The Long One

5 Rounds

  • 1:00 Step-ups (20″)
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s alt Side Crunches
  • 30s Pike-ups
  • 10s Rest
  • 1:00 Handstand Hold
  • 10s Rest
  • 1:00 Row
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Flutter Kicks
  • 30s Windshield Wipers (45# plate)
  • 10s Rest
  • 1:00 50m OH Carry (35# DBs)
  • 10s Rest
  • 1:00 BikeErg
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Burpees
  • 30s Slow Mountain Climbers
  • 10s Rest

I really wanted to held the handstands, but I had to break for the last two rounds, doing 30s + 20s. The fatigue with the carries really added up.

Double Yoga on Monday

On Monday we did day 6 and day 7 from the yoga series and they were about 23 minutes each. Day 6 was a really good core burner.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 16 Glute Bridges

I scaled back from the 12 DB RDLs.

3 Sets

  • 16 Air Squats
  • 8 Broad Jumps

Scaled here as well instead of 8 back squats.

3 Sets

  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg
  • 14 DB Step-ups (20″, 40# DBs)

Dropped to lower dumbbells this time

3 Sets

  • 10 Duck Walk in Place (12# weight vest)
  • 20 Curtsy Lunges (12# weight vest)

Wearing the weight vest was a nice change and still manageable. Trying to be careful with may back, especially with flights this week. Took us 32:24.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Leg Lifts over MB
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s MB Plank Mountain Climbers
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twists (20#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s MB Plank Knee to Elbow (cross body)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Sit-up + MB Sit-up (20#)
  • 15s Rest

Toss the Bar Around a Bit

I was really tired later in the evening, after processing wood for a bit. Today I’m feeling surprisingly good after those deadlifts. I can already feel my posterior chain though and I had still been sore from Wednesday’s workout.

  • 3:00 Row (700m)
  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.45 km)
  • 3 Rounds
    • 20 Push Jerks (75#)
    • 50 Mountain Climbers
    • 12 Pull-ups
    • 100 Jump Rope
    • 20 DB Floor Presses (40#)
    • 20 Back Rack Lunges (75#)

Not used to tossing around weights so much, so had to get in some extra breathing at times. Finished in 23:32.

Saturday Work Meeting

We had to get in our workout early today since I had a work meeting in the morning.

Warm-up

3 Sets

  • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
  • 10 Calf Raises

Conditioning

30:00 AMRAP

  • 60 Jump Rope
  • 30 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 20 Bicycles
  • 16 Plyo Lunges
  • 10 Burpees

Oh boy! Before we hit the halfway point I was ready to stop. No place to recover in this one. I only tripped once or twice on the rope, managed 10-10 for push-ups every round, and did step back/up burpees. Got through 7+60.

9 is So Early

Had to get it in early (just after 9) this morning due to plans for the day.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Toe Touches

Conditioning

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Burpee Pull-up
    • 20 Sit-ups
  • 2:30 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Burpee Step-ups (24″)
    • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 2:30 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Burpees
    • 20 Mountain Climbers

Felt pretty good after yesterday’s back issue. Went a little too slow to start out the first AMRAP though. I got 3+16, 5+5, and 7+12.

Accessory

  • 10->1 Plate Curls (35#)
  • 10->1 OH Tricep Extensions (35#)
  • OH Hold (35#)

We crushed out best by over 30 seconds, inn 4:07.

Pounding Eights

We’re trying to get back on track and be more consistent in the gym. Next week we’ll be making some changes to our shopping and eating.

Warm-up

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

Conditioning

  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats
    • 20 Crunches
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 6 DB Hang Squat Cleans (25#)
    • 12 Reverse Lunges
    • 24 Mountain Climbers
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 10 Box Jump (24”)
    • 8 DB Push Press (40#)
    • 6 Pull-up

I did 6+21, 6+9, and 5+10, with all kipping pull-ups on that last piece. My vision started to get blurry right after and I ended up getting a migraine, which put me in bed the rest of the night.

Sabbatical is Over

First day back to work after my three month sabbatical. The kitchen isn’t finished, but is looking pretty good! Warmed up with 10×45 and 10×95 bench.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Got 41, which beats the first time through the program by 1 rep.

MAX Ring Push-ups

Did 28, which is 2 reps better.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (45#)

75 DB Bench Press (40/20#)

Went with all sets of five and tried resting the dumbbells on my chest most of the time instead of sitting up. Finished in 2:36 to beat my 2:48.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 50 alt Plank Knee-to-Elbows
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 25 Air Squats
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 25 alt Side Crunches
  • 25 Russian Kettlebell Swings (53#)

Got through 4+50.

Every Machine

I’m really feeling my triceps from the first day of the chest program.

30:00 AMRAP

  • 5 HSPU
  • 400 BikeErg
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 200m Row
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 120m TrueForm Run
  • 40 Mountain Climbers
  • 200m SkiErg

This was a lot harder than expected. I did everything unbroken, wore grips for pull-ups and was able to finish four full rounds plus through the mountain climbers. I couldn’t get myself to push the runs otherwise I might have been able to finish five rounds.

Grippy Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 3 Dumbbell Front Squat (35#)

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

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

3 Rounds

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

Should adjust this one to put the RDLs right after the row.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Slow Mountain Climbers
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

Really should have had feet anchored for those sit-ups and use my AbMat.

Arms Week 2

Yesterday I was the only one who showed up for golf so I was able to walk a quick 18 in about 2:45. Second week of the arm program.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 8 Barbell Curls (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (45#)
  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (95#)

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Barbell Curl (57.5#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (120-140-160-180#)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Cross-body Hammer Curl (25#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 One Arm OH Tricep Extension (25-30-30# DB, standing)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (25#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 51.5#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (40.5#)
  • 12 Diamond Push-up

Increased weight just a little bit on a lot of the movements. Those supersets are so rough!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

We did these correctly this week by holding each other’s ankles while laying on the floor.

2 Sets

  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 10/10 Side Plank Bounces (10#)
  • 30 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 DB OH Crunches (2×30#)

Took me 3:55.