Advanced Series 4 (2021): Written In The Stars

Advanced Series 4 (2021): Written In The Stars

The rIght time, right place and right path to your strongest self is here...

The Bells Up TV Advanced Series continues with a 12-week program focused on contrast training and conditioning. Advanced Series 3 (2021) was all about heavy lifts and perfecting technique under load. Advanced Series 4 (2021) is all about adding power through blends of heavy and explosive movements. The goal of this program is to practice making heavy weights feel light and moving quickly under load. This is our most athletic-conditioning focused program yet!

Key Movements: kettlebell jerk, push press, hang cleans, single leg deadlifts
Test Movements: double jerk technique, dead stop snatch+push press, endurance ballistic block and optional pull ups
Video Cadence: full videos meant to be completed in sets of x3 TWICE before moving on

Weeks 1-2: Classes 1, 2 and 3 in order, with 1-2 optional Advanced cardio classes on days in between strength classes
Weeks 3-4: Classes 4, 5 and 6 in order, with 1-2 optional Advanced cardio classes on days in between strength classes
Weeks 5-6: Classes 7, 8 and 9 in order, with 1-2 optional Advanced cardio classes on days in between strength classes
Weeks 7-8: Classes 10, 11 and 12 in order, with 1-2 optional Advanced cardio classes on days in between strength classes
Weeks 9-10: Classes 13, 14 and 15 in order, with 1-2 optional Advanced cardio classes on days in between strength classes
Weeks 11-12: Classes 16, 17 and 18 in order, with 1-2 optional Advanced cardio classes on days in between strength classes
Week 13: Test Session + begin Advanced Series 1 (2022)

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Advanced Series 4 (2021): Written In The Stars

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  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 1: Rising in Cancer

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 1 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 1, 2 and 3 before continuing with this program.

    Welcome to the first class in Advanced Series 4 (2021)! This cycle is all about heavy lifts mixed with power. New skills and more practice owning...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 2: What time were you born?

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 2 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 1, 2 and 3 before continuing with this program.

    This session should feel like an overall RPE 8 out of 10. Double front racked squats and two hand swings should feel heavy; press weight should be...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 3: That's So Aries of You...

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 3 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 1, 2 and 3 before continuing with this program.

    Today's session should feel like an overall RPE 7-8 out of 10. Prepare to dead clean heavy and choose a bell for the final endurance session you...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 4: Constellations

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 4 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 4, 5 and 6 before continuing with this program.

    Class 4 builds upon this series' first two weeks of contrast training, with an overall RPE of 8 out of 10. Strength sets should feel heavy; power...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 5: My Dog is a Gemini

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 5 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 4, 5 and 6 before continuing with this program.

    Today's session should feel like an overall RPE 7/8 out of 10 for all sets. We take a fives minutes to demonstrate single-side kettlebell jerks; ...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 6: Scorpio's Revenge

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 6 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 4, 5 and 6 before continuing with this program.

    This session should feel like an overall 7/8 out of 10.

    Equipment Recommendations: x2 moderate/heavy bells, x1 snatch weight bell

    Warm Up
    x1 r...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 7: Mercury in Retrograde

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 7 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 7, 8 and 9 before continuing with this program.

    Single leg strength and power continues to progress, with additional challenges added to single leg deadlifts. Overall rate of perceived effort sh...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 8: Fire Sign Passion

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 45-60 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 8 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 7, 8 and 9 before continuing with this program.

    This class uses double racked bells in mixed weights (one heavy+one moderate, ideally a size down from heavy). If you don't have access to e...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 9: Moon in Aries

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 45-60 minutes
    Class Type: Partial Video
    Class 9 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 7, 8 and 9 before continuing with this program.

    As our finishing complex continues to build, closely follow cues and take additional rest if you're not ready to move continuously without ...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 10: A Virgo and a Taurus Walk in to a Gym...

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 40
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 10 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 10, 11 and 12 before continuing with this program.

    Today's class continues to emphasize power, with more jerk and push press practice. Base weight selection today on double jerk ability and bring a bi...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 11: Flow like a Pisces

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 11 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 10, 11 and 12 before continuing with this program.

    In a superset fashion, we bring back explosive overhead work from Class 10, this time with a single bell. If adding eccentric chin ups in Set...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 12: Saggitarian Squats

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 12 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 10, 11 and 12 before continuing with this program.

    This class block finishes with more overhead work and a slow burn set of lunges. Racked lunges should feel heavy, split snatches should feel ...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 13: Grounded to the Earth

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 50-60 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video, with demo for final strength set
    Class 13 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 13, 14 and 15 before continuing with this program.

    If possible, upgrade your bell size to match RPE 9 for single leg Romanian deadlifts, hinged rows and sid...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 14: Luxury-Loving Leo

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 40 minute video, 20 minute self-led finisher
    Class Type: Full and Partial Mix Video
    Class 14 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 13, 14 and 15 before continuing with this program.

    Description: Mixed weight bells are recommended for squat sets only; if you don't have mult...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 15: The Cusp of Something Profound...

    Trainer: Lacee
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 15 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 13, 14 and 15 before continuing with this program.

    Description: This class might look deceiving when written, but with heavy bells for each movement, will feel like and overall RPE 8 out of 10...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 16: Michelle Obama is a Capricorn

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 45-60 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 16 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 16, 17 and 18 before continuing with this program.

    Description: Class 16 should feel like a moderate 7-8 RPE and an opportunity to practice moderate weight double jerks.

    Equipment Recommen...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 17: Star-Crossed

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 17 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 16, 17 and 18 before continuing with this program.

    Description: The single racked squats in Set 1 of Class 17 should feel very heavy; bring the heaviest possible bell you can rack and squat fo...

  • Advanced Series 4 (2021), Class 18: The 12 Houses

    Trainer: Missy
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Class Type: Full Video
    Class 18 of 18. Complete and repeat Classes 16, 17 and 18 before continuing with this program.

    Description: If you're comfortable with snatch form, this is a class where moving one bell up in weight is possible for Set 2. Use a lighter ...