Wrecked Upper

My upper body is wrecked from the week and my triceps are really sore. Out in the garage at about 3:30pm.

Back

4 Sets

MAX Strict Wide Grip Pull-ups

1:00 Rest

Should have done something to warm-up. Managed 11-7-6-5.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Bent Over Rows (30#)
  • 10 Seated Bent Over Fly (30#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline Straight Arm Pulldowns (71#)
  • 10 Forward-facing Incline Cable Pulldowns (115#)

Midline

4 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s PVC Sit-ups (12)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Leg Lifts (10)
  • 10s Rest

I did better than the first time.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 14 cal BikeErg
  • 16 Lunges
  • 18 Russian KBS (53#)

I had something different planned, but had to change it to remove any upper body stuff. Got faster as I went and finished 5+17.

Bring on a complete rest day!

True Audible

I had a 4-day weekend and learned how to ski on Sunday! Back in the garage at 4pm today. I didn’t really feel like it though.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,495m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk

Legs

  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (95#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 30#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (125#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (145#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 60#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (165#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 70#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (175#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 70#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (185#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 70#)

Conditioning

  • 50m TrueForm Run
  • 12 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 5 Rounds
    • 100m TrueForm Run
    • 12 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 50m TrueForm Run
  • 12 Russian KBS (70#)

It was supposed to only be 5 rounds of 100m and 12 swings, but I screwed up looking at the time instead of the distance in round 1. So I called an audible to make the workout longer and then decided to repeat the short run at the end. Finished in 6:04.

5×3 More

Later start at 11 this morning so I could work on a project in the basement.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,532m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Superman
    • 12 Bird Dog
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 3×155
    • 3×175

Weightlifting

E40S – 10:00

  • 3 Power Cleans (10 @ 185, 5 @ 195)

Thrilled with that since about a month ago I did an EMOM of 3, using 185 for five rounds and 195 for five rounds. So this was an extra 5x3x185 in the same amount of time!

Conditioning

Partner WOD

  • 4 Rounds (each)
    • 15/10 cal SkiErg
    • 16 Single DB Box Step Overs (24/20″, 50/35#)
  • 4 Rounds (each)
    • 200/150m TrueForm Run
    • 24 Russian KBS (53/35#)

With Brandi, doing a round of the couplet while the other person rested. She went first and it took us 13:42 for the first couplet and a total of 25:38 or 11:56 for the second couplet. The first one was much worse, with the step overs really adding up.

Cycling AMRAPs

Not enough sleep again. I did take a 35 minute nap this afternoon though. Workout at 4.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (696m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 PVC Passes
    • 10 Scap Push-ups
  • 30 Hops

Conditioning

3 Cycles

  • 4:00 AMRAP
    • 18 Russian KBS (53/35#)
    • 12/8 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 4:00 AMRAP
    • 30 DU
    • 12/8 cal Row
  • 2:00 Rest

This really escalated! I missed a double under in three of the four sets in cycle one, went all unbroken in cycle two, and missed in two sets of cycle three. Need to get rid of those misses before the Open! Going between the two different AMRAPs was a fun way to mix it up. My scores for the first one were 3+6, 3+15, and 3+18 and for the second they were 3+30, 3+34, and 3+35.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20 OH Leg Lifts (25# DB)
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 20 OH Sit-ups (25# DB)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 1:00 Rest

I don’t remember the last time a plank felt so difficult! In sets 2-3 I had to take a 10 second rest after the hip dips and I went to my hands because my position on the elbows was failing. I was able to do the other movements unbroken though. Finished in 13:11.

Was pretty exhausted after today’s work.

Another Killer 30 EMOM

Yep, my legs and ass are sore. Out in the garage at 4.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.84 km)
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 Scap Push-ups

Conditioning

30:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 16 Ring Rows
  • 18 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 40s Plank (elbows)
  • 24 H2H KBS (53#)
  • 24 Lunges

Opfhhh, that was another grind. Going in I was thinking 12 ring rows and 20 cal, but I changed those when I was doing the first round of each and it worked out to be a perfect adjustment. I’m really starting to like these 30 minute EMOMs.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20 Swimmer Crunches ⁣
  • 20 Crunches⁣
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Single Leg Lifts ⁣(big Flutter Kicks)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips

Upping the ante on the three rounds of 25 reps of each, which ends up being five more reps of each movement. Took me 9:40 compared to compared to 9:34 for the three rounds.

I finished up with Crossover Symmetry Recovery.

Back at It

I took a few rest days because I needed a break. Turned 41 on Saturday. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (686m)
  • 2 Sets
    • 30s Dead Hang
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 Scap Push-ups
    • 10 PVC Passes

Conditioning

Partner Workout

  • 100 Ring Dips
  • 5x 12/8 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 200 Reverse DB Lunges (40# DBs)
  • 5x 12/8 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 300 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 5x 12/8 cal BikeErg (standing)

I had planned this for last Saturday but ended up doing a solo version of it. Actually I adjusted it a bit for today after getting the feel for that other version. We alternated 5s on the dips, 10s on the lunges, and 25s on the swings. Finished in 38:09. Driving out of the lunges was slow because my tail bone is painful today for some reason.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Parallette Shoot Throughs (5# ankle weights)
  • 30/30s Single Leg Balance (5# ankle weights, 70# KB)
  • 20s Hollow Hold (5# ankle weights)
  • 10/10 Partner Banded Rotations & Holds (blue)

Wasn’t sure what the shoot throughs would be like after not doing them for awhile, but they felt really good and I barely even slowed down by the end.

Pow Pow Triples

Took a full rest day yesterday after not getting much sleep. Out in the garage at 11:30 today.

Warm-up

  • 4:00 SkiErg (873m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 5×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×115
    • 3×135
    • 3×155
    • 3×175

Weightlifting

  • 5:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (185#)
  • 5:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (195#)

Planned on 185 the whole way but it felt good so I made the jump.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 25 Ring Dips
  • 25 cal BikeErg
  • 50 Reverse Lunges (40# DBs)
  • 25 cal BikeErg
  • 75 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 25 cal BikeErg

I went 5×5 for the dips, 30-20 lunges, and 35-25-15 swings. Probably averaged around 1,100 cal/hr on the bike. Finished in 23:42.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 40s Mountain Climber Slides
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s Weighted Russian Twist (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s OH Crunch (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s OH Flutter Kicks (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest

Sneaky Quads

My legs felt really heavy last night and my upper abs are a bit sore today. In the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (678m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Combo Shoulder Raises (front + lateral, 8#)
    • 4 Wide Push-ups
    • 4 Push-ups
    • 4 Diamond Push-ups
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 4/4 Landmine Bench Press (45#)
  • 5 Russian KBS (53#)

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Bench Press (65-70-75-80#)
  • 10 Underhand Tricep Pulldown (spinny bar, 49-60-60-60#)

I am really liking the setup we’ve been using for these landmine presses, with it behind us so we can go up and down through the rep in more of a straight line.

5 Sets

  • 10 Incline Bench Press (45-95-105-115-120#)
  • 10 OH Tricep Extensions (rope, 38-49-49-49-49#)

4 Sets

  • 12 Incline Flys (25# DBs)
  • 12 French Press (60-60-60-50# DB)

I probably should have gone with 50 the entire way.

3 Sets

  • MAX Wide Push-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Not a fan of these with my shoulders. Managed 26-20-18.

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 10 Heavy Russian KBS (70#)

My quads were blowing up a few rounds in, each time I’d get to 8-10 reps on the squats. Got through 6+38.

Thanksgiving 2020

I started my own tradition several years ago, so was in the garage at 9am to get in the workout. I remembered to put the kettlebell in the house yesterday so it wouldn’t be ice cold.

“Sissy Test”

  • 25 -> 1 Burpee
  • 1 -> 25 Russian KBS (53#)

I started with step back and step up burpees from the first rep and continued all the way through. Each round I split the reps between which leg was leading so I wouldn’t cause one side or the other to do more work since it was like a lunge on every rep. I started using chalk on the last 3-4 sets of swings and was able to do every set of them unbroken this year, when I usually have to break up the last few sets. Kept a steady heart rate and just kept moving, with a better time than last year.

  • 2012/04/19 – 41:38
  • 2012/11/22 – 38:16
  • 2017/11/23 – 43:34
  • 2018/11/22 – 39:32
  • 2019/11/28 – 41:07
  • 2020/11/26 – 39:50

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.