Arms Week 2

Yesterday I was the only one who showed up for golf so I was able to walk a quick 18 in about 2:45. Second week of the arm program.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 8 Barbell Curls (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (95#)

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Barbell Curl (57.5#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (120-140-160-180#)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Cross-body Hammer Curl (25#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 One Arm OH Tricep Extension (25-30-30# DB, standing)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (25#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 51.5#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (40.5#)
  • 12 Diamond Push-up

Increased weight just a little bit on a lot of the movements. Those supersets are so rough!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

We did these correctly this week by holding each other’s ankles while laying on the floor.

2 Sets

  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 10/10 Side Plank Bounces (10#)
  • 30 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 DB OH Crunches (2×30#)

Took me 3:55.

Arm Program

Very busy day yesterday, doing yard work at both houses, and getting the last of B’s things moved out.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 5 Barbell Curls (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (95#)

Arms

Trying a new arm program for several weeks that I found on Muscle & Strength.

4 Sets

  • 8 Barbell Curl (55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (115-135-155-175#)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Cross-body Hammer Curl (25#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 One Arm OH Extension (rope on cable pulley, 27-32-32#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (25#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 49-51.5-51.5#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (38#)
  • 12 Diamond Push-up

Definitely got a really good arm pump!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 8 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
  • 20 alt Crunches
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (70#)

More Overhead Squats and Thrusters

Out in the garage shortly after 9am so we can get out of town for the day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (594m)
  • 2:00 TrueForn Run (0.28 km)
  • 4 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 20 DU
  • 10 OHS (45#)
  • 5 OHS (95#)

Conditioning

  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 OHS (115)
    • 50 DU
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Thrusters (95)
    • 50 DU

I scaled the overhead squats down from 135 pounds due to where I’m at with getting back in to these movements, but I kept the thrusters at the Rx weight. The OHS and thrusters felt surprisingly good. I only missed twice on the rope. Finished in 8:59 and could have saved a lot of time with a better setup and quicker changing of the plates. Happy with my effort and performance though.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 21s (20-25-25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)

3 Sets

  • 12 In and Out Hammer Curls (25# DBs)
  • 12 DB Skull Crushers (30# DBs)

Time For a Mattress Upgrade?

I could not get comfortable in bed last night. I’m sure a lot of it’s from the workout, but I’m starting to think it’s time to buy a new mattress. Body feels pretty beat up from those wall walks. Out in the garage around 11:30 today.

Warm-up

  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (95#)
  • 3 Power Cleans (135#)
  • 3 Power Cleans (155#)
  • 2 Power Cleans (175#)

Weightlifting

  • E15S 3:00 – Power Clean (185#)
  • Rest 1:00
  • E20S 3:00 – Power Clean (205#)
  • Rest 1:00
  • E30S 3:00 – Power Clean (225#)

This was good. Singles can really add up on your and those 225 pounders made me focus.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Zottman Curls (20#)
  • 12 DB French Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (35#)
  • 12 Tricep Pull Downs (rope, 60#)

Conditioning

Partner 20:00 AMRAP

  • 10/7 cal SkiErg
  • 12/8 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 20 Russian Twists (50/35# DB)
  • 6/6 Reverse Suitcase Lunges (50# DB) / 12 Deadlift 85#)

With B, whose knee is really starting to feel better. She’s adding things back in without being dumb and stops anything that causes discomfort. I was averaging about 1,200-1,300 cal/hr an the ski, and 1,800+ going quicker every round on the bike. Figured might as well try the twists with a dumbbell in case they come up in one of the Open workouts. Brandi started and we got through 5+7.

31 Seconds Better For 50 Reps

Out in the garage at around 4pm.

Conditioning

  • 50 Bar-facing Burpees

Went out hot, settled in to a pace, and turned it back on for the last 10. I was done with 25 at 1:20 and finished at 2:58. I’d done this once before in August of 2016 and it took me 3:29, so 31 seconds in a huge PR! No warm-up either!

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Curl (56-56-61#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 60-65-65#)

3 Sets

  • EZ Bar 21s (45-51-51#)
  • 10 Underhand Tricep Pulldown (60-71-71#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Hammer Curls (35#)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 40 Weighted Flutter Kicks
  • 20 Weighted alt V-ups
  • 20 OH Plate Crunches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts

15# plate for everything. Finished in 6:18.

Trump is Gone

Buh Bye Fucker!

My calves are definitely feeling the Tabata double unders. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.49 km)

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curls (55-60-65#)
  • 12 Tricep Pull Downs (underhand, bar, 60-65-65#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (30# DBs)
  • 12 DB French Press (50-60-60#)

Conditioning

2 Cycles

  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 10 Power Cleans (115/80#)
    • 10 Burpees
    • 10 Ring Rows
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 10 DB Goblet Squats (50/35#)
    • 10 PVC Renegade Rows (50/35#)
    • 10 DB Sit-ups (50/35# at chest)
  • 3:00 Rest

I did 3+6 and 3+4 on the first AMRAP. In the first cycle I did 2 rounds of 5-5 cleans, then 4-3-3, and 2-1-1-1-1. In the second cycle I did all three full rounds 5-5 and the final 4 unbroken as well. I think I went all unbroken ring rows in cycle 1 and 10, 6-4, 6-4 in cycle 2. I did 4+7 and 4+20 in the second AMRAP, which was one where I could just keep going. I improved my transitions and squat speed in the second one.

Last Day of Holiday Vacation

Spent several hours yesterday sitting on the floor of my hobby room, organizing and working on stuff. Don’t seem to be experiencing any adverse effects from it or yesterday’s workout. My triceps are still sore and feeling some in my chest too. Out in the garage by 1:30.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 SkiErg
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation

Back & Biceps

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Rows
  • 10 Overhand Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns
  • 10 Incline Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Face Pulls
  • 10 Hammer Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns
  • 10 Seated Bent Over DB Back Flies

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 120′ Sandbag Carry (100#)
  • 15 OH Plate Crunches (55#)
  • 20 Russian Twists (55#)

Decided to do it for time, to get my heart rate up. It took 8:09. Gripping the 55 pound plate for the twists and moving it across the body took some getting used to.

Time for a rest day tomorrow, especially with having to go back to work. Vacation has been nice.

Coaster

Last week I had finally turned the corner and was sleeping past 7am. Shit happens though, so it didn’t last long and now it’s been three nights of shit sleep. As someone at work always says, we’re riding the COVID coaster.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.76 km)
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 2 Sets
    • 30s Dead Hang
    • 10 Superman
    • 15 PVC Passes

Back & Biceps

3 Sets

  • MAX Strict Pull-ups
  • 2:00 Rest

I did 18-11-8. The 18 was one shy of matching my max set PR from September, which I’ll take with a bum shoulder.

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Kroc Row (60# DB)
  • 10 Hammer Curls (30# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated Wide Row (104-104-115-115#)
  • 10 Incline Curls (30# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Lat Pulldown (kneeling, 115#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Incline Pullovers (rope, 49-60-65#)
  • 15 EZ Bar Curls (46#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Shrugs (60# DBs)
  • 15s Shrug Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

Midline

E2M – 5 Rounds

  • 14 alt V-ups
  • 14 Leg Lifts
  • 14/14 Side Plank Bounces

Was still getting over 40 seconds of rest. Could do 16 reps of each.

Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Recovery.

Shelf Upgrade

Yesterday afternoon I finally started working on my old office, tearing out the carpet, padding, and tack strips. My back got pretty tight. Last night my arms started getting pretty sore from Friday’s workout. This morning, I remade one of the garage gym shelves and then we worked out at 10am.

Warm up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.55 km)
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 30s Dead Hang
    • 10 PVC Passes

Back & Biceps

3 Sets

  • MAX Wide Grip Strict Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

I did 12-8-7.

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Pull Down (49-49-60-60#)
  • 10 Hammer Curls (30# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10 Reverse Grip Kneeling Lat Pull Down (104-115-115-126#)
  • 10 Seated Bent Over DB Fly (35# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (wide bar, 104#)
  • 10 EZ Bar Curls (56#)

3 Sets

  • 21s (25#)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Plank Cross Body K2E
  • 5s Rest
  • 30s Jack Knives (20# KB)
  • 5s Rest
  • 30s OH Sit-up (20#)
  • 5s Rest
  • 30s Weighted Holly Body Leg+Hip Lift (20#
  • 35s Rest

This is a DLB workout. The five seconds was basically a transition time so we’d get a full 30 seconds of work and then one full 30 seconds off. I don’t know my exact reps but it was around 26-12-12-10 every round.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Wrist Curls (15#)
  • 1 Wrist Roller (5#)

2 Sets

  • 30s Dead Hang Partner Push

Cheatin Sets

My low back was in minor tweak mode this morning, unable to bend over the sink without supporting myself. Upper body is beat from yesterday. In the garage at 4pm.

Handstands

  • Wrist Warm-up
  • 4×4 Handstand Tuck Balance
  • 2×1:00 Frog Stands
  • 2x45s Wall-facing Handstand Hold

Accessory

Hammer curls

  • 12×35# DBs
  • 8×30
  • 8×25
  • 8×20
  • 8×15

Tricep pulldowns (rope)

  • 12×71#
  • 8×60
  • 8×54
  • 8×49

Drop sets, but I completely screwed up the number of sets. Should have been five sets of eight after the 12 for each movement.

Conditioning

6 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 20 Box Step-up (24/20″)
  • 20s Superman Hold
  • 20 Push Jerk (75/50#)

This went well. My runs were under or right at 2:00 each time. After two rounds I put the bar on my back for a short rest after 12 reps. Then I powered through all 20 at the end. Finished at 28:37.