Leg Combos

Yep, as Sunday night went on, my legs were feeling those 5 hours in the workshop, mostly standing on concrete. Yesterday I didn’t wake up with the back tweak feeling, so that’s great news. I slept for shit though and even took a nap in the middle of my work day, which never happens. Out in the garage at 4.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6 Landmine Squats (45#)
  • 12 Plyo Lunges
  • 6 Landmine Squats (90#)
  • 12 Plyo Lunges (20# DBs)
  • 6 Landmine Squats (125#)
  • 12 Plyo Lunges (30# DBs)
  • 6 Landmine Squats (155#)
  • 6 Landmine Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts (90#)
  • 10 Back Squat Jumps (45#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 6 Landmine Squat (180-195-210-215#)
  • 12 DB Plyo Lunge (40-40-45-50# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Landmine Single Leg RDL (club grip, 115-125-135-145#)
  • 10 Back Squat Jump (95#)

These supersets crush me.

Conditioning

9:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict Chin-ups
  • 6 Power Cleans (115/80#)
  • 9 Box Jumps (24/20″)

I forgot how nasty the combination of cleans and box jumps / step-ups can be. By about the third round I really had to concentrate on my jumps so I wouldn’t fail. did the cleans unbroken every round and got through 8+3.

Five More Pounds

I’ve been swamped at work, so yesterday ended up being a full rest day instead of active recovery. Workout at 10am this morning.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 3×165

Weightlifting

  • 4:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (185-185-195-195)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 2 Power Cleans (205-205-215-215)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 1 Power Clean (225-235-245-255)

All touch-n-go reps. Five pounds more than a few weeks ago. I haven’t picked that up since February of 2018. Felt good today and definitely had more in the tank. I’ll keep slowing working on my leg strong and confidence with the lift. Things are working. Maybe I can get back to my best of 275 or even more.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 20 PVC Sit-ups (anchored + AbMat)
  • 30 Russian Twists (35# plate)

These PVC sit-ups are gross. My upper abs were on fire in round 3 and I had to start breaking them up. I did the twists all unbroken though. Finished in 7:11.

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 40 Double Unders
  • 10 Double DB Box Step Overs (50/35#, 24/20″)

Did step burpees from the start to help with heart rate. I missed a dub is 3-4 of my rounds I think. Never rested during the step overs. You just have to keep grinding. Finished 7+1.

11 Seconds Better

Back to work after the holidays yesterday and I needed the full rest day. In the garage at 4pm today.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,531m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 8 Landmine Squats (45#)
  • 16 Plyo Lunges
  • 8 Landmine Squats (90#)
  • 8 Plyo Lunges (20# DBs)
  • 4 Landmine Squats (135#)
  • 8 Plyo Lunges (25# DBs)
  • 4 Landmine Squats (160#)
  • 8 Landmine Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts (90#)
  • 5 Back Squat Jumps (45#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 8 Landmine Squats (175-185-195-200#)
  • 16 DB Plyo Lunges (30# DBs)

For the last two sets I didn’t want to try cleaning the bar up so did my first rep from the dead stop at the bottom. Made a nasty superset even worse.

4 Sets

  • 8/8 Landmine Single Leg RDL (110#)
  • 10 Back Squat Jumps (95#)

Did the RDLs with the weight out to the side today. Was more comfortable, except then I was holding the fat end of the bar. I should have used the club grip!

Conditioning

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  • 50 DB Deadlifts (50/35# DBs)
  • 50 AbMat Sit-ups (no arms)
  • 50 Step-ups (24/20″)
  • 50 Single Arm DB Thrusters (50/35#)

I never really stopped on the deadlifts and went 10-10-10-10-5-5 on the step-ups. For the thrusters I switched arms without ever putting the dumbbell down. Started with my right arm and my sets were 10-10-10-5-7-8. My left shoulder did not feel good with these and really slowed me down. I should have stuck to sets of 5 the whole way through like I did last time. Still good enough for an 11 second PR though, with a time of 7:45.

Power Doubles

My shoulder is angry with me from yesterday’s movements. 😦 My triceps were already sore this morning. I guess my tailbone isn’t completely 100% because I can feel it a bit when I sit on the couch. Nothing like it was at the beginning of the week though. I woke up with a little headache that lingered through the workout. I shoveled snow this morning before a 10am workout. Too early to get in a nap before. 😉

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,510m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×165
    • 2×185
    • 2×195

The weight was feeling heavy so I even did the unplanned set with 195 to keep warming up.

Weightlifting

10:00 EMOM

  • 2 Power Cleans (7@ 205, 3 @ 215#)

Took me several sets to start feeling good about it. By the end I was wanting to go up again, but I’m really trying to be smart and not push my luck to an injury. Slow and steady. Everything touch-n-go.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12/12 Side Bends (70# KB)
  • 10 Low Pulley Knee-Ins (32#)
  • 20/20s Star Plank
  • 10 Strict T2B

I used to be terrible at strict toes to bars, but they’re really no problem now. I reset my feet on the ground each rep to keep from swinging, but never came off the bar.

Conditioning

E5M – 6 Rounds

  • 15 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 10 cal SkiErg
  • 10 C&J (95#)
  • 15 cal Row

My round times were 3:02 – 3:01 – 2:53 – 2:52 – 2:46 – 2:42. When I saw the clock after round three I was worried because it was such a drop and I didn’t know where it came from. Turned out I could have gone faster throughout. The clean and jerks slowed after 5 or 6 reps each round but I wasn’t in danger of putting the bar down.

Explosive Supersets

I could get used to this vacation life. I took a nap two days in a row before gym time. My tailbone hasn’t improved from yesterday.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,548m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 8 Landmine Squats (45#)
  • 8 Plyometric Lunges
  • 6 Landmine Squats (80#)
  • 8 Plyometric Lunges (15# DBs)
  • 6 Landmine Squats (125#)
  • 5/5 Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts (53# KB)
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 2/2 Landmine Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts (90#)
  • 4 Squat Jumps (8# DBs)
  • 5 Double Dumbbell Clean & Jerks (25# DBs)
  • 5 Double Dumbbell Snatches (25#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10 Landmine Squats (155-165-175-175#)
  • 20 DB Plyo Lunges (25# DBs)

Hell of a burn from this superset.

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Single Leg RDL (110#)
  • 10 Squat Jumps (20-25-30-35# DBs)

This was no joke either.

Conditioning

  • 30 Double Dumbbell Clean & Jerks (35# DBs)
  • 30 Double Dumbbell Snatches (35# DBs)

I saw a video of Kristi and Pat doing something like this for an online qualifier, but there was no way I was going to attempt it with 50s. I did 3×10 on the C&J and snatches were 4×5 with a final set of 10. Finished in 4:10. I’m not a fan of those double dumbbell snatches though. This was a lot of bending over in what probably wasn’t very good positioning.

Late Workout

After I finished work for the year I took a quick trip down to IKEA. Still managed to make it out to the garage at about 7:30 pm for a workout.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,526m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6/6 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (90#)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 30# DB)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (135#)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45# DB)
  • 6 Romanian Deadlift (135#)
  • 12 alt Kossack Squats

Legs

4 Sets

  • 6/6 LM Curtsy Lunges (155-165-175-185#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 60# DB)

I felt strong tonight.

4 Sets

  • 12 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (53# KB)
  • 6 RDL (185-205-215-225#)

Conditioning

CrossFit Open Workout 12.1 – 7:00 AMRAP

  • Target Burpees (6″ above reach)

The only time I did this workout was in 2012 for my first open and I got 92 reps. I had high hopes for today.

This was not fun at all. After 1:00 I had 16 and after 2:00 I think I had 31. I was already struggling! Somewhere around 3 or 3:30 I switched to step downs and ups, attempting to control my heart rate. Maybe it worked, but it sure did slow down my reps too. I went back to jumps for the final minute. Managed to get 97 reps, which is only a level 65 score on BTWB. Not good, but at least I set a PR.

Pow Pow Triples

Took a full rest day yesterday after not getting much sleep. Out in the garage at 11:30 today.

Warm-up

  • 4:00 SkiErg (873m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 5×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×115
    • 3×135
    • 3×155
    • 3×175

Weightlifting

  • 5:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (185#)
  • 5:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (195#)

Planned on 185 the whole way but it felt good so I made the jump.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 25 Ring Dips
  • 25 cal BikeErg
  • 50 Reverse Lunges (40# DBs)
  • 25 cal BikeErg
  • 75 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 25 cal BikeErg

I went 5×5 for the dips, 30-20 lunges, and 35-25-15 swings. Probably averaged around 1,100 cal/hr on the bike. Finished in 23:42.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 40s Mountain Climber Slides
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s Weighted Russian Twist (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s OH Crunch (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s OH Flutter Kicks (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest

Single Leg Supers

Rest day yesterday. I did some sanding for about 90 minutes, which really boosts my WHOOP strain score. Got nine hours of sleep last night, but I’m only at 55% recovery.

Warm-ups

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.52 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 3:00 Wrists
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45# bar)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45# + 35)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45# + 80)
  • 4 Romanian Deadlifts (45#)
  • 8 alt Kossack Squats
  • 4 Romanian Deadlifts (135#)
  • 8 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (30#)

Handstands

8 Sets

  • 3 Kick-ups (between leg sets)

I need to break my habit of reaching for the wall with my lead leg.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 8/8 LM Curtsy Lunges (club grip, 45# + 100-110-110-110)
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 50# DB)

4 Sets

  • 16 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (45#)
  • 8 RDL (175-175-185-185)

Supersets with single leg movements are killer because of so many reps. Takes a long time to get through.

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Deadlifts (135#)

I went 5-5 on every round of deadlifts with a quick break so I wouldn’t be straining and get myself out of position with 10 consecutive. Was able to keep a pretty consistent pace on the running and got through 5 + 70m.

Clean Triples

My ass is still sore and my shoulder is shitty. Out in the garage at 10am.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 3:00 SkiErg (647m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 3:00 Wrist Warm-up
  • Power Cleans
    • 5×45
    • 5×95
    • 3×115
    • 3×135

Weightlifting

10:00 EMOM

  • 3 Power Cleans

I increased the weight after every two sets, going 155-175-195-215-225. I did them touch-n-go through 195 and then singles. That jump to 215 got real!

Handstands

5 Sets

  • 3 Kick-ups

I’m still working on the head placement. I also focused on not reaching for the wall with my lead foot, since the wall won’t be there if I want to hold a real freestanding handstand.

Conditioning

40:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Deadlifts (95/65#)
  • 10 Power Cleans (95/65#)
  • 20 DB Sit-ups (30/20#)
  • 20/20s Weighted Side Plank (30/20#)
  • 10 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 160′ Suitcase Carry (70#)

Haven’t done something long like this in weeks, at least. I liked it and glad we decreased the weight from the originally planned 115/80. Even round but the last I did the 10 deadlifts right in to 2 cleans without dropping the bar and then 2×4 cleans. At the end I did 10+4 and 6, which I really could have done every round. Got through 7+20.

Return of the Curtsy

I did a bunch of hand sanding and woodwork yesterday afternoon, ending up with a 19.0 WHOOP strain score, which I think is my record. Slept in past 7 too! Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-ups

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,536m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 3:00 Wrist Warm-up
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5/5 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45 + 45#)
  • 10 Kossack Squats
  • 5 RDL (85#)
  • 8 Shoulder Press (45#)

Handstands

7 Sets

  • 3 Handstand Kick-ups (between leg sets)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10/10 LM Curtsy Lunges (club grip, 45# + 3@90 & 1@100)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 40# DB)

Might as well call this shit a metcon!

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (35# KB)
  • 10 RDL (155-155-175#)

That was a lot of unilateral work today, which is probably why it felt so taxing.

Shoulders

4 Sets

  • 8 Shoulder Press (95-115-130-130#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Shrugs (60# DBs)

My left shoulder didn’t feel the greatest doing these presses.

Conditioning

7:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpees
  • 5/5 DB Hang C&J (50/35#)

Didn’t push it from the beginning and was consistently knocking out 1:15 rounds. Started picking up the pace with about three minutes left and made up ground to be able to get 6 + 1. I did what was really a push press throughout.