Tweaked Back

I walked 18 holes on the golf course Friday in the heat and humidity. Took a lot out of me for the rest of the day.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×160
    • 2×180
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • Power Cleans
    • 4×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×135

Chest

MAX Bench Press (200#)

Got 15, which I’m pretty happy with.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Busted out 50 to beat the previous 40.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 50#)

75 DB Bench Press (40#)

Went 5×10, 8-7-5-5 to finish in 2:26 and beat the 2:48 from 4 weeks ago when I did 5×10 and 5×5.

Weightlifting

E2M – 7 Sets

  • 6 Power Cleans
    • 3@155
    • 3@165
    • 1@175

Was feeling pretty good so did a couple of increases.

Conditioning & Midline

2 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 40 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 30 Side Crunches
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Hollow Rocks

Heading out for the first run my back did not feel good and it didn’t get better with the movements. Took me 9:42.

Mowed the lawn and did a bunch of work on Brandi’s house. My back is not happy.

Pumped Up Biceps

Warm-up

  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (95#)
  • 5 Bench Press (120#)

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140/70#)

I got 33 reps. Pretty sure last night’s muscle-ups affected this.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

40 reps

3 Sets

  • 8 Seated DB Shoulder Press (50#)

At this point my biceps were super pumped and I was definitely feeling all those muscle-ups from last night.

100 DB Bench Press (30/15#)

I went 6×15 and 10 to finish in 2:23.

Weightlifting

I warmed up with 10×45, 5×95, and 3×135.

15:00 EMOM

  • 3 Power Cleans
    • 2 @ 155#
    • 3 @ 165
    • 4 @ 175 (started wearing my belt)
    • 2 @ 185
    • 1 @ 195
    • 1 @ 205 (switched to singles)
    • 2 @ 215

Woof! I was starting to feel my back with the tough-n-gos, so I switched to quick singles.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Weighted Single Leg Single Arm V-ups (15#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Weighted Single Leg Single Arm V-ups (15#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Jack Knives (15#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Seated Leg Lift over DB
  • 50s Rest

Chest Week 2

This is the second week of the chest workout, so the weights go up.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (75#)
  • 5 Bench Press (100#)

In between some of the parts, we’d jump on the BikeErg. I did 2:30, 1:00, and 5:00.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Was able to knock out 40 reps.

MAX Ring Push-ups

A bit of a struggle very early here. Only got 26.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 45#)

It’s so much harder with elbows out and the dumbbells facing forward.

75 DB Bench Press (40/20#)

Felt pretty good here, doing 5×10 and 5×5 to finish in 2:48.

Weightlifting

Squat Cleans

  • 2 Squats Cleans + Bottom Squat Hold + 2 Front Squats (45#)
  • 4×95
  • 2×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 2×205

I belted up at 165 or 185. The squats felt heavy!

E15S – 5:00

  • 1 Power Clean (185#)

This was tough, but very doable. Wore my belt.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 50m Uneven Farmer Carry (45+60#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Throughs
  • 10/10 Banded Rotations & Holds (red)

Then we spent 3-4 hours working on the outdoor gym and I mowed my lawn.

Front Squats Feeling Good

Drove home from the lake today and got the lawn cut. Then out in the garage around 4:30.

Warmup

  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • 5 Front Squats (95#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12-10-8-6 Front Squats (115-125-135-145#)
  • 20 Pulsing Goblet Squats (50# DB)

Was up 10# on every set again and the weight felt the best it has in the three weeks of this. Went up from the 45# KB too.

4 Sets

  • 10 Barbell Glute Bridge + 2 Banded Hip Abduction (105#)
  • 15 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Was up 10# here. Should probably do more reps on the frogs or wear ankle weights.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP
2-4-6-8…

  • Burpee Pull-ups
  • Power Cleans (115/80#)

I didn’t wear grips since it was single pull-ups. I did a double power clean and then went singles in every other round. Got through 6 rounds plus 2/14 burpee pull-ups.

Midline

4 Rounds (20s/10s)

  • 12 Weighted Crunches (feet in air, 20#)
  • 16 Bicycle Crunches (slow)
  • 12 DB Pull Thru’s (60#)
  • 22 Hollow Rocks

Those slow bicycles are a whole new ballgame. I felt like I was cramping each time I rolled up from them.

Feeling Whooped

Yesterday’s workout knocked us out. I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night. Starting to feel my outer pecs from the deep kip of the toes-to-bars I think.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Air Squats
  • Squat Clean
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×165

Strength

Shoulder Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×75
  • 4×95
  • 2×115
  • 2×135
  • 2×150
  • 2×157.5

No idea how long we took, but the programming said to work up to a heavy double in 10 minutes.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 7 Squat Cleans (175#)

This was programmed with 225 pounds, but I’m nowhere near that level. I belted up on my way in to the garage and left it on the back of the truck on the way down the driveway. My runs got progressive slower. I thought I did a good job of picking the bar back up pretty quick, especially in the last round, which took me about 30 seconds to do the cleans. Finished in 14:06, which went much better than I expected. I think I picked the right weight, because I could keep going, but the squats weren’t exactly easy for me.

Midline

20-20-10

  • V-ups
  • Plank Knee to Elbow
  • Reverse Crunch
  • Side Plank Pulse
  • Side Plank Pulse
  • alt V-up
  • Big Hollow Flutter Kick (single leg raises)
  • Oblique Heel Touch
  • Russian Twist
  • Lying Leg Lift (w/o hip raise)

Another big PR, by 22 seconds with a time of 9:03.

Sitting here almost three hours later, I’m whooped again! Bring on some golf tomorrow.

Heavy Day

On Thursday I walked 18 holes and was wore out from the windy and chilly day. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,338m)\
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 High Hang Squat Cleans + 5 Hang Squat Cleans (45#)

Weightlifting

3 Position Cleans (High Hang Squat, Hang Squat, Squat)
2 Sets @ 70%
3 Sets at 75%
Do not drop the bar during the complex

  • 2×95#
  • 1×135
  • 1×155 (belted up)
  • 1×175
  • 2×185
  • 3×195

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP (2-4-6-8-10…)

  • Deadlifts (225/155#)
  • Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • Weighted V-ups (20# DB)

We haven’t had this weight on the bar for a deadlift in a long time. I wore a belt throughout. For the deadlifts I did 2-4-6, 2×4, 2×5, 3×4, 5-5-4, and 7. Was able to stay unbroken with the dumbbells, doing push jerks the whole way. Both movements went better than expected. Got through the 14s plus 7 deadlifts.

Gorilla Get Overs

Out in the garage at about 10:30. My hips are feeling that 2+ miles of running I did yesterday.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,528m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats

Strength

Overhead Squats

  • 6×45#
  • 6×75
  • 3×95
  • 3×115
  • 3×135
  • 3×155
  • 3×165
  • 3×175
  • 3×185

Got out the jerk blocks for these and I put on the belt starting with 115. My legs are tired from yesterday.

Conditioning

  • 50 cal BikeErg
  • 5 Rounds
    • 5 Power Cleans (135#)
    • 5 Burpee Box Get Overs (32″)
  • 40 cal BikeErg
  • 4 Rounds
    • 4 Power Cleans (155#)
    • 4 Burpee Box Get Overs (32″)
  • 30 cal BikeErg
  • 3 Rounds
    • 3 Power Cleans (185#)
    • 3 Burpee Box Get Overs (32″)

It was written for 30 inches, but with my jerk blocks, adding the extra 2″ top pieces widens out the space which felt better. Since they were get overs, we could use our hands, so I did something like this Gorilla version. Looking at the workout I was wondering if I could go unbroken. The first 5 rounds felt a little heavy, but I decided to try with the 4 rounds and I made it so when I got to 185 it was a challenge and I was pushing the page on the BBGO too. Tough workout, but it was fun to cycle a heavy barbell again. I finished in 20:30.

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.

Starting to Squat Some Weight

Yesterday was cold and rainy, so no golf again. My upper body was sore from the dumbbell thruster and muscle-up workout. Didn’t seem to feel much of anything from the second dose of the vaccine, which was good. Sure was nice to have a rest day and I didn’t work on my living room project much either. My chest is pretty sore from the other day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • DB Shoulder Press
    • 10×15
    • 5×30
    • 5×40

Weightlifting

Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean

  • 5×45#
  • 3×95
  • 2×135
  • 155
  • 175
  • 185
  • 195
  • 205
  • 210
  • 215
  • 220

I belted up starting with the 175. Felt pretty good overall. The program called for two sets at 80% and three sets at 85%, but I wanted to work my way through smaller jumps.

Conditioning

Partner

  • 800/550m Row
  • 40 Double DB Deadlifts (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Ski
  • 40 Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • 1,600/1,100m BikeErg
  • 40 Double DB Squats (50/35#)
  • 1,600/1,100m BikeErg
  • 40 Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Ski
  • 40 Double DB Deadlifts (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Row

So I did 400 on the SkiErg or Rower, 800 on the BikeErg, or 2×10 with the dumbbells and rested while B did her share of the work. We finished in 23:55.

Midline

E4M – 4 Rounds

  • 50s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Throughs (60#)
  • 50s Plank
  • 30 alt DB Side Crunches (25#)

No work on my project tonight or tomorrow either. Stepping up the extra five pounds for those side crunches made a difference.

Three Position Squat Cleans

Last night both B and I were wrecked from that session!

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,506m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 5 High Hang Muscle Clean (45#)
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • High Hang Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Squat Clean
    • 2 @ 95
    • 1 @ 135
    • 1 @ 155
    • 1 @ 175

Weightlifting

High Hang Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Squat Clean

  • 2 @ 75%
  • 3 @ 80%
  • 2:00 Rests

My biggest recent clean was a 260 pound power clean at the end of February. Since I haven’t been squatting, I scaled back a little bit to 185-185-195-195-205. Started wearing a belt with 155 during the warm-ups. The working sets were a struggle; these legs don’t remember how to squat! I sure was glad I decided not to front squat yesterday.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 2:00 AMRAP
    • 20 cal BikeErg
    • MAX Distance Farmer Carry (60# DBs)
  • 1:00 Rest

Was written using 100s but I didn’t feel like loading up my handles, especially with it being cold outside so there was a lot of turning around in the garage. This was a different type of workout. I kept getting faster on the bike. I started losing my grip in the last three sets at around my 10th time across the garage, which is about 20 feet. I went 12-13-14-14-14-15 times the 20 feet.

Midline

E4M – 4 Rounds

  • 50s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Throughs (60#)
  • 50s Plank
  • 30 DB Side Crunches (20#)