Air on the Side of Caution

My triceps are still sore and my ass is getting pretty sore from the plyo lunges.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20”, 20# DB)

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Air Squats

I didn’t do the 12 dumbbell squats like last week because they really lit up my back for a couple of days, not in a good way. See what I did with that post title? 😉

Midline

Tabata

  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 30 Oblique Hell Touches
  • 16 alt V-ups
  • 40 Russian Twists

WHOOP, There It Was

I ended up not working out Tuesday because I was exhausted and maybe feeling a bit of breathing in too much from using a paint sprayer to apply primer to our cabinet doors. I dumbly didn’t wear my respirator for the first half of the day.

Several months ago I decided I wouldn’t renew my WHOOP subscription and that ended. Wearing it 24/7 leaves marks on my wrists that take forever to heal and when I really thought about it, what information was I getting from the device to improve my life? It frequently read my heart rate way too high for long periods of time, especially when working with my hands, sanding or painting. I’m glad to be done with it.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Leg / Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24″)

3 Rounds

  • 400/500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (25#)
  • 12 DB Squats (25#)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Crunch (11)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Oblique Heel Touch (26)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest

Easy on the Calf

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Arm Circles

Legs

3 Sets

  • 600m BikeErg
  • 10 Goblet Squat (53#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Did the bike since I can’t run on my right calf.

3 Sets

  • 500m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 16 H2H KB Swings (53#)

Went lighter today with the kettlebell for both movements to take it easier on that calf.

Conditioning

E2M – 20:00 (alt)

  • 16 cal SkiErg + 10 Pull-ups
  • 20 cal Row + 5 Burpees

Good intensity and push.

Two Leg Triplets

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • Goblet Squats
    • 5×45
    • 5×53
    • 5×62

Legs

3 Sets

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squat (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Oh yeah, much different with that extra 50 meters this week.

3 Sets

  • 400/500m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 16 H2H KB Swings (62#)

Cardio Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10-12 Hip Openers
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 Goblet Squats (35#)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (53#)
  • 5 Russian KBS (45#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squat (62#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Should have done 250m for me.

3 Sets

  • 500/400m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 15 KB Swings (62#)

Oh my, I think we’re on to something with stuff like this.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Burpee Box Jumps (24”)
  • 1:00 Rest

My round times were 48-42-39-38-35 seconds! Really tough and as you can see I figured out my pacing throughout.

Then I mowed the lawn.

Still Got Bar Muscle-ups

My shoulders and elbow area are feeling the chest program.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • RDLs
    • 10×45
    • 5×95

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 45-50-53-62#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 45-50-53-62#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up

Still not sure those the side lunge movement does much here since it’s not a deep lunge.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (145#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Conditioning

15:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 6 C&J (95#)
  • 10 DB Walking Lunges (45# DBs)
  • 6 Bar Muscle-ups

I did a single and a double bar muscle-up before the workout and didn’t have the hesitation I did a couple of weeks ago after putting up the bar. Once I got in to that first set the feel started coming back to me and I was able to do all five sets unbroken. Looking back, I haven’t done real bar muscle-ups in over a year and a half, back before COVID started. I did those fucked up reps during the AGOQ on the low bar in my garage, but I can’t really count those since they all had to be singles. Exciting I was able to pick them back up without a problem. My grips were a bit of an issue though and several times I could really feel my palm skin getting stretched, so I was worried about ripping. I think I used to wear a different set of grips for the BMU.

First Outdoor Gym Workout

I painted the wall ball targets during lunch so we could get in our first workout in the outdoor area today!

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Romanian Deadlifts (45#)
  • 5 Romanian Deadlifts (95#)

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 40-45-50-60#)
  • 20 Banded Adductor (L, purple)
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 40-45-50-60#)
  • 20 Banded Adductor (R, purple)

We’d superset with one leg before doing the second leg. Then increase the weight and decrease the reps and repeat.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (2×125, 2×145#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP – Partner – IGYG Rounds

  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 1 Legless Rope Climb (12′)
  • 1 Rope Climb (12′)

This is the work I did. Had only done wall balls once or twice since the pandemic and they felt good, able to go unbroken with ease each round. The rope climbs were a bit of a struggle and will improve. I wasn’t jumping up like I normally would, to make the climb longer. I got through 7 rounds and B got 7 wall balls in to her 7th.

Midline

4 Round Tabata

  • 12 Windshield Wipers (40# DB)
  • 12 Tuck-ups
  • 36 Russian Twists
  • 8-9-10-11 Leg Lifts

Interesting that I was able to keeping getting another leg lift, since those are usually where I struggle.

Bro Metcon

Walked 18 holes yesterday and shot my best round of the year so far with a 78.

Warm-ups

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (80#)
  • 5 DB RDLs (35# DBs)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (45#)
  • 5/5 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 25# DB)
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 5 Bench Press (85#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (115#)
  • 10 DB RDL (50# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Goblet Squats (70# DB)
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45# DB)

3 Sets

  • 40’ Tip Toe Farmer Carry (35# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (35# DBs)

Conditioning

10 Rounds (each)

  • 10 Bench Press (115/65#)
  • 5 Strict Pull-ups (while partner is benching)

This was heavily inspired by a Mayhem Daily workout, which was partners doing 200 bench press with a penalty of 10 strict pull-ups for each break.

Brandi went first and we’d each take care of loading/unloading a 25# plate from one side of the bar with each switch. Made quick work of the transitions. I wore grips and moved them out of the way between movements. I wasn’t feeling great in warm-ups and even during the early rounds so I stuck to 2×5 on the bench with a very short rest. Then I did the last three rounds of bench unbroken. I did all singles on the pull-ups except for the final round because I was trying to get us under 15 minutes and did, finishing at 14:57. Really pleased with the way this workout turned out and we both enjoyed it.

Never Ending Got Overs

So much for yesterday’s workout being about recovery. When I got up out of the loveseat to head to bed last night my right shoulder was messed up! Felt better today after I got moving in the morning. Out in the garage a little after 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5 Dumbbell RDLs (35#)
  • 10 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (70#)
  • 5 Dumbbell RDLs (45#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 20 LM Curtsy Lunges (95#)
  • 10 RDL (50# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Goblet Squats (62# KB)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 40# DB)

Might as well call this shit cardio.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 40 cal BikeErg
  • 30 T2B
  • 20 Burpee Box Get Overs (24″, hands can touch)
  • 5:00 Rest

I knew this was going to be rough. I averaged about 1,200 cal/hr on the bike every time. I went 12-8-4-4, 5×6, 10×3 for my toes-to-bars in the respective rounds and wouldn’t you know it, the smaller sets were the fastest because I took almost no rest between the sets. The burpee boxes seemed to never end. My round times were 6:08, 6:08, and 5:56.

Step-up Variations

Sweating bullets watching the Masters leaderboard. It’s going to be down to the wire to see if I can hold a spot in the top 10% (according to CrossFit’s ranking). Out in the garage at 4pm and it’s a nice day so we left the door open.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.47 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks

Legs

3 Sets

  • 6 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups (20″, 35-45-50# DB)
  • 6 Step-ups
  • 6 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups
  • 6 Step-ups
  • 8/8 Single Leg Glute Bridges (0-25-25# DB on hip)

This was a new combo with the different step-ups, but following along with some stuff that help’s Brandi rehab her MCL tear.

3 Sets

  • 12 RDLs (50# DBs)
  • 12 Goblet Squats (53# KB)

Conditioning

2 Cycles

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Strict Pull-ups
    • 10 cal Row
    • 12 Russian KBS (62#)
  • 2:00 Rest

After one time through I went to quick singles on the bar. Did 3+6 and 3+5, so YAY for consistency. This workout was much worse than I expected.