Educate Yourself IV

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1. Eleiko Sports

Are you looking to put together a home gym? Perhaps treat yourself to a barbell and weights. Well, if you want to use the best of the best, I suggest you look into Eleiko. Yeah, their stuff is expensive, but it is of OLYMPIC quality (like this is the official bar and weights of the Games). If you have the extra dough, spend it.

 

2. Best “cardio” machine ever invented:

Ok, it’s a tie for first. You have a couple options here if you’re looking to add that perfect piece of conditioning machinery to your gym or house.

You have the Airdyne. A exercise bike forged in the depths of Hell and created using metal spun from Satan’s Anvil. This thing is not your typical spin bike. The huge fan for a wheel creates plenty of resistance and allows you to burn through some calories and train your metabolic pathways to your liking. It is also a great way to cool down post workout. P.S. Look for one that is all metal. The plastic one is garbage.

Your second option is the Concept 2 rower. Don’t use that silly thing you find at Equinox. This thing is the real deal. If you didn’t know, indoor rowing is actually it’s own sport, and these machines are used as training devices for actual rowing you’ve seen in the Olympics. What makes this thing great is that it is also another solid conditioning and cool down piece of equipment. It allows you to condition through various distances, intervals, or mixing and matching with other various barbell and non-barbell movements.

You’d be doing yourself a disservice by putting together a home gym and leaving one of these two out.

 

3. Video of the Week

Don’t you feel strong now?

 

 

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Weightlifting 5.26

Yo, dudes. Happy Memorial Day. If you’re able to get into the gym today be sure to drum up a sick pump before you hit the beach, babes, and BBQ. Be sure you also thank any of those who served because this day isn’t purely about slamming some cold ones.

1) Snatch:
1×1 @ 85%
3×2 @ 77%; rest 90 seconds between

2) Clean & Jerk:
1×1 @ 85%
2×2 @ 73%; rest 90 seconds between

3) Front Squat:
1×1 @ 90%
1×2 @ 85%; rest 90 seconds between

Swollhaus Programming Disclaimer:

All programming is merely a suggestion to things you can perform in the gym. By no means does Swollhaus recommend you try these lifts without the proper technique, practice, or coaching. Should you want to learn more about the sport of weightlifting, check your local area for a certified CSCS or personal trainer.

Weightlifting 5.22

And thus begins our adventure down this road…..

We’re going to keep this basic to start. Nothing too crazy or exciting, but I am going to go with the assumption that most people viewing this have developed a familiarity with the snatch and clean & jerk prior to finding this. However, if demand for more basic programming is out there, I will cater this blog to both audiences.

1) Snatch:
1×5 @ 88%; 2 min between sets
3×2 @ 77%; 90 sec between sets
2×3 @ 73%; 90 sec between sets

2) Clean & Jerk:
5×1 @ 88%; 2 min between sets
2×3 @ 73%; 2 min between sets

3) Front Squat:
2×1 @ 90%; 2 min between sets
2×2 @ 85%; 90 sec between sets

 

 

 
Swollhaus Programming Disclaimer:


All programming is merely a suggestion to things you can perform in the gym. By no means does Swollhaus recommend you try these lifts without the proper technique, practice, or coaching. Should you want to learn more about the sport of weightlifting, check out the USAW website to find a certified weightlifting coach in your area.

Hausmates: James

Welcome to our first Hausmates interview, where we spotlight individuals who embody the pillars that Swollhaus is founded upon. James, our first Hausmate is one of the most badass, unassuming dudes we’ve run into. Everyone has a friend that “lifts a lot of weight,” but 95% of the time they’re soft. Now, let us introduce you to one of the hardest in the 5%.
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