Mashed Potatoes

Warm-up

  • 3:00 Walk
  • 3:00/3:00 Side Walk
  • 3:00 Backwards Walk

Arms

15-12-9

  • Tricep Pulldowns (rope, #6 setting)
  • French Press (50# DB)

Legs

  • 15-12-9 Hamstring Curl (#4 setting)
  • 60-50-40s Bottom Squat Hold

Conditioning 1

3 Sets

  • 30 alt Hang DB C&J (25#)
  • 20 Plank DB Pull Through (25#)
  • 10 Push-ups

Not good planning, but destroyed my triceps today. My arms were visibly shaking through every set of pull throughs and I thought I might collapse.

Strength

Incline Bench Press

  • 15×45#
  • 15×75
  • 15×95
  • 10×105

Conditioning 2

10:00 Bike (sit back, pedals out in front of body)

Steady pace but nothing crazy.

I’m just mashing shit together when I get to the gym and look around. Good enough for a travel week.

Always Adjusting

Walked 18 yesterday because the course had an outing today. It got pretty sticky out there. Late workout today since B had a meeting.

Warm-up

2 Sets

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

Conditioning

  • 3 Sets
    • Partner A: BikeErg (4,791m)
    • Partner B:
      • 20 KB RDLs OR 10/10 Single leg RDL hand supported on side (30/20#)
      • 15 Perfect Push-ups
      • 20 Seated Piked Feet Claps
  • 3 Sets
    • Partner A: Row (2,138m)
    • Partner B:
      • 20 alt Thrusters (15/10# DBs)
      • 16 Combo Laterals (front + side, 8/5#)
      • 20 Plank Jacks
  • 2 Sets
    • Partner A: BikeErg (3,051m)
    • Partner B:
      • 8/8 Slider Hamstring Curls (one leg raised)
      • 10 Inverted Bar Rows
      • 16 Plank Pike

Since it was already pretty late we didn’t do a third set on the final piece. Took us 33:24 to get through and it was a sweaty one. The single leg RDLs were bothering my back in warm-up, so I just did regular with the kettlebell. After the first set of thrusters I grabbed a medicine ball to squat down to, which helps to limit my depth and save my back.

Too Wet for Broad Jumps

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (55# plate, 20# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 35# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (40# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (20# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 10 Squat Jumps

It had been raining most of the day, so after B almost slipped on the first set of broad jumps, we switched to squat jumps. Finished in 36:54.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

One Day at a Time This Week

It’s going to be a challenging week to get in some workouts because we have a lot going on.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 20 Side Bends

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (55# plate, 20# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 35# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (40# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (20# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 6 Broad Jumps

I went first today and it took us 37:25.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

We’re liking this golf-focused midline.

Long for the Legs

Got back from the cottage yesterday, but were busy and tired.

Back Rehab

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 20 Side Bends

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (45# plate, 12# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 30# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (30# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (12# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 6 Broad Jumps

B started first and it took us 36:21.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

Took me 12:43. Got some of these ideas from the following post.

Putting Band Peg to Use

My back is feeling pretty good. Worked out at 3pm.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 cal Ski Erg
  • 10s Transition
  • 30s Strict Pull-ups
  • 2:00 Rest

I got 18 calories every round and 10-10-8 pull-ups. Never did more than a set of 4 pull-ups.

Legs

Warmed up with 10 lunges each at 45 and 95 pounds.

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (125#)
  • 10/10 Single Leg Step Downs (15”, 50# DB)

My left leg is definitely much better with the step downs.

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB RDLs (50# DBs)
  • 24 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)

Got to use my new band/rack pegs. 🙂

Leg Grinder

On Thursday night my obliques started getting sore from the Russian twists on Wednesday. I can’t remember the last time I felt those. On Friday I had a minor procedure to remove some cysts and needed a rest day anyway. Stayed up late watching the President’s Cup that night, so I didn’t make it to the gym yesterday morning. I did almost 3 hours of yard work (yes, in December) and ended up making it a second rest day. Went to open gym at 10 today

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 15 Reverse Hyper (50#)
  • 25 Banded Hamstring Curls (small blue)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 50 Air Squats
  • 40 Walking Lunges
  • 30 Squat Jumps
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 10 Tuck Jumps
  • 1.25 mile Echo Bike

This is a modification of a RedPill Training workout, swapping a 1 km run out for the bike and lowering it from 4 rounds. I didn’t want anything that hit the upper body in order to fully rest for testing bench press tomorrow. I think my splits were 8:37, 18:06, and 27:29.