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)

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.

Hits Harder

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140m TrueForm Run
  • 16 Glute Bridges

3 Sets

  • 16 Air Squats
  • 8 Broad Jumps

3 Sets

  • 250m Standing BikeErg
  • 14 DB Step-ups (20″, 40# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Duck Walk in Place (12# weight vest)
  • 20 Curtsy Lunges (12# weight vest)

With it being around 65° it hit a bit harder today.

Stretching

  • 2:00/2:00 Pigeon Stretch
  • 2:00/2:00 Couch Stretch
  • 8/8 Full ROM Side Plank Dips

Double Yoga on Monday

On Monday we did day 6 and day 7 from the yoga series and they were about 23 minutes each. Day 6 was a really good core burner.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 16 Glute Bridges

I scaled back from the 12 DB RDLs.

3 Sets

  • 16 Air Squats
  • 8 Broad Jumps

Scaled here as well instead of 8 back squats.

3 Sets

  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg
  • 14 DB Step-ups (20″, 40# DBs)

Dropped to lower dumbbells this time

3 Sets

  • 10 Duck Walk in Place (12# weight vest)
  • 20 Curtsy Lunges (12# weight vest)

Wearing the weight vest was a nice change and still manageable. Trying to be careful with may back, especially with flights this week. Took us 32:24.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Leg Lifts over MB
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s MB Plank Mountain Climbers
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twists (20#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s MB Plank Knee to Elbow (cross body)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Sit-up + MB Sit-up (20#)
  • 15s Rest

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.

Thirties

Now it’s brutally cold after getting all of the snow. Plows came through a few hours before I had to leave for the gym so I was able to get out and go to the 4pm class. My forearms are tight today from holding the handles on the snow blower!

Warm-up

“Roxanne” by The Police

  • On “Roxanne” do an air squat
  • On “Red light” do a burpee

It turned into air squat burpees during two long stretches of the song and you couldn’t keep up.

8:00 AMRAP

  • Duck Walk (30′)
  • 20 Groiners
  • 10 Box Step-ups (24″)

Didn’t really need another warm-up after the first part and surely didn’t need to tax the legs more with plenty to come. Got through 2 rounds, the walk and the groiners.

Strength

I did a set of 6×95# before starting. No reason to get crazy when we were supposed to take the first five minutes to work up and then stick to a weight for the last five minutes.

10:00 EMOM

  • 3 Back Squats
    • 135#
    • 155
    • 175
    • 185
    • 195
    • 5 sets 205

Felt ok and was plenty with so much leg volume coming up. Didn’t wear a belt at all.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 30 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 30 cal Assault Bike
  • 30 Box Jumps (24″)

I’ve been asking for punishment by choosing the bike lately, especially in a leg dominant workout like this. My goal was to keep every set of wall balls unbroken. That’s not something I have ever tried for sets this large during my CrossFit history that I can remember. Surprisingly it wasn’t bad at all. I think I’ve found a relaxing pace on wall balls. I was money on hitting at/above the target today too. First round on the bike was around 62 RPM and the next two were around 58. People on the rowers were obviously kicking my ass. I never stopped on the box jumps and in the third round I jumped down (no rebound) instead of stepping down. Finished in 16:26.

I’m feeling good lately! Is it the weight I’ve lost, the macro counting, the increased water, or some combination?

Gymnastics

Stayed after for some volume and skill work.

6:00 EMOM

  • 10 T2B

I put on my grips and chalked them up. I did five rounds of 10 unbroken and then 7-1-1-1.

10-15:00

  • HS Walk Practice

My shoulders were pretty shot from the wall balls and toes to bars, but I felt really good with my balance and keeping my feet off the wall went I got up to it. Didn’t have much room with the class back squatting to work on many steps in to the wall.

Move on Sunday

Rested yesterday.

30:00 EMOM (alt)

  • Jingle Jangles
  • Front Leaning Rest (Plank) on Rings
  • Box Side Steps (14″)
  • Russian KBS (35#)
  • Duck Walk

Clock was set for :45/:15 to give time to move between areas. Try duck walking backwards.

3 Rounds

  • 20s L-sit
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s L-sit
  • 40s Rest
  • 20s Double Under
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Double Under
  • 40s Rest
  • 20s Push Press (45#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Push Press
  • 40s Rest

Run off a Tabata type interval on the clock. Did my L-sits with just knees up. I was getting 19-20 followed up by 16-17 push presses. Missed too many times in the first 2 rounds of dubs.

Nothing crazy today, but worked up a good sweat.