin with only bodyweight and increase across sets. For walking lunges, attempt to keep tension in the legs during the entire rep, meaning you shouldn’t be resting/slamming the back knee into the floor. Keep loading to something that will allow for smooth, constant lunges throughout sets. Consider using straps during this movement so that grip is not a limiting factor for sets.
Double Dumbbell Squat Burnout
Focus: Without setting the dumbbells down, perform max reps of a double dumbbell squats immediately following the step ups and lunges.
Single Leg Calf Raise (4 sets: 15-20 reps (each side))
*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets
Focus: While standing, elevate foot so that you can pass below parallel to the floor with your heel. Drive through the big toe at extension. If needed, you can hold a DB to add weight and use a rig or a wall for additional balance support.
1 min Couch Stretch (each side)
1 min Quad Smash (each side)
1 min Forward Fold (straight legs)
1 min Calf Stretch on Wall (each side)
2 min Foam Roll all of Lower Body
FYI – For this cycle, on days that have a Mechanical Drop Set (MDS) programmed. We will NOT have a mini pump programmed. If you are short on time, we recommend only doing the MDS.