Brute Showdown Episode 4: All the Balls

In the final episode of this series of the Brute Showdown, Bodybuilder Lawrence Ballenger, Powerlifter Steve Gentili, CrossFit Games Athlete Jacob Heppner, and Olympic Weightlifter Luis Javier Mosquera complete the last five events — and someone leaves with a big badge of respect. In this episode, the competitors complete these events: Football Combine Soccer Ball Dribble Football Throw Batting Cage/Baseball Throw Knockout (Basketball) Someone makes a huge comeback and takes home the glory. Watch the whole episode to find out. ...

Brute Showdown Episode 3: Deadlift, Physique Show & Burger Challenge

In Episode 3 of the Brute Showdown, we continue the battle between athletes from four different disciplines: Bodybuilder Lawrence Ballenger, Powerlifter Steve Gentilli, CrossFit Games Athlete Jacob Heppner, and Olympic Weightlifter Luis Javier Mosquera. In this episode, the competitors complete events three, four and five: Max Deadlift — Athletes have 20 minutes to find their one rep max deadlift Physique Show — Competitors are graded on poses and muscle composition Lucky 13 Burger Challenge — Who can finish eating the ...

Brute Showdown Episode 2: Max Clean & Grace

In Episode 2 of the Brute Showdown, the competitors complete events one and two: Max Clean — Athletes go for a one rep max clean from the floor (lift can be power or full, but cannot be from the hang position) CrossFit Event: Grace — 30 clean and jerks for time at 135 pounds Watch the whole episode to find out who wins both. And catch some bonus footage, of what a food trip looks like with bodybuilder Lawrence Ballenger ...

Brute Showdown Episode 1: Meet the Competitors

A weightlifter, powerlifter, bodybuilder and Crossfit athlete walk into an arena together — who wins? 🤔 We’ve teamed up with Bodybuilding.com and Mark Bell Slingshot to explore that question, bringing you a competition like never seen before. The events are as diverse as the competitors: Max Clean CrossFit Event: Grace Deadlift Physique Show Lucky 13 Burger Challenge Football Combine Soccer Ball Dribble Football Throw Batting Cage/Baseball Throw Knockout (Basketball) Watch Episode 1 to meet the competitors: Jacob Heppner CrossFit Games ...

18.5 Warm-up and Strategy

The old phrase, “the shorter the workout the longer the warm-up” is ringing true with this one. Your warm-up is going to be crucial. Here’s what we suggest: Part 1: 6 Rounds 1 min. AA at moderate pace 1 min. row at moderate pace *Add in some PVC pass-throughs and Ido portal squat routine work h/w each rounds Part 2: 2-3 Rounds 30 ft. banded monster walks 10 DB Cuban presses – light 30 sec. hollow arch skill work rings ...