Fives with Twos Between

Warm-up

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

Conditioning

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 DB Push Press (20#)
    • 8 Double DB Box Step-ups (24″, 20#)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 Box Jumps (24″)
    • 8 Push-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 DB Thrusters (20#)
    • 8 Sit-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 Renegade Rows (35# DBs)
    • 8 Burpees

My scores were 6+12, 6+8, 6+9, and 6.

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.

Handstand Push-ups & Burpees Combo

Warm-up

  • 2:00 Wrist Mobility
  • 2x45s Wall-facing Handstand Holds
  • Pendlay Rows
    • 10×45
    • 10×65

Back

3 Sets

  • 8 Pendlay Rows (95#)
  • 12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (53#)
  • 8 Lat Pulldowns (115#, double handle)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 HSPU
  • 1:00 Burpees
  • 1:00 Rest

I went 17-16, 12-15, 12-17. Never did more than five handstand push-ups in a row. These two movements are such a nasty combo.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 20s OH Crunches (legs up, 50#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Bicycles (slow)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Plank DB Pull Through (60#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 10s Rest

I got 14 crunches, 18 bicycles, and 12 pull throughs each round. It was a fight, but I held the hollow hold the entire 20 seconds each time.

Changing Time

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Wrist warm-up
  • 3x30s Wall-facing Handstand Holds
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (15#)
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (30#)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

Took me 5:50.

Conditioning

30:00 AMRAP (Partner)

  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (40#)
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (40#)
  • 10 Burpee
  • 10 Single Arm OH DB Walking Lunge (40#)
  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 40 Jump Rope (singles)

Haven’t done a walking lunge like that in ages. B went first and we alternated back and forth with each thing. I got through 5+5.

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.