Bump Up the Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • 10 Back Squats (35#)
  • 5 Back Squats (55#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Back Squats (75#)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Skaters

3 Sets

  • 12 alt Double DB Step-ups (20″, 40#)
  • 12 Froggers

I increased the weight on everything today.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10 OH Lying Leg Raises (30# DB)
  • 10 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 10 OH Sit-ups (30# DB)
  • 10 PlankHip Dips
  • 1:00 Plank

Upper abs were already burning in the first set. Finished in 7:43.

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

Leg Tri-Set

Warm-up

  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 80’ Lateral monster Walks
  • 10 Monster squats
  • 10 Monster Toe touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Legs

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Curtsy Lunge (40# DBs)
  • 8/8 Bulgarian Split Squats (25# DBs)
  • 12 Double DB RDLs (50# DBs)

This was a nasty tri-set. I think I chose wise weights for our first attempt.

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 30s BikeErg
  • ~45s Rest

310, 313, 315, 315, 317, 322, 323, 323, 324, 334 meters

Heavier Dumbbells for Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Hip Circles

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (30#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (30#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (60#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 45#)

Increased all of the weights for both circuits. This was getting really gripped in the final couple of rounds.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

Late Friday

We ran out for a few quick things so didn’t get in the garage until after 5pm.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 5 DB Floor Presses (45#)

Conditioning

40:00 AMRAP – Partner

  • ~600m BikeErg
  • 10 DB Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 DB Push Presses (35#)
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • ~600m BikeErg
  • 10 DB Floor Presses (45#)
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 10/6 Pull-ups

One person was on the bike while the other was going through three movements. We got through exactly 7 rounds and a total of 15,911 meters.

Four Rounds is the Ticket

Got started shortly after 3 so we could get to work on countertops.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Hip Circles

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (25#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (25#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (50#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 40#)

Increased to four rounds this week, which was the sweet spot. Was better doing the Romanian deadlifts right after the row too.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

The sit-ups were much better using my AbMat and having my feet anchored under 40 pound dumbbells.

Sit Down

Another busy day working on the kitchen, with a few hiccups along the way.

Warm-up

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

Legs

4 Sets

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squats (45# KB)
  • 16 Cossack Squats

4 Sets

  • 400/500m BikeErg
  • 5/5 Goblet Deficit Reverse Lunges w/ Knee Up (35# DB, 1×55 plate deficit)
  • 14 Sumo KB Deadlift (70# KB)

Decided to use the seat on the bike today and it was still really tough! I got faster on the machines each time through.

Getting it in

Warm-up

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

Legs

4 Sets

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squats (45# KB)
  • 16 Cossack Squats

4 Sets

  • 400/500m Standing BikeErg
  • 5/5 Goblet Deficit Reverse Lunges w/ Knee Up (35# DB, 1×55 plate deficit)
  • 14 Sumo KB Deadlift (70# KB)

I ran and biked slower than usual. Another busy day working on house projects and I haven’t slept very well the last two nights.

Midline

  • 20 alt Single Leg Lifts (25# DB Overhead)
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 20 Overhead DB Sit-ups (25#)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips

Those sit-ups were a killer.