Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 6/21/2023

June 21, 2023

CrossFit Armed – Mayhem Affiliate – Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilding RPE Scale

RPE 1-3 || This should be a weight that an athlete can move with ease throughout the intended rep range.

RPE 4-5 || This is a weight that provides a moderate amount of resistance but the athlete feels like they could double the intended rep range with the weight they chose

RPE 6-7 || This is a moderate-moderate/heavy weight for the athletes. This should provide a challenge for the intended rep range but should not be something that they are worried of failing. The rest needed between sets should be minimal.

RPE 8-9 || This is a near maximal effort for the intended rep range. Athletes should need and want adequate amount of rest between the sets at this RPE.

RPE 10 || This is a max effort for the intended rep range. The athlete should be fully taxed at the end of each set.

Leg Day Warm-up (Checkmark)

Hip Halo Activation


3 rounds

15/12 Bike Erg

5 Cossack Squats (each side)

10 Kang Squats (empty barbell)

Demo Video

Hip Halo Activation

Cossack Squat

Kang Squats with Empty Barbell

Back Squat (7 sets of 2 reps @ – RPE 9/10 (attempt to go a little heavier than last week))

*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.

Barbell Romanian Deadlift (4 sets: 10 reps – RPE 7)

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

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

Focus: Deadlift bar to hip to start. Push the hips back, lowering the barbell down the front of the legs until the end ROM is hit (or the low back begins to round out). Straps are allowed to be used so that grip is not a limiting factor for sets. Perform this movement on a plate if additional ROM is needed so plates do not contact floor between reps.

Spanish Squat (4 sets: 10 reps – RPE 7)

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

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

Focus: Anchor a thick resistance band to a rig at knee height. Step intro band and place band on the back of the calves below the knee. Hold a KB or DB in a goblet position and squat to parallel and lean back slightly against the band. Squat just below parallel and push the leg back into the band while standing. Done properly, athletes will feel constant tension in the quads throughout this movement. Perform with bodyweight only at first to get a feel for proper loading throughout range of motion. ALWAYS INSPECT BANDS FOR SIGNS OF POTENTIAL BREAKAGE BEFORE USING.

Hamstring Ring Curls (4 sets: 10 reps – RPE 8)

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

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

Focus: Set up a set of rings a few inches from the floor. Place a heel of each foot in each ring and lay back on the floor. Place hands on the floor next to the body and elevate the hips by engaging the glutes. Keeping the glutes engaged throughout, curl the heels towards the body. Elevating the hips higher at the end range of the curl will intensify the exercise.

Standing Barbell Calf Raise (4 sets: 15-20 reps – RPE 8)

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

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

Focus: Elevate feet so that you can pass below parallel to the floor with the heels. Drive through the big toe at extension. If needed, use rig to guide bar through movement so you don’t lose your balance. *Make sure that platform you are standing on will not flip when standing on edge.

Cooldown/Mobility (Checkmark)

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

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.

Leg Day (Time)

4 Rounds

10 Barbell Back Squat @ moderate weight – maintain quality RPE 7

10 Barbell Romanian Deadlift @ Moderate weight – maintain control and quality RPE 7

12 Spanish Squat @ moderate weight – maintain quality RPE 7

15 Standing Barbell Calf Raise @ moderate weight – maintain quality RPE 7

-Rest 3 min b/t rounds-

Scoring: Time

Demo Videos

Barbell Romanian Deadlift

Spanish Squat

Standing Barbell Calf Raise

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