Late Upper

First 18 holes walking yesterday and my legs are feeling it, so we pushed leg day to tomorrow. We had to workout at 5 today because I had a late meeting.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Seated DB Shoulder Press
    • 12 @ 15#
    • 6 @ 30#

Shoulders & Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (40)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (15)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Upright Row (25)

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Curl (56)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crusher (30)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt DB Curl (25)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdown (60)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Incline Hammer Curl (25)
  • 12 OH Cable Tricep Extension (49)

Back Rib

My legs are getting a little sore. My mid left side of the back feels like I pulled something or a back rib is out of place or something. Maybe it’s just from hitting golf balls for an hour though.

Warm-up

  • Stretching
  • PVC Passes
  • 6 DB Shoulder Press (15#)
  • 6 DB Shoulder Press (25#)

Arms & Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (35-40-40)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (15)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Upright Row (25)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curl (55)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crusher (30)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt DB Curl (25)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdown (60)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Incline Hammer Curl (25)
  • 12 OH Cable Tricep Extension (49)

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Hanging Knee Raises
  • 10 DB Hang C&J (35#)
  • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 40 Jump Rope

Wrote it with five pull-ups but they didn’t feel very good with my back so I did the knee raises instead. Never missed with the jump rope and got through 8+65.

22.2 Scaled+

Warm-up

  • 2:00 TrueForm Walk (0.2 km)
  • 2:00 BikeErg (913m) d
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • Deadlifts
    • 10×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×115

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 22.2 Scaled+

10:00 Time Cap
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Deadlifts (135#)
  • Bar-facing burpees

That weight was right up my alley and kept my back safe. I stepped back and up on almost all burpees until near the end, but I jumped them all over. Felt like I kept a solid steady pace and never really took time before picking the bar back up. Got through the 9s on the way back down and then 8 deadlifts and 1 burpee for a total of 137 reps.

Solid workout and I’ll be able to walk tomorrow. It’s so nice not stressing and obsessing about these workouts.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 DB OH Sit-ups (20#)
  • 20 Leg Raises
  • 16 alt V-ups 

Arms

3 Sets

  • 15 EZ Bar Curls (41#)
  • 15 Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Incline DB Hammer Curl (20#)
  • 15 Tricep Pushdown (49#)

Moving on From the Program

Busy day, so we worked out at 4pm instead of in the morning.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 30s BikeErg
  • 40s Rest

306-303-304-306-309-320m

Warm-up

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×95
  • 5×120

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140#)

Suffered through 40!

100 Push-ups

Went 14×5 and 10×3 for a time of 3:39, which is one of my best.

We were supposed to hit nine sets of max bench next, but decided we’re not feeling this program this time around. Twice a week for chest is limiting us from doing other areas of the body and it’s so much bench volume.

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Upper Body Supersets

My legs and posterior are a bit sore.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • PVC Presses, shrugs, upright rows

Shoulders and Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (12#)
  • 12 Bent Over Reverse Fly (underhand, 15#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Front Raise (25#)
  • 12 Upright Row (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curl (45#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Bench Dip
  • 12 Seated Hammer Curl (25#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20 Air Squats
  • 15 Plate Push-ups (to 35#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 30 Band Bicep Curls (blue)

I went 20-10 on the curls each round. Finished in 5:53.

On Sabbatical

My three month sabbatical from work started this week, so I’ve been doing a lot of work to finish up the living room wall project and haven’t been in the gym since Friday. On Saturday we did go for a 8.53 mile hike that took almost 4 hours!

Warmed up with about 20 PVC passes.

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-45-4×55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (55-115-135-155-175-190#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (Rope, 49#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Static DB Curls (25#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

Cutting 5 seconds off those rests makes a big difference. Finished in 5:32.

Two Thirties Instead of One Minute

Did some PVC passes to warm-up, but that’s about it.

Arms

5 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-50-50-55-55#)

5 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Bench Press (45-95-120-135-150#)

3 Sets

  • 10-10-12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30-30-35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Reverse Tricep Pulldown (Bar, 49 – 51.5 – 54#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (43#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 30s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 30s Rest

A version of workout we’ve done countless times, which is just a minute rest after each round. This allowed us to keep up the intensity. It took me 6:08.

On a Summer Thursday

The outside of my hips are feeling that squat superset again and my upper body is kind of tired. Golf was rained out today, so getting in a workout since we’re heading out of town for vacation tomorrow.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 BikeErg (450-475-500m)
  • 10 Scap Pull-ups
  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 10 HR Push-ups

Oh man was I feeling it during the push-ups!

Back & Arms

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 10 EZ Bar Curls (66#)

I could really feel my biceps from yesterday.

3 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (105#)
  • 10 Double DB Skull Crushers (35#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 1:00 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24″)
  • 1:20 Rest

I did 13-14-14-14-15. Originally I wrote it with 1:00 rests, but we shared a space, so I put 10 seconds of transition in between us so we could swap out the box height. The rest turned out to be just right.

More Overhead Squats and Thrusters

Out in the garage shortly after 9am so we can get out of town for the day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (594m)
  • 2:00 TrueForn Run (0.28 km)
  • 4 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 20 DU
  • 10 OHS (45#)
  • 5 OHS (95#)

Conditioning

  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 OHS (115)
    • 50 DU
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Thrusters (95)
    • 50 DU

I scaled the overhead squats down from 135 pounds due to where I’m at with getting back in to these movements, but I kept the thrusters at the Rx weight. The OHS and thrusters felt surprisingly good. I only missed twice on the rope. Finished in 8:59 and could have saved a lot of time with a better setup and quicker changing of the plates. Happy with my effort and performance though.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 21s (20-25-25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)

3 Sets

  • 12 In and Out Hammer Curls (25# DBs)
  • 12 DB Skull Crushers (30# DBs)

Accessory Wipeout

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (656m)

Conditioning

5 Rounds each (do entire round, while partner does holds)

  • 8 Burpee Box Get Overs (48/38″) / 1:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 15/10 cal Row / 35s Glute Bridge Hold
  • 30 Plyo Lunges / 40s Plank

Brandi went first, so I was in the hold first. Took us 27:13.

Accessory

4 Sets

  • 120/120′ Suitcase Carry (70# KB)
  • 8 Evil Wheels
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30# DBs)

I had energy until this accessory work, which kind of wiped me out!