260 Going Up

Felt beat this morning when I got out of bed. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,557m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45
    • 5×95
    • 2x3x135

Weightlifting

12:00 – EMOM

  • 1 Power Clean

I went 155-165-175-185-195-205-215-225-235-245-255-260 as planned, which is another five pounds heavier than I’ve gone in a long time. Little by little!

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 9 Deadlifts (95#)
  • 6 Hang Power Cleans (95#)
  • 3 Push Jerks (95#)
  • 9 Burpee Pull-ups

I did the first and last rounds unbroken on the barbell and should have done that all the way. For the other rounds I dropped the bar after 8 deadlifts for a quick breath and regrip. The burpee pull-ups are just so slow and I was stepping back and up on them to try to save my heart rate some. Got through 6+18.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30 Bicycles
  • 30 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 15 Leg Lifts
  • 15/15 Side Plank Bounces

Pulled this one out of the logs. Work 5# ankle weights and finished in 6:07.

40 Cleans

My legs and shoulders seem tired.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,538m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Air Squats
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×155
    • 2×175
    • 1×195

Weightlifting

E15S – 10:00

  • 1 Power Clean (205#)

A month ago I did one every 20 seconds for 12 minutes with this same weight. Today was four more total reps in two fewer minutes!

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20 Single DB Box Step Overs (50#, 24″)
  • 20 Single DB Hang C&J (50#)

The step overs got tough in round two. I switched hangs after 10 reps on the box and every 5 reps for the clean and jerks. My first round was around 2:10 and I finished in 6:49.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20 OH Leg Lifts (20# DB)
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 20 OH Sit-ups (20# DB)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 1:00 Rest

Took me 13:33, which is actually 22 second slower than last month with 25#.

Four More Sets in Ten Minutes

Took a full rest day yesterday, even though I slacked in other workouts this week. ut in the garage just after 12 today.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,573m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×155
    • 2×175

Weightlifting

E25S – 10:00

  • 2 Power Cleans (12 @ 185, 12 @ 195)

Shitty!! Two more sets of each weight in the same ten minute time domain, compared to going every 30 seconds like a few weeks ago.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Bar-facing Burpees
  • 20s Rest

Kept a pretty steady pace I think. Took me 3:46. Felt my calf after from the jumping.

5×3 More

Later start at 11 this morning so I could work on a project in the basement.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,532m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Superman
    • 12 Bird Dog
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 3×155
    • 3×175

Weightlifting

E40S – 10:00

  • 3 Power Cleans (10 @ 185, 5 @ 195)

Thrilled with that since about a month ago I did an EMOM of 3, using 185 for five rounds and 195 for five rounds. So this was an extra 5x3x185 in the same amount of time!

Conditioning

Partner WOD

  • 4 Rounds (each)
    • 15/10 cal SkiErg
    • 16 Single DB Box Step Overs (24/20″, 50/35#)
  • 4 Rounds (each)
    • 200/150m TrueForm Run
    • 24 Russian KBS (53/35#)

With Brandi, doing a round of the couplet while the other person rested. She went first and it took us 13:42 for the first couplet and a total of 25:38 or 11:56 for the second couplet. The first one was much worse, with the step overs really adding up.

Thirty Second Doubles

My back was pretty tight through the night and when I finally got out of bed in the morning, but no tweak feelings. Workout at 10am.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,556m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×155
    • 2×175

Weighlifting

E30S – 10:00

  • 2 Power Cleans

I did ten rounds with 185# and ten with 195#. Felt good!

Conditioning

5 Rounds – Partner WOD (I go, you go)

  • 18/12 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 15 Box Jumps (24/20″)
  • 200/150m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Strict Chin-ups

This ended up being harder than expected. I was happy with my high pace throughout. I did every round of chin-ups 6-4. Brandi and I finished in 29:29.

Trump is Gone

Buh Bye Fucker!

My calves are definitely feeling the Tabata double unders. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.49 km)

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curls (55-60-65#)
  • 12 Tricep Pull Downs (underhand, bar, 60-65-65#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (30# DBs)
  • 12 DB French Press (50-60-60#)

Conditioning

2 Cycles

  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 10 Power Cleans (115/80#)
    • 10 Burpees
    • 10 Ring Rows
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 10 DB Goblet Squats (50/35#)
    • 10 PVC Renegade Rows (50/35#)
    • 10 DB Sit-ups (50/35# at chest)
  • 3:00 Rest

I did 3+6 and 3+4 on the first AMRAP. In the first cycle I did 2 rounds of 5-5 cleans, then 4-3-3, and 2-1-1-1-1. In the second cycle I did all three full rounds 5-5 and the final 4 unbroken as well. I think I went all unbroken ring rows in cycle 1 and 10, 6-4, 6-4 in cycle 2. I did 4+7 and 4+20 in the second AMRAP, which was one where I could just keep going. I improved my transitions and squat speed in the second one.

Paintathon

Spent all day painting yesterday so didn’t get in a workout. Made sure to get it in today at 10am.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,550m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×155
    • 2×175
    • 1-1×195

Weightlifting

E20S – 12:00

  • 1 Clean (205#)

My back is pretty tight from yesterday, so I wanted to be careful with the load. It felt solid.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 10/10 Banded Rotations & Holds (blue)
  • 10/10/10/10/10 MB Toss Series (20#)

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP – Partner

  • 40 Single Arm DB Lunges (50/35#)
  • 20 Burpees over the Bar
  • 20 Single Arm Box Step Overs (24/20″, 50/35#)

B and I split the reps down the middle all the way. Since it was a single dumbbell for the lunges, we decided to do 10/10 instead of alternating legs each rep. It was a nice change. My burpees felt quick. I switched hands with the dumbbell after five step-ups. I started and we got through 5+37.

Off to help with more painting and electrical work.

Leg Combos

Yep, as Sunday night went on, my legs were feeling those 5 hours in the workshop, mostly standing on concrete. Yesterday I didn’t wake up with the back tweak feeling, so that’s great news. I slept for shit though and even took a nap in the middle of my work day, which never happens. Out in the garage at 4.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6 Landmine Squats (45#)
  • 12 Plyo Lunges
  • 6 Landmine Squats (90#)
  • 12 Plyo Lunges (20# DBs)
  • 6 Landmine Squats (125#)
  • 12 Plyo Lunges (30# DBs)
  • 6 Landmine Squats (155#)
  • 6 Landmine Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts (90#)
  • 10 Back Squat Jumps (45#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 6 Landmine Squat (180-195-210-215#)
  • 12 DB Plyo Lunge (40-40-45-50# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Landmine Single Leg RDL (club grip, 115-125-135-145#)
  • 10 Back Squat Jump (95#)

These supersets crush me.

Conditioning

9:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict Chin-ups
  • 6 Power Cleans (115/80#)
  • 9 Box Jumps (24/20″)

I forgot how nasty the combination of cleans and box jumps / step-ups can be. By about the third round I really had to concentrate on my jumps so I wouldn’t fail. did the cleans unbroken every round and got through 8+3.

Five More Pounds

I’ve been swamped at work, so yesterday ended up being a full rest day instead of active recovery. Workout at 10am this morning.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 3×165

Weightlifting

  • 4:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (185-185-195-195)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 2 Power Cleans (205-205-215-215)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 1 Power Clean (225-235-245-255)

All touch-n-go reps. Five pounds more than a few weeks ago. I haven’t picked that up since February of 2018. Felt good today and definitely had more in the tank. I’ll keep slowing working on my leg strong and confidence with the lift. Things are working. Maybe I can get back to my best of 275 or even more.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 20 PVC Sit-ups (anchored + AbMat)
  • 30 Russian Twists (35# plate)

These PVC sit-ups are gross. My upper abs were on fire in round 3 and I had to start breaking them up. I did the twists all unbroken though. Finished in 7:11.

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 40 Double Unders
  • 10 Double DB Box Step Overs (50/35#, 24/20″)

Did step burpees from the start to help with heart rate. I missed a dub is 3-4 of my rounds I think. Never rested during the step overs. You just have to keep grinding. Finished 7+1.

Power Doubles

My shoulder is angry with me from yesterday’s movements. 😦 My triceps were already sore this morning. I guess my tailbone isn’t completely 100% because I can feel it a bit when I sit on the couch. Nothing like it was at the beginning of the week though. I woke up with a little headache that lingered through the workout. I shoveled snow this morning before a 10am workout. Too early to get in a nap before. 😉

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,510m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×165
    • 2×185
    • 2×195

The weight was feeling heavy so I even did the unplanned set with 195 to keep warming up.

Weightlifting

10:00 EMOM

  • 2 Power Cleans (7@ 205, 3 @ 215#)

Took me several sets to start feeling good about it. By the end I was wanting to go up again, but I’m really trying to be smart and not push my luck to an injury. Slow and steady. Everything touch-n-go.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12/12 Side Bends (70# KB)
  • 10 Low Pulley Knee-Ins (32#)
  • 20/20s Star Plank
  • 10 Strict T2B

I used to be terrible at strict toes to bars, but they’re really no problem now. I reset my feet on the ground each rep to keep from swinging, but never came off the bar.

Conditioning

E5M – 6 Rounds

  • 15 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 10 cal SkiErg
  • 10 C&J (95#)
  • 15 cal Row

My round times were 3:02 – 3:01 – 2:53 – 2:52 – 2:46 – 2:42. When I saw the clock after round three I was worried because it was such a drop and I didn’t know where it came from. Turned out I could have gone faster throughout. The clean and jerks slowed after 5 or 6 reps each round but I wasn’t in danger of putting the bar down.