Cardio Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10-12 Hip Openers
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 Goblet Squats (35#)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (53#)
  • 5 Russian KBS (45#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squat (62#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Should have done 250m for me.

3 Sets

  • 500/400m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 15 KB Swings (62#)

Oh my, I think we’re on to something with stuff like this.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Burpee Box Jumps (24”)
  • 1:00 Rest

My round times were 48-42-39-38-35 seconds! Really tough and as you can see I figured out my pacing throughout.

Then I mowed the lawn.

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.

Back is Acting Up Again

Yesterday I walked 18 holes and could feel my back at the top of my backswing. It wasn’t feeling great the rest of the day. It was rough getting out of my chair last night and I could feel it throughout the night. So modifying movements today. Out in the garage at 4pm. I did some monster walks without the band.

Legs

  • 10 DB Lunges (30# DBs)
  • 10 Reverse DB Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Reverse DB Lunges (30#)
  • 30 Reverse DB Lunges (30#)

It was definitely more comfortable doing them reverse, as long as I braced my core properly when I stepped back with my left leg.

Midline

  • 10/10 Bird Dogs
  • 10 McGill Curl-up
  • 5/5 Bird Dogs
  • 5 McGill Curl-up

All with two second pause.

More Legs

3 Sets

  • 40’ Tip Toe Farmer Carry (40# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (40# DBs)

Conditioning

7 Rounds (each, IGYG)

  • 15/10 cal BikeErg
  • 12 Pull-ups / 5 Strict C2B Pull-ups

I did the strict pull-ups so I wouldn’t put that stress on my back. Got faster each round on the bike and stuck to 3-2 every round of the chest to bars. We finished in 14:58.

Went for a 2.08 mile walk.

Not Doing 90 From the Floor

Walked 18 holes yesterday in the heat again, but it didn’t hit me as hard the rest of the day.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • Calf Stretches
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Hang Power Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Hang Power Snatch (75#)

Conditioning

  • 2000-1500-1000m BikeErg
  • 3-2-1 Rounds
    • 15 Hang Power Snatch (75#)
    • 45 Double Unders

Modified the Mayhem version, which was power snatches with 95 because I wasn’t doing 90 snatches from the ground. I held under a 2:00/1,000m pace on the bike and got faster each time I was on it. Taped my thumbs and went 8-7 for the snatches until the final set where I did them unbroken. Too many misses on the double unders. Finished in 19:55 in a pool of sweat.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 10 Plank Walkout
  • 30 alt Side Crunches

Burn started in the middle of round two! Finished in 6:48.

Bro Metcon

Walked 18 holes yesterday and shot my best round of the year so far with a 78.

Warm-ups

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (80#)
  • 5 DB RDLs (35# DBs)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (45#)
  • 5/5 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 25# DB)
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 5 Bench Press (85#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (115#)
  • 10 DB RDL (50# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Goblet Squats (70# DB)
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45# DB)

3 Sets

  • 40’ Tip Toe Farmer Carry (35# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (35# DBs)

Conditioning

10 Rounds (each)

  • 10 Bench Press (115/65#)
  • 5 Strict Pull-ups (while partner is benching)

This was heavily inspired by a Mayhem Daily workout, which was partners doing 200 bench press with a penalty of 10 strict pull-ups for each break.

Brandi went first and we’d each take care of loading/unloading a 25# plate from one side of the bar with each switch. Made quick work of the transitions. I wore grips and moved them out of the way between movements. I wasn’t feeling great in warm-ups and even during the early rounds so I stuck to 2×5 on the bench with a very short rest. Then I did the last three rounds of bench unbroken. I did all singles on the pull-ups except for the final round because I was trying to get us under 15 minutes and did, finishing at 14:57. Really pleased with the way this workout turned out and we both enjoyed it.

2021 AGOQ Events 4 & 3

Woke up sore but feeling better than expected. Went for a 2.73 mile walk at 9:30 to loosen up. Out in the garage at 3 after a nap.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,434m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats

2021 Age Group Online Qualifier Event 4

4RM Front Squat

  • 10×45
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 3×165
  • 2×185
  • 2×205
  • 2×225
  • 4×250

About a week ago I hit a squat clean double with 220 so I was confident I could squat that for four reps. I put 225 on the bar and started the clock. If it felt good I’d stop after two reps and have a good idea of what to add to the bar. It did feel good and I had 250 in my head so that’s what I went with for my next set. Made it, but the third and forth reps were getting iffy so that was enough for me. I haven’t had that kind of weird on the bar in a couple of years.

Warm-up 2

  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 20 DU
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (95#)

2021 Age Group Online Qualifier Event 3

15:00 Time Cap

  • 75 Cleans (135#)
  • 300 Double Unders

This one looked really bad on paper. In reality it was just really fucking boring. Keep picking up the bar for one more rep and then another one. I kept a pretty solid pace and finished the cleans at 7:45. Then I went 50-45-36-30-41-38-29-27-3 on the double unders to finish in 12:06.

More Overhead Squats and Thrusters

Out in the garage shortly after 9am so we can get out of town for the day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (594m)
  • 2:00 TrueForn Run (0.28 km)
  • 4 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 20 DU
  • 10 OHS (45#)
  • 5 OHS (95#)

Conditioning

  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 OHS (115)
    • 50 DU
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Thrusters (95)
    • 50 DU

I scaled the overhead squats down from 135 pounds due to where I’m at with getting back in to these movements, but I kept the thrusters at the Rx weight. The OHS and thrusters felt surprisingly good. I only missed twice on the rope. Finished in 8:59 and could have saved a lot of time with a better setup and quicker changing of the plates. Happy with my effort and performance though.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 21s (20-25-25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)

3 Sets

  • 12 In and Out Hammer Curls (25# DBs)
  • 12 DB Skull Crushers (30# DBs)

Singles Suck

Worked on the house all weekend, replacing a sliding door with a big window and tearing down the sunroom. My body was beat, so Monday stayed the usual rest day. It was too cold and ended up raining for golf yesterday too. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (667m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • Deadlift
    • 10×45
    • 10×135
    • 5×165

Conditioning

  • 50 cal Row
  • 75 DU
  • 35 Strict HSPU
  • 75 DU
  • 20 Deadlifts (185#)
  • 75 DU
  • 35 HSPU
  • 75 DU
  • 50 cal Row

It was programmed to be strict HSPU twice, but I knew that would take me forever, so I kipped the second time. I also scaled down from 275# on the deadlifts. I held 1,200+ cal/hr on the row. I missed or stopped 2-3 times each 75 dumbs except for going 70-5 the last time. My strict went quick, doing 5-5-3 and then singles, which took sooo long. Deadlifts felt pretty good and I thought about doing 10 every time I picked up the bar, but stuck to four sets of five. I was able to stick to 7×5 for the kipping handstand push-ups. Finished in 19:45.

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Lateral Step-up w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
  • 10 RDL (70# KB)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Step-ups w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
  • 20 alt Curtsy Lunges (30# DBs)

That workout smashed me, so these leg supersets were especially rough.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20/20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 20 Big Hollow Flutter Kicks (single leg raises)
  • 20 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Knew I wouldn’t be going nuts today. Finished in 8:44.

Masters Appropriate

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (649m)
  • 4 Sets
    • 10 Kip Swings
    • 3 HS Kick-ups
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • Power Snatch
    • 5×45
    • 3×95
    • 3×115
    • 3×135

I was starting to get the feel for the freestanding handstand again and kicking up without touching the wall.

Conditioning

9-6-3

  • Power Snatch (155#)
  • Burpee Box Jump Over (30″)

I took 2021 CrossFit Games Quarterfinal Test 5 and scaled it down from 185 pounds to something I thought was more appropriate for the Masters division. I could see using 165, but I felt like this would give me a truer sense of the sprint this workout should be. I went singles all the way and the last three got ugly! Did a lot of stepping on the burpee box jumps to save my heart rate, which turned out to be a smart move. I didn’t really want to bite it with a shin on the box either, so I was focused on the jumps. Finished in 4:44.

  • 1,000m SkiErg
  • 50 Devil Press (35# DBs)
  • 200′ DB Front Rack Walking Lunge (35# DBs, 25′ lengths)

I finished the ski around 4:15, with my triceps burning over the last 400 meters. Started with 15 devil presses before taking a rest and then a short rest every five reps! Eww. I went 50-50-100 feet on the lunges and finished in 16:22.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 5/5 Bird Dogs (2s pause)
  • 30/30s Side Planks
  • 10/10 Banded Rotations/Holds (half-kneeling, blue)

Test One

Yesterday I walked 18 holes for the first time this year and it was so nice to be out there. I’m feeling fine after my first shot of the vaccine, other than my arm being really sore. My quads are still really sore though. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (622m)
  • 10 Calf Raises
  • 40 Lateral Hops
  • 10 Calf Raises
  • 24 PVC Passes
  • 10 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 50 Jump Rope (singles)
  • 5 DB Hang Power Cleans (25# DBs)
  • 5 DB Push Jerks (25#)

Conditioning

2021 Quarterfinals Test #1 – 10:00 Time Cap

  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Strict HSPU
    • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (50# DBs)
    • 50 DU
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 HSPU
    • 10 DB S2OH (50# DBs)
    • 50 DU

Since the Mayhem workout didn’t have much for us today I was planning to do machine intervals. Might as well try out some of the Quarterfinal workouts when I can in case the AGOQ workouts are the same or similar. The last time I did handstand push-ups was a workout with 30 strict on November 17. My plan was to break them up in sets of 5 all the way, even the kipping ones and see how far I could get in the workout. I figured the second half of the workout would get pretty nasty with the back-to-back overhead movements.

Well, I had to call an audible in round two, going 5-3-2 and then 3-2-2-2-1 in round 3. Finished the first part in 5:40. My kipping push-ups felt good so I went 6-4, was tempted to go unbroken, and remembered I had shoulder to overheads next. Oh shit, those were the worst part of the workout. I had to go 5-5 and almost missed a bunch. I went 6-4 again on the kipping HSPU and got 5 more S2OH for a total of 295 reps before the time cap. Fun workout that I’d like to try again once I get some shoulder endurance back.

15:00 AMRAP Partner

  • 1 Rope Pull from Laying (each)
  • 10 Push-ups

This was written as 1 rope climb or 5 strict pull-ups each, but I don’t have a tall rope (yet) and we’ve done plenty of strict pull-ups lately. It was also supposed to be synchro push-ups, but that doesn’t really work with a M-F team. We did do our push-ups as the some time though before going to the rope again and Brandi did 7-8 each round. I think I did three rounds unbroken and then went 6-4 the rest of the way. We got through 19 rounds!

Stretching

2 Sets

  • 30s Dead Hang Partner Push