With a Knee Tap

Warm-up

  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Air Squats 
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 30s TrueForm Walk
  • 10 Back Squats (45#)
  • 5 Back Squats (65#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Back Squats (85#)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 70 Jump Rope

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Lateral Hops (over 8# DB)
  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Box Step-ups (45# DBs)

We went straight through again, resting while each other did their round. I decided to stick with the dumbbells I had instead of going from 30 up to 45 each set. We ran a clock and it took us 26:17.

Midline

Tabata

  • 12-14-16-17 Sprinter Sit-ups
  • 14 Side V-ups
  • 14 Side V-ups
  • 14 Plank Knee Taps

It’s Been a Week

One of those weeks for us, but Brandi closed on her house yesterday so that’s a big load off of us.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Back Squats (45#)
  • 5 Back Squats (65#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Back Squats (85#)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 70 Jump Rope

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Lateral Hops (over 8# DB)
  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Box Step-ups (30-35-40-45# DBs)

Today we went from one section right to the next without additional rest and everything was IGYG rounds. It was challenging but not destroying. Saved a lot of time and kept up the heart rate.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

4:07

Heavy Steppin’

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 30 Trunk Rotations
  • 10 Back Squats (45#)
  • 5 Back Squats (65#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Back Squats (85#)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 70 Jump Rope

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Lateral Hops (3″)
  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg

In the third round I did 30 mountain climbers instead of the hops because it felt like my calf was about to give out.

Strength

  • 20 Double DB Box Step-ups (30#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 Double DB Box Step-ups (35-40-45#)

These were rough after the other two pieces.

Squat Clean with a Dumbbell

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,517m)
  • 3:00 SkiErg (649m)
  • 20 Calf Raises
  • 40 Lateral Hops
  • 30 Calf Raises
  • 50 Forward-Back Hops
  • 3/3 One Arm DB Hang Squat Cleans (35#)
  • 2 HSPU

Conditioning

EMOM (alt) – 5 Rounds

  • 10 HSPU
  • 20 Sit-ups
  • 8 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 14 Step-ups (24”)
  • 6/6 One Arm DB Hang Squat Cleans (35#)
  • Rest

Midline

E2M – 5 Rounds

  • 16 alt V-ups
  • 16 Leg Lifts
  • 16/16 Side Plank Pulses

Singles

Around 11am.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 2×10 PVC Shrugs
  • 4×10 Calf Raises
  • 2×10 Kip Swings
  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 50 Lateral Hops
  • 20 Jump Rope

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 10 DB Step-ups (24”, 25# DBs)
  • 10 DB Push-ups

I decided not to do double unders after hurting my calf the last time. Will try to build up to it. Didn’t miss on the rope until twice in my final set. I did unbroken kipping pull-ups for a change from butterfly. Need to do step-ups more often! Finished 6+61

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

We cut back from four rounds to get going with our day. Took me 4:02.

Test One

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.

Warm-up

  • 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#)

Conditioning

2021 Quarterfinals Test #1 – 10:00 Time Cap

  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Strict HSPU
    • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (50# DBs)
    • 50 DU
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 HSPU
    • 10 DB S2OH (50# DBs)
    • 50 DU

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)
  • 10 Push-ups

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!

Stretching

2 Sets

  • 30s Dead Hang Partner Push

Feet, Hands, Hands, Feet

Not exactly the workout I want to see when I’ve been trying to heal a tweaked calf for the last month and have had to baby a shoulder for over 3 months. But here we are. At least this workout isn’t a back breaker.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,309m)
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 3×10 Calf Raises
  • Shoulder Band Mobility
  • 40 Lateral Hops
  • 40 Front/Back Hops
  • 10/10 Single Calf Raises on Step
  • 10 Jump Rope
  • 10 Double Unders
  • 4 Wall Walks

I felt pretty good in warm-ups. My calf and shoulder both felt good with the movements.

Conditioning

CrossFit Open Workout 21.1 – 15:00 Time Cap

  • 1-3-6-9-15-21 Wall Walks
  • 10-30-60-90-150-210 Double Unders

The plan was to do a knee push-up on all wall walks to take some pressure of the shoulders and that worked really well, especially with the standard. I only missed one double under to start a round and every other break was me stopping on purpose for a rest. I stuck to sets of about 30 most of the workout. In my round of 150 I thought I miscounted at 80-90, so I actually did 10 extra reps just to be sure I got them all. So my tiebreak time ended up being five seconds before I actually stopped doing the double unders there. Only had to reset twice on the wall walks for moving a hand before my feet were on the wall, so not too bad. I finished the 15 and 150 and then got 3 more wall walks for a score of 377 and a tiebreak of 14:18.

Interesting workout for sure. Didn’t feel like I rested too much anywhere and my breaks with the double unders were good. Happy not to have missed after not doing any jump rope for over a month.

Since I’m workout out at home I’m recording all of my workouts so I can still register and compete in the Open, possibly making it to the 40-44 Masters Quarterfinals.

Of course I had to come back and do some time split evaluation.

I’m not a fan of redoing Open workouts, but this workout might be one where I could gain a lot of extra ground to help me make it to the top 10% and get to the Masters Qualifier. I highlighted the areas where I might be able to pick up significant time. Would I just give that time back by missing a bunch of double unders though?

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10/10 Banded Rotations w/ 10s Hold on each side (red band on rig)
  • 12 Seated Leg Tucks
  • 30/30s Side Plank
  • 15 OH Plate Crunches (55#)

This was a good one. Took about 12:40.

Pull Ski and Run Squat

Workout 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 Row (753m)
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 PVC Passes
    • 10/10 Single Leg Calf Raises
    • 20 Lateral Hops

Skill

8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Double Unders
  • 10s Rest

I think I missed twice and got a total of 268 reps.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • MAX Wide Strict Pull-ups
  • 15/10 cal SkiErg
  • 2:00 Rest

I got 10-10-9-9 pull-ups and my round times were 1:38 – 1:24 – 1:22 – 1:21.

10 Rounds

  • 1:30
    • 1:00 TrueForm Run
    • Max Air Squats
  • 1:30 Rest

Felt the first round was way too fast on the runner, but I almost got back to that pace by the end. I think my legs and hips loosened up a lot for the squats. Here are my distances and squat counts.

Mobility

2 Sets

  • 30-30s Eagle Arms
  • 30s Dead Hang Partner Push

Recovery Will Be Fun

While working out yesterday we decided not to go to the track after feeling beat up from Friday. Good call, because I woke up sore! In the garage at 10am for a “recovery” type workout.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6 Goblet Squats (53#)

Conditioning

40:00 EMOM

  • 25/25m Suitcase Carry (70# KB)
  • 12 Burpees
  • 10 HSPU
  • 40s Jump Rope / Lateral Hops
  • 12 Goblet Squats (53# KB)

Was happy to get every set of handstand push-ups done unbroken. Alternated between the jump rope and lateral hops each round. Worked up quite a sweat with the humidity from overnight rain.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 12/12 Partner Banded Rotations (blue)
  • 12/12 DB Side Plank Bounces (35#)
  • 12 OH Crunches (50# DBs, 2s pause)
  • 12 Jack Knives (20# DB + 5# ankle weights)

We hadn’t used the ankle weights in awhile. Adding a weight to the side plank bounces is tough!

EZ

My back has not been feeling very good in the mornings this week. 😦 Last night I found an Olympic curl bar at Meijer for $50 after I’d just back ordered a rackable one a couple of days earlier. You can feel it’s cheap, but it’ll do the job.

Out in the garage at 3:30 today.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,313m)
  • 2×10/10/10/10 Steamboats (each leg)

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10 Strict T2B
  • 30s OH Barbell Hold (135#)
  • 15 Low-Pulley Knee-Ins (26#)
  • 30s OH Barbell Hold (135#)
  • 10/10 Rack Banded Rotations + 10s Hold at end range of rotation (blue)

Was drenched in sweat midway through this. Good combination.

Conditioning

40:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Tuck Jumps
  • 20 alt DB Hang Snatches (35#)
  • 30 Sit-ups
  • 1,000m BikeErg / 500m Row / 500m SkiErg
  • 30 Lateral Hops
  • 20 Single Arm DB S2OH (50#)
  • 10 Single DB Step-ups (24″, 50#)

I scaled back the dumbbell snatch from 50# because my back has been bothering me this week. I rotated through the machines every round in the order listed. Got through 5 rounds plus all the movements up to and including 101 meters on the SkiErg. Humid and sweaty mess!