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!
Rested yesterday, while watching my nieces for the night. It was nice to have the day off exercise after 21.3 and 21.43. Out in the garage by 2pm I think.
40:00 AMRAP – Partner
30 H2H KBS (53#)
16 cal BikeErg (standing)
30 Big Hollow Flutter Kicks (20# KB OH)
30 alt Side Crunches
80 Jump Rope (singles)
12 cal SkiErg
Worked out with B, each doing the assigned reps per movement (she had some differences in calories). She started and we both got through 5 rounds plus she got two swings. This was a good one to just move. Will be taking it on the easier side to recover from the three weeks of the Open.
Watching the leaderboard to see if I stay in the top 10%. Looking good right now.
Going from roughly 40 seconds of 1,800+ cal/hr rowing to double unders was brutal. I was dying in the last two rounds. I missed at least once on the rope in every round. I was able to do every round of push-ups unbroken, but that last round was a struggle with slight pauses at the top. Felt good on the air squats taking about 28 seconds to do them each round.
12 Low-Pulley Knee-In (pause, 27#)
12 OH Plate Crunches (pause, 55#)
5/5 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
160′ Goblet Carry (53#)
Was supposed to be sandbag carry but I subbed in the goblet instead after the rowing and so many squats.
Finished rebuilding the Gympac again last night because I needed to install taller guide rails. I may have a post up about it on nick.blog tomorrow if I can get the labels printed. Went to the park at 10am.
OH Hold (50# DB)
5 Rounds (30s Work / 30s Rest)
Toes to Rings
Single Arm OH Carry (50# DB)
I was able to do eight unbroken MU every round! I did 54-58-60-62-64 on the jump rope. It had been a long time since I last did single unders. I did 13 T2R every round and the carry ended up being about 45 feet with each arm. A lot of stuff hitting the shoulders, so I’m even more excited with how the muscle-ups felt and held up. I’ve never anything close to sets that large in a metcon before.
E2M – 5 Rounds
16 alt V-ups
16 Lying Leg Raises
12/12 Side Plank Bounces
85m Hill Sprint
85m Walk Downhill
My legs felt heavy the entire time. I picked up the pace throughout and especially with the last 4-5.
Can still feel that back tweak there. Was out in the garage before lunch.
Engine Builder – Interval
I was really struggling to figure out a goal pace for this. In the last two months I have plenty of different samples, but the work:rest ratios are all a bit different. Going in I was set on 1:50/500m, but was doing 1:49 in the first interval so I stuck with it. Could have gone faster. My meters were 413-413-413-414-413-414-414-413, so another consistent one.
Went to the gym at 4pm.
10 RDL (45#)
30 Jump Ropes
Dumbbell Curl – 21s (30-25-25#)
10 GHR (red band)
1:00/1:00 Single Leg Stand (62# KB)
I did this instead of 5×5 deadlifts. First 2 sets I was holding the KB in the wrong hand and it was an awkward stance. In addition to the red band, I’m pushing off the pads a bit with my hands so I don’t put stress on my back.
5 Box Jumps (36″)
50’ Farmer Carry (53# KBs)
I think I got 2 sets of dubs unbroken and missed 3x in one of the sets! Scaled 8 muscle-ups down to the 8+8 and was able to do each movement unbroken, wearing grips. The bar I was using was a tad too low for me, so I actually had to spread my legs in my kip which felt really weird. Instead of doing 5 muscle cleans (155#) I figured the high box jumps would still get me working on leg drive and hip extension. Cruised through this one in 12:55.
Had planned an active recovery day yesterday, but when I woke up I could tell right away it should be a rest day. Even though the pump session on Saturday wasn’t intense it worked some muscles I don’t give much attention. I was due for a rest day because my last one was the 26th. I’ll do active recovery on Saturday this week.
Big ice storm last night, but roads were clear enough to make it to the 4pm class.
Single Leg Hops Forward
Single Leg Hops Backward
Burpee Broad Jumps
20s Work / 20s Rest
10s/10s Single Leg
Alternating Legs Singles
2 Singles + 1 DU
1 Single + 1 DU
I don’t get how people can practice alternating from singles to doubles. The rhythm is completely different and fucks you up.
5 High Hang Snatch High Pulls (45#)
5 High Hang Muscle Snatch (45#)
5 Above Knee Muscle Snatch (45#)
5 Above Knee Power Snatch (45#)
5 Below Knee Power Snatch (45#)
Power Snatch (work up to moderate/heavy set of 5)
Did those sets of power snatches all touch-n-go. Felt good and would have gone for more if we didn’t have so many snatches coming up.
2-4-6-8-10… Power Snatch (95#)
20 Double Unders
Went unbroken through 6, then 2×4, 2×5, 3×4, 5-5-4, and 4×4 I think. My thumbs felt ready to fall off. I missed two dubs in a round and only did two rounds unbroken I think. So many misses! Finished the 16 snatches and 17 double unders.
20/20 Single Leg Hip Thrusts
1:00 Glute Bridge Hold
Feel the burn!
5 Bar Muscle-ups
Like some of the other stuff I’ve been doing my goal was to go until I had to break a set and that would be my last one. Well… I was able to stay unbroken and stopped there before my hands tore open. Part of me really wanted to get in two more for that 50 total reps, but I think I made the smart move. Took grips off after 3 or 4 rounds because they were bunching up too much and the straps were pulling on my wrists.
This establishes both 30 reps and 40 reps for time, which were 5:17 and 7:16. Feeling really good about my gymnastics endurance! I still haven’t attempted more than 6 unbroken bar muscle-ups, which I could obviously crush now. Maybe I’ll hit a max set in a week or two.
At 9pm I got the brilliant idea to do 100 sit-ups and this was barely an hour after I ate dinner. Was able to set a 9 second PR by doing it in 2:30.
** When switching, continue where your teammate left off in the AMRAP.
I worked with TJ and ran first. We decided not to keep track, but it seemed like we were pretty even with Andy and Jason, who got around 23 rounds. I finished up my last run at the end, which was probably my 7th or 8th one. I felt pretty good even on the runs today, which is unusual for something that long.