Back At It

My abs are sore today, but feeling pretty good after the workout. Out in the garage around 11.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • 20 Arm Circles

Back

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Pull-ups (10-6-5-5)
  • 1:00 Rest

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Bent Over Row (40#)
  • 1:00 Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 30s Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 30s Rest

2 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (93#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (82#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (71#)
  • 90s Rest

Conditioning

8 Rounds

  • 1:00 TrueForm Run (.15-.16-.17-.17-.17-.17-.18-.18 km)
  • 1:00 cal Row (13-14-15-15-15-16-16-16)
  • 1:00 cal BikeErg (15-16-16-17-17-18-19-20)
  • 1:00 Rest

Ballpark guesses on the reps. Felt good to move today.

After a Week Off

Spent five nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We didn’t workout at all but did over 8.5 miles of walking each of the first two full days there! Today was our first workout in a week and I can’t remember the last time I took a full week off! Out in the garage just before 1pm. Warmed up with 20 PVC passes.

Strength

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5×200
  • 5×215
  • 5×225

Partner Arms

  • Plate OH Hold (45/25#)
  • 10->1 Plate Curl (45/25#)
  • 10->1 Plate OH Tricep Extension (45/25#)

This one came from Scott Panchik. One partner is doing the couplet while the other holds their plate overhead; you never put the plate down! Took us 5:08 to get through and my arms and shoulders were on fire!

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 15 Burpees
  • 20 Russian KBS (45#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunges

Wanted to just coast through something today. I did the first two rounds in 7:31 and then when I went for the third round of burpees I was feeling good so picked up the pace to finish in 14:09.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 14 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Bicycles (slow)
  • 14 Overhead Crunches (50# DB)

Finished in 7:19.

Felt good to move today.

Two Walks

On Thursday I walked 18 holes on a very wet golf course. Then I spent 3+ hours finishing up the pallet wood walls. Exhausted!

Warm-up

  • 12 Walking Lunges
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (35#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Walking Lunges (40#)
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (62#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

2.63 mile run in 30:32 with B that had two brief walks.

On Sabbatical

My three month sabbatical from work started this week, so I’ve been doing a lot of work to finish up the living room wall project and haven’t been in the gym since Friday. On Saturday we did go for a 8.53 mile hike that took almost 4 hours!

Warmed up with about 20 PVC passes.

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-45-4×55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (55-115-135-155-175-190#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (Rope, 49#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Static DB Curls (25#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

Cutting 5 seconds off those rests makes a big difference. Finished in 5:32.

Issues with Grips

Partner Chipper

  • 60 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 50 Bar MU / Pull-ups (2×5 MU, 3×5 C2B Pull-ups)
  • 100 DB Box Step-ups (24″, 2×25# DBs)
  • 30 Dragon Flags
  • 100 Burpees
  • 100 DB Hang C&J (25# DBs)
  • 60 DB Push-ups
  • 128 cal Row (20/12)

I’m having problems with grips on the bar on our outdoor rig, specifically for bar muscle-ups. I had to drop after four in my second set because they were riding up way too much and killing my wrists. I noticed an old blister ripped open, so switched to kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups the rest of the sets. The step-ups really got me in this. Felt good on the burpees and was doing shoulder press for my jerks with those light dumbbells.

We finished in 35:57.

Easy on the Calf

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Arm Circles

Legs

3 Sets

  • 600m BikeErg
  • 10 Goblet Squat (53#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Did the bike since I can’t run on my right calf.

3 Sets

  • 500m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 16 H2H KB Swings (53#)

Went lighter today with the kettlebell for both movements to take it easier on that calf.

Conditioning

E2M – 20:00 (alt)

  • 16 cal SkiErg + 10 Pull-ups
  • 20 cal Row + 5 Burpees

Good intensity and push.

Two Thirties Instead of One Minute

Did some PVC passes to warm-up, but that’s about it.

Arms

5 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-50-50-55-55#)

5 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Bench Press (45-95-120-135-150#)

3 Sets

  • 10-10-12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30-30-35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Reverse Tricep Pulldown (Bar, 49 – 51.5 – 54#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (43#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 30s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 30s Rest

A version of workout we’ve done countless times, which is just a minute rest after each round. This allowed us to keep up the intensity. It took me 6:08.

Sunday at 3

Much later for us on a Sunday, around 3pm, but we had a busy morning.

Warm-up

Tabata

  • Burpees

Definitely not my idea! I went 2×6 and 6×5.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 Incline DB Back Fly (20#)
  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Double Handle Pull to Chest (60#)
  • 15/10 cal BikeErg
  • 50m Farmer Carry (60#)

Sort of a partner workout, with the 2nd person waiting until you were off the machine. Then if you got your movement reps done you had a brief wait until your partner finished their machine. I went first and B finished at 22:35.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 26 Swimmer Crunches
  • 26 Crunches
  • 26 Leg Lifts
  • 26 Single Leg Lifts
  • 26 Plank Hip Dips

Ouch! Took me 8:21.

Partner Chipping

  • 100 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 80 DB Floor Press (40#)
  • 80 Walking Lunge
  • 30 Strict Pull-up
  • 80 Russian KB Swing (53#)
  • 80 Seated DB Shoulder Press (30#)
  • 100 alt Side Crunch + Plank
  • 100 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 80 DB Floor Press
  • 80 Walking Lunge

We did 5×12/8 on the bike, 4×10 for floor press, lunges, wings, and shoulder presses. I think we went 3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3 pull-ups, and 20-20-10 with the crunches while the partner held a plank. It took 31-32:00 and then a neighbor interrupted. Was going to do the pull-ups and be done.