Flag & Flutter

Warm-up

  • 2:00 BikeErg (1,013m)
  • 2:00 Row (506m)
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Hang Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans (75#)
  • 30s Dead Hang
  • 30 Hops

Conditioning

7 Rounds

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans (95#)
  • 5 HSPU
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 200/160m TrueForm Run

Partner workout with B. She started and did the pull-ups, cleans, HSPU, and rope. Then I did it. Then we each ran. Took us 29:31.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 3 Dragon Flags
  • 30/30s Side Plank
  • 50 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 12 OH DB Crunches (50#)

Finished in 10:40.

Moving on From the Program

Busy day, so we worked out at 4pm instead of in the morning.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 30s BikeErg
  • 40s Rest

306-303-304-306-309-320m

Warm-up

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×95
  • 5×120

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140#)

Suffered through 40!

100 Push-ups

Went 14×5 and 10×3 for a time of 3:39, which is one of my best.

We were supposed to hit nine sets of max bench next, but decided we’re not feeling this program this time around. Twice a week for chest is limiting us from doing other areas of the body and it’s so much bench volume.

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Hold It v2

No workout yesterday since Dad offered to come down and help in the kitchen. He got my snow blower running and then we laid the new flooring. After taking the previous two days to remove the old flooring, I’m beat after three days of basically sitting and kneeling on the floor.

My triceps are really sore again, but this time from the bench and triceps work we did on Friday. My shoulders and chest feel it a bit as well.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 15/10 cal BikeErg / Sandbag Hold (100/65#)
  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (53/35#) / OH Hold (45# plate)
  • 12 DB Step-ups (12/30# DBs, 20″) / Plank
  • 16 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (40/25#) / Straight Arm Lat Pulldown Hold (49/27#)

Almost the same as we did a couple of weeks ago. With B, one person holding while the other does their reps. I was on the bike first and then we switched that around for rounds 3-4. We finished in 29:08.

Gymnastics

3 Sets

  • 3 Handstand Kick-ups

Air on the Side of Caution

My triceps are still sore and my ass is getting pretty sore from the plyo lunges.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20”, 20# DB)

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Air Squats

I didn’t do the 12 dumbbell squats like last week because they really lit up my back for a couple of days, not in a good way. See what I did with that post title? 😉

Midline

Tabata

  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 30 Oblique Hell Touches
  • 16 alt V-ups
  • 40 Russian Twists

Every Machine

I’m really feeling my triceps from the first day of the chest program.

30:00 AMRAP

  • 5 HSPU
  • 400 BikeErg
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 200m Row
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 120m TrueForm Run
  • 40 Mountain Climbers
  • 200m SkiErg

This was a lot harder than expected. I did everything unbroken, wore grips for pull-ups and was able to finish four full rounds plus through the mountain climbers. I couldn’t get myself to push the runs otherwise I might have been able to finish five rounds.

Another Go at a TRAIN Chest Program

We took 3 days off for the holiday and my birthday.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Trunk Twist
  • 10×45
  • 10×75

We’re going to start the chest program again that we did late summer. We had good results and enjoyed it.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (100/50#)

I was getting pretty slow, so stopped at 50, which is the same number of reps I got before.

MAX Push-ups

Only 30 push-ups though, which is five fewer.

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (40#)

These felt ok.

50 DB Bench Press (50/25#)

I went 10-8-7, 5×5 to finish in 2:05, which is 21 seconds faster because I was smarter about my sets, compared to 15-10-10-8-7.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 10 cal BikeErg
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (40#)
  • 10 cal Row
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (40#)

Good one! Took me 10:55.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 1:00 Plank
  • 50 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (62#)

The flutter kicks got to be a challenge. Wasn’t really for time, but took me 9:46.

WHOOP, There It Was

I ended up not working out Tuesday because I was exhausted and maybe feeling a bit of breathing in too much from using a paint sprayer to apply primer to our cabinet doors. I dumbly didn’t wear my respirator for the first half of the day.

Several months ago I decided I wouldn’t renew my WHOOP subscription and that ended. Wearing it 24/7 leaves marks on my wrists that take forever to heal and when I really thought about it, what information was I getting from the device to improve my life? It frequently read my heart rate way too high for long periods of time, especially when working with my hands, sanding or painting. I’m glad to be done with it.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Leg / Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24″)

3 Rounds

  • 400/500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (25#)
  • 12 DB Squats (25#)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Crunch (11)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Oblique Heel Touch (26)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest

Stuck

Had to take a rest day yesterday because I ended up spending all day dealing with my car getting towed to the Tesla service center to remove a stuck charge cable and replace the charge port.

Conditioning

50-40-30-20-10 / 35-28-21-14-7 cal BikeErg

Back and forth with B and she started. Took us 16:21, which is almost two minutes slower than in April.

Back

4 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (104#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldown (104#)

Midline / Accessory

3 Rounds

  • 160′ Suitcase Carry (70# KB)
  • 30/30s Side Planks
  • 1:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 30s Hollow Hold

Six Unbroken 100s

My upper abs are pretty sore from those bench bicycles already.

36:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 24 Lunges
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 26 Seated Leg Lifts over DB + 30 Plank Hip Dips
  • 15 cal BikeErg
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Step-ups (20”, 20# DBs)

Unusually warm for mid-December, so we even opened up the back door of the garage for a bit. Though we still pre-heated the garage.

Pump the Brakes

I’m definitely feeling some fatigue and head fog from the booster shot. So I went easy on the workout.

Back

4 Sets

  • 12/12 Single Arm Incline DB Row (25#)
  • 12 Incline Back Fly (15#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (49#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (93#)

Conditioning

16:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 15 cal BikeErg
  • 24 Reverse Lunge
  • 15 V-ups + 40 Russian Twist