Bodyweight Foundation

$39.00

• 6- Weeks, 6 days/ week
• Total Body Strength & Conditioning, including bodyweight  strength training, sprinting  and unloaded running for aerobic endurance
• Includes assessments and is scaled to the individual athlete.  Don’t be fooled by “bodyweight” – regardless of your incomming fitness, this plan will push you.
• Best for those focusing on bodyweight training, or those who want to jumpstart their fitness
• This training plan is one of the 190+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription.

 

Product Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Version 2 – June 2017

This 6-week bodyweight training program is designed for both fit, and new athletes who want to focus on bodyweight training or jumpstart their fitness. You’ll train six days a week for six weeks, totaling 36 training sessions. You’ll train Monday through Saturday and take Sundays off.

This is a total body strength and conditioning training program. It includes bodyweight strength training for your lower body, upper body and core, as well power training and aerobic endurance.

This training program is assessment based. It deploys bodyweight calisthenic and running assessments the first training session of week 1, week 3, and week 6. The follow-on progressions are based upon the athlete’s assessment results.

This way the training plan automatically “scales” to the incoming fitness level of the individual athlete. Because it is assessment based, this program is appropriate for both new and possibly unfit athletes, as well as experienced, fit athletes. Everyone can benefit.

Further, because it is assessment based, this program can be used in a group fitness setting with a wide variety of athlete fitness levels.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • Monday: Bodyweight Calisthenics Progression, Sprints
  • Tuesday: 800m and 1-mile Intervals, Core/Low Back
  • Wednesday: Bodyweight Calisthenics Progression, Shuttles
  • Thursday: (Week 1-3) Long easy run, (Week 4-6) 1-Mile Intervals, Core/Low Back
  • Friday: Bodyweight Calisthenics Progression, Sprints
  • Saturday: Long easy Run
  • Sunday: Rest

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Two pieces of equipment are required to complete this plan:

  • Pull-up bar
  • Wrist watch with stopwatch and interval timer (Timex Ironman is best)

Optional Equipment:

  • 4x Cones to mark shuttle distances (though anything will do – towels, shirts, etc.)
  • 400m Track for Running Assessments and Interval Distances
  • GPS Watch with pace and distance. This will just make running intervals easier.
  • Foam Roller – can help with soreness

CALISTHENICS PROGRESSIONS

During this program, every number of calisthenics repetitions you perform is based on the number of repetitions you completed during your last Assessment in the program (Sessions 1, 13, and 31).

Example (1):

Athlete performs 40x Squats, 25x Hand Release Push-ups, and 10x Pull-Up Bar Heel Tap during Session 1’s calisthenics assessment. Session 3 calls for:

(1) 5 Rounds
40% Max Rep Squats
40% Max Rep Hand Release Push Ups
40% Max Rep Pull-Up Bar Heel Tap

Which means …..
40% of 40x Squats = .4 x 40 = 16x Squats
40% of 25x Hand Release Push Ups = .4 x 25 = 10x Hand Release Push Ups
40% of 10x Pull-Up Bar Heel Taps = .4 x 10 = 4x Pull Up Bar Heel Taps

So … This athlete would grind through 5 rounds of:

16x Squats, then…
10x Hand Release Push Ups, then …
4x Pull Up Bar Heel Taps

RUN TRAINING AND WEBSITE RUN CALCULATOR

This program uses assessments and scaled progressions for your runs, as well. Session 1 has you completing a 1.5 mile run assessment for time. Session 13 has you completing a 3-mile run assessment for time.

During the follow-on running sessions, you complete two types of running intervals. First will be shorter intervals at a faster pace than your run assessment. For example, after the 1.5-mile assessment, you’ll run 800m intervals.

Second will be longer, but slower, easy runs for time. For example, a 45 minute run at your “easy” pace.

The paces you’ll run for both the shorter intervals and the longer easy runs are dictated by your assessment completion time. This way they are “scaled” to the individual athlete.

You’ll find these paces using our Run Calculator here: http://mtntactical.com/exercises/running-calculator/
The calculator is self explanatory. Enter your assessment distance, and finish time, and it spits out your interval, and easy run pace.

Email coach@mtntactical.com if you have any questions and I’ll lead you through it.

COMMON QUESTIONS

How long should the training sessions take?
Each session should take around 60-75 minutes. Unless indicated, the circuits aren’t “for time.” Work briskly, not frantically, through the sessions.

What about stretching?
Mobility work is included in the warm ups, and athletes can strength and foam roll after running, however, overall strength and fitness is emphasized with this plan, not mobility/flexibility. Feel free to complete additional stretching on your own.

What if I miss a day?
Begin where you left off when you return to training. This programmed is progressed – each session builds upon the prior session – so don’t skip a session or skip around. Follow the training sessions in order, regardless.

What about diet?

  • 6 days/week: Eat as much as you want of meats, nuts, vegetables, cheese, and fruit. Don’t drink calories – sorry, no beer. Drink only water, coffee, or tea. Don’t eat rice, grain, bread, oats, pasta, or sugar.
  • 1 day/week:Cheat like a mother.

Unfamiliar Exercises?
Go to www.mtntactical.com and click the “Exercises” link underneath the “Fitness” dropdown. The Run Calulator is listed as an exercise.  Click HERE.

More Questions?
Email coach@mtntactical.com

Good Luck!

Questions? Email coach@mtntactical.com

Required Equipment

Two pieces of equipment are required to complete this plan:

  • Pull-up bar

  • Wrist watch with stopwatch and interval timer (Timex Ironman is best)


Optional Equipment:

  • 4x Cones to mark shuttle distances (though anything will do - towels, shirts, etc.)

  • 400m Track for Running Assessments and Interval Distances

  • GPS Watch with pace and distance. T

Kudos

Love love love LOVE your Body Weight Foundation so far! Today was Session 14 and I did not think 800s would EVER be that easy for me. Your program is AMAZING and follows the KISS principle of "Keep It Simple Stupid". Thank you SO much for creating these. I'm looking forward to the Body Weight 1 Training Plan when I'm finished with the current. - C

***************************

Rob,

Wanted to take a minute and thank you for the advice and input.  As you suggested, I modified the BWF by replacing pull-ups with bent over rows and adjusted the cardio to mostly walking with mild intervals of jogging for no more than a couple of minutes at a time.  He started out only doing 3 rounds of each exercise and is now up to 5.  I do everything with him so he is more motivated and doesn’t have to do it alone which is creating some good quality time for us.

Bottom line - Using this plan and the suggested meal plan which he easily adapted to…he has dropped 25 pounds already and more importantly is feeling healthier and more confident in his ability to do things.

Thanks Brother!

 

Sample Session

Below is the First Week from this Training Plan:


SESSION 1

Obj: Assessment

Warm up:

3 Rounds

10x Squats

5x Hand Release Push ups

10x Situps

Instep Stretch

Lat + Pec Stretch

Training:

(1) Max Squats in 60 Sec.

(2) Max Hand Release Push Ups in 60 Sec.

(3) Max Pull-Up Bar Heel Tap in 60 Sec.

(4) Max In-Place Lunges in 90 sec.

(5) Max Pull Ups (men), Horizontal Pull Ups (women) in 60 sec.

(6) Max EOs in 90 sec.

(7) Max Dips (men), Bench Dips (women) in 60 sec.

(8) Max Face Down Back Extension in 90 sec.

Rest 10 Minutes

(9) Run 1.5 Miles for Time

RECORD YOUR SCORES

Comments:

You can stop and rest during the timed events. Just keep working the entire time and get as many reps as possible. Rest as needed between events, but no longer than 3 minutes.

Pull Up Bar Heel Taps - Can’t get one? Do 60 seconds max Sit ups instead for assessment and follow on intervals

Pull Ups - Can’t get one? Do  60 seconds max Horizontal Pull Ups instead for assessment and follow on intervals

Push Ups - go to your knees if necessary.

Dips - pause at the top and bottom of every rep.

In-Place Lunge Counting - each foot counts as one rep.

SESSION 2

Obj: Aerobic Endurance, Core Strength

Warm Up: 

3 Rounds

Run 200m

Instep Stretch

Training: 

(1) 3 Rounds

800m Run @ Interval Pace

using the MTI Running

Calculator and results

from SESSION 1

Rest 3 min between runs

(2) 2 Rounds

20/20 Standing Founder

20/20 Low Back Lunge

20/20 Kneeling Founder

Hip Flexor Stretch

Comments:

Enter your SESSION 1,

3-mile assessment time into the website Run Interval Calculator to determine today’s run pace.

 

SESSION 3

Obj: Strength Endurance

Warm up:

3 Rounds

10x Squats

5x Hand Release Push ups

10x Situps

Instep Stretch

Lat + Pec Stretch

Training:

(1) 5 Rounds

40% Max Rep Squats

40% Max Rep Hand Release Push Ups

40% Max Pull-Up Bar Heel Tap

(2) 5 Rounds

40% Max Rep In-Place Lunges

40% Max Rep Pull Ups

40% Max Rep EOs

(3) 5 Rounds

40% Max Rep Dips/Bench Dips

40% Max Rep Face Down Back Extension

(4) 8 Rounds

30 Second 40-Foot Shuttle

30 Seconds Rest

Comments:

You’ll need Session 1’s exercise max rep totals for today’s training session. “Grind” through parts (1), (2) and (3) - work briskly, but not frantically.

Break sets if necessary, but be sure to get all the prescribed reps in.

SESSION 4

Obj: Aerobic Endurance, Core Strength

Training: 

  1. 30 Minute Run @ “Easy Per Mile Pace” using the MTI Running Calculator and results from SESSION 1


(2) 2 Rounds

20/20 Standing Founder

20/20 Low Back Lunge

20/20 Kneeling Founder

Hip Flexor Stretch

SESSION 5

Obj: Strength Endurance

Warm up:

3 Rounds

10x Squats

5x Hand Release Push ups

10x Situps

Instep Stretch

Lat + Pec Stretch

Training:

(1) 5 Rounds

40% Max Rep Squats

40% Max Rep Hand Release Push Ups

40% Max Pull-Up Bar Heel Tap

(2) 5 Rounds

40% Max Rep In-Place Lunges

40% Max Rep Pull Ups

40% Max Rep EOs

(3) 5 Rounds

40% Max Rep Dips/Bench Dips

40% Max Rep Face Down Back Extension

(4) 8 Rounds

30 Second 40-Foot Shuttle

30 Seconds Rest

Comments:

You’ll need Session 1’s exercise max rep totals for today’s training session. “Grind” through parts (1), (2) and (3) - work briskly, but not frantically.

Break sets if necessary, but be sure to get all the prescribed reps in.

SESSION 6

Obj: Aerobic Endurance

Training: 

  1. 45 Minute Run @ “Easy Per Mile Pace” using the MTI Running Calculator and results from SESSION 1


(2) Stretch/Foam Roll



 


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