On the Rings

Yesterday I walked 18 holes and in the evening I edged and mowed the lawn. Not much time tonight due to dinner plans and watching the CrossFit Games. Warmed up with some ring swings, PVC passes, and a couple of single muscle-ups (which felt odd)

30:00 Partner AMRAP (IGYG per movement)

  • 14/10 cal BikeErg
  • 5 MU / Pull-up
  • 10 Burpees
  • 16 alt DB Hang Power Snatch (50/35#)

It was like riding a bike though, when I got back up on the rings. I did ever round unbroken, but it’s a different swing compared to the higher swing set we used at the park. I had to save some sets and correct my swing several times. We got through 6 rounds and all of the bike calories. There was about 15 seconds left, but I wasn’t getting back on the rings because my sets were starting to get sketchy.

24 Not 30

My arms are still sore from Tuesday and my legs are feeling Wednesday. Quick one today with Dad stopping by to help out. Did some wrist warm-up and bear hug openers (not sure what to call what I was doing)

24:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 50 DU
  • 12 Burpees
  • 15 cal Row
  • 4 Wall Walks
  • 15 Pull-ups
  • 20 Russian KBS (70#)

When I wrote this I was thinking 24 minutes but wrote it for 30. Before the first round was over I was 95% sure I was going to call it after four rounds. This was really hard and five would have been overkill.

Burpees and Push-ups

Walked 18 holes yesterday and mowed the lawn at night. My legs are getting sore in some new places from that DLB stuff.

Back & Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Double Handle Lat Pulldown (104-104-115#)
  • 12 Dumbbell Curls (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)
  • 12 French Press (50#)

Drop Sets

  • 8 Incline Back Fly (40# DBs)
  • 4 MAX Sets
    • 10 @ 35#
    • 10 @ 30#
    • 10 @ 25#
    • 14 @ 20#

Much better starting out heavier for this drop set type stuff. Still nasty though.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 50m Sandbag Carry (100#)
  • 12 Burpee
  • 16 OH Crunch (40# DBs)
  • 20 Push-up

Fell in to a pace and picked it up at the end. I went 10-5-5 on every set of push-ups, which was tough. Finished in 14:28.

Then we spent an hour digging the final post hole for the outdoor gym area.

Plus a Hike

Packed day yesterday and stayed up late watching a Marvel series. Out in the garage around 11:30.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • Seated DB Shoulder Press
    • 10×25
    • 6×35
    • 4×45
    • 3×50
    • 3×60

Strength

10:00 EMOM

  • 3 Seated DB Shoulder Press (60# DBs)

Conditioning

30:00 AMRAP – Partner

  • 128′ Sled Drag (25 + 80/55#, forward)
  • 15/10 DB Push-ups
  • 12 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (40/30#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunge
  • 10 Burpees

I go, you go with Brandi. Took us about 31 minutes, but my phone overheated so the timer kind of messed up.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Dragon Flags (3)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Windshield Wipers (15)
  • 10s Rest

We were going to do four rounds, but I messed up setting the timer. Oh well, that was hard enough.

We headed over to Midland City Forest after 4pm and went for a 2.95 mile hike, which took just over 57 minutes.

Shoulders on Fire

Warm-up

  • 16 PVC passes
  • 10 DB Bench Press (35#)
  • 10 DB Fly (20#)

Chest

3 Sets

  • 10 DB Bench Press (60# DBs)
  • 10 DB Fly (35# DBs)
  • MAX Plate Press (35#)

This added up quick. Got 20-20-10 for the plate presses.

3 Sets

Conditioning

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 40s Sandbag Bearhug Hold (100#)
  • 15 Burpees
  • 40s Double DB Overhead Hold (35# DBs)
  • 60 Double Unders

Hard to try an catch your breath holding a sandbag on your chest. haha High speed burpees all the way. The overhead hold was miserable. Missed a dub at 17 in round one and at 53 in round three. Three unbroken sets of 60 is great for me!

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 40 OH Hollow Flutter Kicks (20# KB)
  • 30 Reverse Crunch
  • 20 Russian Twists (45# plate)
  • 10 PVC Sit-ups

This was a grinder! I slowed a bit between some sit-ups, but otherwise went unbroken, which was not easy at all. Finished in 8:27.

Burpees and Push-ups

My chest, lats, and shoulder area is all still sore from 21.3. My legs are a bit tired too. Calves are getting sore from yesterday. Out in the garage after 11am.

My chest, lats, and shoulder area is all still sore from 21.3. My legs are a bit tired too. Calves are getting sore from yesterday. Out in the garage after 11am.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (supinated, 95#)
  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (62# KB)

I also did 10×45# Pendlay rows to warm-up.

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (115-126-131#(
  • 10 Seated Bent Over DB Back Fly (30-35-35# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 V Pulldown (double handles, 126-126-131#)
  • 8/8 Single Arm Pulldown (handle, 60-60-65#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Pulldown (71-71-76#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Shrugs (60#)

Conditioning

6:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 Burpees
  • 20 Push-ups

I wrote this as 10 minutes with 25 push-ups. LOL. After having to do 10-5-5 it quickly became 20. In the third round I had about 10 seconds left after barely being able to get my self up from the bottom of the burpees and then barely made the push-ups, having to do 10 sets of 2. Ended the workout there.

March 22nd Outside!

It was 70° so for the abs and conditioning we went out on the patio.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Curls (56#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdown (71#)

3 Sets

  • 12 In and Out Curls (25#)
  • 12 Overhead Tricep Extensions (rope, 60#)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 30 alt Side Crunches
  • 20 Weighted Hollow Flutter Kicks (25# plate)
  • 10 Supermans

Conditioning

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 Burpees
  • 30 Plyo Lunges
  • 15 DB Push Press (30# DBs)
  • 30 Air Squats

Not used to that sun! This was a lot of volume for the legs.

Shoulder DOMs

The DOMs kicking on around my shoulders, upper back, and calves is real from 21.1. Yesterday I went back to the video and evaluated my time splits and was really thinking about a redo. Not going to push it though. My calf and shoulder survived and did pretty well I must say. No need to hit them both with a lot more reps so soon. I need to survive the upcoming two weeks of the open. Out in the garage at noon.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldowns (115#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115#)
  • 10 Incline DB Back Fly (30#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Standing Offset Double Handle Row (93#)
  • 10 Incline DB Rows (40#)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 10 Plank Walkouts
  • 30 Oblique Crunches

I came out hot, flying through the V-ups. The plank extensions were really hard though, with my sore shoulders. I can feel these crunches more in my oblique than any other movement I can think of. Finished in 6:40.

Conditioning

8:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 18 cal Row
  • 15 Burpees

I knew this was going to be rough and it sure was. The row took about 39-38-38-38 seconds according to the computer (I couldn’t see the clock with the way I had setup). I started out at 46 seconds for the burpees and got a second faster each time. No joke and a perfect workout for today.

Pool Noodle

My legs and knees are still feeling that stuff from Sunday. I should have wore knee sleeves or put down the foam mats for the lunges and burpees. Out in the garage at 4pm today.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,534m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 6 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95#)
  • 10 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (95#)
  • 5 C&J (95#)

Legs

How do you like the $1 addition to the gym?

4 Sets

  • 16 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (125#)
  • 12 Barbell Hip Thrusts (115#)

I had programmed another superset for legs, but my back was feeling tight and no reason to kill it going in to the first week of the Open.

Conditioning

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5 C&J (135#)
  • 10 Burpees

The barbell felt extremely heavy in that first minute and the burpees felt like I was going to die. Near ten minutes I finally seemed to catch a rhythm and started getting faster. Linking together the clean and jerks was smoother and I was dropping down quick to my chest (I’ve been hesitant with my left shoulder). Don’t get me wrong, the workout was pretty nasty, but it felt good to make a push through the back half of it and really dig.

120 Burpees for “Recovery”

My body felt a little beat up this morning. Out in the garage at 4pm for “active recovery,” but I’m not sure it ended up being that. 🙂

  • 10:00 Row (2,584m)
  • 5:00 EMOM – 12 Burpees
  • 10:00 BikeErg (5,085m)
  • 5:00 EMOM – 12 Burpees

My average pace was 1:56.2/500m on the rower and 1:58/1,000m on the bike. Burpees felt good and my splits were something like 42-40-40-40-38 seconds the first time and 37-35-34-34-33 the second time. Felt really good about that.

I don’t think the first 12 minutes are accurate here.