10:00 Time Cap 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
That weight was right up my alley and kept my back safe. I stepped back and up on almost all burpees until near the end, but I jumped them all over. Felt like I kept a solid steady pace and never really took time before picking the bar back up. Got through the 9s on the way back down and then 8 deadlifts and 1 burpee for a total of 137 reps.
Solid workout and I’ll be able to walk tomorrow. It’s so nice not stressing and obsessing about these workouts.
Ready for some normal June weather, because this 80+ bullshit is here way too early!
20 PVC Passes
10 Air Squats
5 Front Squats (95#)
I think I put the belt on for 150+. Maybe could have done up to 180 or close today, but this was heavy enough and didn’t want to tweak my back going in to 63 front squats.
Front Squats (115#)
Scaled it back from 135, which was the right call. I wore a belt and adjusted between movements. Was able to do every set of squats unbroken and kept a steady controlled pace on the burpees. It felt better than expected and finished in 11:06. So sweaty!
We broke the deadlifts up in sets of five throughout. Finished the first part at 18:41. Ten thrusters unbroken and then I think we did 4-3-3 pull-ups. Went 12-8 thrusters and 3-2-2 and singles for the 20 I believe. We got through 2/30 thrusters, which is 187 reps. Really rough one in the humidity this morning.
Now I’m getting a late start working on the outside wall of the house and the lawn needs to be cut at some point too.
My triceps and upper back were still pretty sore yesterday, but it’s almost gone today. Out in the garage at 4pm.
3:00 BikeErg (1,562m)
80′ Lateral Monster Walks
80′ Monster Walks
10 Monster Squats
20/20s Bottom Pistol Holds
10 Toe Touches
5 Hang Power Snatches (45#)
20 alt Pistols
10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95#)
I’m not sure what was going on with my last week and even warming up today, but I was really hesitant to do pistols. I buckled down and found my technique again though.
10/10 Staggered Stance RDL (barbell, 95#)
15 DB Goblet Squats (50#)
I don’t think I like these staggered stance Romanian deadlifts.
12:00 EMOM (alt)
15-15-12-12-12-12 Hang Power Snatches (75#)
10 Bar-facing Burpees
Ewww! 78 is a lot of snatches after zero in three months. Originally I wrote this to be 10 powers but switched to the hang at game time to save my back. Since they’re quicker from the hang and the first round was feeling good I went for 15 reps. In round two I knew that was a bad idea as my rest time was quickly being eaten up. So I dropped to 12 reps in round three and told myself to survive the 4th set and then I could quit the workout. I got through the fourth and knew I could suffer through two more rounds. My grip almost had other ideas and those final two rounds were rough!
Went out hot, settled in to a pace, and turned it back on for the last 10. I was done with 25 at 1:20 and finished at 2:58. I’d done this once before in August of 2016 and it took me 3:29, so 31 seconds in a huge PR! No warm-up either!
I started out much slower than in the Open last year and I was doing 2×4 clean and jerks. I did do the 10th round of C&J unbroken and had to bust through 3 burpees to end up with the exact same 9+11 I got in the Open a year ago. This was a much better effort and more consistent though. My round times were 1:17, 1:33, 1:34, 1:31, 1:35, 1:35, 1:42, 1:49, and 1:43. Compared to a year ago, when my first four rounds took 5:18 and 7:00, today it was 5:55 and 6:31.
Another good #repeater workout. I wore my grips and easily did all pull-ups unbroken. They felt soooo good! I was even playing around with cycling my butterfly quicker. My times were 1:10 – 1:04 – 1:02 – 1:00.
This was one of my most hated Open workouts. It seemed so simple on paper; 55 squats and 55 burpees. For whatever reason it destroyed me though and I got a very disappointing time of 9:44. I’ve been wanting to redo it for a long time. I found a nice rhythm with the burpees. When I jumped up out of the bottom I didn’t try to do too much and was ok with taking two short steps and then jumping over the bar. I think this really helped to pace me out. After the front squats didn’t feel very good yesterday I was worried. These squats felt great and I got faster and faster with them. At the end I busted ass through the final 10 burpees and finished in 7:50!!!! I’m so happy with that. I was surprised at how good I was feeling through the second half of the workout and even when I got done. Still not a great time compared to scores around the world but a huge improvement for me and I feel like I could push the pace more. I really didn’t know how hard to go early on because something like that can hit you out of nowhere (and did in 2018!).
Strength / Accessory
Warmed up bench press with 8×45, 8×95, and 8×125#.
8 Bench Press (155#)
8 DB Chest Fly (35#)
8 Bench Press (155#)
Being smart with choosing my weight today instead of going for it in the early sets. Wanted to be able to have something left for shoulder presses. That’s a decrease on the bench and in increase on the fly. Every time I got to the second bench it was a fight.
5 Shoulder Press (115-125-135#)
12 Lateral Raises (15# DBs)
Shoulders were tired!
20s Ski Erg Triceps
12 OH Cable Tricep Extensions (35#, rope)
This was so hard after the first set. We weren’t taking much more rest than letting the other person do their set.
12 Knee-ins (5# ankle weights)
12/12 Side Plank Bounces/Pulses
24 alt Weighted V-ups (5# ankle weights)
12/12 Partner Banded Rotations
Another great ab workout. Those ankle weights were a good purchase.