After a Week Off

Spent five nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We didn’t workout at all but did over 8.5 miles of walking each of the first two full days there! Today was our first workout in a week and I can’t remember the last time I took a full week off! Out in the garage just before 1pm. Warmed up with 20 PVC passes.

Strength

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5×200
  • 5×215
  • 5×225

Partner Arms

  • Plate OH Hold (45/25#)
  • 10->1 Plate Curl (45/25#)
  • 10->1 Plate OH Tricep Extension (45/25#)

This one came from Scott Panchik. One partner is doing the couplet while the other holds their plate overhead; you never put the plate down! Took us 5:08 to get through and my arms and shoulders were on fire!

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 15 Burpees
  • 20 Russian KBS (45#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunges

Wanted to just coast through something today. I did the first two rounds in 7:31 and then when I went for the third round of burpees I was feeling good so picked up the pace to finish in 14:09.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 14 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Bicycles (slow)
  • 14 Overhead Crunches (50# DB)

Finished in 7:19.

Felt good to move today.

Issues with Grips

Partner Chipper

  • 60 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 50 Bar MU / Pull-ups (2×5 MU, 3×5 C2B Pull-ups)
  • 100 DB Box Step-ups (24″, 2×25# DBs)
  • 30 Dragon Flags
  • 100 Burpees
  • 100 DB Hang C&J (25# DBs)
  • 60 DB Push-ups
  • 128 cal Row (20/12)

I’m having problems with grips on the bar on our outdoor rig, specifically for bar muscle-ups. I had to drop after four in my second set because they were riding up way too much and killing my wrists. I noticed an old blister ripped open, so switched to kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups the rest of the sets. The step-ups really got me in this. Felt good on the burpees and was doing shoulder press for my jerks with those light dumbbells.

We finished in 35:57.

Easy on the Calf

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Sets

  • 600m BikeErg
  • 10 Goblet Squat (53#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Did the bike since I can’t run on my right calf.

3 Sets

  • 500m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 16 H2H KB Swings (53#)

Went lighter today with the kettlebell for both movements to take it easier on that calf.

Conditioning

E2M – 20:00 (alt)

  • 16 cal SkiErg + 10 Pull-ups
  • 20 cal Row + 5 Burpees

Good intensity and push.

Sunday at 3

Much later for us on a Sunday, around 3pm, but we had a busy morning.

Warm-up

Tabata

  • Burpees

Definitely not my idea! I went 2×6 and 6×5.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 Incline DB Back Fly (20#)
  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Double Handle Pull to Chest (60#)
  • 15/10 cal BikeErg
  • 50m Farmer Carry (60#)

Sort of a partner workout, with the 2nd person waiting until you were off the machine. Then if you got your movement reps done you had a brief wait until your partner finished their machine. I went first and B finished at 22:35.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 26 Swimmer Crunches
  • 26 Crunches
  • 26 Leg Lifts
  • 26 Single Leg Lifts
  • 26 Plank Hip Dips

Ouch! Took me 8:21.

Calf Strikes Again

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises

Back

4 Sets

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 DB Seal Rows (30#)

4 Sets

  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (93#)

Conditioning

10 Rounds (each)

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 5 Burpees

Partner with B, each doing a round at a time. My right calf blew out after about 15 dubs in round 8 and I went to the ground. So I did 10 burpees to finish out the last two rounds. B was cruising and doing about 42 singles on the jump rope. We finished in 11:41.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 20 OH DB Crunches (60#)
  • 14 Plank DB Pull Throughs (60#)

Good one from IBEX. Took me 7:16.

Leg Friday

Walked 18 holes yesterday. My abs have been sore from the leg throws and my calves are sore from the double unders.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (35# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

25:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (50#)
  • 11 Burpees
  • 12 cal BikeErg (40s)
  • 40s Plank
  • 14 alt Renegade Rows (50#)

After the third round B pushed the pace, so it turned in to speed burpees.

Strict Improvement

Yesterday I went down to my brother’s and helped install flooring all day. Didn’t get home until almost midnight and was exhausted! Cut the lawn this morning, made a step for B to get up to the outdoor pull-up bar, and we got to the workout around 1pm I think.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 5 Pendlay Rows (65#)
  • 5 Pendlay Rows (95#)

Back

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Still rough, but felt better than recent strict work. I didn’t wear grips until the final two sets. Got 10-8-7-6.

4 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (115#, supinated)
  • 1:00 Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldowns (126#)
  • 30s Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Inverted Bar Rows (wide)
  • 30s Rest

2 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (107#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (96#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (85#)
  • 90s Rest

We used the homemade, really wide bar today and I really tried to squeeze my reps and hold for a split second.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 24 Side Crunches
  • 20 Plyo Lunges (20# DBs)
  • 50s Sandbag Hold (100#)
  • 12 Burpees

Didn’t run a clock for this one and kind of ran it as a partner workout, so B started with lunges, I did crunches, and then we switched. Then I held the sandbag while she burpeed and we switched. It was really hot out behind the house and it took a lot out of me.

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.