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.

All New by B

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 3 Sets
    • 80′ Tip Toe Walk (Forward, Back, Forward)
    • 10 Calf Raises

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 15# DBs)
    • 140/120m TrueForm Run
    • 15 Squat Jumps
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (40#)
    • 250/200m BikeErg
    • 16/10 Plyo Lunges
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 Cossack Squats
    • 10/10 Lying Side Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

B came up with this cycle and it was a good one. We’ll probably increase to 16 reverse lunges next week. This took us 26:36 today.

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

Good one that B found online. Rough on the shoulders.

Sorry Snatch

Warm-up

2 Sets

  • 10 Weighted Dead Bugs (15# plate)
  • 10 Half Kneeling Pallof Press (red)
  • 10 Front Rack Marches (30# DBs)
  • 10 Straight Legged Glute Bridge Marches
  • 10 Slow Goblet Squats (35#)

This came from Bethany.

  • 5 Power Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Muscle Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Power Snatch (75#)
  • 3 Power Snatch (95#)

Weightlifting

  • 4:00 EMOM – 3 Power Snatch (115-115-125-125)
  • 3:00 EMOM – 2 Power Snatch (135-145-155)
  • 3:00 EMOM – 1 Power Snatch (175-185, 2 misses at 195)

I “Clarked” that second miss. Just haven’t been lifting heavy all of 2020. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Conditioning

Partner Chipper

  • 80 Thrusters (45/35#)
  • 40 Burpees
  • 60 cal SkiErg
  • 80 Sumo Deadlifts (155/105#)
  • 60 cal SkiErg
  • 40 Burpees
  • 80 Thrusters (45/35#)

We went 15-15-10 on the thrusters to start and then 4×10 at the end. Burpees were 5 at a time and I flew through mine on the return. We did 3 rounds on the ski with a 12/8 split to get our 60s and I tried to hold around 1,200 cal/hr. The deadlifts lit up my hammies and ass, doing 10 at a time. Finished in 21:11.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 16 Landmine Twists (45# + 25#, club grip)
  • 10/10 Hanging Oblique Knee Raises
  • 20 Weighted Jack Knives (20# DB)
  • 20s Hollow Hold

Handstands

  • 2x30s Dead Hang Partner Push (wide)
  • 3×5 Handstand Kick-ups
  • 4 Eagle Arms
  • 30s Dead Hang Partner Push

That was a full two hour session today.

Strict Intensity

Yesterday I was hungover and took a couple of naps. Had to shovel the heavy wet snow, which actually accounted for my second highest WHOOP strain score of the week. Glad it was a rest day, because I would not have been able to fitness. After a solid night of sleep, I woke up with a 96% recovery score! Got to the gym early today for open gym again.

Warm-up

  • 150 cal Echo Bike

Took about 14:25.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 10 Prone Fly (20# DBs)
  • 10/10 Tricep Kickback (35#)

Gymnastics

  • 15:00 Handstand Walk

Tried to focus on pushing through my shoulders, hands out, and bent knees today. Feeling more and more comfortable each time I practice. Got out to 21-22 feet on my longest one. Here’s my final attempt.

 

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict HSPU
  • 3 Strict C2B Pull-ups
  • 12 Walking Lunges (25# DBs at sides)

I like programming low rep strict movements in a workout like this, where it’s a challenge but I’m able to keep moving without rest. After getting round one done in about 40 seconds I was worried it was too fast. Then after not slowing much through about five rounds I set a goal to stay under a 1:00/round page. Even though I started dropping from the top of the C2B and quickly grabbing on for the next rep, I was able to make up time by speeding through step through lunges. Was able to do all of the HSPU unbroken without a problem. Finished with 15+5.

Midline

  • 3x 20 Dead Bug
  • 3x 10 Curl-up (3s pause)
  • 3x 10 Bird Dog + 10 second hold (each side)

Back at the Whip

Holy shit, by 7pm last night my back was twitching all over the place (and still is doing it some this morning) from concentrating on better movement with the Kroc rows! I got another 9+ hours of sleep last night, but this cold is still lingering. I’m limping a little on both calves instead of only the right one. My back is a bit aggravated. I got to the scale for the first time in weeks and as expected my weight is up. Was just over 206 pounds, so it’s time to cut.

Today CrossFit Whip reopened in the basement, which will be where the less skill focused “Sweat” classes will be held. The CrossFit area upstairs isn’t ready yet. I went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 5 Hand Release Push-ups
  • 10/10 Arm Circles
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10/10 Leg Swings

Conditioning

35:00 AMRAP

  • 50 Push-ups
  • 50 Dumbbell Thrusters (20# DBs)
  • 50 cal Row
  • 50 Overhead Walking Lunges (20# DBs)
  • 50 Step-ups (24″)
  • 50 H2H KBS (53#)
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 H2H KBS
  • 50 Step-ups
  • 50 Overhead Walking Lunges
  • 50 cal Row
  • 50 Dumbbell Thrusters
  • 50 Push-ups

I did 5×10 push-ups, 5×10 thrusters, and averaged around 1,200 cal/hr on the rower the first time. It was 12 steps for me to get across the floor, which was a good place to rest and then I took two extra steps on my fourth length. Alternated lead legs every five step-ups, did the swings unbroken and kept slowly moving through the burpees. My second row was more like 1,000 cal/hr or lower. I think I started with 10 thrusters, and then did some fives with holding the dumbbells at my sides for a quick rest, then held on for 15 final reps. I ended up getting through 45 thrusters, so only had five left and the 50 push-ups. I subbed step-ups instead of box jumps because of my calves and hand-to-hand swings instead of American swings because of my back.

I can’t remember the last time a chipper like this was programmed. I bet this didn’t come from the Chalk Online – CrossFit program, which is what we usually follow. Looks like one of Ryan Fischer’s Chalk Online – Sweat! workouts.

Midline & Gymnastics

3 Sets

Stayed after for some extra work.