Sunday Press

Walked 18 on Friday in some perfect golf weather. I planned to bench and do a metcon yesterday but got busy doing other stuff. Since I’ll be gone Monday to Monday, it’s not bad to delay my benching until today since I won’t be able to get in the next one until the following Tuesday. Worked out early at 9am with the crew because the girls had places to go be. Wasn’t excited about the early morning, but it worked out well since I had a lot to do around the house.


  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang
  • 5 Back Squat (45#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 5 Back Squat (85#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (85#)


  • 15-10-5-10-15
    • HSPU
    • Back Squat (135#)
  • Rest 1/2 as long as it took
  • 25-20-15-20-25
    • Push-up
    • Air Squat

I went 9-6, 10, 5, 10, 9-6 on the HSPU and they felt good. Would have been interesting to try all sets unbroken. I took my time on the back squats, but didn’t drop the bar during any set. Finished in 9:16, so my rest period was 4:38. I wanted to go for more push-ups than I usually do so went 15-10, 10-10, 10-5, 10-10, 10-10-5. They were getting hard, but I was happy with that after the handstand push-ups. Took me 6:38.

Accessory – 6 Rounds

  • 30s Double DB/KB OH Walk (40# DBs)
  • 30s Rest
  • 30s Superman-Banana (Banana Rolls)
  • 30s Rest

In the afternoon I got in my bench workout.

No B.S. Bench Press – Week 5

It called for 5×4 at the base weight + 15-20#, so I added 15. I’ve been staying on the low side of the increases and barely making it through my sets.

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 4×135
  • 4×165
  • 4×195
  • 4×215
  • 4×230
  • 5x4x240

Last 3 sets were a grind. I shouldn’t try this after burning out my shoulders earlier in the day.

3-Part Metcon

Got a solid night of sleep, which I needed after that rowing workout.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 2×10 Reverse Hyper (210#)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Agility Ladder Drills
  • Hang Power Snatch
    • 5×45#
    • 3×75#
    • 3×95#


  • 200m Run
  • 10 Hang Power Snatch (115#)
  • 5 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 4:00 Rest
  • 20 Back Squats (115#)
  • 400m Run
  • 20 Back Squats (115#)
  • 4:00 Rest
  • 5 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 10 Hang Power Snatch (115#)
  • 200m Run

Couple of sprint type sections sandwiched around a little grind with the squats. I went 6-4 on both sets of snatches but looking back wish I would have held on to the bar. 3-2 the first time with the MU, then all 5 unbroken in the final part. Squats were unbroken both sets. My work times were 2:16 – 3:47 – 2:25 so I finished everything at 16:28 on the clock. The rest was long enough to allow for a good push going into each part.


2 Rounds NFT

  • 200m Farmer’s Carry (25# bumper in each hand)
  • 50 OH Walking Lunges (50#)

I had to stop for a quick break at about 150m each time on the carry. Did the lunges in 2 sets of 25 both times. I really tried to pull my shoulders down and back holding those plates overhead. Should help with my stability.


8 Rounds

  • 20s Banana Rolls
  • 20s Rest

You have to picture Tony Horton saying “Superman…. ba-NANA” in your head when you do these. Didn’t feel much fatigue in the core doing these, but rolling around did put some pressure on the hips.

15.2 Again

Rested yesterday so I could take another shot at this. Got up early to get it in so that I could participate in Super Sunday. Got to the gym at about 8:30. Totally forgot about the stupid time change and I was up until after 11 watching the Duke-UNC game, so not much sleep. 🙂


  • 1,000m Row – 4:33
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Stretching & Mobility
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 5×45# & 5×75# OHS

2015 CrossFit Games Open Workout 15.2

Every 3 minutes for as long as possible complete:

  • From 0:00-3:00, 2 rounds of:
    • 10 OHS (95#)
    • 10 C2B pull-ups
  • From 3:00-6:00, 2 rounds of:
    • 12 OHS (95#)
    • 12 C2B pull-ups
  • From 6:00-9:00, 2 rounds of:
    • 14 OHS (95#)
    • 14 C2B pull-ups
  • Etc., following same pattern until you fail to complete both rounds

I wore a pair of the Natural Grips instead of the leather gymnastics grips, thinking they are thinner so would be better on the grip. Not sure either set made any big difference. Just didn’t want to rip at all costs.

Much better plan of attack today. All c2b were kipping today instead of butterfly, which I think fatigues me more. I did 5, rested 5 seconds on the back, then 5 more on both sets of 10 OHS and all singles pull-ups. Had 30-40 seconds of rest I think. Went 12 unbroken OHS and all doubles on the first set of C2B I think. Then 12 OHS again or possibly 6, rest 5 seconds, last 6. I don’t really remember. I think I did a couple of doubles, then all the rest singles. Had 23 seconds to rest. I know I could finish those no problem. I just died then. Dropped the bar 4 times during the set of 14 OHS and did all single chest to bar pull-ups. Finished them with like 3 seconds left and fell to the floor. 116 reps, which is 8 less than last year, but it’s all I had on this day. I’ll take it. Bring on 15.3!

Went home, got some food, and rested. Back for Super Sunday at noon.

Warmed up with some stretching, rumble rolling, bottom squat holds. Then some 45# and 95# pendlay rows.

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 10 Pendlay Row (115#)
  • 4 Banana Rolls

We were having a good time talking about P90X and the Superman-Banana that Tony Horton does. Did a few reps with 135# before loading up with 225.

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5 Strict Pause Ring Dips (3s count in bottom)
  • 8 Stiff-legged Deadlift (225#)

Really like the pause dips. Need some work on the hammies.

Team WOD
3 Rounds

  • 2:00 Row
  • 2:00 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24″)
  • 2:00 C&J (95#)

Paired up with Dan. He would start getting off the rower after 55 seconds and by the time I was on and ready to go I had 55 seconds left. We split up the other two movements in 30 second chunks. I didn’t count anything, just went for it when it was my turn. Dropped the bar early on the c&J, but then ended each interval going the last 10-12 seconds touch-n-go. I didn’t think I’d have much left in the tank to push, but I did and it felt good. Didn’t keep track of any reps or anything, which was nice to just do work.

Stuck around to judge some 15.2 scores. I can definitely feel my quad now, about 90 minutes after the workout.

Rest day tomorrow, but probably with some active recovery.