Flag & Flutter

Warm-up

  • 2:00 BikeErg (1,013m)
  • 2:00 Row (506m)
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Hang Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans (75#)
  • 30s Dead Hang
  • 30 Hops

Conditioning

7 Rounds

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans (95#)
  • 5 HSPU
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 200/160m TrueForm Run

Partner workout with B. She started and did the pull-ups, cleans, HSPU, and rope. Then I did it. Then we each ran. Took us 29:31.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 3 Dragon Flags
  • 30/30s Side Plank
  • 50 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 12 OH DB Crunches (50#)

Finished in 10:40.

Moving on From the Program

Busy day, so we worked out at 4pm instead of in the morning.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 30s BikeErg
  • 40s Rest

306-303-304-306-309-320m

Warm-up

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×95
  • 5×120

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140#)

Suffered through 40!

100 Push-ups

Went 14×5 and 10×3 for a time of 3:39, which is one of my best.

We were supposed to hit nine sets of max bench next, but decided we’re not feeling this program this time around. Twice a week for chest is limiting us from doing other areas of the body and it’s so much bench volume.

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Bump Up the Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • 10 Back Squats (35#)
  • 5 Back Squats (55#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Back Squats (75#)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Skaters

3 Sets

  • 12 alt Double DB Step-ups (20″, 40#)
  • 12 Froggers

I increased the weight on everything today.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10 OH Lying Leg Raises (30# DB)
  • 10 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 10 OH Sit-ups (30# DB)
  • 10 PlankHip Dips
  • 1:00 Plank

Upper abs were already burning in the first set. Finished in 7:43.

A Bit More

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Bench Press (95#)
  • 6 Bench Press (115#)

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140/70#)

Was able to get 35 reps.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Did 42 here. Happy to be getting more reps than the first time we did this program.

3 Sets

  • 8 Seated DB Shoulder Press (50#)

100 DB Bench Press (30/15#)

Went with 10 sets of 10 for a time of 2:15.

Remove the Wall

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 10 Incline Back Fly (20#)
  • ~190m Row
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-downs (12”)
  • 12 Reverse Lunges
  • ~180m TrueForm Run

Parter-ish workout with B, so the distances are rough estimates of what I was getting. Took us 21:59.

Gymnastics

We did some spotting and worked on not relying on the wall for handstand kick-ups.

Midline

Tabata

  • 10 alt Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (8# DBs)
  • 9 Leg Raises
  • 20 Russian Twists (45# plate)
  • 14 alt Side Crunches

Long Rest Break

B wasn’t feeling great so we didn’t workout for several days.

Warm-up

  • PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (35#)
  • 10 Bench Press (95#)

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Got through 47, which beats the 41 from earlier in the week and the 45 from last time through the program.

100 Push-ups

Went 8×5 and 20×3 for a time of 4:03.

Incline Bench Press

Three sets to failure @ each of 3 weights

  • 16-12-11 @ 120#
  • 17-14-13 @ 100#
  • 20-20-20 @ 80#

Accessory

6 Sets

  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (49#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Sabbatical is Over

First day back to work after my three month sabbatical. The kitchen isn’t finished, but is looking pretty good! Warmed up with 10×45 and 10×95 bench.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Got 41, which beats the first time through the program by 1 rep.

MAX Ring Push-ups

Did 28, which is 2 reps better.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (45#)

75 DB Bench Press (40/20#)

Went with all sets of five and tried resting the dumbbells on my chest most of the time instead of sitting up. Finished in 2:36 to beat my 2:48.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 50 alt Plank Knee-to-Elbows
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 25 Air Squats
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 25 alt Side Crunches
  • 25 Russian Kettlebell Swings (53#)

Got through 4+50.

Hold It v2

No workout yesterday since Dad offered to come down and help in the kitchen. He got my snow blower running and then we laid the new flooring. After taking the previous two days to remove the old flooring, I’m beat after three days of basically sitting and kneeling on the floor.

My triceps are really sore again, but this time from the bench and triceps work we did on Friday. My shoulders and chest feel it a bit as well.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 15/10 cal BikeErg / Sandbag Hold (100/65#)
  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (53/35#) / OH Hold (45# plate)
  • 12 DB Step-ups (12/30# DBs, 20″) / Plank
  • 16 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (40/25#) / Straight Arm Lat Pulldown Hold (49/27#)

Almost the same as we did a couple of weeks ago. With B, one person holding while the other does their reps. I was on the bike first and then we switched that around for rounds 3-4. We finished in 29:08.

Gymnastics

3 Sets

  • 3 Handstand Kick-ups

Short Bench Rests

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (75#)

Chest

MAX Bench Press (100/50)

Wanted to get one more than the first time through the program so did 56.

100 Push-ups

Went 6×5, 22×3, 4 to finish in 4:25.

Bench Press

  • 3 sets to failure @ each (155/125/100#)

To speed things up and fatigue more we went right after each other all the way through instead of keeping to three minute rests. I did 15-10-9, 17-12-12, and 20-20-16. Still a ton of reps, but fewer than before.

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB French Press (20#)
  • 1:00 Rest