Mayhem Affiliate Bodybuilding 4/9/2024


Expectations at the Gym

πŸ•’ Be on Time: Arrive 10 minutes early to get prepped and pumped for class. Latecomers might miss out!

πŸ‹οΈ Respect the Gear: Treat our equipment like gold. Use it right and put it back where it belongs – no exceptions!

🧼 Keep It Clean: Wipe down your gear after sweating it out, and stash your stuff in designated areas. Let’s keep things tidy for a smoother workout.

πŸ’ͺ Support Each Other: We’re a team here. Show respect to your coaches and fellow members – we’re all in this together!

⚠️ Stay Safe: Wear the right gear, hydrate, and let your coach know if you’re nursing any injuries. Safety first, always!

πŸ“‹ Follow the Plan: Our coaches are here to guide you. Stick to the program, ask questions, and give it your all!

πŸ—£οΈ Communication is Key: Got something on your mind? Reach out! We’re all ears for your feedback and ideas.

πŸ“Έ Spread the Love: Share your gym journey on social media, tag us, and spread those positive vibes!

CrossFit 804 – Mayhem Affiliate – 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.

Upper Body Posterior Warm-Up (Checkmark)

3 Rounds

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

Demo Videos

Scap Pull Ups

Bent Over Barbell Row

Iron Cross

Down Dog/ Seal Pose Transition
Focus: Effort should be easy building into moderate. Get yourself moving and opened up for upcoming work.


5-5-3-3-1-1 – Building finishing RPE 9

*Rest 2:00-2:30 b/t sets

Strict Pull-ups

*Rest 2:00-2:30 b/t sets

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.
5-5-3-3-1-1 – Building finishing RPE 9

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

**Score = weight added to your strict pull ups.

If completing these as bodyweight pull up or banded pull up, log score as 0. Comment in your score box weight of any band used!

Double DB Standing Bent Over Row

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

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

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.
3 sets: 15 reps – RPE 7

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

Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown

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

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

Focus: On a seated lat pull machine, position body so knees are locked under the leg pad and arms are extended overhead. With an underhand grip, focus on a strong contraction of the back/pulling back with the elbow not the hands. Bar should come right below the chin to the top of the chest. Slight lean back is acceptable to get shoulders in a down and back position. If you do not have access to a lat pulldown, attach a PVC pipe to a pullup bar via two bands and perform this movement. ALWAYS INSPECT BANDS FOR SIGNS OF POTENTIAL BREAKAGE BEFORE USING.
3 sets: 15 reps – RPE 7

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

Single Arm DB Kickback

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

Focus: Support one side of the body by leaning over and placing knee and hand on flat bench. Back should be straight. Hold dumbbell in free hand and bring upper arm to the side of the body. Extend the arm at the elbow until full extension has been reached. Upper arm should stay in place the entire rep.
3 sets: 15 reps (each side) – RPE 7

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

Standing KB Crush Grip French Press

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

Focus: In a standing position, take a KB and grasp it between both hands around the bell portion (not the handles). Palms will be facing each other on either side of the bell. Lift the KB overhead, being mindful of the positioning of the handles so they don’t hit the head. Keeping the elbows tucked and pointed at the ceiling, lower the weight behind the head. Extend back overhead to complete. Be sure to keep core engaged and avoid overextension in the low back.
3 sets: 15 reps – RPE 7

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

Cooldown/Mobility (Checkmark)

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)

Demo Videos

Standing QL Doorway Stretch

Foam Roll Lats

Thread the Needle

Bicep Wall Stretch

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.

Upper Body Posterior (4 Rounds for time)

4 Rounds

10 Barbell Deadlift @ moderate weight – maintain quality RPE 7

10 Strict Pullups @ Moderate weight – maintain control and quality RPE 7

10 Double DB Standing Bent Over Row @ moderate weight – maintain quality RPE 7

12 Standing KB Crush Grip French Press @ moderate weight – maintain quality RPE 7

-Rest 3 min b/t rounds-

Athletes Notes

Double DB Standing Bent Over Row

Standing KB Crush Grip French Press