Shoulder Ow!

My shoulders are still wrecked from the combination of bench on Sunday and the muscle-up work on Monday. Needed a full rest day yesterday but got in some exercise clearing the driveway.

Skill WOD “Be the Master of your Volume” Week 1 Day 2

Warm-up: 3 Rounds for quality

  • 10 Pass-thrus
  • 10 Pass-thrus (under grip)
  • 10 Straddle V-ups
  • 10 Back Extensions
  • 3 Wall Walks
  • 10s Handstand Hold

Mobility: 5 Sets

  • 10s GHD Hanging Stretch

Test Your Max

Find MAX deficit Kipping HSPU

  • 1″
  • 5.25
  • 8.5
  • 10.75
  • 13
  • Miss 15

At 10.75 inches I started to hit my shoulders on the plates. Widened the plates after that but still ran into them. When I got to 15 it was pretty awkward. Will need to look around to see what people do for big depths. It’s pretty intimidating even looking at the stack of plates.

4 sets of 6 kipping at 70% deficit

  • 6 @ 7.5″ (2×45# + 25#)
  • 5 @ 7.5″
  • 6 @ 5.25″ (2×45#)
  • 6 @ 5.25″

Use 70% he says. haha I knew that wouldn’t fly and I still had to decrease my depth even more.

Max reps at same deficit

Managed 6 again @ 5.25 inches. Barely missed a 7th rep.

Strength Accessory: 5 Sets

  • 8 Seated DB Press (40#)
  • 20 Hollow Rocks

Got out the PVC pipe after the 1st set and held it for the other 4 sets of hollow rocks. I felt like it kept my arms in check and created better awareness.

I finished up with Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap before leaving the gym.

I had planned on deadlifting in the afternoon, but with some new plans to do “Linda” tomorrow I decided that wasn’t a good idea anymore. Still wanted to get in some other work, so out to the garage in the afternoon. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.


6 Sets

  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (50#)

It was nice using a 50 pound dumbbell compared to the 70 pound kettlebell I use at CFi. Was able to really focus on the right muscles and do a little pause at the top.


“Jeremy” – 21-15-9

  • Overhead Squat (95#)
  • Burpee

Rough in the cold garage. My toes were actually losing feeling by the time I got done working out. I guess I should have turned on the heater.

Took me 5:53 which isn’t a very good time. I did the OHS in sets of 21, 9-6, and 9. Should have pushed through in that second round. I need to get a lot better at my cycle speed with them too. I was struggling with my breath on the burpees. Maybe it was the hoodie I wore trough the first 2 rounds. This extra 10 pounds I’m carrying doesn’t help either. Definitely some weaknesses to improve on.