Feeling Some Shoulders

My shoulders feel beat up and seems like some sort of impingement in the left one that has been creeping up over the last few weeks. Went in for the 10am class.


  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Ankle stretching
  • PVC pass-thrus
  • Shoulder stretching


Push Jerk

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 3×115#
  • 3×135#
  • 3×155#
  • 3×185#
  • 2×205#
  • 1×225#
  • 1×245#


20:00 Partner Workout

  • Buy-in: 200 American KBS (53#)
  • AMRAP – each do an entire round and then rest
    • 3 Power Cleans (115#)
    • 7 Push Jerks (115#)
    • 9 Deadlifts (115#)

Teamed up with Bryan. We alternated sets of 15 kettlebell swings and then each had a set of 10 at the end. We kept a steady pace on the bar and got 10 rounds each, plus I got 3 cleans before time ran out. The load was good and allowed us to keep the gas on. When the clean weight is lighter like this I’m starting to work on going right from the front rack to the ground instead of making that slight pause back at the thigh on the way down.

Felt like hitting some more jerks after trying to help some folks with muscle-ups.

More Strength

Push Jerk

  • 2×205#
  • 2×225#
  • 2×245#
  • 1×255# (PR match)

For some reason I thought I’d done 260 or 265 before or I would have added more weight to set a PR. Oh well. Strength is there for the jerks, just need confidence and technique work for my split. Definitely going to become a priority once the Open is over and I take a couple of easy weeks to heal up some of this lingering stuff I’m dealing with.

Hit some intervals around 5.

Ski Erg

This was a Hinshaw rowing working, but easily adapted to ski.

4 Rounds

  • 500m (2:02.4 pace target)
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 300m (1:54 pace target)
  • 3:00 rest

My times on the 500s were 2:02.2, 2:03.7, 2:01.6, and 2:01.4. I messed up in the 2nd round thinking I had to be under a 2:04. The 300s were 1:08.4, 1:08.3, 1:08.2, and 1:08.1. Not very hard to hit those paces and I don’t have a true 2k PR, so I based the paces off something 20 seconds faster than I’ve done.

Did Crossover Symmetry Recovery after and one of the bands snapped on my ghetto system!