Hello everyone! I wanted to put up a quick post about what’s been happening behind the scenes here at Grenade Fitness for the past couple of weeks. You may have noticed a small decrease in post activity this past week, but I can assure you that we are still working as hard as ever to put out some great content for you all!
I went up to South Carolina the other weekend and followed that up with a couple of really busy weeks at work. My full time job as the Director of Fitness and Wellness at NFCC is an awesome job and it keeps me tied up throughout the week. I try to work ahead and create posts, and the Workout Challenge Wednesday, but I’ve gotten a little behind lately!
I’m working to put together the Panda Block training program that I teased a few weeks ago. It’s coming together really well and I can’t wait to share it with you all! It’s going to be a 12 week program. It’s targeted towards beginner to intermediate level athletes. We’ve been testing it for a few months, and I can tell you for certain that it works! I personally have done this program and it is a good blend of hard workouts with carefully moderated intensity and volume. We’ve tested this on some of our tactical athletes, and friends and it’s performing really well for us!
I’m planning on releasing two versions actually, and I want to know what you all think. The first version will be an excel template. It will will be an automated template, and all of the formulas and workouts will be locked down (so that you can’t accidentally erase something). There will be 12 pages at the bottom of the workbook and when you enter your one rep max when prompted to, it will complete all of your working percentages for the primary strength lifts, AND all of the weights you will be lifting for each set, for each day! It’s really convenient and I think it will be really user friendly.
The second version will come in an e-book format and will have access to the same automated template, but there will be explanations and pictures for every week. It will be very thorough and will come out a little later.
As you can tell, we are really excited about this program. It’s one that has been in the works for a long time. We have shirts up in the t-shirt store already, just to get you in the spirit. Once we get the sheets finalized and ready to go live, I will be posting on social media looking for 5 beta-testers to evaluate the sheets and do a quick survey on their first impressions of the templates, and their usability. After all, we know the program works, but we need to know if the templates will get used! The best program is the one that people follow!! Here is a sneak peak at one of the weeks (using my 1 rep max numbers). As you can see, I’ve been testing these since July!