Yesterday I walked 18 holes. My game has been so good lately!
20 PVC Passes
20 Trunk Rotations
40’ Tip Toe Walk
10 Calf Raises
20s HS Hold
5 DB Hang Cleans (35#)
5 DB Push Presses (35#)
15 Air Squats
I really was not excited for these workouts and sort of just wanted an easy sweat. I got going though. Finished 7+7. In the first round I dropped from the bar thinking I only had to do five pull-ups and then I went unbroken the rest of the way. Squats were slow and used as recovery to keep the other movements going.
10 DB Hang Cleans (30#)
10 DB Push Press (30#)
40 Double Unders
Light dumbbells today to move. Had to go fix the music in round two or three. Got through 7+2.
1 Mile Run
Would have liked sub eight but came in at 8:22. It was hard after those other two metcons.
This summer has been over-the-top humid almost every day.
50 Leg Lifts
50 DB OH Crunches (50# DB)
50 Oblique Heel Touches
50 Hollow Rocks
50 Plank Hip Dips
Today I went 30-20 on the leg lifts, felt myself slowing a lot on the v-ups, and was able to do sets of 10 for the hollow rocks. Finished in 7:31, which smashes the 9:13 from a month ago.
20 Box Jumps (24″)
5 Strict HSPU
I got through five rounds, the run, and 12 box jumps. I rested between the types of handstand push-ups each round except the fifth one where I stayed on the wall because I knew I needed some time to finish the sixth run, but then I ran so fast I had enough time for a lot of jumps. Really sweaty from the heat and humidity, but a great workout.
My abs are finally not sore! My shoulders, upper back, and triceps are feeling the Murph prep though and my knees feel a bit odd today. Out in the garage at 4pm. I did some PVC passes to loosen up a little.
15 Seated Wide Grip Horizontal Row (93-104-104#)
15 Incline Back Fly (20# DBs)
15 Seated Double Handle Row (104#)
15 Incline DB Row (30# DBs)
Higher rep back work to help with Murph volume.
50 Handstand Push-ups
50 Push Press (95/65)
Heavily modified Mayhem workout, which was 30 GHD sit-ups throughout and had the push presses first. I knew doing the HSPU second would have been a disaster. I hoped to be able to do 5×10 on the HSPU but in the second set I quickly realized that would be a bad choice. I did 10, 5×6, and 2×5, taking over five minutes to get through them! For the push presses I was able to gut out 5×10. Nice to get a barbell back in our hands for pressing when it feels like we’ve used the dumbbells a lot lately. Finished in 14:29.
Everything done in under an hour and it was one of those workouts where lifting my arms in the shower after was a struggle.
Still no golf yesterday with the cold weather, but I did get a little time to tear apart more of the structure from the sunroom. I took today and tomorrow off work because I knew I’d be useless with the AGOQ happening. Tried to keep myself busy today with errands, small tasks around the house, and a nap. I got my garage setup early for event 1 so I could get it done shortly after the workouts were released at 3pm.
My plan was 3×5 HSPU, 8-7 or 9-6 with the dumbbells, and around 1,200 cal/hr. That quickly changed on the second round of dumbbells. For the most part after that I was doing 4 sets on both movements. My average pace on the rower was probably about 1,150 cal/hr, expect for the final row when I sent it. Finished at exactly 19:00 and was wrecked!
I hadn’t been on a GHD in well over two years and hadn’t climbed a rope using legs in about that long as well. For someone who has to be careful with low back tweaks, this is a scary workout I’m not conditioned for. My goal was to be smart and not get hurt. Wearing lifters for the pistols really affected the rope climbs and not in a good way. Just a nasty workout all around with so much interference on the low back in all three spots. Got through 28/50 pistols for 209 reps.
Worked on the house all weekend, replacing a sliding door with a big window and tearing down the sunroom. My body was beat, so Monday stayed the usual rest day. It was too cold and ended up raining for golf yesterday too. Out in the garage at 4pm.
3:00 SkiErg (667m)
40′ Tip Toe Walk
10 Calf Raises
10 PVC Passes
50 cal Row
35 Strict HSPU
20 Deadlifts (185#)
50 cal Row
It was programmed to be strict HSPU twice, but I knew that would take me forever, so I kipped the second time. I also scaled down from 275# on the deadlifts. I held 1,200+ cal/hr on the row. I missed or stopped 2-3 times each 75 dumbs except for going 70-5 the last time. My strict went quick, doing 5-5-3 and then singles, which took sooo long. Deadlifts felt pretty good and I thought about doing 10 every time I picked up the bar, but stuck to four sets of five. I was able to stick to 7×5 for the kipping handstand push-ups. Finished in 19:45.
10/10 Lateral Step-up w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
10 RDL (70# KB)
10/10 Step-ups w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
20 alt Curtsy Lunges (30# DBs)
That workout smashed me, so these leg supersets were especially rough.
20 Plank Knee to Elbow
20 Reverse Crunches
20/20 Side Plank Pulses
20 alt V-ups
20 Big Hollow Flutter Kicks (single leg raises)
20 Oblique Heel Touches
20 Russian Twists
20 Lying Leg Lifts
Knew I wouldn’t be going nuts today. Finished in 8:44.
Yesterday I walked 18 holes for the first time this year and it was so nice to be out there. I’m feeling fine after my first shot of the vaccine, other than my arm being really sore. My quads are still really sore though. Out in the garage at 4pm.
3:00 SkiErg (622m)
10 Calf Raises
40 Lateral Hops
10 Calf Raises
24 PVC Passes
10 Shoulder Press (45#)
50 Jump Rope (singles)
5 DB Hang Power Cleans (25# DBs)
5 DB Push Jerks (25#)
2021 Quarterfinals Test #1 – 10:00 Time Cap
10 Strict HSPU
10 DB Hang Power Cleans (50# DBs)
10 DB S2OH (50# DBs)
Since the Mayhem workout didn’t have much for us today I was planning to do machine intervals. Might as well try out some of the Quarterfinal workouts when I can in case the AGOQ workouts are the same or similar. The last time I did handstand push-ups was a workout with 30 strict on November 17. My plan was to break them up in sets of 5 all the way, even the kipping ones and see how far I could get in the workout. I figured the second half of the workout would get pretty nasty with the back-to-back overhead movements.
Well, I had to call an audible in round two, going 5-3-2 and then 3-2-2-2-1 in round 3. Finished the first part in 5:40. My kipping push-ups felt good so I went 6-4, was tempted to go unbroken, and remembered I had shoulder to overheads next. Oh shit, those were the worst part of the workout. I had to go 5-5 and almost missed a bunch. I went 6-4 again on the kipping HSPU and got 5 more S2OH for a total of 295 reps before the time cap. Fun workout that I’d like to try again once I get some shoulder endurance back.
15:00 AMRAP Partner
1 Rope Pull from Laying (each)
This was written as 1 rope climb or 5 strict pull-ups each, but I don’t have a tall rope (yet) and we’ve done plenty of strict pull-ups lately. It was also supposed to be synchro push-ups, but that doesn’t really work with a M-F team. We did do our push-ups as the some time though before going to the rope again and Brandi did 7-8 each round. I think I did three rounds unbroken and then went 6-4 the rest of the way. We got through 19 rounds!
Took a full rest day yesterday, even though my WHOOP recovery was at 92%. After a 2 hour Zoom meeting I was exhausted. Went to bed early and it’s 97% today! Out in the garage at 4pm.
3:00 TrueForm Run (0.52 km)
80′ Lateral Monster Walk
80′ Monster Walk
20 IY (red band)
8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (45#)
8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (95#)
5 Landmine Squats (45#)
5 Landmine Squats (90#)
These were done between leg sets. I can already feel a difference in getting to more of a hollow body position from the stretches and shoulder exercises.
16 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (135-145-155-165#)
8/8 Single Arm/Leg RDL (70# KB)
Was feeling pretty good, so starting to add some weight.
10 Landmine Squats (135-145-145-155#)
10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95-95-115-115#)
We really liked these landmine squats, so will be using them often.
10 Cuban Rotations (35#)
10 Trap-3 Raise (5# plates)
10 Band Rear Delt Pull Apart (red)
Hang Power Snatch (95/65#)
I thought I might be able to go unbroken on the handstand push-ups, but quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen; I did 8-7, 3-3-2-2, and 5. The snatches were harder than I expected as well and my hook grip is so untrained these days! I did 8-7, 6-4, and 5 there. For the toes to bars I did 8-7, 10, and 5. Finished in 6:35.
I felt good through most of this. Did 6-6, 5-4, 6 for strict handstand push-ups and finished that part in 2:40. Then went 9-6, 7-5, 9 for kipping handstand push-ups, taking 3:31 for part two. The hand release push-ups felt rough, but I did them slow and unbroken and finished part three in 4:24. Overall time of 18:35.
20s Weighted Hollow Flutter Kick (10# plate)
20 Weighted alt V-Ups (10#)
20 Weighted OH Crunches (10#)
20 Russian Twist (10#)
20 Seated Leg Lifts
Slower than the 7:20 I did almost three weeks ago, with 7:58 today.
I did 1,044 and 1,049 meters on the rower, 2,096 and 2,113 on the bike, and 961 and 970 on the skier.