To the Lake

Back & Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • Strict Pull-ups (10-8-8, singles)
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (104#)
  • 1:00 Jump Rope
  • 12 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (25# DBs)
  • 12 Straight Arm Pulldowns (60#)
  • 1:00 Row
  • 12/12 Kroc Rows (40# DB)
  • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

We finished in 24:12.

Midline

2 Rounds (20s work / 10s Rest)

  • 4 Bicycles + 2 Crunches
  • Side-to-side Knee Raises
  • Side V-ups
  • Side V-ups
  • Side Plank
  • Side Plank

Heading up to the lake in the morning!

Twists for the Golf Swing

Back & Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • Strict Pull-ups (10-8-6, singles)
  • 12 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (25# DBs)
  • 1:00 Jump Rope
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (104#)
  • 12/12 Kroc Rows (40# DB)
  • 1:00 Row
  • 12 Straight Arm Pulldowns (60#)
  • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

Took us 24:38.

3 Rounds

  • 24 Kneeling DB Rotations (15#)
  • 12 Piked DB Chest Press (15#)
  • 12 Piked Russian Twists w/ DB raise in the middle (15#)
  • 12/12 Half Kneeling DB Twists to same side (15#)
  • 12 Piked Front Raises (8# DBs)

So Much Farmer Carry

Hottest day of the year so far and I had a busy day working on a bunch of projects. Filled dirt where the front tree was. Dug out a rotted stump in the back yard and then filled that with dirt. Cleaned some stuff in the car. Finally finished the last pieces of trim in the hallways. Workout at 4.

Warm-up

  • 10 DB Floor Press (25#)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Rows (15#)
  • 10 DB Deadlifts (15#)
  • 10 Incline DB Front Squats (15#)

Conditioning

  • 15 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 15 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 15 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 15 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 5 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry

Grippy! I finished in 16:19.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 15 Pike-ups
  • 15 Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (R to L)
  • 15 Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (L to R)
  • 15 Crunches (reach to legs up)
  • 16 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 16 Bicycles (slow)

Then we took down the rip, backboard, and arm of the basketball hoop.

Drop Sets

Arms

3 sets

  • 10 DB Curls (20#)
  • 8 DB Curls (15#)
  • 6 DB Curls (12#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)
  • 8 Tricep Pushdowns (49#)
  • 6 Tricep Pushdowns (38#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 15 HR Push-ups
  • 160′ Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 500m Row

It was sort of a partner workout, sort of solo. Brandi started on the rower and I did the three different movements before we switched. I was getting 500 meters each round, having to go faster and faster to get it. Then B went TURBO in the 5th round and finished at 22:48. I kept going to get my 500 and ended at 23:05.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Tilted Leg Lift w/ Twist
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift w/ Reach (35# DB stays OH)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift Twists (legs stay up)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Tuck-ups
  • 15s Rest

Walk it Out

My abs are feeling yesterday’s midline work.

Warm-up

3 Sets

  • 3:00 Row (686-697-711m)
  • 3:00 TrueForm (1:00/1:00 Sideways, 1:00 Backwards)

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 6 HSPU
  • 5 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 6 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 5 DB Hang Squat Cleans (25#)

Went better than expected and got 5+11.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Side Plank Bounces
  • 10 Parallette Shoot Throughs
  • 8/8 Hanging Oblique Raises
  • 160′ Farmer Carry (60# DBs)

Real grippy! Took 8:30.

Grippy AMRAP

Conditioning

25:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Double DB Box Step-ups (24”, 35# DBs)
  • 10 T2B
  • 10 Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 10 DB Push Presses (35#)
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 120′ DB Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

Got through 7+3.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Banded Partner Rotations/Holds (red)
  • 10 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Flutter Kicks
  • 10 Tuck-ups

Wore 5# ankle weights.

Sunday at 3

Much later for us on a Sunday, around 3pm, but we had a busy morning.

Warm-up

Tabata

  • Burpees

Definitely not my idea! I went 2×6 and 6×5.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 Incline DB Back Fly (20#)
  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Double Handle Pull to Chest (60#)
  • 15/10 cal BikeErg
  • 50m Farmer Carry (60#)

Sort of a partner workout, with the 2nd person waiting until you were off the machine. Then if you got your movement reps done you had a brief wait until your partner finished their machine. I went first and B finished at 22:35.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 26 Swimmer Crunches
  • 26 Crunches
  • 26 Leg Lifts
  • 26 Single Leg Lifts
  • 26 Plank Hip Dips

Ouch! Took me 8:21.

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.

Our Own Thing

My back is tight and my shoulders need a rest from kipping, so we didn’t go to the park to hang up the rings like we were talking about. Doing our own thing for the workout today.

5 Rounds (IGYG per movement)

  • 50m Farmer Carry (handles, 98#)
  • 150m Run
  • 25/25m Single Arm OH Carry (50# DB)
  • 8/8 Single Arm Dumbbell Hang C&J (50#)

Took us exactly 27:00. Really good combination of movements. Sweaty one today.

6 Rounds (each, IGYG)

  • 10 Plyo Lunges (40# DBs)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Throughs

B felt something in here knee in the last round so didn’t finish and she had been cutting back the shoot through reps. It was just over 8:00 when I finished.

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#)