3-6-10

I had a golf meeting on Thursday so didn’t end up doing yoga. Yesterday I worked on the hallway flooring for nine hours and was whooped! Took a little more than two hours this morning to finish laying the floor. Got out in the garage and warmed up with the PVC pipe.

Chest, Back, and Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 24 Teeter-totter DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Balance Board Plank Rows (40-45-45#)

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Single Arm DB Fly (25-25-30#)

3 Sets

  • 16 alt Kroc Row (50#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Parallette Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 24 alt Seated Arnold Press (25#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict Pull-ups
  • 6 HR Push-ups
  • 10 Plyo Lunges

I started out with a set of three unbroken pull-ups but then did singles every other round and usually did two quick singles, turned around and did the third. The push-ups were slowing me down the most. Got through 12+1.

Finally some nice weather this weekend so we’re going to put screen doors on, put out some bird feeders, golf nine holes, and cook up steaks.

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

Some Different Movements

My back loosened up as the day went, but still not great. Far from my worst tweak though. Warmed up with 12×45 and 12×95 on the bench.

Strength

3 Sets

  • 12 Bench Press (135#)
  • 12 HR Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline Bench Press (95#)
  • 8 Decline Push-ups (18”)

Both types of push-ups were terrible after the barbell.

Conditioning

8 Rounds

  • 30s Lateral Shuffles (20’)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Banded Tricep Pulldowns (red)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Plate A Jumps (45# comp)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s DB Shoulder Press (10#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Shuttle Runs (20’)
  • 10s Rest

Several different movements, which was a nice change.

Finished the Chest Program

Super busy and productive day on Sunday with the heat, so skipped a workout. Yesterday my back was good enough to walk 18 holes and after a week away from the course. It wore me out for the day! I edged and mowed the lawn during lunch today.

Final day of the chest program and I’m over it!

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×165
    • 3×185
    • 2×205

Chest

MAX Bench Press (225#)

Got nine reps, which is 1 more than Saturday and 1 short of tying my best ever.

100 HR Push-ups

I did 3s through 81 and then quick singles to finish in 5:34. Still now close to my PR, but almost 30 seconds faster than last week.

Seated Shoulder Press

  • 3 Sets @ 3 Weights
    • MAX Reps
    • 3:00 Rest between sets

I did 15-13-12 with 110, 15-14–15 with 90, and 22-20-20 with 70 pounds. Decided to increase 15# per set over the last time and ended up with 905 more total pounds lifted. 💪

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB French Press
  • 1:00 Rest

I was smoked, but wanted to see if I could jump up to the 25s. I barely made it through two sets and then used 20s for the last four sets.

FIN!

We really liked this program and it seemed to work well. We both put on size and got more comfortable with all the volume. Probably should have drank more protein shakes because it was so many reps, especially the Tuesday workouts. I think we’re going to start an arm program next.

About an hour after the workout we went for a 2.62 mile walk in about 45 minutes.

Still Struggle with Hand Release

Another brutally hot and humid day. My back was much better through the night and it was tons easier to stand up out of bed this morning.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×165
    • 2×180

MAX Bench Press (200#)

One better than Saturday with 16 reps.

100 HR Push-ups

We decided to switch it up for the final two weeks and try hand releases. I’ve never been good at this and can’t beat the time I set way back in 2013. Today was not the day either. I did threes through 54 and then had to go to doubles. It took me 6:03! Probably halfway through or more I realized that putting my arms above my head to rest at the bottom was probably a bad idea. I need to rest with arms down to sides.

Incline Bench Press

  • 3 Sets @ 3 Weights
    • MAX Reps
  • 3:00 Rest between sets

12-11-11 @ 135#
16-15-15 @ 115#
20-20-21 @ 95#

I don’t really like the feeling of incline on my shoulders.

6 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (56#)
  • 1:00 Rest

On a Summer Thursday

The outside of my hips are feeling that squat superset again and my upper body is kind of tired. Golf was rained out today, so getting in a workout since we’re heading out of town for vacation tomorrow.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 BikeErg (450-475-500m)
  • 10 Scap Pull-ups
  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 10 HR Push-ups

Oh man was I feeling it during the push-ups!

Back & Arms

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 10 EZ Bar Curls (66#)

I could really feel my biceps from yesterday.

3 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (105#)
  • 10 Double DB Skull Crushers (35#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 1:00 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24″)
  • 1:20 Rest

I did 13-14-14-14-15. Originally I wrote it with 1:00 rests, but we shared a space, so I put 10 seconds of transition in between us so we could swap out the box height. The rest turned out to be just right.

Shoulder Still Not Ready

My shoulder area and back were tight this morning from the snatches, but nothing horrible. I can feel my hammies from the leg work. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 10 cal SkiErg
  • 30s Dead Hang
  • 10 Lunges
  • 10 DB Push Press (20# DBs)

Conditioning

16:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Strict Pull-ups
  • 20 DB Goblet Lunges (50#)
  • 20 cal Row
  • 10 Hand Release Push-ups

I did three rounds of 5×2 and two rounds of 2×2 plus 6×1 for the pull-ups. Averaged just over 1,200 cal/hr on the rower. Finished with 4+21.

I wanted to do 10 handstand push-ups for the last movement, but I kicked up and did one before the workout and my shoulder still isn’t ready. To be honest I probable shouldn’t hake picked the push-ups because those didn’t feel awesome either.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 OH Crunches (50# DBs, 2s pause)
  • 30s Sandbag Hold (100#)
  • 7/7 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
  • 30/30s Side Planks

Took about 17 minutes to do without breaks.

Chipper Sunday

I’m feeling good after those Devil Presses yesterday, though my lats are still pretty sore. I thought the time change was tonight for some reason, so after getting out of bed and seeing my phone I was a little shocked. In the garage at 10am.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Wrist Warm-up
  • 5 DB Push Jerks (35#)
  • 10 alt Renegade Rows (35#)
  • 20 H2H KBS (30#)

Handstands

  • 4×2 Handstand Split to Stacked
  • 5×5 Kick-ups (balance)

Conditioning

  • 100 cal BikeErg
  • 50 DB Push Jerks (50#)
  • 100 Air Squats
  • 50 HR Push-ups
  • 100 H2H KBS (53#)
  • 50 alt Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 100 cal Row

I was done with the bike in about 4:50 and then went 12-11-10-9-8 on the jerks around 8:20-ish. Didn’t stop on the Air squats, which took about 4 minutes. The push-ups were hard and I struggled through 10×5. I went 50-30-20 on the swings and 14-14-12-10 or the rows. The row was slower than I’d like, taking almost 5:20 to finish at 27:55.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Weighted Single Arm Cross Body V-up (20# DB)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Weighted Single Arm Cross Body V-up (20# DB)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Weighted Hollow Body Tuck-up / Jack Knife (25# KB)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Pike-up and Over
  • 50s Rest

This was a good core workout. Came from DLB, though we have different names for the movements.