Fresh Plank Moves

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 Curl-up (10s hold)
  • 10/10/10/10 Banded Leg Swings

Conditioning

8 Rounds

  • 5/4 Pull-ups
  • 4 Twisting Broad Jumps
  • 5/5 KB Side Swings (20/15#)
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans / Squat Cleans (65/55#)
  • 4 Devil Presses (15/12#)
  • 30s Rest

I did a regular kip for the pull-ups, which we haven’t done in over a month. Finished in 15:58.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 DB V-ups (10/5# DB)
  • 20 alt Plank Step-outs
  • 15 Hollow In/Outs w/ Legs
  • 10/10 Plank KB Swing Through (15/10# KB)

This was tough with some new and interesting movements. We did about 10 minutes of mobility work to finish up.

Off

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 Curl-up
  • 10/10/10/10 Banded Leg Swings
  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 10 Handstand Push-ups / Seated DB Shoulders Press (35#)
  • 8/8 Twisting Box Jumps (12″) / 20 Box Steps (20”)
  • 10/10 KB Side swings (20/15#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Thrus / 10 Good Mornings (35#)
  • 10 Hammer Curl + Shoulder Press (25/12#)
  • 1:00 Rest

I started out doing 10/10 side step-ups for the first two rounds, but I have a really good bruise near my right knee which was not feeling good, so for the last two rounds I did normal step-ups. My back and left hip have been an issue, so I subbed in the good mornings today. My rounds were done at 3:33, 8:00, 12:13, and 16:22.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 MB Sit-ups (20#, anchored, to wall)
  • 8/8 Side Plank DB Reach to T (8#)
  • 20 Reverse Crunch
  • 20 alt V-ups

We did some hip mobility for about 10 minutes.

I wasn’t feeling the greatest through the workout and afterwards. Hope I’m not coming down with something.

Rainouts

Our legs were really feeling it from the Thursday to Saturday workouts, so on Sunday we played some pickleball, which got rained out and later walked three holes of golf before another storm rolled in. Then yesterday I walked 18.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 Curl-up
  • Banded Leg swings

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 10 HSPU / Seated DB Shoulders Press (35#)
  • 8/8 Twisting Box Jumps / 20 Box Step-ups (20”)
  • 10/10 KB Side Swings (20/15#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Through
  • 10 Hammer Curl + Shoulder Press (25/12#)
  • 1:00 Rest

After last weeks attempt I was not doing the handstand push-ups again, so picked a challenging weight for the dumbbells and sat on the bench to do them. When we were warming up I went to do a twisting jump from the side with my troubling hip and it was horrible pain, so step-ups for me. I finished the rounds at 3:30, 7:55, 12:11, 16:25.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 MB Sit-ups (20#, anchored, to wall)
  • 8/8 Side Plank DB Reach to T (8#)
  • 20 Reverse Crunch
  • 20 alt V-ups

That was a good combo.

Hip Mobility

  • 2x 10/10 Banded Twisting Punch + DB Row (15#)
  • 2x 5/5 Single Leg Balance with MB Twist
  • 10 alt Hip Opener Knee Taps
  • 2x 5/5 Cat/Camel w/ leg out + toe raise

Pickleball

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 McGill Big 3 2
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Handstand Push-ups
  • 8/8 Twisting Box Jumps (20″)
  • 10/10 KB Side Swings (25#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Thrus
  • 10 Hammer Curl to Shoulder Press (25# DBs)
  • 1:00 Rest

Whoa! Been a long time since we did HSPU, but I was able to do 10 unbroken to start. Then went 6-4 and 4-3-1-2. I was feeling my back in that third round so I cut my workout after the round instead of doing a fourth. Time was 3:44 after 1, 8:53 after 2, and 14:53 at the end.

We got a set of pickleball rackets so decided to go try it out instead of doing the rest of our planned workout.

Angry Hip-po

I walked 18 on Thursday and my left hip was feeling it in the evening.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs

Back

  • 5×8 Pendlay Row (45-75-75-85-85#)
  • 3×12 DB Pullover (40#)
  • 4×8 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 4×8 Seated Cable Rows (104-104-115-115#, underhand)
  • 4×10 Banded Face Pulls (2s hold on first 5 reps, blue)

Midline Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 BikeErg
  • 12 Plank DB Pull Throughs (40#)
  • 12/12 Half-kneeling DB Trunk Rotation (20#)
  • 1:00 BikeErg
  • 12 Leg Lifts
  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

I went faster each time on the bike. Took 9:47. Then we spent about 15 minutes doing a few golf mobility movements.

9:47

Golf Mobility

Soaked

On Friday B and I were both off from work and had a tee time to play 18 holes. So we did some golf mobility work in the morning. Saturday was really hot again and we watched the CrossFit Games all day (all weekend really!)

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs

We actually did these inside the house because it was so humid and we didn’t want to spend more time than needed outside.

Conditioning

  • 2 Rounds
    • 400m Run
    • 80 Russian KBS (53/35#)
    • 80 DB Hang Snatch (25/15#)
    • 80 Step-us (20”)
    • 80 DB Sit-ups (25/15#)
  • 400m Run

Felt good even with the brutal humidity, so we did a final run. We split the swings and snatches in 20s and the step-ups and sit-ups in 10s. I went first with the reps in round one and B went first in round two. Took us 31:14 to finish.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20/20 Pallof Circles
  • 10/10 Hands & Knees Upper Back Rotation
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 10/10 Banded Anti Rotations (purple tubing)

I completely soaked a towel with sweat.

Later in the evening after watching all of the Games we went for a 2.25 mile walk in 39:24.

Too Wet for Broad Jumps

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (55# plate, 20# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 35# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (40# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (20# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 10 Squat Jumps

It had been raining most of the day, so after B almost slipped on the first set of broad jumps, we switched to squat jumps. Finished in 36:54.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

One Day at a Time This Week

It’s going to be a challenging week to get in some workouts because we have a lot going on.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 20 Side Bends

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (55# plate, 20# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 35# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (40# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (20# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 6 Broad Jumps

I went first today and it took us 37:25.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

We’re liking this golf-focused midline.

Long for the Legs

Got back from the cottage yesterday, but were busy and tired.

Back Rehab

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 20 Side Bends

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (45# plate, 12# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 30# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (30# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (12# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 6 Broad Jumps

B started first and it took us 36:21.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

Took me 12:43. Got some of these ideas from the following post.

Up & Down the Driveway

Back Rehab

  • 10 Cat-Camel
  • 10 Kneeling Trunk Rotations
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Wood Chops (20#)
  • 10/10 Single Arm OH Big Flutter Kicks (20#)
  • 150m Run
  • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 20 In & Out DB Curls (20#)
  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 150m Run
  • 20 DB Push Press (20#)
  • 20 Weighted Lunges (20#)
  • 20 Hollow Pec Decs (10#)
  • 150m Run

Really good one and it was really hot and humid already here. The driveway had an incline on the way out and was in to the wind, but then we coasted on the way back to the garage. We didn’t use a timer.