Calf Strikes Again

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises

Back

4 Sets

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 DB Seal Rows (30#)

4 Sets

  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (93#)

Conditioning

10 Rounds (each)

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 5 Burpees

Partner with B, each doing a round at a time. My right calf blew out after about 15 dubs in round 8 and I went to the ground. So I did 10 burpees to finish out the last two rounds. B was cruising and doing about 42 singles on the jump rope. We finished in 11:41.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 20 OH DB Crunches (60#)
  • 14 Plank DB Pull Throughs (60#)

Good one from IBEX. Took me 7:16.

45 Reps on the Bar

I walked 18 holes on Thursday and played great.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • Partner does couplet
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 12 cal Row
  • Partner does couplet
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • Partner does couplet

We finished in 27:31. Great new style of workout with the lower rep MU, but a lot of them! My hands weren’t going to take much more, so we called it at five rounds. Was playing around with my bar muscle-up technique and remembering some of the tricks.

Midline

4 Round Tabata

  • OH Crunches (legs up, 50# DB)
  • Bicycles
  • DB Pull-throughs (50#)
  • Hollow Hold

I got 12 crunches, 20 slow bicycles, 12 pull-throughs, and held the hold the entire 20 seconds each time.

Front Squats Feeling Good

Drove home from the lake today and got the lawn cut. Then out in the garage around 4:30.

Warmup

  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • 5 Front Squats (95#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12-10-8-6 Front Squats (115-125-135-145#)
  • 20 Pulsing Goblet Squats (50# DB)

Was up 10# on every set again and the weight felt the best it has in the three weeks of this. Went up from the 45# KB too.

4 Sets

  • 10 Barbell Glute Bridge + 2 Banded Hip Abduction (105#)
  • 15 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Was up 10# here. Should probably do more reps on the frogs or wear ankle weights.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP
2-4-6-8…

  • Burpee Pull-ups
  • Power Cleans (115/80#)

I didn’t wear grips since it was single pull-ups. I did a double power clean and then went singles in every other round. Got through 6 rounds plus 2/14 burpee pull-ups.

Midline

4 Rounds (20s/10s)

  • 12 Weighted Crunches (feet in air, 20#)
  • 16 Bicycle Crunches (slow)
  • 12 DB Pull Thru’s (60#)
  • 22 Hollow Rocks

Those slow bicycles are a whole new ballgame. I felt like I was cramping each time I rolled up from them.

Sprint Plyos

Yesterday I walked 18 holes. In the evening I mowed the lawn and finished digging the second post hole, which took a little over a half hour.

Warm-up

4x

  • 30s TrueForm Run

I was getting an average of 100 meters.

Conditioning

10 Rounds (IGYG)

  • 110/90m TrueForm Run
  • 14 Plyo Lunges

Brandi went first. Was taking me about 21 seconds per run and we finished at 16:37.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 12 Plank DB Pull Through (60#)
  • 20 Russian Twist (45# plate)
  • 20 Single Leg Leg Drop (20# DB OH)
  • 12 Jack Knife (20# DB)

Nasty one. We both finished at 8:19.

Starting to Squat Some Weight

Yesterday was cold and rainy, so no golf again. My upper body was sore from the dumbbell thruster and muscle-up workout. Didn’t seem to feel much of anything from the second dose of the vaccine, which was good. Sure was nice to have a rest day and I didn’t work on my living room project much either. My chest is pretty sore from the other day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • DB Shoulder Press
    • 10×15
    • 5×30
    • 5×40

Weightlifting

Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean

  • 5×45#
  • 3×95
  • 2×135
  • 155
  • 175
  • 185
  • 195
  • 205
  • 210
  • 215
  • 220

I belted up starting with the 175. Felt pretty good overall. The program called for two sets at 80% and three sets at 85%, but I wanted to work my way through smaller jumps.

Conditioning

Partner

  • 800/550m Row
  • 40 Double DB Deadlifts (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Ski
  • 40 Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • 1,600/1,100m BikeErg
  • 40 Double DB Squats (50/35#)
  • 1,600/1,100m BikeErg
  • 40 Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Ski
  • 40 Double DB Deadlifts (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Row

So I did 400 on the SkiErg or Rower, 800 on the BikeErg, or 2×10 with the dumbbells and rested while B did her share of the work. We finished in 23:55.

Midline

E4M – 4 Rounds

  • 50s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Throughs (60#)
  • 50s Plank
  • 30 alt DB Side Crunches (25#)

No work on my project tonight or tomorrow either. Stepping up the extra five pounds for those side crunches made a difference.

Three Position Squat Cleans

Last night both B and I were wrecked from that session!

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,506m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 5 High Hang Muscle Clean (45#)
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • High Hang Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Squat Clean
    • 2 @ 95
    • 1 @ 135
    • 1 @ 155
    • 1 @ 175

Weightlifting

High Hang Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Squat Clean

  • 2 @ 75%
  • 3 @ 80%
  • 2:00 Rests

My biggest recent clean was a 260 pound power clean at the end of February. Since I haven’t been squatting, I scaled back a little bit to 185-185-195-195-205. Started wearing a belt with 155 during the warm-ups. The working sets were a struggle; these legs don’t remember how to squat! I sure was glad I decided not to front squat yesterday.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 2:00 AMRAP
    • 20 cal BikeErg
    • MAX Distance Farmer Carry (60# DBs)
  • 1:00 Rest

Was written using 100s but I didn’t feel like loading up my handles, especially with it being cold outside so there was a lot of turning around in the garage. This was a different type of workout. I kept getting faster on the bike. I started losing my grip in the last three sets at around my 10th time across the garage, which is about 20 feet. I went 12-13-14-14-14-15 times the 20 feet.

Midline

E4M – 4 Rounds

  • 50s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Throughs (60#)
  • 50s Plank
  • 30 DB Side Crunches (20#)

More Double Dumbbells

Was thinking about doing some rowing intervals, but I wasn’t feeling well in the afternoon, so it became a complete rest day. I had today off work to prep a bunch of stuff for work on the living room and sunroom all weekend. Out in the garage just before 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (669m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6 Double DB Hang Power Cleans (35#)
  • 6 Double DB Push Press (35#)
  • 12 Pendlay Row (45#)

Conditioning

6 Rounds

  • 12 Double DB Hang Power Cleans (50/35s)
  • 12 Double DB Push Press (50/35s)
  • 24 Sit-ups

My plan was to split the push presses up to 6-6 or 7-5 from the start but they felt good so I went for it. Finally had to break for the last 5 of them. Finished in 11:10. Really happy with how this went. I thought the push presses were going to be really bad after the way there were in that Qualifier workout I had tried.

Back

3 Sets

  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 12 Pendlay Rows (95#)

This was a really tough superset after the workout.

3 Sets

  • 12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)
  • 12 Incline Back Fly (25# DBs)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Weighted Toe Reach (35# DB)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Bicycle Crunch
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Plank DB Pull Throughs (50#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Hollow Rocks
  • 10s Rest

I did 15 toe reaches, 36 bicycles, 12 pull throughs, and 20 hollow rocks every round. This was rough after 144 sit-ups!

Heavy But Good

Went far a three mile walk last night. My lats are a bit sore. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Conditioning

Teams of 2 (cals each)

  • 50-40-30-20-10 / 35-28-21-14-7 cal BikeErg

Brandi went first, so I’d have the shorter rests. I picked up the pace each set. We finished in 14:36. My legs were burning near the end, but a pretty good warm-up for some squatting.

Gymnastics

7 Sets

  • 3 Handstand Kick-ups

Done after each set of front squats. Starting to get some of the feel back already.

Strength

Front Squats

  • 10×45
  • 5×95
  • 5×115
  • 5×135
  • 5×155
  • 5×175
  • 5×185

Felt heavy, but overall pretty good. Easing back in to some squats in case there is a test during the AGOQ. I belted up for the last two or three sets.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 45s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Through (50#)
  • 45s Plank
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB

Finished in 12:35.

Mayhem Daily

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.

Warm-up

  • Dead Hang
  • PVC Passes

Conditioning

  • 27-24-21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Push-ups
  • 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.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 40s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Through (50#)
  • 40s Plank
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts

Not for time. Was a good combination though, especially the pull throughs right to a plank.

Accessory

  • 2x30s Dead Hang Partner Push
  • 2×30/30s Eagle Arms
  • 2×30/30s Single Leg Balance Board