CrossFit Modern – Bodybuilding
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.
Arms and Shoulders Warm-up (Checkmark)
15/12 cal Row
15 Banded Bicep Curls (light band – fast reps)
15/12 cal Ski
15 Banded Tricep Extensions (light band – fast reps)
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
Shoulder Press (4 sets: 4 reps @ Challenging Weight for 4 reps – RPE 8-9)
*Rest 2:00-2:30 b/t sets
Focus: Take barbell from the rig. Keep abs and glutes engaged to prevent over-extension of the low back. Use a slightly staggered stance if needed to prevent over extension. Barbell should make contact with the upper chest/shoulders between reps but you should not lose tension between reps by resting the bar in the front rack. Attempt to add a small increase from previous week’s loading.
Mechanical Drop Set (MDS) (4 Rounds for reps)
5 DB Shoulder Press
8 DB Push Press
Max DB Push Jerk
*Rest 2:00 – 2:30 between sets
Same Dumbbells should be used across entire MDS
How many max reps you did for Dumbbell Push Jerk
Our target is a bigger set for MDS. We are not looking to go forever but failure between the 15-20 mark is a good objective.
Dumbbell Strict Press
Dumbbell Push Press
Dumbbell Push Jerk
Mechanical Drop Set
MDS 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.
Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap Protocol
Complete Iron Scap Protocol:
Archer: 10 reps (each side) – Heavy Band
Pulldown: 10 reps – Heavy Band
Tiger Walk: 20 reps (each side) – Heavy Band
WY Negative: 10 reps – Light Band
Snow Angel: 10 reps – Light Band
Bear Hug: 10 reps – Heavy Band
ATYT: 10 reps – Light Band
Focus: Use band weight that is challenging but allows for quality of movement.
Focus: Use band weight that is challenging but allows for quality of movement. If you do not have access to a crossover symmetry set, substitute 4 sets of 10 bent over lateral dumbbell raises.
Barbell Curl 21’s (4 sets: 10 reps – RPE 8)
*Rest 1:00-1:30 b/t sets
Focus: Standing with a barbell perform 7 reps from waist to parallel, 7 reps from top of rep to parallel, 7 reps full range of motion. Ensure that you do not sacrifice quality over quantity with this exercise.
1 min Banded Overhead Shoulder Distraction (each side)
1 min Thread the Needle (each side)
1 min Pigeon Pose (each side)
30 sec Cross Leg Forward Fold (repeat with opposite leg on top)
1 min Foam Roll Glutes (each side)