On E

Feeling my glutes and hamstrings a bit. Out in the garage earlier to beat the heat. I didn’t eat anything this morning, which is rare.

Warm-up

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (45#)
  • 8 Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Bench Press (95#)
  • 8 DB Fly (20#)

Conditioning, Back, & Chest

  • 700m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Pendlay Rows (95#)
    • 10 Seated Rows (104#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (71#)
    • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 700m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 8 Bench Press (135#)
    • 8 Dumbbell Fly (30#)
    • 8 Bench Press (135#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 alt Underhand Cross Body Front Raises (20#)
    • 20 Plate Press (35#)
    • 12 alt Underhand Cross Body Front Raises (20#)
  • 700m Run

Made a 10 pound jump on the Pendlays because B was using DBs and it made it simple with the men’s bar. The bench press was more of a struggle this week. I was done in 39:47, which is 52 seconds faster than last week.

Two Faster

My butt is already sore from yesterday.

Warm-up

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (35#)
  • 5 Pendlay Rows (55#)
  • 8 Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 DB Fly (20#)
  • 8 Bench Press (95#)

Conditioning, Back, & Chest

  • 700m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Pendlay Rows (85#)
    • 10 Seated Rows (104#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (71#)
    • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 700m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 8 Bench Press (135#)
    • 8 Dumbbell Fly (30#)
    • 8 Bench Press (135#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 alt Underhand Cross Body Front Raises (20#)
    • 20 Plate Press (35#)
    • 12 alt Underhand Cross Body Front Raises (20#)
  • 700m Run

I finished at 40:39, which is just over two minutes faster than last Sunday.

100+

The heat index was over 100 today at workout time, so we decided to take it easy.

Conditioning

4 Rounds (15s transition between minutes)

  • 30s Push-ups + 30s Superman
  • 1:00 Curtsy Lunges
  • 1:00 Jump Rope
  • 30s Band Pull Aparts (blue) + 30s HS Hold
  • 1:00 TrueForm Walk

Midline

1 Round (30s work : 25s rest)

  • Plank
  • Plank Shoulder Taps
  • Plank Hip Dips
  • Plank Arm Reaches
  • Side Plank
  • Side Plank
  • Plank Push-ups
  • Plank Rockers

Double Sandwich

We hit balls at the range for a bit over an hour last night.

Warm-up

  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Dumbbell Fly (25#)
  • 10 Pendlay Rows (35#)
  • 5 Bench Press (95#)
  • 5 Pendlay Rows (55#)
  • 5 Seated Rows (82#)

I may have done a few other movements, but that’s all I remember.

Conditioning

  • 700m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Pendlay Rows (85#)
    • 10 Seated Rows (104#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (71#)
    • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 700m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 8 Bench Press (135#)
    • 8 Dumbbell Fly (30#)
    • 8 Bench Press (135#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 alt Underhand Cross Body Front Raises (20#)
    • 20 Plate Press (35#)
    • 12 alt Underhand Cross Body Front Raises (20#)
  • 700m Run

On the sets we went back and forth resting while the other did they set. I finished in 42:43.

Heading out to walk 9 holes of golf.

True 100s

Took a full rest day yesterday. Brandi is sick, so I’ll be working out solo for at least a couple of days. Hopefully it’s the flu and not the RONA

Warm-up

  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.84 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 20 I-Y (red)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 4/4 Single Leg RDL (45#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (95#)
  • 4/4 Single Leg RDL (75#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (125#)
  • 4 Landmine Squats (45#)
  • 4 Barbell Hip Thrusts (45#)
  • 4 Landmine Squats (90#)
  • 4 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95#)
  • 4 Landmine Squats (125#)

Handstands

8×3 Kick-ups

Done between leg sets again. I felt a cool discovery today when I pulled my head back more to neutral, allowing my shoulders to get in a better position and in turn let my hips get to a better hollow position! I was immediately able to squeeze and become a lot more stable.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (155-165-175-185#)
  • 6/6 Single Leg RDL (barbell, 95-95-115-115#)

Getting heavy on the lunges! I really liked using the barbell for the single leg Romanian deadlifts.

4 Sets

  • 8 Landmine Squats (145-155-165-175#)
  • 8 Barbell Hip Thrusts (115-115-125-125#)

I’m so weak in my squat now.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 10 Cuban Rotations (35#)
  • 10 Trap-3 Raise (5#)
  • 10 Band Rear Delt Pull Apart (red)

All three movements are feeling much better.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 40 Double Unders
  • 100m TrueForm Run
  • 10 alt Renegade Rows (35# DBs)

I really liked this one! Missed 3 or 4 times with the rope, which isn’t bad considering I haven’t been doing any dubs. Felt great on the run, holding between a 6-7:00/mile pace. Got through 7+4.

Pump Before Pull-ups

Nothing is sore for a change. Nice weather, which is very unusual. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 3:00 SkiErg (701m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Cuban Rotations (15#)
    • 10 Rear Delt Band Pull Aparts (red)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (40#)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (35#)

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 8 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8 DB Fly (40#)
  • 8 DB Bench Press (60#)

Was close to failure on the bench presses the last two sets.

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Pull Over (60#)
  • 12 Tricep Push Down (bar, 60#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Close Grip Bench Press (115-125-135-145#)
  • 10 Cable OH Tricep Extension (rope, 38-43-43-43#)

The bench press felt really good here.

3 Sets

  • MAX Push-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Not as good to start today, but better on the other two sets, with 35-25-22.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 12 Pull-ups
  • 20 Goblet Squats (53#)
  • 8 Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Not my jam with so much of the time for squats and me being cautious with my back. My rounds were 1:08, 1:10, and 1:12.

Struggling Shoulders

Took a full rest day yesterday, even though my WHOOP recovery was at 92%. After a 2 hour Zoom meeting I was exhausted. Went to bed early and it’s 97% today! Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.52 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 20 IY (red band)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (45#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (95#)
  • 5 Landmine Squats (45#)
  • 5 Landmine Squats (90#)

Handstands

6×3 Kick-ups

These were done between leg sets. I can already feel a difference in getting to more of a hollow body position from the stretches and shoulder exercises.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 16 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (135-145-155-165#)
  • 8/8 Single Arm/Leg RDL (70# KB)

Was feeling pretty good, so starting to add some weight.

4 Sets

  • 10 Landmine Squats (135-145-145-155#)
  • 10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95-95-115-115#)

We really liked these landmine squats, so will be using them often.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 10 Cuban Rotations (35#)
  • 10 Trap-3 Raise (5# plates)
  • 10 Band Rear Delt Pull Apart (red)

Conditioning

15-10-5

  • Strict HSPU
  • Hang Power Snatch (95/65#)
  • T2B

I thought I might be able to go unbroken on the handstand push-ups, but quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen; I did 8-7, 3-3-2-2, and 5. The snatches were harder than I expected as well and my hook grip is so untrained these days! I did 8-7, 6-4, and 5 there. For the toes to bars I did 8-7, 10, and 5. Finished in 6:35.

Chest and Tris

Yesterday was a rest day, but I spent about 90 minutes cleaning up leaves. Got a full night of sleep.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (570m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Cuban Rotations (15#)
    • 10 Band Rear Delt Pull Apart (red)
    • 10 Air Squats

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 10 Incline DB Bench Press (50-60-60-60#)
  • 10 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 60#)

4 Sets

  • 10 DB Pull Over (50-50-60-60#)
  • 10 Close Grip Bench Press (115-115-115-125#)

4 Sets

  • 10 DB Fly (35#)
  • 10 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

  • MAX Push-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

I did 40-20-20 and it burned!

Conditioning

4 Rounds (IGYG)

  • 18/12 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 30 Plyo Lunges

Started out way too hot on the bike and paid for it. For the lunges I went 16-14 and then 18-12 for the other three rounds. Brandi did Goblet squats because of a calf issue. We finished in 13:26. So much burn.

I walked two minutes on the TrueForm to try and flush out my legs a little.

New Block

Start of a new training block today! After taking four weeks away from a big focus on strength/accessory work and putting more time in metcons, we’re flipping back around with 3 strength based days per week. 4pm in the garage.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,456m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 3 Sets
    • 15 Scap Shrugs (on all 4s)
    • 5/5 Calf Raises (on step)
  • 10 alt Back rack reverse lunges 45#

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10/10 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (115-115-125#)
  • 20 alt Cossack Squats

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg Step Downs (15″, 50#)
  • 10/10 Single Leg RDL (70#)

Shoulders

3 Sets

These came from some things I’m reading about correcting an arched back in a handstand hold. Brandi and I both thought we’d never used some of these muscles before with these variations.

Conditioning

7:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 10 Hang Power Cleans (75/50#)

Designed to be and felt like an Open style workout. I got through 7+14.