Restarting Swing Man

Sunday was a long day in the work shop, so we worked out to start the week.

Swing Man Golf

3 Sets

  • 4/4 Decline Chest Fly to Triceps Extension
  • 4/4 Cross Body Lat Pulldown
  • 4/4 Wood Chops
  • 4/4 Lateral Raises – Back/Deltoids/Biceps
  • 4/4 Incline Chest Fly

Since I was sick for a week and a half it took us awhile to get back to this golf stuff. This time we did it slow and “heavy” like we were supposed to.

Conditioning

4 Rounds (IGYG per movement)

  • 6 Burpee Box Get Overs (44″)
  • 10 Back Squats (65#)
  • 12 Push Press (65#)
  • 12 Twisting Lunges (15# DBs)
  • 20 Dead Bugs (8# DBs)

It took us 23:05.

Beloved Fitness Center

On Saturday night we drove down to an airport hotel and flew out to Cancun on Sunday morning. This afternoon we went to the resort’s (Beloved Playa Mujeres) fitness center to get in some much needed movement and a little sweat.

Warm-up

2 Sets

  • 20 alt Dead Bugs (2# DBs)
  • 20 Stability Ball Rotations

2 Sets

  • 10/10 Knee-up, Foot Lifts
  • 10 alt Hip Rotations Facing Forward
  • 5 Plank to Downward Dog
  • Plank

Strength & Cardio

They actually have a decked out fitness center, so we used some machines we never get to use.

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated Cable Rows (35 kg, V-handle)
  • 12 Leg Press (70 kg)
  • 12 Cable Fly (10-7.5-7.5 kg)
  • Row

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press (25# DBs)
  • 12 Rope Cable Curls (12.5 kg)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (22.5 kg)
  • Row

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Hip Abductions (25 kg)
  • 12 Ab Crunches (25 kg)

It was good to sweat out all of the alcohol from yesterday.

Pushing Legs

Moving leg day to tomorrow because we’re going to workout Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday this week. The weather looks good for golf on Friday so hoping to take advantage. Full rest yesterday after being exhausted from the bathroom work on the weekend.

Midline & Conditioning

  • 2:00 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 2:00 BikeErg
  • 3 Rounds
    • 16 Weighted Bicycles (5/8# DBs)
    • 10/10 Weighted Side Plank Pulses (15/20# DB)
  • 2:00 Lateral Step-ups w/ Kick (20″)
  • 2:00 BikeErg
  • 3 Rounds
    • 12/12 Banded Rotations (blue CS)
    • 12/12 Banded Butter Churners (blue CS)
  • 2:00 Lateral Step-ups w/ Butt Kick (20″)
  • 2:00 BikeErg
  • 3 Rounds
    • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
    • 20 Reverse Crunch 
  • 2:00 Lateral Step-ups w/ Butt Kick to Outside (20″)
  • 2:00 BikeErg

I got 19 each leg for the kick versions of step-ups and 20 each leg on every other version. We finished in 27:52.

Mobility

3 Sets

  • 5/5 MB, roller, wall rotations (15# Slam Ball)
  • 20 Weighted Dead Bugs (8# DBs)

2 Sets

  • 20 Seated Hip Openers
  • 7/7 Banded Backswing Press

Speed Work

We’re going to focus on some golf stuff and swing speed this winter. Should be interesting

Midline & Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 30s TrueForm Run / Row / Jump Rope
  • 10/10 alt Lunge Side Ball Slams (10/20# MB)
  • 10/10 Golf Swing DB Rotation (5/10#)

3 Sets

  • 30s TrueForm Run / Row / Jump Rope
  • 10 Side Jump Ball Slam (8/15#)
  • 30 Kneeling Rotating MB (8/15#)

3 Sets

  • 30s TrueForm Run / Row / Jump Rope
  • 20 OH DB March (15/20# DBs)
  • 20 Plank Knee Taps

3 Sets

  • 30s TrueForm Run / Row / Jump Rope
  • 12 OH Piked Knee-ins (15#)
  • 20 alt OH Side Crunches (8/15# MB)

I ran in sections one and three and rowed in two and four. Took me 22:57.

Mobility

3 Sets

  • 5/5 MB, roller, wall rotations (15# Slam Ball)
  • 20 Weighted Dead Bugs (5# DBs)

2 Sets

  • 20 Seated Hip Openers
  • 7/7 Banded Backswing Press (red band, video)

Other reference videos where we took some of these movements.

We also took our drivers out in the back yard to test swing speed. I maxed out at a 108 and averaged about a 103. B hit 79 a couple of times and averaged about a 76.

Sleeping In

I got about 10 hours of sleep and feel fine today.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 20 DB Walking Lunge (25/15# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Curtsy Lunge (45#)

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 10/10 Single Leg Box Step Downs (14/9.5”)

3 Sets

  • 14 Squat Jumps
  • 6/6 Side Step Lunge + Reverse Lunge (20/12#)

We both increased our weights this week. I did my squat jumps to the bench to protect my back. We finished in 34:18.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10/10 Yoga Block Dead Bugs
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (red CS band)
  • 10/10 One Leg Balance Reach & Row
  • 10 Superman
  • 10 alt Seated Hip Opener Knee Taps

Even Faster

Walked 18 holes yesterday.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 20 DB Walking Lunge (20/12# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Curtsy Lunge (45#)

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 10/10 Single Leg Box Step Downs (14/9”)

3 Sets

  • 14 Squat Jumps
  • 6/6 Side Step Lunge + Reverse Lunge (20/10#)

Took us 34:28, which is 2:18 faster than last week.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10/10 Yoga Block Dead Bugs
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (red CS band)
  • 10/10 One Leg Balance Reach & Row (red CS band)
  • 10 Superman
  • 10 alt Seated Hip Opener Knee Taps

Hip Openers

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 20 DB Walking Lunge (20/12# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Curtsy Lunge (45#)

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 10/10 – 5/5/5/5 Single Leg Box Step Downs (14/10.5”)

3 Sets

  • 14 Squat Jumps
  • 6/6 Side Step Lunge + Reverse Lunge (20/8#)

Took us 36:45.

Midline & Mobility

3 Rounds

  • 10/10 Yoga Block Dead Bugs
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows
  • 10/10 One Leg Balance Reach & Row
  • 10 Superman
  • 10 alt Seated Hip Opener (Knee Taps)

Extra Humid

The forecast showed rain all day, so I didn’t golf, but they were wrong for the second day in a row. Maybe a good thing I didn’t golf though, because my back bothered me throughout the day. We did get some rain today though, which made it extra humid working out in the garage again.

2 Sets

  • 4 Openers (20s hold)
  • 10 Wall Slides
  • 10 Reverse Pattern on ball (5s hold)

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Bent Over Single Arm + Single Arm + Double Row (25# DBs)
  • 10 DB Bench Press + Fly (25# DBs)
  • 20 Dead Bugs (5# Bs)

3 Sets

  • 10 2x Renegade Row + DB Push-up (25# DBs)
  • 15 Kneeling KB Hammer Curl (35#)
  • 10 alt DB Shoulder Press (Sitting back on feet, 25# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 15 Diamond Push-ups
  • 5/5 Side Crunch + DB Cross Reach to Raised Toe (10#)
  • 15 OH Crunches (10#, feet up)

Then we did about 15 minutes of banded golf mobility work, making use of the Crossover Symmetry bands.

Light Dumbbells

My back was pretty tight this morning, which I think is happening more after golfing. So we should probably be doing these movements a few times a week.

McGill Big 3

  • 10 Cat-Camels
  • 5-3-1
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 16 Dead Bugs

Conditioning

4 Rounds (45s work / 15s rest)

  • Dumbbell Squat + C&J (10# DBs)
  • Rev lunge + hammer curl + front raise (10# DBs)
  • Bent over alt DB Row + upright DB row (10# DBs)
  • Front raise + Lateral raise (10# DBs, both arms at the same time)
  • 6 Mountain Climbers + DB Deadlift (10# DBs)

Duckin’ Out

Yesterday we did day 3 of MOVE – A 30 Day Yoga Journey, which was 24 minutes long. My chest is still sore from the ring dips.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 8 Back Squats (35#)
  • 6 Step-ups (20”, 40# DBs)
  • 6 DB RDLs (20# DBs)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 12 Double DB RDLs (40#)

3 Sets

  • 8 Back Squats (65#)
  • 8 Broad Jumps

3 Sets

  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg
  • 14 DB Step-ups (20″, 50# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Duck Walk in Place (Half squat down to kneeling and back up to half squat)
  • 20 Curtsy Lunges

We did this alternating rounds like we have been on leg day and it took us 30:34. This was money for the first week of a new cycle. The run felt really good today (maybe because it was first) and I could feel my hamstrings lighting up on the RDLs in the second set. Those step-ups were so terrible. Might try wearing a weight vest for the last superset next week.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Dead Bugs
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank Twist (on elbow)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Bear Crawl (forward/back over 6′)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Lateral Plank Walk
  • 10s Rest

This really elevates the heart rate for being a core workout.