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.

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.

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#)

45 Reps on the Bar

I walked 18 holes on Thursday and played great.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • Partner does couplet
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 12 cal Row
  • Partner does couplet
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • Partner does couplet

We finished in 27:31. Great new style of workout with the lower rep MU, but a lot of them! My hands weren’t going to take much more, so we called it at five rounds. Was playing around with my bar muscle-up technique and remembering some of the tricks.

Midline

4 Round Tabata

  • OH Crunches (legs up, 50# DB)
  • Bicycles
  • DB Pull-throughs (50#)
  • Hollow Hold

I got 12 crunches, 20 slow bicycles, 12 pull-throughs, and held the hold the entire 20 seconds each time.

Humid Summer

This summer has been over-the-top humid almost every day.

Midline

  • 50 Leg Lifts
  • 50 DB OH Crunches (50# DB)
  • 50 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 50 V-ups
  • 50 Hollow Rocks
  • 50 Plank Hip Dips

Today I went 30-20 on the leg lifts, felt myself slowing a lot on the v-ups, and was able to do sets of 10 for the hollow rocks. Finished in 7:31, which smashes the 9:13 from a month ago.

Conditioning

25:00 AMRAP

  • 400m Run
  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 5 Strict HSPU
  • 5 HSPU

I got through five rounds, the run, and 12 box jumps. I rested between the types of handstand push-ups each round except the fifth one where I stayed on the wall because I knew I needed some time to finish the sixth run, but then I ran so fast I had enough time for a lot of jumps. Really sweaty from the heat and humidity, but a great workout.

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.

Burpees and Push-ups

Walked 18 holes yesterday and mowed the lawn at night. My legs are getting sore in some new places from that DLB stuff.

Back & Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Double Handle Lat Pulldown (104-104-115#)
  • 12 Dumbbell Curls (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)
  • 12 French Press (50#)

Drop Sets

  • 8 Incline Back Fly (40# DBs)
  • 4 MAX Sets
    • 10 @ 35#
    • 10 @ 30#
    • 10 @ 25#
    • 14 @ 20#

Much better starting out heavier for this drop set type stuff. Still nasty though.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 50m Sandbag Carry (100#)
  • 12 Burpee
  • 16 OH Crunch (40# DBs)
  • 20 Push-up

Fell in to a pace and picked it up at the end. I went 10-5-5 on every set of push-ups, which was tough. Finished in 14:28.

Then we spent an hour digging the final post hole for the outdoor gym area.

63 of Each

Ready for some normal June weather, because this 80+ bullshit is here way too early!

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 Front Squats (95#)

Strength

Shoulder Press

  • 10×45#
  • 6×75
  • 3×95
  • 2×115
  • 1×135
  • 1×150
  • 1×160
  • 1×167.5
  • 1×172.5

I think I put the belt on for 150+. Maybe could have done up to 180 or close today, but this was heavy enough and didn’t want to tweak my back going in to 63 front squats.

Conditioning

18-15-12-9-6-3

  • Front Squats (115#)
  • Bar-facing Burpees

Scaled it back from 135, which was the right call. I wore a belt and adjusted between movements. Was able to do every set of squats unbroken and kept a steady controlled pace on the burpees. It felt better than expected and finished in 11:06. So sweaty!

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20 OH Leg Lifts (20#)
  • 20 Leg Lifts over DB
  • 20 OH Crunches (20#)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips
  • 40 Bicycles

Nice burn in round three. Finished in 8:25.