Destroying Angie

My low back is a little tight from yesterday and my ankles are still tight from the broad jumps. In the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 10:00 BikeErg (5,060m)
  • 20 PVC Passes

Conditioning

“Angie”

  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 100 Push-ups
  • 100 Sit-ups
  • 100 Air Squats

Been almost three years since I’ve done this workout. My best time was 20:40 from late 2014, at 1.5 miles above sea level in Colorado and I did 22:27 in January of 2018.

I was confident I could set a nice PR today by being more aggressive on the pull-ups and push-ups. I definitely work grips and shaved my calluses earlier. I started out doing a set of 10 pull-ups every 30 seconds and made it through 60. Then I did 5 more butterfly before switching to sets of 5 with a gymnastics kip, eventually dropping to 4s, to finish at 5:18, which was almost 2 minutes faster that when I set my PR. I did four sets of 10 push-ups and then all 5s to get done at 9:18, almost 4 minutes ahead of my PR pace! Sit-ups were kind of slow and were done at 13:03. Kept moving on the squats and was done at 16:10 for a 4:30 PR!!

Handstands

  • 2×5 Kick-ups (bad leg)
  • 2×5 Kick-ups (good leg)

Upper body was a bit tired so we didn’t do what was planned. This was enough. It’s hard being upside down and trying to balance when you’re tired!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 20/20s Weighted Side Plank (30#)
  • 20s Superman Hold
  • 10/10 Side Bends (70# KB)

No joke here!

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg RDL (foot on wall, 70# KB)
  • 10/10 Single Leg Glute Bridge (2s pause)

Angie & Active

Upper body is a little sore from Friday.

Conditioning

Angie

  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 100 Push-ups
  • 100 Sit-ups
  • 100 Air Squats

Haven’t done this in over 3 years. I was able to butterfly through 52 reps and then switched to a regular kip. Kept sets of 5 through 90. On rep 91 I felt my left hand so I finished with quick singles. Was done with the pull-ups at 8:18. Was able to do all 5s on the push-ups and finished at 14:28. Sit-ups completed at 18:40 and final time was 22:27. A bit over 90 seconds slower than my PR, but my 2nd best time.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Rounds

  • 8/8 Turkish Sit Ups (40#)
  • 8/8 Kneeling Torso Row (44#)
  • 8 Evil Wheels
  • 8 Sumo Stance Good Morning (115#)
  • 30s Front Rack Hold (115#)

Scaled back the weights from what I’ve been using to ease my back in.

Altitude Angie

Still in Colorado. We went roller skating last night, which was awkward at first compared to roller blades, but got the hang of it. Could really feel different things getting stretching out, especially around the ankles. Also shot some hoops, where I dominated a game of HORSE. 🙂 Up to hit CrossFit Estes Park at 7am again.

Warm-up

  • 400m Row (1:39)
  • 15:00 Stretching & Mobility
  • 4 Rounds NFT
    • 10 American KBS (35#)
    • 6 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
    • 2 Burpees
    • 2 Good Mornings (PVC)

Conditioning

“Angie”

  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 100 Push-ups
  • 100 Sit-ups
  • 100 Air Squats

I did sets of 5 pull-ups until 80, then switched to triples and doubles. Finished them at 7:03, which is about 1:30 faster than I’ve done before. Was able to do 5 push-ups at a time until 40 or 45, then switched to 3s and 2s and finally 2s after 80. Split was 13:04. Sit-ups were slow, but no stopping. Clock was about 17:14 when I moved on to the squats. I can’t believe how much these burn! Finished at 20:40, which is a 2:02 PR and done at 1.5 miles above sea level!

Jumped on the rower for 500m (2:38) to help flush out my legs. Going for a hike in the mountains this afternoon.

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Went on 3.46 mile hike in Rocky Mountain National Park (more pics) in the afternoon for about 2 hours. Beautiful!

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Plus One Muscle-up

My hamstrings are spicy! Thrusters always seem to get me. Headed over to Bay City Survival Fitness at 1pm and started with Crossover Symmetry Activation.

Snatches

  • 45# Positions
  • 3×75#
  • 3×95#
  • 2×115#
  • 2×135#
  • 1×155#
  • 1×165#
  • 2x1x175#
  • 1-F-1 x185#

Was only planning on 4 singles with 175, but the first two felt good so I went for 185. I’ll take 2/3 over 90%.

E2M 10:00

  • 4 MU

Four unbroken is a new PR and I did it 5 times!

A few hours later I headed out to the garage. Hit the CS Activation again to prep my shoulders for 200 reps.

“Angie”

  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 100 Push-ups
  • 100 Sit-ups
  • 100 Air Squats

I hadn’t done this benchmark in over 2 years and I can always use the bodyweight work. It sucked, but I managed a 59 second PR with a time of 22:42 at a bodyweight 17 pounds heavier. Started out doing 5 pull-ups at a time and resting 10 seconds, but couldn’t keep that up and had to switch to alternating between 3s and 2s. Got through the pull-ups in about 8 and a half minutes. Push-ups pretty much went the same way except I wasn’t looking at the clock for pacing early on. I think it took me about 7 minutes (give or take) to knock out the push-ups. Sit-ups were slow, but didn’t stop. The air squats were so much harder than I was expecting. Every time I tried to speed up and knock out some fast ones I got a horrible burn in my quads. Even at the end, in the last 10 reps, I couldn’t speed through them. So nasty!

I hope Kevin doesn’t program anything pull-up related after 59 C2B, 20 muscle-ups, and 100 pull-ups this weekend.

Took about 10 minutes to catch my breath then got on the Air Dyne (AD2) for 15:00 at about 55%. Got 220 calories. Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Plyometrics.