Upper Ab Burnout

Yesterday was a rest day with family in town. Kind of tired though. Out in the garage at about 12:45 for some quick work.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Row (1,268m)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,075m)
  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.75km)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 20 OH Crunches (55# plate)
  • 20 Russian Twists (55# plate)
  • 20 alt V-ups

The thick 55 pound plate is not fun for the twists. This was definitely an upper ab burnout. Finished in 9:28.

Turnt Curls

My back was feeling off through the night and when I woke up, so I adjusted today’s workout to give it some rest. Workout at about 12:30 today.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 15 Single DB Curls (40-45-50#)
  • 15 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (56-61-61#)

These single dumbbell curls were holding a head of a dumbbell in each hand and curling it up. Different.

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curls (25#)
  • 8 DB Curls (25#)
  • 15 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 60#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Turned Out DB Curls (20-20-25#)
  • 15 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)

I kind if liked these “turnt” curls.

Conditioning

15:00 BikeErg

Took me a little bit to settle in and probably warm-up. Went 8,110 meters.

Ascending AMRAP

My shoulders are a bit angry from yesterday. Out in the garage after 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 2:00 SkiErg (406m)
  • 20 PVC Passes

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 30 Hollow Rocks
  • 30s Sandbag Hold (100#)
  • 20s Superman
  • 20 alt Side Crunches

Took about 10:45. I split the rocks up 18-12 the last two rounds.

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

  • 1-2-3-4-5… Strict Pull-ups
  • 2-4-6-8-10… DB Goblet Squats (50#)
  • 2-4-6-8-10… Box Step Overs (24″)

I can’t remember the last time we did an ascending ladder, so it was time. I think I went to single pull-ups after 3, never put the dumbbell down during the squats, and turned to face the box with each step over (also tried to stay lower as I stepped over and turned. Got through the 10th round plus 11 pull-ups and 13 goblet squats.

Can’t Keep Up With the Right

Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95#)
  • 5 RDL (115#)
  • 5/5 DB Push Press (35#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 20 Pistols
  • 10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (115#)

3 Sets

  • 10 RDL (185#)
  • 20 DB Plyo Lunges (30# DBs)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 50 Air Squats
  • 50 Single Arm Push Press (35# DB)

I went 15-15-10-10 on the push presses each round and my injured left arm definitely can’t keep up with the right. Finished in 8:07.

Add More Reps

Out in the garage after 2:30 for a quick one.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (681m)
  • 40′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 40′ Monster Walks
  • 5 C&J (45#)
  • 10 Step-ups (24″)
  • 5 C&J (75#)
  • 10 alt Single DB Step-ups (24″, 35# on shoulder)
  • 5 C&J (95#)

Conditioning

15:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 10 Bar-facing Burpees
  • 12 alt Single DB Step-ups (24″, 50# on shoulder)
  • 6-6-6-8-10 C&J (115#)

Six was too easy so I increased the clean and jerk reps for the final two rounds. I think eight all the way through would have been pretty good or ten if I really wanted to suffer.

After a Skipped Saturday

Had a busy day yesterday so it ended up being a full rest day. Out in the garage at 10am.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115-120-120#)
  • 10/10 Seated Single Arm Cable Row (49-54-54#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115-120-126#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldown (115-120-126#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline Straight Arm Pulldowns (71#)
  • 10 Forward-facing Incline Cable Pulldowns (115#)

Conditioning / Midline

  • 3 Rounds
    • 500m Row
    • 12/12 Side Bends (70# KB)
    • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
    • 24 Russian Twists (35# DB)
    • 35s Hollow Hold
  • 1,500m Row

Combined things together to save time and it worked out well. I was around a 1:55 pace for the 500s and then 1:53.5 for the 1,500.

260 Going Up

Felt beat this morning when I got out of bed. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,557m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45
    • 5×95
    • 2x3x135

Weightlifting

12:00 – EMOM

  • 1 Power Clean

I went 155-165-175-185-195-205-215-225-235-245-255-260 as planned, which is another five pounds heavier than I’ve gone in a long time. Little by little!

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 9 Deadlifts (95#)
  • 6 Hang Power Cleans (95#)
  • 3 Push Jerks (95#)
  • 9 Burpee Pull-ups

I did the first and last rounds unbroken on the barbell and should have done that all the way. For the other rounds I dropped the bar after 8 deadlifts for a quick breath and regrip. The burpee pull-ups are just so slow and I was stepping back and up on them to try to save my heart rate some. Got through 6+18.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30 Bicycles
  • 30 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 15 Leg Lifts
  • 15/15 Side Plank Bounces

Pulled this one out of the logs. Work 5# ankle weights and finished in 6:07.

Negative Rowing

Out in the garage at 4pm for some recovery.

30:00 BikeErg

Went a total of 15,440 meters and had negative splits every five minutes. For some 10k reference I was at a 1:57.6/1,000m average pace at that time. I kept lowering the damper and increasing my RPM throughout the 30 minutes.

Shoulder Still Not Ready

My shoulder area and back were tight this morning from the snatches, but nothing horrible. I can feel my hammies from the leg work. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 10 cal SkiErg
  • 30s Dead Hang
  • 10 Lunges
  • 10 DB Push Press (20# DBs)

Conditioning

16:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Strict Pull-ups
  • 20 DB Goblet Lunges (50#)
  • 20 cal Row
  • 10 Hand Release Push-ups

I did three rounds of 5×2 and two rounds of 2×2 plus 6×1 for the pull-ups. Averaged just over 1,200 cal/hr on the rower. Finished with 4+21.

I wanted to do 10 handstand push-ups for the last movement, but I kicked up and did one before the workout and my shoulder still isn’t ready. To be honest I probable shouldn’t hake picked the push-ups because those didn’t feel awesome either.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 OH Crunches (50# DBs, 2s pause)
  • 30s Sandbag Hold (100#)
  • 7/7 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
  • 30/30s Side Planks

Took about 17 minutes to do without breaks.

Grippy Snatches

My triceps and upper back were still pretty sore yesterday, but it’s almost gone today. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,562m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 20/20s Bottom Pistol Holds
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 5 Hang Power Snatches (45#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Pistols
  • 10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95#)

I’m not sure what was going on with my last week and even warming up today, but I was really hesitant to do pistols. I buckled down and found my technique again though.

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Staggered Stance RDL (barbell, 95#)
  • 15 DB Goblet Squats (50#)

I don’t think I like these staggered stance Romanian deadlifts.

Conditioning

12:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15-15-12-12-12-12 Hang Power Snatches (75#)
  • 10 Bar-facing Burpees

Ewww! 78 is a lot of snatches after zero in three months. Originally I wrote this to be 10 powers but switched to the hang at game time to save my back. Since they’re quicker from the hang and the first round was feeling good I went for 15 reps. In round two I knew that was a bad idea as my rest time was quickly being eaten up. So I dropped to 12 reps in round three and told myself to survive the 4th set and then I could quit the workout. I got through the fourth and knew I could suffer through two more rounds. My grip almost had other ideas and those final two rounds were rough!