Feels Like 97

Yesterday I walked 18 holes in the 90° heat and we were behind a slow group so it was our slowest round of the year too, clocking in at about four and a half hours! I mowed the lawn in the evening after work. Today the heat index was at 97° when we got out in the garage for our workout.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Seated DB Shoulder Press
    • 10×15#
    • 5×20
    • 5×30
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • 5 Hang Muscle Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Push Jerks (45#)
  • 5 C&J (75#)

Strength

E2M – 5 Rounds

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (35-40-40-40-45#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 700m Run
  • 15 C&J (95/65#)

With the heat I made sure not to go out hot on the run. I figured 3×5 would be good on the barbell, so that’s what I did for the first two rounds. I decided I was going to try two sets for the last round, and when I got to eight I thought I’d do 9-6, but then I said fuck and and try to go unbroken, which I was able to. Finished in 15:30.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 12 Hanging Half Circle Knee Raises
  • 12 alt Single Leg Lifts (hold up on PVC)
  • 16 Plank Hops
  • 12 Seated Pike Double Leg Lifts

Strict Breather

Still no pain in my back. I decided to skip PT and core work again yesterday and didn’t really do anything all day.

Warm-up

  • Monster Walks
  • Steamboats

Accessory

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Bottoms Up KB Presses (25#)
  • 10 Hanging Knee Raises

Tried some toes to bars and I could feel the tightness in my back so did these instead.

Conditioning

  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Strict Pull-ups
  • 20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 Dumbbell Reverse Lunges (35# DBs)

Got me breathing much harder than I expected. Finished in 10:16.

More Accessory

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 30s Ski Erg (triceps only)
  • 15 OH Banded Triceps Extensions (red)

The burn is so bad when you get to round three!

Then I did my floor PT exercises.

Early 6th

Yesterday I had PT in the morning, did a 20 walk in the afternoon for 1.33 miles, and did some of the other PT exercises in the evening. At lunch today I did some all of the banded row, press, wood chop, and butter churner PT exercises. Went to the gym at 3.

Warm-up

  • Monster Walks (Hip Circle)
  • Steamboats
  • 20 PVC Passes

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 12 cal Echo Bike
  • 6 Reverse Lunge DB Thrusters (25#)
  • 4 Box Jumps (30″)
  • 2 MU
  • 1:30 Rest

I got faster on the bike. The weight was light for the lunging thrusters, but I didn’t want to push it since I haven’t been doing anything with weights. I went right from the box and jumped up on the rings each round. My times were 1:25, 1:28, 1:25, 1:21, 1:18, 1:27, 1:23, 1:22, 1:23, and 1:16. Whoops, I went 30 seconds early in the 6th round, which is why the time dropped back down. I felt good though!

Midline

  • 4 Sets
    • 15s Bent knee L-hang (bar)
    • 5 Leg Raises
    • 5 Knee Raises
    • ~1:00 Rest
  • 4 Sets
    • 15s Bent knee L-sit (rings)
    • 5 Leg Raises
    • 5 Knee Raises
    • ~1:00 Rest

I’m not used to bar time, so hanging that long was killing me. Going to the rings for the Ls helped. Then I jumped up on the bar for the raises.

Tonight I’ll do another round of steamboats and the core stability work below.

McGill Big 3

  • 8-6-4 Curl-up
  • 8-6-4 Side Plank
  • 8-6-4 Bird Dog

Took a couple of days off from these. Time to increase the reps again. After this week I may switch to only doing them three times a week.