Yesterday I walked 18 holes for the first time this year and it was so nice to be out there. I’m feeling fine after my first shot of the vaccine, other than my arm being really sore. My quads are still really sore though. Out in the garage at 4pm.
3:00 SkiErg (622m)
10 Calf Raises
40 Lateral Hops
10 Calf Raises
24 PVC Passes
10 Shoulder Press (45#)
50 Jump Rope (singles)
5 DB Hang Power Cleans (25# DBs)
5 DB Push Jerks (25#)
2021 Quarterfinals Test #1 – 10:00 Time Cap
10 Strict HSPU
10 DB Hang Power Cleans (50# DBs)
10 DB S2OH (50# DBs)
Since the Mayhem workout didn’t have much for us today I was planning to do machine intervals. Might as well try out some of the Quarterfinal workouts when I can in case the AGOQ workouts are the same or similar. The last time I did handstand push-ups was a workout with 30 strict on November 17. My plan was to break them up in sets of 5 all the way, even the kipping ones and see how far I could get in the workout. I figured the second half of the workout would get pretty nasty with the back-to-back overhead movements.
Well, I had to call an audible in round two, going 5-3-2 and then 3-2-2-2-1 in round 3. Finished the first part in 5:40. My kipping push-ups felt good so I went 6-4, was tempted to go unbroken, and remembered I had shoulder to overheads next. Oh shit, those were the worst part of the workout. I had to go 5-5 and almost missed a bunch. I went 6-4 again on the kipping HSPU and got 5 more S2OH for a total of 295 reps before the time cap. Fun workout that I’d like to try again once I get some shoulder endurance back.
15:00 AMRAP Partner
1 Rope Pull from Laying (each)
This was written as 1 rope climb or 5 strict pull-ups each, but I don’t have a tall rope (yet) and we’ve done plenty of strict pull-ups lately. It was also supposed to be synchro push-ups, but that doesn’t really work with a M-F team. We did do our push-ups as the some time though before going to the rope again and Brandi did 7-8 each round. I think I did three rounds unbroken and then went 6-4 the rest of the way. We got through 19 rounds!
Yesterday was a rest day, but we went for a nice 3 mile walk in Rogers City. Drove back home this morning, took an hour nap, and worked out after 4pm.
20 Squat Jumps
Going to follow the Mayhem Daily WOD for awhile to try something new and ramp things up over these four weeks before the Age Group Online Qualifier. Went back through the archives to start with January 1 since they often skip a bunch of days and some of the workouts repeated within a month. Since this was a New Years workout it was designed for athletes to do from home. It sure was effective! I split my push-ups in two sets from the begging, so 14-13, 12-12, 11-10, 9-9, and 8-7. Then I went unbroken from 12 down. Once the push-up reps decreased it became all about the squats so I started pausing on the first 10-12 reps each time. Finished in 9:52.
40s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
20 DB Pull Through (50#)
20 Seated Leg Lifts
Not for time. Was a good combination though, especially the pull throughs right to a plank.
I can’t believe the front of my shoulders didn’t get really sore from the 325 burpees like they always do when I’ve done 150+ reps. My upper body is a bit tight from a combination of things though. Out in the garage at 10am.
3:00 BikeErg (1,500m)
80′ Lateral Monster Walks
80′ Monster Walks
3 Power Cleans (155-165-175-185)
2 Power Cleans (195-205-215)
1 Power Clean (225-235-245-250)
I went TnG on all of the triples and then singles. Had only programmed three minutes of singles, but it was feeling good, so did one more. I think it’s been almost two years since I’ve done over 245 so that felh good!
E3M – 7 Rounds
10 Box Jumps (24″)
10 C&J (75#)
I did step downs in round one and then jumped down (no rebound) the rest of the way. I wore grips, but didn’t put my fingers through the holes and it was really comfortable; been a long time since I’ve done that. Round times were 1:11, 1:06, 1:05, 1:06, 1:05, 1:04, and 1:01. Felt really good. Could make this 10 rounds if we ever repeat it.
8/8 Plank Row and Tricep Kickback (20#)
8/8 Plank with Front Raise (12#)
16 alt Plank T Extension
8/8 Plank Knee to Elbow
Took me 10:32 to finish.
2x30s Dead Hang Partner Push
10/10 Wrist Curls (15#)
Wrist Roller (5#)
5 Handstand Kick-ups
Working on handstands with these movements isn’t a great idea.
I was exhausted and took nearly a 90 minute nap in the afternoon. Need to get my nightly sleep back on track.
Yesterday afternoon I finally started working on my old office, tearing out the carpet, padding, and tack strips. My back got pretty tight. Last night my arms started getting pretty sore from Friday’s workout. This morning, I remade one of the garage gym shelves and then we worked out at 10am.
3:00 TrueForm Run (0.55 km)
30s Dead Hang
10 PVC Passes
Back & Biceps
MAX Wide Grip Strict Pull-ups
I did 12-8-7.
10 Straight Arm Pull Down (49-49-60-60#)
10 Hammer Curls (30# DBs)
10 Reverse Grip Kneeling Lat Pull Down (104-115-115-126#)
10 Seated Bent Over DB Fly (35# DBs)
10 Seated Cable Row (wide bar, 104#)
10 EZ Bar Curls (56#)
30s Plank Cross Body K2E
30s Jack Knives (20# KB)
30s OH Sit-up (20#)
30s Weighted Holly Body Leg+Hip Lift (20#
This is a DLB workout. The five seconds was basically a transition time so we’d get a full 30 seconds of work and then one full 30 seconds off. I don’t know my exact reps but it was around 26-12-12-10 every round.
I started out much slower than in the Open last year and I was doing 2×4 clean and jerks. I did do the 10th round of C&J unbroken and had to bust through 3 burpees to end up with the exact same 9+11 I got in the Open a year ago. This was a much better effort and more consistent though. My round times were 1:17, 1:33, 1:34, 1:31, 1:35, 1:35, 1:42, 1:49, and 1:43. Compared to a year ago, when my first four rounds took 5:18 and 7:00, today it was 5:55 and 6:31.
My ass is pretty sore already and my hamstrings are a bit. My scaps are also feeling that stuff from yesterday. I got a freight delivery today!!
It’s the TrueForm Trainer, which I ordered at the beginning of October with 6 week delayed shipping to save $2,000.
Out in the garage at 4:30 today.
3:00 TrueForm Run (530m)
Back to Wall Shoulder Opener
Dead Hang Partner Push
300m TrueForm Run
20 Squat Jumps
24/16 cal Row
20 Ball Slams (30#)
24/16 cal Ski
20 1-Arm DB Push Jerks (50#)
That runner is something else. Doesn’t feel like any other type of running and having to control the pace yourself is an odd feeling after having treadmills do it all of my life. I went 10/10 on the jerks every round and most of them were push presses. Finished 4 + 15m.
20 Lying Leg raise to DB (30#)
20 Leg Lifts over DB
20 Overhead DB Sit-ups (30#)
20 alt Hip Dips
10/10 Plank Toe touch + knee to elbow + knee cross body
We got this one from Kristi and it was a gnarly one. When I looked at the clock after round 1 it was 4:57!. I got quicker after that, with round times of 4:23 and 4:16 for a total of 15:26.