Pallof Series

Chest & Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 12 Bench Press (135#)
  • 12 HR Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Static Incline DB Bench Press (35#)
  • 10/10 Static DB Lateral Raise (8#)
  • 10 Double DB Lateral Raise

3 Sets

  • 10 Parallete Push-ups w/ Feet on Bench
  • Banded Fly (green)
  • Seated Cuban Press (55-45-35#)

Midline Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 230m Run
  • 12/12 Banded Rotations
  • 12/12 Pallof Raises
  • 12/12 Pallof Presses
  • 12/12 Pallof Circles

I used purple tubing. That was a lot of reps!

Light Dumbbells

My back was pretty tight this morning, which I think is happening more after golfing. So we should probably be doing these movements a few times a week.

McGill Big 3

  • 10 Cat-Camels
  • 5-3-1
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 16 Dead Bugs

Conditioning

4 Rounds (45s work / 15s rest)

  • Dumbbell Squat + C&J (10# DBs)
  • Rev lunge + hammer curl + front raise (10# DBs)
  • Bent over alt DB Row + upright DB row (10# DBs)
  • Front raise + Lateral raise (10# DBs, both arms at the same time)
  • 6 Mountain Climbers + DB Deadlift (10# DBs)

100-101

Were were both beat down on Sunday morning, so we went for a 2.43 mile walk in 44:49 and then played 18 holes riding in a cart in the afternoon. Yesterday I walked 18 holes. Heat index was at 100° when we started and 101° right after! I started with the movements today.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 12 DB Lateral Raises (vert DBs, 8#)
  • BikeErg

3 Sets

  • 12 Underhand Barbell Front Raise (26#)
  • 12 Barbell Upright Rows (45#)
  • BikeErg

3 Sets

  • 12 Arnold Press (25#)
  • 6/6 Static Front Raise (vert DBs, 10#)
  • BikeErg

Took us 18:39 and accumulated 7,062 meters on the bike. Almost two minutes faster than last week.

Arms

3 Sets

  • DB 21s (20#)
  • 15 Diamond Push-ups
  • Row

3 Sets

  • 12 Curl with Twist and Pushdown (20#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull crushers (30#)
  • Row

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curl (15#)
  • 8 DB Curl (15#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (60#)
  • Row

Done nine seconds slower than last week but there was a lot more wiping off with the towel and drinking water today. Took 24:54 with 4,353 meters.

Erg Recovery

I had the idea to do our cardio while the other person worked and good thing because Brandi programmed a lot of movements and it took a long time.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • BikeErg
  • 12 Single DB Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 12 DB Lateral Raises (vert DB, 8#)

3 Sets

  • BikeErg
  • 12 Underhand Barbell Front Raise (26#)
  • 12 Barbell Upright Rows (45#)

3 Sets

  • BikeErg
  • 12 Arnold Press (25#)
  • 6/6 Static Front Raise (10#)

Took 20:18 and we did 7,699 meters. While we cleaned up and setup all the next movements it was a 5-10 minute break.

Arms

3 Sets

  • Row
  • 12 Curl with Twist and push down (20#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull crushers (30#)

3 Sets

  • Row
  • DB 21s (15#)
  • 15 Diamond Push-ups

3 Sets

  • Row
  • 8/8 Static DB Curl (15#)
  • 8 DB Curl (15#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (60#)

Took 24:45 and we did 4,486 meters.

It was about 85° with humidity making it feel 90. Talk about pouring sweat!

SHOULDAAA BURN

I mowed the lawn on Saturday and helped a friend concrete in the base for a basketball hoop in the morning. Then we walked 9 holes of golf and got hame for a workout.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 14 alt Lateral Raise + Hold (8#)
  • 14 Arnold Press (20#)
  • 14 DB Upright Rows (20#)
  • 14 Complex DB Press (40#)
  • 14 alt DB Shoulder Press + Hold (25#)
  • 14 Around the Worlds (8#)

Sure was a burn with so many movements back-to-back.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 26 Swimmer Crunches
  • 26 Crunches
  • 26 Leg Lifts
  • 26 Single Leg Lifts
  • 26 Plank Hip Dips

Late Upper

First 18 holes walking yesterday and my legs are feeling it, so we pushed leg day to tomorrow. We had to workout at 5 today because I had a late meeting.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Seated DB Shoulder Press
    • 12 @ 15#
    • 6 @ 30#

Shoulders & Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (40)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (15)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Upright Row (25)

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Curl (56)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crusher (30)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt DB Curl (25)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdown (60)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Incline Hammer Curl (25)
  • 12 OH Cable Tricep Extension (49)

Back Rib

My legs are getting a little sore. My mid left side of the back feels like I pulled something or a back rib is out of place or something. Maybe it’s just from hitting golf balls for an hour though.

Warm-up

  • Stretching
  • PVC Passes
  • 6 DB Shoulder Press (15#)
  • 6 DB Shoulder Press (25#)

Arms & Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (35-40-40)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (15)

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Upright Row (25)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curl (55)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crusher (30)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt DB Curl (25)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdown (60)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Incline Hammer Curl (25)
  • 12 OH Cable Tricep Extension (49)

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Hanging Knee Raises
  • 10 DB Hang C&J (35#)
  • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 40 Jump Rope

Wrote it with five pull-ups but they didn’t feel very good with my back so I did the knee raises instead. Never missed with the jump rope and got through 8+65.

Struggling Pulldowns

My hamstrings are feeling yesterday a bit.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 7 Push Jerks (45#)
  • 5 Floor Press (40#)

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (50#)
  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 60#)

I was on the struggle bus with the pulldowns today and had to take breaks in my final set.

3 Sets

  • 10 Front Raises (10#)
  • 10 Lateral Raises (10#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 15 Push Jerks (75#)
  • 15 Sumo Deadlifts (75#)
  • 15 DB Floor Press (35#)
  • 1:00 Rest

I finished at 12:04 with round times of 1:49, 1:30, 1:32, 1:33, and 1:29. Not sure why round one was so slow. The push jerks were getting tough in those final two rounds.

Upper Body Supersets

My legs and posterior are a bit sore.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • PVC Presses, shrugs, upright rows

Shoulders and Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (12#)
  • 12 Bent Over Reverse Fly (underhand, 15#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Front Raise (25#)
  • 12 Upright Row (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curl (45#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Bench Dip
  • 12 Seated Hammer Curl (25#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20 Air Squats
  • 15 Plate Push-ups (to 35#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 30 Band Bicep Curls (blue)

I went 20-10 on the curls each round. Finished in 5:53.

18.2 Redemption

Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,535m)
  • 160′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 160′ Monster Walks
  • 20 Air Squats

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 18.2: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

  • DB Squats (50/35# DBs)
  • Bar-facing Burpees (w/ jump back and up)

This was one of my most hated Open workouts. It seemed so simple on paper; 55 squats and 55 burpees. For whatever reason it destroyed me though and I got a very disappointing time of 9:44. I’ve been wanting to redo it for a long time. I found a nice rhythm with the burpees. When I jumped up out of the bottom I didn’t try to do too much and was ok with taking two short steps and then jumping over the bar. I think this really helped to pace me out. After the front squats didn’t feel very good yesterday I was worried. These squats felt great and I got faster and faster with them. At the end I busted ass through the final 10 burpees and finished in 7:50!!!! I’m so happy with that. I was surprised at how good I was feeling through the second half of the workout and even when I got done. Still not a great time compared to scores around the world but a huge improvement for me and I feel like I could push the pace more. I really didn’t know how hard to go early on because something like that can hit you out of nowhere (and did in 2018!).

Strength / Accessory

Warmed up bench press with 8×45, 8×95, and 8×125#.

4 Sets

  • 8 Bench Press (155#)
  • 8 DB Chest Fly (35#)
  • 8 Bench Press (155#)

Being smart with choosing my weight today instead of going for it in the early sets. Wanted to be able to have something left for shoulder presses. That’s a decrease on the bench and in increase on the fly. Every time I got to the second bench it was a fight.

3 Sets

  • 5 Shoulder Press (115-125-135#)
  • 12 Lateral Raises (15# DBs)

Shoulders were tired!

4 Sets

  • 20s Ski Erg Triceps
  • 12 OH Cable Tricep Extensions (35#, rope)

This was so hard after the first set. We weren’t taking much more rest than letting the other person do their set.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12 Knee-ins (5# ankle weights)
  • 12/12 Side Plank Bounces/Pulses
  • 24 alt Weighted V-ups (5# ankle weights)
  • 12/12 Partner Banded Rotations

Another great ab workout. Those ankle weights were a good purchase.