Lots of Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (53#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

  • 700-400-200m Run
  • 35-20-10 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24”)

The 35 burpees seemed to last forever and then my run was so slow after that. I picked up the pace in the 20 and then flew through the 10. Finished in 15:04.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Scissor Kicks
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 15 V-ups
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 20 Russian Twists

This was good. Took me 9:50 with a quick run across the garage to grab a towel to put down on my mats after round one.

Tweaked Back

I walked 18 holes on the golf course Friday in the heat and humidity. Took a lot out of me for the rest of the day.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×160
    • 2×180
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • Power Cleans
    • 4×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×135

Chest

MAX Bench Press (200#)

Got 15, which I’m pretty happy with.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Busted out 50 to beat the previous 40.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 50#)

75 DB Bench Press (40#)

Went 5×10, 8-7-5-5 to finish in 2:26 and beat the 2:48 from 4 weeks ago when I did 5×10 and 5×5.

Weightlifting

E2M – 7 Sets

  • 6 Power Cleans
    • 3@155
    • 3@165
    • 1@175

Was feeling pretty good so did a couple of increases.

Conditioning & Midline

2 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 40 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 30 Side Crunches
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Hollow Rocks

Heading out for the first run my back did not feel good and it didn’t get better with the movements. Took me 9:42.

Mowed the lawn and did a bunch of work on Brandi’s house. My back is not happy.

Humid Summer

This summer has been over-the-top humid almost every day.

Midline

  • 50 Leg Lifts
  • 50 DB OH Crunches (50# DB)
  • 50 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 50 V-ups
  • 50 Hollow Rocks
  • 50 Plank Hip Dips

Today I went 30-20 on the leg lifts, felt myself slowing a lot on the v-ups, and was able to do sets of 10 for the hollow rocks. Finished in 7:31, which smashes the 9:13 from a month ago.

Conditioning

25:00 AMRAP

  • 400m Run
  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 5 Strict HSPU
  • 5 HSPU

I got through five rounds, the run, and 12 box jumps. I rested between the types of handstand push-ups each round except the fifth one where I stayed on the wall because I knew I needed some time to finish the sixth run, but then I ran so fast I had enough time for a lot of jumps. Really sweaty from the heat and humidity, but a great workout.

Betty

We did some reorg in the garage and then hit the workout around 11. Brandi’s middle name is Betty, so we put up this sign.

Back

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Wide Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

I got 8-6-6-6.

4 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (115#)
  • 1:00 Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldowns (126#)
  • 30s Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Inverted Bar Rows
  • 30s Rest

2 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (107#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (96#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (85#)
  • 90s Rest

We used double handles.

Legs / Conditioning

20-18-16-14-12-10-12-14-16-18-20

  • DB Plyo Lunges

B didn’t use any weight. I used 25# dumbbells for 20-18, 15# for 16-14, and then 10# the rest of the way. I was dying! We finished in 7:40.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30 Bicycles
  • 30 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 15 Leg Lifts
  • 15/15 Side Plank Bounces

Wearing five pound ankle weights, I finished in 5:50, which is 17 seconds faster than Feb.

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.

Gross 50s

My triceps, biceps, and front shoulders all were getting sore in the morning already.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • 6 Front Squats (95#)
  • 6 DB Deadlifts (35#)
  • 4 DB Hang Cleans (35#)
  • 4 DB S2OH (35#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12-10-8-6 Front Squats (125-135-145-155#)
  • 20 Pulsing Goblet Squats (53# KB)

I didn’t wear a belt. Glad this was the 4th week and we can move on to something else.

4 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Glute Bridge + 2 Banded Hip Abduction (105#)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

DB DT – 5 Rounds

  • 12 Deadlifts (50#)
  • 9 Hang Cleans (50#)
  • 6 S2OH (50#)

I went unbroken each round, with mostly push presses. My grip was smoked and I probably should have set the dumbbells down after 11 deadlifts for a very short break because the cleans really sucked. Finished in 6:28.

Midline

  • 50 Leg Lifts
  • 50 DB OH Crunches (50# DB)
  • 50 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 50 V-ups
  • 50 Hollow Rocks
  • 50 Plank Hip Dips

Oh my! I went 25-15-10 on the leg lifts. Could barely do hollow rocks and had to limit myself to all 5s. Then I finished with 2×25 hip dips. Took me 9:13.

63 of Each

Ready for some normal June weather, because this 80+ bullshit is here way too early!

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 Front Squats (95#)

Strength

Shoulder Press

  • 10×45#
  • 6×75
  • 3×95
  • 2×115
  • 1×135
  • 1×150
  • 1×160
  • 1×167.5
  • 1×172.5

I think I put the belt on for 150+. Maybe could have done up to 180 or close today, but this was heavy enough and didn’t want to tweak my back going in to 63 front squats.

Conditioning

18-15-12-9-6-3

  • Front Squats (115#)
  • Bar-facing Burpees

Scaled it back from 135, which was the right call. I wore a belt and adjusted between movements. Was able to do every set of squats unbroken and kept a steady controlled pace on the burpees. It felt better than expected and finished in 11:06. So sweaty!

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20 OH Leg Lifts (20#)
  • 20 Leg Lifts over DB
  • 20 OH Crunches (20#)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips
  • 40 Bicycles

Nice burn in round three. Finished in 8:25.

Feeling Whooped

Yesterday’s workout knocked us out. I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night. Starting to feel my outer pecs from the deep kip of the toes-to-bars I think.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Air Squats
  • Squat Clean
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×165

Strength

Shoulder Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×75
  • 4×95
  • 2×115
  • 2×135
  • 2×150
  • 2×157.5

No idea how long we took, but the programming said to work up to a heavy double in 10 minutes.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 7 Squat Cleans (175#)

This was programmed with 225 pounds, but I’m nowhere near that level. I belted up on my way in to the garage and left it on the back of the truck on the way down the driveway. My runs got progressive slower. I thought I did a good job of picking the bar back up pretty quick, especially in the last round, which took me about 30 seconds to do the cleans. Finished in 14:06, which went much better than I expected. I think I picked the right weight, because I could keep going, but the squats weren’t exactly easy for me.

Midline

20-20-10

  • 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)

Another big PR, by 22 seconds with a time of 9:03.

Sitting here almost three hours later, I’m whooped again! Bring on some golf tomorrow.

Quick Partner Intervals

I was whooped last night! Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 2:00 SkiErg (404m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Air Squats
  • Dead Hang / Shoulder Stretching
  • 8 DB Thrusters (15#)
  • 8 DB Thrusters (25#)

Conditioning

8 Sets (each, IGYG)

  • 12 cal BikeErg
  • 10 DB Thrusters (35#)
  • 8 Burpee Box Jump Overs (20″)

The lower box and lighter weight was nice for a change and really let me hit the gas. Brandi went first. Each of our first rounds took about 1:50 and B settled in at about a 2:00 pace after that. I got a little faster for a few rounds and then turned it on for the last four, getting down to 1:34 for my final round. Took us 29:42 to finish. I really enjoy workouts like this where I can go-go-go and get a big rest.

Strength

Push Press

  • 5×45
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 3x5x155

The bar felt heavy after 80 thrusters. Did these from the rack, which sucks.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Hollowbody Knee Tucks (alt, alt, both w/ 12# DBs OH)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s OH Leg Lifts (12# DBs)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Jack Knife (12# DB)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s V-sit Up and Over DB
    10s Rest

Did two rounds today instead of three since the other stuff took awhile. I got 17-13-16-30 both rounds.

Bike Intervals

Yesterday I walked 18 holes with the temperature in the mid 80s and my score in the high 80s. Workout at the usual 4pm.

Conditioning

6 Rounds

  • 2:00 BikeErg
  • 3:00 Rest

I did 1,134 – 1,142 – 1,145 – 1,150 – 1,155 – 1,176 meters.

Chest

3 Sets

  • 15 Incline DB Bench (40#)
  • 15 Incline DB Fly (20#)

2 Sets

  • 15 Batwing Fly (incline, 10#)
  • 15 DB Peck Dec (20#)

Decided we should cut it short with the thrusters tomorrow for the Pair UP ThrowDOWN workout.

Midline

3 Rounds

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

Finished in 9:02, 1:01 faster than the first time we did this with 30s!