Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 2/21/2023
M,W,F 9am class will change to 8:30amstarting 2/20.
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.
Back & Bicep Warm-up (Checkmark)
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.
Deadlift (4 sets: 8 reps @ Challenging Weight for 8 reps – RPE 8-9)
*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.
Mechanical Drop Set (Time)
5-7 Strict Pullups
8-10 Double DB Bent Over Row
Max Bent Over Barbell Row Reverse Grip
*Rest 3 minutes 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. A classic example of this is shoulder press into push press into push jerk.
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. Rest 90 sec b/w sets
Double DB Standing Bent Over Row
Focus: Holding dumbbells in either hand, bend at the waist to a 45-60 degree incline of the torso. Be sure to push the hips back so that the load is supported by the posterior chain, rather than only the lower back. Pulling with the elbows, row the dumbbells so they are around the area of the hips (rather than mistakenly pulling with the hands and pulling high). Do not use excessive kipping with the upper body.
Bent Over Barbell Row – Underhand Grip
Focus: With a double underhand grip, deadlift bar to waist and then lower to a hang position (right above the knees) to start each set. Aim to pull with the elbows (rather than the hands) and bringing the bar to the hips (do not pull high towards the upper abdomen). Focus on getting a strong back contraction with each rep. Minimize the amount of kipping used between reps and feel the stretch in the lats/upper back when lowering the bar back to the hang position with each rep.
Standing Barbell Curl (4 sets: 10 reps – RPE 7-8)
*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets
*Build to a light/moderate weight. Stay the same and focus on strict control throughout
Focus: Stay with a weight that will allow for control and minimal kipping of reps. Keep barbell slightly in front of the body at the bottom position to keep tension on the biceps throughout set (don’t go to complete loss of tension at bottom).
Standing Alternating DB Hammer Curl (4 sets: 10 reps (each side) – RPE 7-8)
4 sets: 10 reps
*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets
1 min Standing QL Doorway/Rig Stretch (each side)
1 min Foam Roll Lats
1 min Thread the Needle (each side)
1 min Bicep Wall Stretch (each side)
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.