3 Weeks of Conditioning


For the next few weeks I'll be operating as a tourist guide, showing my parents some of the UK. The combination of castles, ruined cathedrals and summer sun proved too tempting (photo ops abound). So it looks like a bit of bodyweight conditioning for a while.

The plan I have in mind is essentially a simplified Westside-style split using bodyweight exercises :

Wednesdays (ME Upper Body)

Push-up / Push-up (close-grip) 8x3
Push-up (plyo) / Push-up (band) 3x6
Dumbell row (heavy object) 4x10
Pull apart (band) 3x15
Crunches / V-up 4x10

Fridays (Lower body)

Hindu squat / Hindu squat (sumo) 2x50
Pistol squats / Step-ups / Lunges 4x8
Leg curls (band) / Pull-throughs (band) 4x10
Captains of Crush gripper - 3 sets of max reps each hand.
Paper tearing

On Sundays (Repetition Upper Body)

Push-up / Band push-up
Tricep extensions (band) / Tricep pushdown (band) 3x10
Chin-ups / Pull-ups 4x8
Lateral raises (heavy object) 3x10
Preacher curls (heavy object) 3x10

I'll be curious to see if there are any benefits with having an active rest over this time. Summary - and possibly a video or two - in a few weeks' time.


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