10 More Meters

My low back has been really tight. Warmed up with 10×45 and 5×75 close grip bench.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 45s TrueForm Run
  • 15 Zottman Curls (15# DBs)
  • 15 French Press (40# DB)
  • 45s TrueForm Run
  • 15 Hammer Curls (20# DBs)
  • 15 Banded Tricep Pulldowns (blue)
  • 45s TrueForm Run
  • 15 Single DB Curls (40#)
  • 15 Close Grip Bench Press (75#)

Another good one. Really like mixing in the cardio. I got 130 meters on the runs in the first round, 140 in the second, 150 in the third, and 160 in the last. Took me 23:12.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s In & Outs (sides of DB)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Plank Knee to alt Elbow
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Jack Knife (15# DB)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s alt Side Crunches
  • 15s Rest

Some Incline Tates

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Close Grip Bench Press (45#)
  • 5 Barbell Curls (35#)
  • 10 Close Grip Bench Press (95#)
  • 5 Squat Cleans (45#) 
  • 5 Kip Swings

Arms

Source

3 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Bench Press (115-125-125#)
  • 12 Barbell Curl (55#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Skull Crushers (55#, vary touch point)
  • 15 EZ Bar Preacher Curls + 5 partial reps (56#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Incline DB Tate Press (20#)
  • 12 Incline DB Curl (20#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Burpees
  • 5 Squat Cleans (75#)
  • 5 T2B

Ended up getting 7+8.

On Sabbatical

My three month sabbatical from work started this week, so I’ve been doing a lot of work to finish up the living room wall project and haven’t been in the gym since Friday. On Saturday we did go for a 8.53 mile hike that took almost 4 hours!

Warmed up with about 20 PVC passes.

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-45-4×55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (55-115-135-155-175-190#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (Rope, 49#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Static DB Curls (25#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

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

Cutting 5 seconds off those rests makes a big difference. Finished in 5:32.

Two Thirties Instead of One Minute

Did some PVC passes to warm-up, but that’s about it.

Arms

5 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-50-50-55-55#)

5 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Bench Press (45-95-120-135-150#)

3 Sets

  • 10-10-12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30-30-35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Reverse Tricep Pulldown (Bar, 49 – 51.5 – 54#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (43#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 30s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 30s Rest

A version of workout we’ve done countless times, which is just a minute rest after each round. This allowed us to keep up the intensity. It took me 6:08.

Tuesday Arms & Abs

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Shoulder Mobility

Arms

5 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-45-50-50-50#)

5 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Bench Press (45-95-115-130-145#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline Hammer Curl (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (56-61-66#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (arms out, 15#)
  • 20 Reverse Tricep Pulldown (Bar, 49#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (43#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds – Tabata

  • Plank Hip Dips
  • Plank
  • Side Jack Knife
  • Side Jack Knife

I was getting about 26 hip dips and 15 jack knives.

Arms Week 2

Yesterday I was the only one who showed up for golf so I was able to walk a quick 18 in about 2:45. Second week of the arm program.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 8 Barbell Curls (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (95#)

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Barbell Curl (57.5#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (120-140-160-180#)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Cross-body Hammer Curl (25#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 One Arm OH Tricep Extension (25-30-30# DB, standing)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (25#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 51.5#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (40.5#)
  • 12 Diamond Push-up

Increased weight just a little bit on a lot of the movements. Those supersets are so rough!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

We did these correctly this week by holding each other’s ankles while laying on the floor.

2 Sets

  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 10/10 Side Plank Bounces (10#)
  • 30 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 DB OH Crunches (2×30#)

Took me 3:55.

Arm Program

Very busy day yesterday, doing yard work at both houses, and getting the last of B’s things moved out.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 5 Barbell Curls (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (95#)

Arms

Trying a new arm program for several weeks that I found on Muscle & Strength.

4 Sets

  • 8 Barbell Curl (55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (115-135-155-175#)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Cross-body Hammer Curl (25#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 One Arm OH Extension (rope on cable pulley, 27-32-32#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (25#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 49-51.5-51.5#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (38#)
  • 12 Diamond Push-up

Definitely got a really good arm pump!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 8 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
  • 20 alt Crunches
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (70#)

Time for More Shoulder Rest

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.54 km)
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Scap Pull-ups
    • 10 PVC Passes

Chest & Triceps

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 8×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165

Close Grip Bench Press

  • 5×125#
  • 5×145
  • 5×165

Wasn’t great on my shoulder so I switched to close grip.

4 Sets

  • 10 DB Bench Press (60# DBs)
  • 10 DB Fly (35# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 12 Tricep Push Downs (bar, 71#
  • 30 Incline Bar Push-ups (bench press height)

Was supposed to be max push-ups, but that also is not a good position for my shoulder.

4 Sets

  • 12 Overhead Cable Tricep Extensions (rope, 49#)
  • 12 DB Pull Over (50-60-60-60#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Goblet Squats (50# DB)
  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 10 Deadlifts (155#)

Time to start doing single dumbbell movements that could be in the Open. Squats felt good and I learned I actually prefer the dumbbell for a goblet squat. I broke the last 2-3 rounds of ring rows 5-5. Deadlifts got slow. Took me 6:36.

Chest and Tris

Yesterday was a rest day, but I spent about 90 minutes cleaning up leaves. Got a full night of sleep.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (570m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Cuban Rotations (15#)
    • 10 Band Rear Delt Pull Apart (red)
    • 10 Air Squats

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 10 Incline DB Bench Press (50-60-60-60#)
  • 10 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 60#)

4 Sets

  • 10 DB Pull Over (50-50-60-60#)
  • 10 Close Grip Bench Press (115-115-115-125#)

4 Sets

  • 10 DB Fly (35#)
  • 10 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

  • MAX Push-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

I did 40-20-20 and it burned!

Conditioning

4 Rounds (IGYG)

  • 18/12 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 30 Plyo Lunges

Started out way too hot on the bike and paid for it. For the lunges I went 16-14 and then 18-12 for the other three rounds. Brandi did Goblet squats because of a calf issue. We finished in 13:26. So much burn.

I walked two minutes on the TrueForm to try and flush out my legs a little.