Keep Adding Five

Warm-up

2 Sets

  • 4 Openers (20s hold)
  • 10 Wall Slides
  • 10 Reverse Pattern on ball (5s hold)

Arm & Conditioning

3 Sets

  • Partner A: TrueForm Run
  • Partner B:
    • 6/4 Strict Pull-ups
    • 20 alt Incline DB Bench Press (45/20#)
    • 10 Tricep Pushdowns (60/38#)

The jump up from 40 to 45 pounds was significant. Not sure I could get through 50.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: Row
  • Partner B:
    • 20 alt Incline DB Row (20/15#)
    • 20 alt Inclide DB Chest Fly (20/10-10-12#)
    • 10 DB Curls (20/20-15-15#)

I could probably increase to 25# here.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: TrueForm Run
  • Partner B:
    • 10 Straight Arm Pulldowns (60/38#)
    • 10-15 Diamond Push-ups
    • 10 Hammer Curls (20#)

I went 3×5 on the first set of push-ups and then 6-5-4 for the other two. I could go up to 25# here as well.

I went first on the machines today. Took us 30:20 to finish.

Then we did about 10 minutes of mobility.

Boosted

My arm was really sore from getting the updated booster.

Warm-up

2 Sets

  • 4 Openers (20s hold)
  • 10 Wall Slides
  • 10 Reverse Pattern on ball (5s hold)

Conditioning

3 Sets

  • TrueForm (backwards walk)
  • 6/4 Strict Pull-ups
  • 20 alt Incline DB Bench Press (40/15-20-20#)
  • 10 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60/38#)

3 Sets

  • Row
  • 20 alt Incline DB Row (20/15#)
  • 20 alt Inclide DB Chest Fly (20/10#)
  • 10 DB Curls (20/15#)

3 Sets

  • TrueForm Walk
  • 10 Straight Arm Pulldowns (60/38#)
  • 15 Diamond Push-ups
  • 10 Hammer Curls (20/15#)

One person on the machine while the other person did a set of the movements. I went 9-6, 6-5-4, and 6-5-4 on the push-ups. Took us 30:14.

Off

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 Curl-up
  • 10/10/10/10 Banded Leg Swings
  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 10 Handstand Push-ups / Seated DB Shoulders Press (35#)
  • 8/8 Twisting Box Jumps (12″) / 20 Box Steps (20”)
  • 10/10 KB Side swings (20/15#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Thrus / 10 Good Mornings (35#)
  • 10 Hammer Curl + Shoulder Press (25/12#)
  • 1:00 Rest

I started out doing 10/10 side step-ups for the first two rounds, but I have a really good bruise near my right knee which was not feeling good, so for the last two rounds I did normal step-ups. My back and left hip have been an issue, so I subbed in the good mornings today. My rounds were done at 3:33, 8:00, 12:13, and 16:22.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 MB Sit-ups (20#, anchored, to wall)
  • 8/8 Side Plank DB Reach to T (8#)
  • 20 Reverse Crunch
  • 20 alt V-ups

We did some hip mobility for about 10 minutes.

I wasn’t feeling the greatest through the workout and afterwards. Hope I’m not coming down with something.

Rainouts

Our legs were really feeling it from the Thursday to Saturday workouts, so on Sunday we played some pickleball, which got rained out and later walked three holes of golf before another storm rolled in. Then yesterday I walked 18.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 Curl-up
  • Banded Leg swings

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 10 HSPU / Seated DB Shoulders Press (35#)
  • 8/8 Twisting Box Jumps / 20 Box Step-ups (20”)
  • 10/10 KB Side Swings (20/15#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Through
  • 10 Hammer Curl + Shoulder Press (25/12#)
  • 1:00 Rest

After last weeks attempt I was not doing the handstand push-ups again, so picked a challenging weight for the dumbbells and sat on the bench to do them. When we were warming up I went to do a twisting jump from the side with my troubling hip and it was horrible pain, so step-ups for me. I finished the rounds at 3:30, 7:55, 12:11, 16:25.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 MB Sit-ups (20#, anchored, to wall)
  • 8/8 Side Plank DB Reach to T (8#)
  • 20 Reverse Crunch
  • 20 alt V-ups

That was a good combo.

Hip Mobility

  • 2x 10/10 Banded Twisting Punch + DB Row (15#)
  • 2x 5/5 Single Leg Balance with MB Twist
  • 10 alt Hip Opener Knee Taps
  • 2x 5/5 Cat/Camel w/ leg out + toe raise

Extra Humid

The forecast showed rain all day, so I didn’t golf, but they were wrong for the second day in a row. Maybe a good thing I didn’t golf though, because my back bothered me throughout the day. We did get some rain today though, which made it extra humid working out in the garage again.

2 Sets

  • 4 Openers (20s hold)
  • 10 Wall Slides
  • 10 Reverse Pattern on ball (5s hold)

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Bent Over Single Arm + Single Arm + Double Row (25# DBs)
  • 10 DB Bench Press + Fly (25# DBs)
  • 20 Dead Bugs (5# Bs)

3 Sets

  • 10 2x Renegade Row + DB Push-up (25# DBs)
  • 15 Kneeling KB Hammer Curl (35#)
  • 10 alt DB Shoulder Press (Sitting back on feet, 25# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 15 Diamond Push-ups
  • 5/5 Side Crunch + DB Cross Reach to Raised Toe (10#)
  • 15 OH Crunches (10#, feet up)

Then we did about 15 minutes of banded golf mobility work, making use of the Crossover Symmetry bands.

Light Dumbbells

My back was pretty tight this morning, which I think is happening more after golfing. So we should probably be doing these movements a few times a week.

McGill Big 3

  • 10 Cat-Camels
  • 5-3-1
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 16 Dead Bugs

Conditioning

4 Rounds (45s work / 15s rest)

  • Dumbbell Squat + C&J (10# DBs)
  • Rev lunge + hammer curl + front raise (10# DBs)
  • Bent over alt DB Row + upright DB row (10# DBs)
  • Front raise + Lateral raise (10# DBs, both arms at the same time)
  • 6 Mountain Climbers + DB Deadlift (10# DBs)

10 More Meters

My low back has been really tight. Warmed up with 10×45 and 5×75 close grip bench.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 45s TrueForm Run
  • 15 Zottman Curls (15# DBs)
  • 15 French Press (40# DB)
  • 45s TrueForm Run
  • 15 Hammer Curls (20# DBs)
  • 15 Banded Tricep Pulldowns (blue)
  • 45s TrueForm Run
  • 15 Single DB Curls (40#)
  • 15 Close Grip Bench Press (75#)

Another good one. Really like mixing in the cardio. I got 130 meters on the runs in the first round, 140 in the second, 150 in the third, and 160 in the last. Took me 23:12.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s In & Outs (sides of DB)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Plank Knee to alt Elbow
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Jack Knife (15# DB)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s alt Side Crunches
  • 15s Rest

Struggling Pulldowns

My hamstrings are feeling yesterday a bit.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 7 Push Jerks (45#)
  • 5 Floor Press (40#)

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (50#)
  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

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

I was on the struggle bus with the pulldowns today and had to take breaks in my final set.

3 Sets

  • 10 Front Raises (10#)
  • 10 Lateral Raises (10#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 15 Push Jerks (75#)
  • 15 Sumo Deadlifts (75#)
  • 15 DB Floor Press (35#)
  • 1:00 Rest

I finished at 12:04 with round times of 1:49, 1:30, 1:32, 1:33, and 1:29. Not sure why round one was so slow. The push jerks were getting tough in those final two rounds.

Humid and Slick

I could feel my hips from the stretching we did yesterday and my posterior chain was a little sore. Warmed up with some PVC passes.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (50#)
  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 71-60-60#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 DB Push Press (40#)
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 Renegade Rows (40#)

The mats were damp because it was so humid, and I was slipping a bit even with step back/up burpees. Got through 4+20.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 11 Hollow Rocks
  • 11 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 11 Tuck-ups
  • 11s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

Thought I might have to bail in round one with my back, but it was ok. Just slow. Took me 5:39.

Two Days Off

My parents came down Friday night and we needed a lazy day yesterday. Still sore from the workouts earlier in the week.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulders Press (20-20-25#)
  • 12 Seated Arnold Press (20-20-25#)
  • 12 Seated Side Laterals (8#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Double DB Curl (20#)
  • 15 Double DB Tricep Kickbacks (15#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 10 Tricep Pushdown (60-60-71-71#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Wide Grip Barbell Curl (55#)

Conditioning

Partner Workout

  • 100 KBS (53#) + Dead Hang
  • 80 Goblet Lunges (53#) + Bottom Squat Hold
  • 60 Pull-ups + One Arm KB OH Hold (53#)
  • 40 Goblet Squats (35#) + Goblet Squat Hold (35#)
  • 20 3-count V-ups + Plank

Saw this on Instagram and thought it looked fun. Brandi went first, which was a mistake because her grip was shot for the dead hangs and my grip is much better. We did 25s for the swings, 20s for the lunges, 9-9-6-6 for pull-ups, 10s for squats, and 5s for the V-ups. Took us 12:59.