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.

Leg Tri-Set

Warm-up

  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 80’ Lateral monster Walks
  • 10 Monster squats
  • 10 Monster Toe touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Legs

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Curtsy Lunge (40# DBs)
  • 8/8 Bulgarian Split Squats (25# DBs)
  • 12 Double DB RDLs (50# DBs)

This was a nasty tri-set. I think I chose wise weights for our first attempt.

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 30s BikeErg
  • ~45s Rest

310, 313, 315, 315, 317, 322, 323, 323, 324, 334 meters

Heavier Dumbbells for Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Hip Circles

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (30#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (30#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (60#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 45#)

Increased all of the weights for both circuits. This was getting really gripped in the final couple of rounds.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

Four Rounds is the Ticket

Got started shortly after 3 so we could get to work on countertops.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Hip Circles

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (25#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (25#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (50#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 40#)

Increased to four rounds this week, which was the sweet spot. Was better doing the Romanian deadlifts right after the row too.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

The sit-ups were much better using my AbMat and having my feet anchored under 40 pound dumbbells.

Grippy Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 3 Dumbbell Front Squat (35#)

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (25#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (25#)

3 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 40#)
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (50#)

Should adjust this one to put the RDLs right after the row.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Slow Mountain Climbers
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

Really should have had feet anchored for those sit-ups and use my AbMat.

Bro Metcon

Walked 18 holes yesterday and shot my best round of the year so far with a 78.

Warm-ups

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (80#)
  • 5 DB RDLs (35# DBs)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (45#)
  • 5/5 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 25# DB)
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 5 Bench Press (85#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (115#)
  • 10 DB RDL (50# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Goblet Squats (70# DB)
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45# DB)

3 Sets

  • 40’ Tip Toe Farmer Carry (35# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (35# DBs)

Conditioning

10 Rounds (each)

  • 10 Bench Press (115/65#)
  • 5 Strict Pull-ups (while partner is benching)

This was heavily inspired by a Mayhem Daily workout, which was partners doing 200 bench press with a penalty of 10 strict pull-ups for each break.

Brandi went first and we’d each take care of loading/unloading a 25# plate from one side of the bar with each switch. Made quick work of the transitions. I wore grips and moved them out of the way between movements. I wasn’t feeling great in warm-ups and even during the early rounds so I stuck to 2×5 on the bench with a very short rest. Then I did the last three rounds of bench unbroken. I did all singles on the pull-ups except for the final round because I was trying to get us under 15 minutes and did, finishing at 14:57. Really pleased with the way this workout turned out and we both enjoyed it.

Never Ending Got Overs

So much for yesterday’s workout being about recovery. When I got up out of the loveseat to head to bed last night my right shoulder was messed up! Felt better today after I got moving in the morning. Out in the garage a little after 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5 Dumbbell RDLs (35#)
  • 10 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (70#)
  • 5 Dumbbell RDLs (45#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 20 LM Curtsy Lunges (95#)
  • 10 RDL (50# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Goblet Squats (62# KB)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 40# DB)

Might as well call this shit cardio.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 40 cal BikeErg
  • 30 T2B
  • 20 Burpee Box Get Overs (24″, hands can touch)
  • 5:00 Rest

I knew this was going to be rough. I averaged about 1,200 cal/hr on the bike every time. I went 12-8-4-4, 5×6, 10×3 for my toes-to-bars in the respective rounds and wouldn’t you know it, the smaller sets were the fastest because I took almost no rest between the sets. The burpee boxes seemed to never end. My round times were 6:08, 6:08, and 5:56.