At the Dreams

Traveled to Cancun yesterday for a work trip. Made it to the resort’s gym before dinner today.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Spin Bike
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Reverse Pattern on Ball (5s)
    • 10 Wall Slides
    • 20 alt Seated Hip Openers
    • 20/20s Supine Leg over Stretch

Upper

15-12-9

  • Lat Pulldowns (Setting #12, whatever that means)
  • DB Curls (25#)

I bit off more than I could choose with the weight choices, so that’s why the descending rep scheme.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg Step-up with Knee Drive (18”)
  • 20 DB Reverse Lunges (30# DBs)

Nasty!

Midline

3 Sets

  • 15 OH Crunch (35#)
  • 20 Slow Bicycles
  • 15 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Oblique Heel Touches

Really felt the burn.

Cool Down

  • 3:00 Walk
  • 3:00/3:00 Sideways Walk
  • 3:00 Backwards Walk

Run to Warm

It was about 60° at workout time today, so we made an adjustment to our plan.

Warm-up

1.72 mile Run (19:00)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 20# DBs)
  • 15 Squat Jumps

3 Sets

  • 16 DB Reverse Lunges (40#)
  • 16 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

  • 12 Cossack Squats
  • 12/12 Lying Side Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

Since we warmed up with the run we removed the monostructural movements from those first two sections. It was so much worse this way, especially the lunge combo. Took us 21:45.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

Five fewer seconds of rest each time compared to about a month ago. I started to fall apart towards the end of round three. Finished in 4:52.

More Lunges

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Sets

  • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 20# DBs)
  • 140m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Squat Jumps

3 Sets

  • 16 DB Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 250m BikeErg
  • 16 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

  • 12 Cossack Squats
  • 12/12 Lying Side Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

B had to substitute a bunch of movements today because of something in her hip. Increased the weights, bumped the reverse lunges up to 16 from 12 and did two more leg lifts per side. The second part was really bad. Took us 30:26.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 10 Decline Plank w/ Foot Tap
  • 24 Russian Twists (35# plate)
  • 12 V-ups
  • 10 Hanging Leg Raises
  • 10/10 Hanging Oblique Knee Raise

All New by B

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 3 Sets
    • 80′ Tip Toe Walk (Forward, Back, Forward)
    • 10 Calf Raises

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 15# DBs)
    • 140/120m TrueForm Run
    • 15 Squat Jumps
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (40#)
    • 250/200m BikeErg
    • 16/10 Plyo Lunges
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 Cossack Squats
    • 10/10 Lying Side Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

B came up with this cycle and it was a good one. We’ll probably increase to 16 reverse lunges next week. This took us 26:36 today.

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

Good one that B found online. Rough on the shoulders.

Air on the Side of Caution

My triceps are still sore and my ass is getting pretty sore from the plyo lunges.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20”, 20# DB)

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Air Squats

I didn’t do the 12 dumbbell squats like last week because they really lit up my back for a couple of days, not in a good way. See what I did with that post title? 😉

Midline

Tabata

  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 30 Oblique Hell Touches
  • 16 alt V-ups
  • 40 Russian Twists

WHOOP, There It Was

I ended up not working out Tuesday because I was exhausted and maybe feeling a bit of breathing in too much from using a paint sprayer to apply primer to our cabinet doors. I dumbly didn’t wear my respirator for the first half of the day.

Several months ago I decided I wouldn’t renew my WHOOP subscription and that ended. Wearing it 24/7 leaves marks on my wrists that take forever to heal and when I really thought about it, what information was I getting from the device to improve my life? It frequently read my heart rate way too high for long periods of time, especially when working with my hands, sanding or painting. I’m glad to be done with it.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Leg / Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24″)

3 Rounds

  • 400/500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (25#)
  • 12 DB Squats (25#)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Crunch (11)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Oblique Heel Touch (26)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest

Back is Acting Up Again

Yesterday I walked 18 holes and could feel my back at the top of my backswing. It wasn’t feeling great the rest of the day. It was rough getting out of my chair last night and I could feel it throughout the night. So modifying movements today. Out in the garage at 4pm. I did some monster walks without the band.

Legs

  • 10 DB Lunges (30# DBs)
  • 10 Reverse DB Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Reverse DB Lunges (30#)
  • 30 Reverse DB Lunges (30#)

It was definitely more comfortable doing them reverse, as long as I braced my core properly when I stepped back with my left leg.

Midline

  • 10/10 Bird Dogs
  • 10 McGill Curl-up
  • 5/5 Bird Dogs
  • 5 McGill Curl-up

All with two second pause.

More Legs

3 Sets

  • 40’ Tip Toe Farmer Carry (40# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (40# DBs)

Conditioning

7 Rounds (each, IGYG)

  • 15/10 cal BikeErg
  • 12 Pull-ups / 5 Strict C2B Pull-ups

I did the strict pull-ups so I wouldn’t put that stress on my back. Got faster each round on the bike and stuck to 3-2 every round of the chest to bars. We finished in 14:58.

Went for a 2.08 mile walk.