At the Dreams

Traveled to Cancun yesterday for a work trip. Made it to the resort’s gym before dinner today.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Spin Bike
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Reverse Pattern on Ball (5s)
    • 10 Wall Slides
    • 20 alt Seated Hip Openers
    • 20/20s Supine Leg over Stretch

Upper

15-12-9

  • Lat Pulldowns (Setting #12, whatever that means)
  • DB Curls (25#)

I bit off more than I could choose with the weight choices, so that’s why the descending rep scheme.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg Step-up with Knee Drive (18”)
  • 20 DB Reverse Lunges (30# DBs)

Nasty!

Midline

3 Sets

  • 15 OH Crunch (35#)
  • 20 Slow Bicycles
  • 15 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Oblique Heel Touches

Really felt the burn.

Cool Down

  • 3:00 Walk
  • 3:00/3:00 Sideways Walk
  • 3:00 Backwards Walk

To the Lake

Back & Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • Strict Pull-ups (10-8-8, singles)
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (104#)
  • 1:00 Jump Rope
  • 12 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (25# DBs)
  • 12 Straight Arm Pulldowns (60#)
  • 1:00 Row
  • 12/12 Kroc Rows (40# DB)
  • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

We finished in 24:12.

Midline

2 Rounds (20s work / 10s Rest)

  • 4 Bicycles + 2 Crunches
  • Side-to-side Knee Raises
  • Side V-ups
  • Side V-ups
  • Side Plank
  • Side Plank

Heading up to the lake in the morning!

Hip Problems

My lift hip has been bothering me since Sunday. Maybe after the runs we did Saturday? Especially after I’ve been setting for awhile and then once I’m moving I don’t really notice it.

Warm-up

  • 3 alt Goblet Reverse Lunges + Goblet Squat (30#)
  • 3/3 Single Leg Deadlifts (30#)
  • 4/4 Side Step-ups (20″, 20#)
  • 3/3 Bulgarian Split Squats
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Narrow Stance Jumps (fingers touch ground)
  • 10 alt Goblet Reverse Lunges + Goblet Squat (30#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg Deadlifts (30# DB)
  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges

4 Sets

  • 8/8 Side Step-ups (20”, 40#)

3 Sets

  • 250/200m Row
  • 10/10 Bulgarian Split Squats

Took us 36:35 and it was brutal.

Midline

2 Rounds (30s / 20s)

  • alt V-ups
  • Sit-up Bicycles
  • 2 Single Leg Lifts over DB + Pike-up
  • Side Plank Crunches
  • Side Plank Crunches

Back From Niagara

We took a road trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto Monday through Friday. Played 18 in a cart on Wednesday and did our share of walking.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 1:00 BikeErg
  • 15s Transition
  • 1:00 Burpees
  • 15s Transition
  • 30s DB S2OH (25#) + 30s Plate A Jumps
  • 15s Transition
  • 1:00 65m Suitcase carry (60# DB)
  • 15s Transition
  • 1:00 Row
  • 15s Transition
  • 30s Underhand Bent Over Dumbbell Rows + 30s Back Fly (20#)
  • 15s Transition
  • 1:00 Lateral step-overs (14”)
  • 15s Transition
  • 1:00 65m Suitcase carry (60# DB)
  • 15s Transition

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Pike-ups
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Windshield wipers (35# plate)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Slow bicycles
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s DB OH sit-ups (20#)
  • 15s Rest

So Much Farmer Carry

Hottest day of the year so far and I had a busy day working on a bunch of projects. Filled dirt where the front tree was. Dug out a rotted stump in the back yard and then filled that with dirt. Cleaned some stuff in the car. Finally finished the last pieces of trim in the hallways. Workout at 4.

Warm-up

  • 10 DB Floor Press (25#)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Rows (15#)
  • 10 DB Deadlifts (15#)
  • 10 Incline DB Front Squats (15#)

Conditioning

  • 15 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 15 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 15 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 15 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 5 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry

Grippy! I finished in 16:19.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 15 Pike-ups
  • 15 Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (R to L)
  • 15 Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (L to R)
  • 15 Crunches (reach to legs up)
  • 16 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 16 Bicycles (slow)

Then we took down the rip, backboard, and arm of the basketball hoop.

Trim & Transitions

Worked on a bunch of trim and transitions for the hallway flooring today. Almost done.

Conditioning

4 Rounds – Partner

  • 10/8 Burpee Box Get Over (42”)
  • 12 Single DB OH Lunge (35#)
  • 10 Plank Jump Push-up
  • 20 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 15/11 cal Row

We each did the movement and then got a bit of rest before the next movement. B was messing up her count on the get overs and probably did nine a couple of rounds. Took us 29:23.

Midline

2 Rounds (30/15s)

  • Side Plank Hip Dip + T Reach (8#)
  • Side Plank Hip Dip + T Reach (8#)
  • Leg Lift + Side Crunch
  • Plank Twisting Knee to Elbow (on MB)
  • Single Side Bicycle
  • Single Side Bicycle

These were some new combos and split moves.

Not Quite 22.3

Big surprise, thrusters and pull-ups for 22.3! You would think that after 10+ years of the Open they’ve give it a rest and come up with a new combination.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • Dead Hang
  • 7 Thrusters (45#)

Conditioning

  • 21 Pull-ups
  • 42 Double Unders
  • 21 Thrusters (75#)
  • 18 T2B
  • 36 Double Unders
  • 18 Thrusters (75#)
  • 15 C2B Pull-ups
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Thrusters (75#)

I sure as hell wasn’t going to do bar muscle-ups on our low bar like last year and I wasn’t going to the outside rig. So I put in toes-to-bars. Also not going to waste time switching the weight on the bar, so stuck to one weight and went light because we never really do thrusters due to our backs. I went 8-7-6 on the the pull-ups and then realized I haven’t done a double under in months! I missed many times in every round and my heart rate kept spiking. I went 8-7-6 on the first round of thrusters. Then 7-6-5 for both the T2B and second thrusters. Chest-to-bar pull-ups are my nemesis, so I did all kipping triples. Finished with unbroken thrusters at 11:49, taking a lot of too long breaks along the way. Was still wrecked after! Most importantly I made it out of the Open injury free this year without any stress.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 In & Out DB Curls (20#)
  • 12 DB French Press (45#)

Those French presses were hard after all of the thrusters.

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curls (20#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 49#)

Midline

2 Rounds (50s : 10s)

  • 17 Leg Lifts
  • 64 Bicycles
  • 34 Single Leg Lifts
  • 32 alt V-ups 

A Little Stain

Things are a bit sore from the last two days and from processing a bunch of wood and then sanding.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 6:00 BikeErg (2,591 – 2,600 – 2,621 m)
  • 6:00 TrueForm Walk (0.61 – 0.66 – 0.69 km)

Midline

12:00 AMRAP

  • 15 V-ups
  • 12 alt Lunge w/ Twist (15# plate)
  • 15/15s Copenhagen Plank
  • 60/60′ Suitcase Carry (70# KB)
  • 20 Bicycles
  • 12 alt Plank T-Rotation

Some new movements, after looking at a Men’s Health post. Got through 3+7.

Then we stained wood for two hours.

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.

50 Second Abs

Conditioning

4 Sets

  • 2:00 Row (513-520-521-525m)
  • 2:00 TrueForm Walk recovery (0.15 – 0.18 – 0.2 – 0.21 km)

Back

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Arm Side Seated Crossbody Pulldown (38#)
  • 12 Close Grip Pulldown (93#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Wide Grip Seated Row (93#)
  • 10 Underhand Grip Seated Row (93#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Chest Support DB Wide Row (25#)
  • 10 Chest Support DB Low Row (25#)

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 50s Single Leg Lifts
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Crunches
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Reverse crunches
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Bicycles
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Oblique Heel Touches
  • 10s Rest

I hate Tabata, so you can guess how much I disliked 50 seconds at a time!