Saturday Work Meeting

We had to get in our workout early today since I had a work meeting in the morning.

Warm-up

3 Sets

  • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
  • 10 Calf Raises

Conditioning

30:00 AMRAP

  • 60 Jump Rope
  • 30 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 20 Bicycles
  • 16 Plyo Lunges
  • 10 Burpees

Oh boy! Before we hit the halfway point I was ready to stop. No place to recover in this one. I only tripped once or twice on the rope, managed 10-10 for push-ups every round, and did step back/up burpees. Got through 7+60.

22.1-ish

Warm-up

  • 80′ Side walks
  • 1,400m BikeErg
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Hang Power Snatches (15#)
  • 6 DB Hang Power Snatches (35#)
  • 1 Wall walk 
  • 8 Box Step Overs (24″)

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 22.1-ish – 15:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Wall Walks
  • 12 DB Hang Power Snatches (35#)
  • 15 Box Step Overs (24”)

Over the last two years, fitness priorities have changed a bit. Almost every year I’ve come out of the Open with some type of back injury, so the focus now is on staying healthy for the rest of life; I don’t need to be hobbling around because I wanted to prove myself in some workout. So I scaled back the weight and limited bending over on the snatches to save my back. Also decided on step overs, which give a great workout as well. It was a great workout and I got through 7+5.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 DB Punch Sit-up (10# DBs)
  • 20 Russian Twists (10#)
  • 20 Lying DB Overhead Pullover (knees up, 30#)
  • 20 Renegade Rows (30#)

Tried some new movements.

Walk it Out

My abs are feeling yesterday’s midline work.

Warm-up

3 Sets

  • 3:00 Row (686-697-711m)
  • 3:00 TrueForm (1:00/1:00 Sideways, 1:00 Backwards)

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 6 HSPU
  • 5 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 6 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 5 DB Hang Squat Cleans (25#)

Went better than expected and got 5+11.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Side Plank Bounces
  • 10 Parallette Shoot Throughs
  • 8/8 Hanging Oblique Raises
  • 160′ Farmer Carry (60# DBs)

Real grippy! Took 8:30.

Kettlebell Steps

Warm-up

  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80’ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

  • 3 Rounds
    • 20 Skaters
    • 250m Standing BikeErg
    • 16 Air Squats
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10/10 Single Leg Touch & Hop
    • 120/140m TrueForm Run
    • 10 Sumo Deadlifts (70# KB)
  • 4 Sets
    • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 2×50# DB + 2×70# KB)

Seemed like we were cruising, but B switched up some of her movements this week which may have been a little slower. I bumped up the weight on my step-ups from 40-50-60-70. What will we come up with for the next leg cycle?

Midline

4 Rounds

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

We smoked it in 5:25.

Weighted Hangs

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Twist
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 DB Fly (20#)
  • 8 Bench Press (95#)
  • 8 DB Fly (25#)
  • 10 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 5 Lateral Raise (8#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (75#)
  • 5 Lateral Raise (12#)

Strength

4 Sets

  • 8 Bench Press (135#)
  • 8 DB Fly (30#)
  • 8 Bench Press (135#)

This combo gets me every time.

3 Sets

  • 5 Shoulder Press (95-105-115#)
  • 12 Lateral Raises (15#)

Conditioning

5 Sets

  • 30s Dead Hang (5# ankle weights)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Weighted Step-ups (20″, 5# ankle weights)
  • 10s Rest

I thought I’d have to break on the hangs, but I held on each time. I was wearing grips. It’s much different stepping up with some ankle weights on. I got 12 each time.

Double Up Dumbbells

Warm-up

  • PVC Passes
  • Calf Raises
  • Trunk Twist
  • Tip Toe Walk

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 80 Jump Rope
  • 12 DB Curls (20#) + 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 49#)
  • 30 Sprinter Sit-ups (Partner does 30s Plank)
  • 24 Walking Lunges
  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#) + 12 DB Push Press (35#)
  • 12/12 Side V-ups (Partner does 24 Plank Knee Taps)

Partner workout with B. For the jump rope and lunges we each went while the other rested. The dumbbell movements were paired up, so the partner rested until both movements were done. For the abs, each partner was working at the same time and then we switched. I started the first round and then we alternated who started every round after that. Took us 34:01.

Superset of Rows

Conditioning

  • 5:00 TrueForm Walk (0.5km)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (963m)
  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,277m)

Back

3 Sets

  • 12 banded Wide Grip Pull-ups (green)

3 Sets

  • 12 Straight Arm Pulldown (rope, 49#)
  • 12 Banded Face Pull (red)
  • 12 DB Upright Row (elbows up, 15#)

3 Sets

  • 10-8-6 Pendlay Row (85#)
  • MAX Inverted Bar Row (15-10-8)

This was an evil superset.

Kettlebell Steppin’

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

  • 3 Rounds
    • 20 Skaters
    • 250m Standing BikeErg
    • 16 Air Squats
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10/10 Single Leg Touch & Hop
    • 120/140m TrueForm Run
    • 10 Sumo Deadlifts (70# KB)
  • 4 Sets
    • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 40-50-60# DB + 70# KB)

Bumping up 10# on each set of step-ups was no joke, especially that 70 pounds! Took us 27:01 to finish, which is about 11 seconds faster than last week and we did have some burn time due to B starting on the wrong movement and some delays trying to get the bike moved to a more stable position.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

3:32