Planking Bike

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Bench Press (25#)
  • 5 DB Bench Press (40#)

Back & Chest

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Chin-ups (11-9-8-7)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (115#)
  • 15 Perfect Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 10 Standing Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (43-54-54#)
  • 10 DB Pullover (50#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 30s Plank
  • 30s BikeErg (standing)
  • 30s Side Plank
  • 30s BikeErg (standing)
  • 30s Side Plank
  • 30s BikeErg (standing)

I was getting 275+ meters.

Row Sandwich

Chest & Back

3 Sets

  • 24 Teeter-totter DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Balance Board Plank Rows (40-45-45#)

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Single Arm DB Fly (25-25-30#)

3 Sets

  • 16 alt Kroc Row (50#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Parallette Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Seated Arnold Press (25#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds each – I Go You Go

  • 250/200m Row
  • 5 HSPU
  • 10 Burpees
  • 250/200m Row

I forgot to record our time after but it was 32 or 33 something. My round times were a bit under three minutes

3-6-10

I had a golf meeting on Thursday so didn’t end up doing yoga. Yesterday I worked on the hallway flooring for nine hours and was whooped! Took a little more than two hours this morning to finish laying the floor. Got out in the garage and warmed up with the PVC pipe.

Chest, Back, and Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 24 Teeter-totter DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Balance Board Plank Rows (40-45-45#)

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Single Arm DB Fly (25-25-30#)

3 Sets

  • 16 alt Kroc Row (50#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Parallette Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Seated Arnold Press (25#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict Pull-ups
  • 6 HR Push-ups
  • 10 Plyo Lunges

I started out with a set of three unbroken pull-ups but then did singles every other round and usually did two quick singles, turned around and did the third. The push-ups were slowing me down the most. Got through 12+1.

Finally some nice weather this weekend so we’re going to put screen doors on, put out some bird feeders, golf nine holes, and cook up steaks.

Trainingslager

Last night we did Day 8 of the yoga series, which was a 32 minute “rest” session.

Chest, Back, Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 24 Teeter-totter DB Bench Press (45#)

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Balance Board Plank Rows (40#)

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Single Arm DB Fly (25#)

3 Sets

  • 16 alt Kroc Row (50#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Parallette Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Seated Arnold Press (25#)

Some neat stuff. I really liked the different feel of the parallette push-ups.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 10 Goblet Squats (25# KB)
  • 15 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 Goblet Squats
  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Ouch! Finished in 14:20 with round times of 2:07, 2:03, 2:03, 2:02, and 2:05. I wore grips and used a regular kip on all of my pull-ups.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s OH Sit-up Twist (20# DB)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s alt Plank Reaches
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s DB Tuck-ups (20#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank T + Reach (8#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank T + Reach (8#)
  • 15s Rest

Can you tell we’re really on to this guy’s workouts?

Double Up Dumbbells

Warm-up

  • PVC Passes
  • Calf Raises
  • Trunk Twist
  • Tip Toe Walk

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 80 Jump Rope
  • 12 DB Curls (20#) + 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 49#)
  • 30 Sprinter Sit-ups (Partner does 30s Plank)
  • 24 Walking Lunges
  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#) + 12 DB Push Press (35#)
  • 12/12 Side V-ups (Partner does 24 Plank Knee Taps)

Partner workout with B. For the jump rope and lunges we each went while the other rested. The dumbbell movements were paired up, so the partner rested until both movements were done. For the abs, each partner was working at the same time and then we switched. I started the first round and then we alternated who started every round after that. Took us 34:01.

A Bit More

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Bench Press (95#)
  • 6 Bench Press (115#)

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140/70#)

Was able to get 35 reps.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Did 42 here. Happy to be getting more reps than the first time we did this program.

3 Sets

  • 8 Seated DB Shoulder Press (50#)

100 DB Bench Press (30/15#)

Went with 10 sets of 10 for a time of 2:15.

Sabbatical is Over

First day back to work after my three month sabbatical. The kitchen isn’t finished, but is looking pretty good! Warmed up with 10×45 and 10×95 bench.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Got 41, which beats the first time through the program by 1 rep.

MAX Ring Push-ups

Did 28, which is 2 reps better.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (45#)

75 DB Bench Press (40/20#)

Went with all sets of five and tried resting the dumbbells on my chest most of the time instead of sitting up. Finished in 2:36 to beat my 2:48.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 50 alt Plank Knee-to-Elbows
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 25 Air Squats
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 25 alt Side Crunches
  • 25 Russian Kettlebell Swings (53#)

Got through 4+50.

Another Go at a TRAIN Chest Program

We took 3 days off for the holiday and my birthday.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Trunk Twist
  • 10×45
  • 10×75

We’re going to start the chest program again that we did late summer. We had good results and enjoyed it.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (100/50#)

I was getting pretty slow, so stopped at 50, which is the same number of reps I got before.

MAX Push-ups

Only 30 push-ups though, which is five fewer.

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (40#)

These felt ok.

50 DB Bench Press (50/25#)

I went 10-8-7, 5×5 to finish in 2:05, which is 21 seconds faster because I was smarter about my sets, compared to 15-10-10-8-7.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 10 cal BikeErg
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (40#)
  • 10 cal Row
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (40#)

Good one! Took me 10:55.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 1:00 Plank
  • 50 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (62#)

The flutter kicks got to be a challenge. Wasn’t really for time, but took me 9:46.