At the Dreams

Traveled to Cancun yesterday for a work trip. Made it to the resort’s gym before dinner today.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Spin Bike
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Reverse Pattern on Ball (5s)
    • 10 Wall Slides
    • 20 alt Seated Hip Openers
    • 20/20s Supine Leg over Stretch

Upper

15-12-9

  • Lat Pulldowns (Setting #12, whatever that means)
  • DB Curls (25#)

I bit off more than I could choose with the weight choices, so that’s why the descending rep scheme.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg Step-up with Knee Drive (18”)
  • 20 DB Reverse Lunges (30# DBs)

Nasty!

Midline

3 Sets

  • 15 OH Crunch (35#)
  • 20 Slow Bicycles
  • 15 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Oblique Heel Touches

Really felt the burn.

Cool Down

  • 3:00 Walk
  • 3:00/3:00 Sideways Walk
  • 3:00 Backwards Walk

So Much Farmer Carry

Hottest day of the year so far and I had a busy day working on a bunch of projects. Filled dirt where the front tree was. Dug out a rotted stump in the back yard and then filled that with dirt. Cleaned some stuff in the car. Finally finished the last pieces of trim in the hallways. Workout at 4.

Warm-up

  • 10 DB Floor Press (25#)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Rows (15#)
  • 10 DB Deadlifts (15#)
  • 10 Incline DB Front Squats (15#)

Conditioning

  • 15 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 15 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 15 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 15 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 10 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 DB Floor Press (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 5 DB Bent Over Rows (40#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 Incline DB Front Squats (35#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry
  • 5 DB Deadlifts (50#)
  • 50m Farmer Carry

Grippy! I finished in 16:19.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 15 Pike-ups
  • 15 Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (R to L)
  • 15 Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (L to R)
  • 15 Crunches (reach to legs up)
  • 16 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 16 Bicycles (slow)

Then we took down the rip, backboard, and arm of the basketball hoop.

50 Second Abs

Conditioning

4 Sets

  • 2:00 Row (513-520-521-525m)
  • 2:00 TrueForm Walk recovery (0.15 – 0.18 – 0.2 – 0.21 km)

Back

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Arm Side Seated Crossbody Pulldown (38#)
  • 12 Close Grip Pulldown (93#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Wide Grip Seated Row (93#)
  • 10 Underhand Grip Seated Row (93#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Chest Support DB Wide Row (25#)
  • 10 Chest Support DB Low Row (25#)

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 50s Single Leg Lifts
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Crunches
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Reverse crunches
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Bicycles
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Oblique Heel Touches
  • 10s Rest

I hate Tabata, so you can guess how much I disliked 50 seconds at a time!

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

Pump & Core

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 8 Dumbbell Bench Press (30#)

Pump Session

  • 8-6-4 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8-6-4 Seated Cable Rows (126#, wide bar)
  • 12-9-6 Weighted Push-ups (12# vest)
  • 4-3-2 Strict Chin-ups

Increased the push-ups from the 10-8-6 last week.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Hold Knee-to-elbows
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Alternating V-ups
  • 20 Lying On Back, Single Leg Raises
  • 20 Oblique Crunch Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Much better this week, finishing in 7:28.

High Rep Pump

Still working all day, especially during the week on the kitchen.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Various other moves with the PVC
  • 10 DB Bench Press (25#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (45#)

Chest & Back

  • 8-6-4 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8-6-4 Seated Cable Rows (126#)
  • 10-8-6 Weighted Push-ups (12# vest)
  • 4-3-2 Strict Chin-ups

We switched up the pump session this week and it was great.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Hold Knee-to-elbows
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Alternating V-ups
  • 20 Lying On Back, Single Leg Raises
  • 20 Oblique Crunch Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Hadn’t done this in months. So terrible. Took me 8:56.

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.

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.

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.