Pump & Core

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 8 Dumbbell Bench Press (30#)

Pump Session

  • 8-6-4 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8-6-4 Seated Cable Rows (126#, wide bar)
  • 12-9-6 Weighted Push-ups (12# vest)
  • 4-3-2 Strict Chin-ups

Increased the push-ups from the 10-8-6 last week.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Hold Knee-to-elbows
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Alternating V-ups
  • 20 Lying On Back, Single Leg Raises
  • 20 Oblique Crunch Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Much better this week, finishing in 7:28.

High Rep Pump

Still working all day, especially during the week on the kitchen.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Various other moves with the PVC
  • 10 DB Bench Press (25#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (45#)

Chest & Back

  • 8-6-4 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8-6-4 Seated Cable Rows (126#)
  • 10-8-6 Weighted Push-ups (12# vest)
  • 4-3-2 Strict Chin-ups

We switched up the pump session this week and it was great.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Hold Knee-to-elbows
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Alternating V-ups
  • 20 Lying On Back, Single Leg Raises
  • 20 Oblique Crunch Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Hadn’t done this in months. So terrible. Took me 8:56.

Shorter Pull-up Rest

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 1:30 Row
  • 1:45 Rest

I did 415-418-421-423-425-429 meters.

Chest & Back

Warmed up with 10 DB Bench Press with 30 pounders.

3 Sets

  • 12-10-8 DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 12-10-8 Seated Cable Row (104#)

3 Sets

  • 15-12-9 Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 4-3-2 Strict Pull-ups

We’re really enjoying the stuff like this with minimal rest while your partner goes. Yes, it’s 9 sets of each movement! Much harder with B doing pull-ups instead of lat pulldowns, so I couldn’t do 3 pull-ups on the end of each round like last week.

Push Sesh++

Warm-up

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

Chest & Back

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press
  • 8 DB Bench Press

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated Cable Row (104#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row
  • 8 Seated Cable Row

3 Sets

  • 15 Push-ups
  • 12 Push-ups
  • 9 Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 4 Strict Pull-ups
  • 3 Strict Pull-ups
  • 3 Strict Pull-ups

We switched things up a bit from last time doing this. B did lat pulldowns instead of pull-ups since the car was in the way.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 1:30 BikeErg
  • 1:40 Rest

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Mayhem Partner Pump

2 Sets

  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press
  • 8 DB Bench Press

2 Sets

  • 12 Seated Cable Row (104#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row
  • 8 Seated Cable Row

2 Sets

  • 20 Push-ups
  • 15 Push-ups
  • 10 Push-ups

2 Sets

  • 6 Strict Pull-ups
  • 5 Strict Pull-ups
  • 4 Strict Pull-ups

We got this one from CrossFit Mayhem, but decided to only do 2 sets of each, which is still a lot of reps. Scaled the pull-ups back from 12-10-8 too, which would have been impossible. I was fine with the first two movements. Then in the second time through push-ups I think I went 12-8, 8-7, and a very slow 10. For the pull-ups I was resetting with my feet on the ground and then I dropped and did singles the second time through. Quick pump session that we’ll definitely try again.

Only Arms

I walked 18 on Monday and Tuesday. Didn’t workout Tuesday because B wasn’t feeling well and I decided to spend some time working on a shelf instead.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • Arm Circles
  • 10 Toe Touches

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curls (25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (60#, rope)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curls (55#)
  • 12 DB French Press (60#)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Bench Press (60# DBs)
  • 12 DB Chest Fly (30# DBs)

Brandi wasn’t feeling well, so we ended it there and I got back to work on a project for the living room.

Week 7 of Chest

Mowed the lawn yesterday but didn’t workout since I’d done 4 days in a row already. Got a lot of stuff done at B’s house this morning before it got too hot and was out in the garage by 12:30 for our workout. Will be the hottest day of the summer I think and with humidity will feel over 100° this afternoon.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×165
    • 3×185
    • 2×205

Chest

Final week of the 7 week program!

MAX Bench Press (225#)

Got through 8 reps and the positions weren’t feeling great so I stopped before I pushed it too far.

MAX Perfect Push-ups

I had done 32 on the 7th and managed 36 today.

3 Sets

  • 8 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 60#)

Really wasn’t sure about this so I had written down 6-8 reps. It wasn’t easy, but I got all three sets.

100 DB Bench Press (30#)

I went 6×15 and 10 to finish in 2:23 On July 31st. Today I went for it starting with 20s. Did 3×20, 2×15, 10 for a 17 second PR in 2:06.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 2:00 TrueForm Run
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 2:00 BikeErg
  • 1:00 Rest

Nice easy sweat session I did 0.32, 0.35, 0.38, 0.41 km on the run and 977, 1,007, 1,018, 1,025 meters on the bike.

Tweaked Back

I walked 18 holes on the golf course Friday in the heat and humidity. Took a lot out of me for the rest of the day.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×160
    • 2×180
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • Power Cleans
    • 4×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×135

Chest

MAX Bench Press (200#)

Got 15, which I’m pretty happy with.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Busted out 50 to beat the previous 40.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 50#)

75 DB Bench Press (40#)

Went 5×10, 8-7-5-5 to finish in 2:26 and beat the 2:48 from 4 weeks ago when I did 5×10 and 5×5.

Weightlifting

E2M – 7 Sets

  • 6 Power Cleans
    • 3@155
    • 3@165
    • 1@175

Was feeling pretty good so did a couple of increases.

Conditioning & Midline

2 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 40 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 30 Side Crunches
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Hollow Rocks

Heading out for the first run my back did not feel good and it didn’t get better with the movements. Took me 9:42.

Mowed the lawn and did a bunch of work on Brandi’s house. My back is not happy.

Turnip Rock

Up early and out in the garage by 7:30.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×160

MAX Bench Press (180/85#)

Felt like I wasn’t awake and ready yet. Got 18 reps and will look to smoke that on Tuesday.

MAX Push-ups

Got 35 the first week of the program and 45 today.

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 45#)

So much better than week 1 with 40#.

50 DB Bench Press (50/25#)

Last time I was done in 2:26 by going 15-10-10-8-7. The first 10 felt so easy and I was tempted to go for more, but I stuck to my plan and did 5×10 to finish in 1:54.

Headed to Port Austin and kayaked out to Turnip Rock, which was over 6 miles round trip in about two hours and 20 minutes.

Chest Week 2

This is the second week of the chest workout, so the weights go up.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (75#)
  • 5 Bench Press (100#)

In between some of the parts, we’d jump on the BikeErg. I did 2:30, 1:00, and 5:00.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Was able to knock out 40 reps.

MAX Ring Push-ups

A bit of a struggle very early here. Only got 26.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 45#)

It’s so much harder with elbows out and the dumbbells facing forward.

75 DB Bench Press (40/20#)

Felt pretty good here, doing 5×10 and 5×5 to finish in 2:48.

Weightlifting

Squat Cleans

  • 2 Squats Cleans + Bottom Squat Hold + 2 Front Squats (45#)
  • 4×95
  • 2×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 2×205

I belted up at 165 or 185. The squats felt heavy!

E15S – 5:00

  • 1 Power Clean (185#)

This was tough, but very doable. Wore my belt.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 50m Uneven Farmer Carry (45+60#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Throughs
  • 10/10 Banded Rotations & Holds (red)

Then we spent 3-4 hours working on the outdoor gym and I mowed my lawn.