All the Skillz

Today is the day. The first day of my new skillz program.

Obviously you’re following me here so you can see exactly what I’ve been doing in terms of my workouts. You might have also noticed that it has slowly built up in terms of the number of skills that I’ve been working on. Things like planche push-ups, one arm chin-ups, handstand push-ups, and the likes of.

That training has helped prep me and I’m now ready to get back to my roots if you will and dive back into the big skill training that I love to do. That is not to say that I will be training like I used to train when I was younger. Two sessions a day, extended sessions, and working out hard every single day just isn’t for me anymore. I’m older and would like to think a bit smarter. That’s why I’ve set up my next phase of training to revolve around the big skills but in a way that will allow me to work in a way that matches where I am in my life right now. It might look like a lot of work but the sessions are actually not long and I’m not just trying to cram everything into them. Here’s how I’ll do it.

I’ll be dividing my sessions into three parts;

Straight Arm/Leg Day – Things like planche, front lever, OAHS

Bent Arm/Leg Day – Things like bent arm presses, OAC, pushing variations

Floor Surfing Day – Locomotion/play flowy stuff and mobility (btw this can also mean bjj practice when it starts back up again.)

Here’s an example of some floor surfing from last Saturday.

For my strength days, I will alternate my Straight and Bent Arm/Leg sessions. For example,

Week 1

  • Mon – Straight
  • Wed – Bent
  • Fri – Straight

Week 2

  • Mon – Bent
  • Wed – Straight
  • Fri – Bent

Week 3

  • Mon – Straight
  • Wed – Bent
  • Fri – Straight

Etc, etc

Tues, Thurs, Sat will be for Floor Surfing, bjj, or a hike depending on what’s up.

Sunday completely off

Here is the Straight Arm/Leg session break-down that I did today. I’ll post Bent Arm/Leg on Wed.

Straight Arm/Leg Day

A1. One Arm Handstand Practice – 8 attempts each side. Rest between attempts.

B1. Straddle Press to Handstand Practice – 5 press up and slow lower. Rest between each rep.

5 rounds of the following

C1. Planche Hold for 15 seconds

90 second rest

C2. Front Lever Hold for 15 seconds

90 second rest

D1. BB Deadlift – 6 reps x 3 sets with 90 second rest between sets

E. Stretches – Eagle Stretch, German Hang, Forward Fold

I’m really excited to get back to this training and do it in a way that I know will be good for where I am in my life right now.

Song of the day -> Hey Mando! by Ludwig Goransson from The Mandalorian

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