Feeling yesterday’s workout already. Out in the garage at 9:30 to start.
I got faster as it went because my heart rate and breathing felt good. Then I really picked it up in the third round because I wanted to make sure I had time to finish the next run. Got through 3+506m.
Handstand Balance Breakthrough
20 Hollow Lats with Foam Roller
45/30/45/30s Hollow Body Wall Walk w/ 1:00 rests
30s Wall-facing Handstand Hold
Those controlled wall walks with a focus on quality are a lot harder. Excited to see where this program goes.
Back & Chest
10/10/10 Bench Press (105#, wide, neutral, close)
12 Reverse Close Grip Kneeling Lat Pulldown (104#)
20s Superman Hold
12 Chest Fly (35-40-40#)
12 Reverse Grip Straight Arm Pull Down (49#)
8/8 Single Arm DB Bench Press w/ Hold (50#)
12 Seated Cable Row (115#)
Yeah, the upper body is feeling rough from that weight vest work on the rings. Not looking forward to how tomorrow will feel.
I took the day off from work for Labor Day. Decided to “rest” yesterday though I was going nonstop all day on projects around the house and yard. Out in the garage at 11am for same cardio.
I planned on 1,400 meters, but I was day dreaming during round one and went too far, so I adjusted. Really happy with my effort on both movements. My runs took 3:22, 3:16, 3:18, and 3:14. My rides on the bike took 2:52, 2:50, 2:50, and 2:42. Each time there was about about 10 total seconds of transition getting on the bike, starting up the computer, and getting off to head back out. Total time was 25:03. I did some math and that was a sub 8:00/mile pace for the running.
Sweet, WHOOP even recognized it was a duathlon(ish)!
Brandi didn’t make it home in time, so I hit a second session solo at 6pm.
I haven’t been on the Airdyne in a long time and always tend to use the BikeErg now. Figured I’d change things up. Went 16.36km with 706 calories.
20s Banded Ring Push-ups (red)
I did 12 reps each time. This didn’t feel great on the outside of my arms, which were all rubbed up from the straps doing ring dips yesterday.
Brought out this 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 bench workout I used to do with my buddy Tom over 15 years ago. The idea is to be near failure on every set. Glad I decided to drop down from my planned starting weight. I gave up mentally before even unracking the bar with 255. Too much negative self talk after being afraid at 245.
5 Sets – EMOM
MAX Weighted Strict Pull-ups (40# vest)
Went better than expected, but was really hard! I did 6-4-4-3-3.
12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)
12/12 PVC Parallette Kroc Rows (53# KB)
12 Lat Pulldowns (104#)
12 Seated Bent Over Back Flies (30# DBs)
Used the new pulley system and made it work for today. So nice to have a real weight stack. Now it’s time to take it all back apart and make some more improvements.
Spent all day yesterday withDad pulling out some old AC units and patching up the holes in the walls. Was not a rest day! Now I’ll be without AC in my bedroom for just over two weeks until the mini splits are installed. We worked from before 8am to after 8pm without much break time.
Fitnessed at noon today.
Real easy pace today out on the back patio. It was hot in the sun. Went 9,548 meters.
8 Incline DB Bench Press (45#)
8 Incline DB Chest Fly (25#)
8 Incline DB Bench Press (45#)
10/10 Dead Bug Single Arm Bench Press (50# DB)
10 Decline Push-ups
10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (60#)
10 Bent Over Back Fly (35# DBs)
10 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
10/10 Kroc Rows (40-45-50#, alt elbow in/out)
50/50m Single Arm OH Carry (50#)
30 Russian KBS (70#)
100m Sandbag Carry (100#)
12/12 Side Plank Row (cable, 30#)
This was like an old school strongman metcon. Nice change up for the core work.
Turned out I didn’t have pink eye. Must have been some type of irritation after mowing the lawn in the morning yesterday. It was all good later in the day. My entire body hurt last night, through the night, and this morning from laying laminate flooring for almost 6 hours. I slept like shit because I couldn’t get comfortable. After my coffee and doing more work on the new office flooring this morning I actually felt much better. Out in the garage at 9:30 for the workout, in the middle of a big storm, which cooled things down and gave us a nice breeze. The humidity kicked in later.
I was feeling even better as I got in to this and kept increasing my pace. Went 15,383 meters.
12 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (55#)
I’m still doing these with an open palm, but I feel like my hands are going to slip sooner or later since my homemade lat bar rotates.
12 Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs (85#)
12 Behind Neck Lat Pull Downs (85#)
12 Close Grip Lat Pull Downs (85#)
These are terrible every fucking time. The pulleys on my system seem to be failing. Maybe I need something that can handle more volume, because this is the second different type I’ve tried.
12 Seated Cable Row (double handle, 85#)
12 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (2@35, 2@30# DBs)
I was losing form and cheating too much so I dropped to lighter dumbbells for the last two sets.
10/10 Single Arm Landmine Rows (45 + 40-45-50-55#)
I kneeled on a bench with one leg and arm again to help give my back some support. Felt better with the movement this week.
16 OH Crunches (w/ pause, 50# DBs)
40 Weighted Bicycles (5# ankle weights)
8/8 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
100m Front Rack Carry (155#)
I kept the ankle weights on for everything again. I really don’t even notice them on the carries anymore. This was one of the worst weighted ab workouts we’ve done, especially since it was only three sets. The front rack carries suck for that distance, but I got through them without a problem. Don’t get me wrong, I was breathing like I just ran a 7:00 mile after each set.
Didn’t sleep great, but WHOOP has me in the green for the first time in over a week. My body feels pretty beat from the last two days. My hands probably feel the worse, from 50 muscle-ups and then moving the pool table. More painting today. Out in the garage at 3pm.
After a few weeks of mostly heavy work, we’re going back to higher rep supersets and we’ll go heavy on the stuff we were doing drop sets with.
10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (55#)
10 Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs (85#)
10 Behind Neck Lat Pull Downs (85#)
10 Close Grip Lat Pull Downs (85#)
10 Seated Cable Row (double handle, 80#)
MAX Ring Rows (13-10-8-8)
10 Inverted Bar Row
10 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (35# DBs)
8/8 Single Arm Landmine Rows (45+40#, 45+50#, 45+55#)
12/12 Oblique Knee Raise (5# ankle weights, hands on bench)
12 Yoga Ball Crunch (30# DB)
8/8 Standing DB Windmill (30# DB)
100m Sandbag Bear Hug Carry (100/65#)
Wore my 5# ankle weights for every movement of the three sets.
8-10-10-12 last time where we helped each other change the adjustable set of dumbbells. Even less rest today with the new rack of DBs. I did 10-8-8-12 for the drop sets. Horrible!!
12 OH Crunches (50# DBs, pause)
12/12 Side Plank Cable Rows (25#)
12 Parallette Shoot Throughs (ankle weights)
100m Farmer Carry (80# + 8# handle)
Only wore the ankle weights for the shoot throughs today. I had them stripped down to 3# each to start and loaded back up to 5# each for the last two sets. Was able to do the Farmer Carry unbroken each time, but those get nasty so heavy. I really like the handles I bought from Titan Fitness.
Everything hurts! I’m not even exaggerating. When I woke up in the middle of the night I even took an Aleve. Got started at 9:30 this morning.
Warm-up / Conditioning
I’m really enjoying this Sunday morning cardio, where I can just put on some tunes and zone out. Should probably run sometimes. I set the damper at four and was doing 77-81 RPM the entire way with an average pace of 1:58.9/1,000m. Went 15,147 meters.
MAX Ring Rows
I’ve never attempted something like this so I didn’t have any expectations. Though this movement is not a strength of mine. I ended up getting 25 reps.
10 Inverted Bar Rows
Much easier than the last time we did these. 💪
12 Lat Pulldowns (105-110-115-120#)
More reps and higher weight than 10s last week.
12/12 Half Kneeling Single Arm Pull Down (underhand, cross body, handle, 20-20-25-25#)
Felt like I was using more bicep with the underhand variation this week.
12 Seated Cable Rows (double handles, 90#)
Really like the squeeze on these.
5 Set Drop Set
8 Incline DB Rows (50#)
MAX Incline DB Rows (45-40-35-30#)
I did 10-8-8-10 for my max sets, compared to 12-12-12-14 two weeks ago. It’s infinitely harder when you can quickly sub in sets of DBs. I will have to start putting plates back behind my feet or use the wall, because I kept sliding down the bench.
8/8 Twisted OH Crunch (45# DBs)
30 Weighted Bicycles (5# ankle weights)
15s RKC Plank
100m Front Rack Carry (135/95#)
I came up with a brilliant idea and instead of putting the ankle weights on and off, I wore them for the whole thing! Those carries got nasty!
Got out of bed at 5:30 this morning, but feeling good. I went out the garage early at 9:30.
25:00 BikeErg (12,750m)
20 PVC Passes
The bike is really quite enjoyable for stuff like this. Nice to get some sun too. Was hoping to have time for a 30 minute ride, but I did not.
MAX Butterfly Pull-ups
Had to beat 30 from May 24, 2016 and smoked it with 42. It wasn’t even really my pull-ups that gave out (all butterfly), it was the breathing! I think I could hold on and even switch to a regular kip if needed and get around 50.
8 Strict Chin-ups
Why are these so hard?
10 Lat Pulldowns (105-105-110-115#)
Switching things up and going heavy for a few weeks.
10/10 Half Kneeling Single Arm Pull Down (cross body, handle, 15-20-20-20#)
10 Seated Cable Rows (double handles, 90#)
5 Set Drop Set
8 DB Incline Back Fly (45# DBs)
4 Max rep Drop Sets (40-35-30-25#)
I increased 5# more than I used couple of weeks ago. Last time, with the lighter weights each set, I hit 12-12-12-20 for my drop sets. Today I did 8-10-10-12, also with the shorter rests since we are helping each other adjust a dumbbell weight.