1:09 Better

Out in the garage after 4pm, late for a Sunday.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP – Partner

  • Partner A:
    • 5/5 Single Arm DB Thruster (50#)
    • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch
    • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J
  • Partner B: BikeErg

I started with the dumbbell first and Brandi was on the bike. I completed 5 rounds with the DB, she had 8 more to go, and we totaled 5,950 meters.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat pull downs w/two handle (115#)
  • 10 Straight arm, palms forward, arms out incline back flies (15# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lean back lat pull down (bar, 115#)
  • 10 Reverse grip lat pull down (115#)

Midline

2 Sets of 20s

  • V-ups
  • Plank Knee to Elbow
  • Reverse Crunch
  • Side Plank Pulse
  • Side Plank Pulse
  • alt V-up
  • Big Hollow Flutter Kick (single leg raises)
  • Oblique Heel Touch
  • Russian Twist
  • Lying Leg Lift (w/o hip raise)

First round done in 3:32 and 7:08 overall, which is a huge PR by 1:09!! We decided not to do the round of 10 today.

More Double Dumbbells

Was thinking about doing some rowing intervals, but I wasn’t feeling well in the afternoon, so it became a complete rest day. I had today off work to prep a bunch of stuff for work on the living room and sunroom all weekend. Out in the garage just before 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (669m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6 Double DB Hang Power Cleans (35#)
  • 6 Double DB Push Press (35#)
  • 12 Pendlay Row (45#)

Conditioning

6 Rounds

  • 12 Double DB Hang Power Cleans (50/35s)
  • 12 Double DB Push Press (50/35s)
  • 24 Sit-ups

My plan was to split the push presses up to 6-6 or 7-5 from the start but they felt good so I went for it. Finally had to break for the last 5 of them. Finished in 11:10. Really happy with how this went. I thought the push presses were going to be really bad after the way there were in that Qualifier workout I had tried.

Back

3 Sets

  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 12 Pendlay Rows (95#)

This was a really tough superset after the workout.

3 Sets

  • 12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)
  • 12 Incline Back Fly (25# DBs)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Weighted Toe Reach (35# DB)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Bicycle Crunch
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Plank DB Pull Throughs (50#)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Hollow Rocks
  • 10s Rest

I did 15 toe reaches, 36 bicycles, 12 pull throughs, and 20 hollow rocks every round. This was rough after 144 sit-ups!

Burpees and Push-ups

My chest, lats, and shoulder area is all still sore from 21.3. My legs are a bit tired too. Calves are getting sore from yesterday. Out in the garage after 11am.

My chest, lats, and shoulder area is all still sore from 21.3. My legs are a bit tired too. Calves are getting sore from yesterday. Out in the garage after 11am.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (supinated, 95#)
  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (62# KB)

I also did 10×45# Pendlay rows to warm-up.

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (115-126-131#(
  • 10 Seated Bent Over DB Back Fly (30-35-35# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 V Pulldown (double handles, 126-126-131#)
  • 8/8 Single Arm Pulldown (handle, 60-60-65#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Pulldown (71-71-76#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Shrugs (60#)

Conditioning

6:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 Burpees
  • 20 Push-ups

I wrote this as 10 minutes with 25 push-ups. LOL. After having to do 10-5-5 it quickly became 20. In the third round I had about 10 seconds left after barely being able to get my self up from the bottom of the burpees and then barely made the push-ups, having to do 10 sets of 2. Ended the workout there.

Shoulder DOMs

The DOMs kicking on around my shoulders, upper back, and calves is real from 21.1. Yesterday I went back to the video and evaluated my time splits and was really thinking about a redo. Not going to push it though. My calf and shoulder survived and did pretty well I must say. No need to hit them both with a lot more reps so soon. I need to survive the upcoming two weeks of the open. Out in the garage at noon.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldowns (115#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115#)
  • 10 Incline DB Back Fly (30#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Standing Offset Double Handle Row (93#)
  • 10 Incline DB Rows (40#)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 10 Plank Walkouts
  • 30 Oblique Crunches

I came out hot, flying through the V-ups. The plank extensions were really hard though, with my sore shoulders. I can feel these crunches more in my oblique than any other movement I can think of. Finished in 6:40.

Conditioning

8:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 18 cal Row
  • 15 Burpees

I knew this was going to be rough and it sure was. The row took about 39-38-38-38 seconds according to the computer (I couldn’t see the clock with the way I had setup). I started out at 46 seconds for the burpees and got a second faster each time. No joke and a perfect workout for today.

Over the Dumbbell

Out in the garage a little after 12.

Back

4 Sets

  • 8 Lat Pulldowns (lean back, 126-131-131-131#)
  • 8 Seated Bent Over DB Rows (45-50-50-50# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 8 Straight Arm Pulldown (71#)
  • 8 DB Bent Over Back Fly (35-40-40-40# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 8 Double Handle Pulldowns (137#)
  • 8 DB Shrugs (60# DBs)

Weightlifting

I warmed up with 8×45, 4×75, and 4×95 pound snatches.

  • 5:00 EMOM – 4 Power Snatch (115#)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 6 Power Snatch (115#)
  • 1:00 EMOM – 8 Power Snatch (115#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 15/15 Single DB Lunges (50# on shoulder)
  • 15 Over the DB Burpees

I kept the dumbbell on one shoulder and lunged with that leg for 15 reps before switching to the other shoulder and leg. The burpees were much harder than over the barbell for some reason. Maybe because a dumbbell is wider? Or because I was making sure to jump over it instead of in front or behind it? Or maybe because the lunges were killing me. Finished in 7:04.

After a Skipped Saturday

Had a busy day yesterday so it ended up being a full rest day. Out in the garage at 10am.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115-120-120#)
  • 10/10 Seated Single Arm Cable Row (49-54-54#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115-120-126#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldown (115-120-126#)

3 Sets

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

Conditioning / Midline

  • 3 Rounds
    • 500m Row
    • 12/12 Side Bends (70# KB)
    • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
    • 24 Russian Twists (35# DB)
    • 35s Hollow Hold
  • 1,500m Row

Combined things together to save time and it worked out well. I was around a 1:55 pace for the 500s and then 1:53.5 for the 1,500.

2021 Valentine’s Day

Out in the garage around 10:30 with my Valentine.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115-126-126)
  • 10/10 Seated Single Arm Cable Row (49-54-54)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lean Back Lat Pull Downs (126)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pull Downs (126)

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline Straight Arm Pull Downs (71)
  • 10 Forward-facing Incline Cable Pull Downs (82-93-104)

This was a DLB superset.

Midline

4 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s PVC Sit-ups (12-11-11-11)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Leg Lifts (9-9-9-10)
  • 10s Rest

My upper abs were on fire during the last two sets of PVC sit-ups and they were already sore in the evening.

Back Scare

When I got up to pee a couple times during the night I couldn’t stand up straight and even when I woke up for good my back wasn’t great. Was just like a back tweak. After sitting and drinking my coffee I felt pretty fine though. I spent two hours in my workshop milling up some boards and then hit a workout at noon today.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.49 km)
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation

Back & Biceps

4 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Bent Over Fly (30#)
  • 12 Seated DB Bent Over Row (30#)
  • 12 Face Pull (rope, 60-65-65-65#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115-120-120-120#)
  • 10/10 Seated Single Arm Cable Row (49-54-54-54#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lean Back Lat Pulldown (104-115-115#)
  • 10 Reverse Seated BTN Lat Pulldown (104-115-115#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldown (104-115-115#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Pulldown (rope, 60-65-65-65#)
  • 10 High Pulley Underhand Row (rope, 60-65-65-65#)
  • 10 Banded High Pull (green)

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10 alt Hanging Straight Single Leg Raises (5# ankle weights)
  • 10/10 Hanging Oblique Knee Raises (5# ankle weights)
  • 40 Hollow Scissor Kicks (5# ankle weights)
  • 6/6 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels

Spent close to three more hours in the workshop later on, which I think my legs will feel tomorrow. I felt a twinge in my back a few times through today’s workout, but otherwise I would never believe how I felt early this morning.

Last Day of Holiday Vacation

Spent several hours yesterday sitting on the floor of my hobby room, organizing and working on stuff. Don’t seem to be experiencing any adverse effects from it or yesterday’s workout. My triceps are still sore and feeling some in my chest too. Out in the garage by 1:30.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 SkiErg
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation

Back & Biceps

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Rows
  • 10 Overhand Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns
  • 10 Incline Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Face Pulls
  • 10 Hammer Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns
  • 10 Seated Bent Over DB Back Flies

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 120′ Sandbag Carry (100#)
  • 15 OH Plate Crunches (55#)
  • 20 Russian Twists (55#)

Decided to do it for time, to get my heart rate up. It took 8:09. Gripping the 55 pound plate for the twists and moving it across the body took some getting used to.

Time for a rest day tomorrow, especially with having to go back to work. Vacation has been nice.