Too Much Caffeine

I had a solo round of golf walking 18 holes yesterday. Had to camp under a tree on the 9th for about 30 minutes and still finished in just over 3 hours.

Warmed up with a few reps of various movements and some PVC stuff. I had another (partial) cup of coffee about an hour before the workout and it was a bad idea.

Chest, Triceps, Shoulders, and Conditioning

I started on the movements and B started on the cardio parts.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 10 Burpees
  • Partner B:
    • 10 DB Bench Press (20/35# DBs)
    • 10 DB Flys (15/25# DBs)

Much better weight choices for me this week. Tried jump up/back burpees in set two for the first time in awhile. Gassed me.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 75 Jump Rope
  • Partner B:
    • 10/15 Banded Uppercut Chest Fly (red CS)
    • 15 Incline Push-ups (on bench, 5 wide, 5 normal, 5 close)

I messed up doing 15 reps of the banded movement on the first set, so stuck with it. The push-ups are really hard at this point.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 10 Burpees
  • Partner B:
    • 8 Front Raise + Lateral Raise (5/8# DBs)
    • 8 [Seated] Arnold Press (12/25# DBs)

Stepped back and jumped up on every set of burpees.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 50 Jump Rope
  • Partner B:
    • 10 DB Upright Rows (15/25# DBs)
    • 10 DB Around the World (5/8# DBs)

2 Sets

  • Partner A: 10 Burpees
  • Partner B:
    • 15 DB Skull Crushers (15/25# DBs)
    • 15 French Presses (25/30# DB)

Went back to step back/up burpees.

2 Sets

  • Partner A: 50 Jump Rope
  • Partner B:
    • 15 OH Tricep Extensions (rope on cable pulley, 27#)
    • 10 Diamond Push-ups

I wont 4-3-3 on both rounds of push-ups. We finished over four minutes faster in 31:53. Sitting here shortly after the workout and haven’t felt like this in quite some time.

Tri No More

Walked 18 holes yesterday because the weather was perfect and there was a chance we’d only be able to play 9 holes today.

Upper Body & Conditioning

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 10 Burpees
  • Partner B:
    • 10 DB Bench Press (15-20-20/50# DBs)
    • 10 DB Flys (15/30# DBs)

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 75 Jump Rope
  • Partner B:
    • 10 Banded Chest Fly (blue CS)
    • 15 Incline Push-ups (on bench, 5 wide, 5 normal, 5 close)

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 10 Burpees
  • Partner B:
    • 8 Front Raise + Lateral Raise (8-5-5/8# DBs)
    • 8 Arnold Press (15-12-10/25# DBs)

I did my Arnold presses seated.

3 Sets

  • Partner A: 50 Jump Rope
  • Partner B:
    • 10 DB Upright Rows (12-15-15/20# DBs)
    • 10 DB Around the World (5/8# DBs)

2 Sets

  • Partner A: 10 Burpees
  • Partner B:
    • 15 DB Skull Crushers (15/25# DBs)
    • 15 French Presses (30-25/40-30# DB)

2 Sets

  • Partner A: 50 Jump Rope
  • Partner B:
    • 15 OH Tricep Extensions (rope on cable pulley, 27#)
    • 10 Diamond Push-ups

This was worse than the tricep focused workout I did in Cancun and I could barely move my arms for days. We’re going to be feeling this one! We finished in 36:10.

Runaway Abs

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Decline Hammer Curl (25#)
  • 12 Incline Double DB OH Tricep Extensions (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (40#)
  • 12 Tricep Kickbacks (15#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Wide Curl to Hammer Curl (20#)
  • 12 OH Tricep Extensions (rope, 49#)

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 10 Bent Arm Lateral Raises (15#)
  • 10 Plate Front Raises (25#)

3 Sets

  • 20 See Saw Shoulder Press (20#)
  • 10 Bent Over Shoulder Raise + Fly (10#)

3 Sets

  • 8/8 DB Cross Body Raise (12#)
  • 12 OH Scap Shrug (25# DBs)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • Run (200-200-150m)
  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 20 Hollow Bicycles (inside toe touch)
  • Run (200-150-150m)
  • 12/12 Half Kneeling Banded Rotations (blue)
  • 12/12 Kneeling Side Plank Crunches
  • Run (200-150-150m)
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 12 Crunches

Finished in 22:40.

That was a lot of movements today.

Arms It Is

We were busy so had a few days off from the gym.

Conditioning

10 Sets

  • 1:00 Row
  • 1:10 Rest

265-272-283-281-285-285-288-286-285-289m

Arms

  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Plate Curl (35/25#)
  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 OH Tricep Extension (35/25#)
  • OH Plate Hold (35/25#)

4:42

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline DB Bench (25-30-35#)
  • 10 Incline Fly

3 Sets

  • 10 DB Pullover (50#)
  • 15 Push-up

Arm Program

Very busy day yesterday, doing yard work at both houses, and getting the last of B’s things moved out.

Warm-up

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

Arms

Trying a new arm program for several weeks that I found on Muscle & Strength.

4 Sets

  • 8 Barbell Curl (55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (115-135-155-175#)

3 Sets

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

3 Sets

  • 10/10 One Arm OH Extension (rope on cable pulley, 27-32-32#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Curl (25#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 49-51.5-51.5#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (38#)
  • 12 Diamond Push-up

Definitely got a really good arm pump!

Midline

4 Sets

  • 8 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Sets

  • 6/6 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
  • 20 alt Crunches
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (70#)

Hiya 2021

I think my tailbone is good to go and I’m noticing minor improvements to my shoulder. I was up way too early this morning, so I got in a nap before my workout at 11am.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.8 km)
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Floor Press (65-70-75-77.5#)
  • 10 Supinated Tricep Pulldown (bar, 49-60-60-65#)

Probably shouldn’t have done those floor presses because they were not kind to my left shoulder.

4 Sets

  • 10 Incline Bench Press (95-95-110-110#)
  • 10 Overhead Tricep Extension (rope, 49-49-54-54#)

The extensions weren’t great with my shoulder either, but the incline bench was fine.

4 Sets

  • 12 Incline Fly (25# DBs)
  • 12 French Press (50# DB)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 20 Squat Jumps
  • 10 DB Push Jerks (50# DBs)
  • 10 DB Box Step Overs (24″, 50# DBs)

I went 4-3-3 for the first round of chin-ups and took a quick break after 5 step overs. In rounds two and three I did doubles and singles on the bar and unbroken on the step overs. Finished in 7:50.

Knocked out Crossover Symmetry Recovery and ohhh the burn after hitting upper body.

Sneaky Quads

My legs felt really heavy last night and my upper abs are a bit sore today. In the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (678m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Combo Shoulder Raises (front + lateral, 8#)
    • 4 Wide Push-ups
    • 4 Push-ups
    • 4 Diamond Push-ups
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 4/4 Landmine Bench Press (45#)
  • 5 Russian KBS (53#)

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Bench Press (65-70-75-80#)
  • 10 Underhand Tricep Pulldown (spinny bar, 49-60-60-60#)

I am really liking the setup we’ve been using for these landmine presses, with it behind us so we can go up and down through the rep in more of a straight line.

5 Sets

  • 10 Incline Bench Press (45-95-105-115-120#)
  • 10 OH Tricep Extensions (rope, 38-49-49-49-49#)

4 Sets

  • 12 Incline Flys (25# DBs)
  • 12 French Press (60-60-60-50# DB)

I probably should have gone with 50 the entire way.

3 Sets

  • MAX Wide Push-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Not a fan of these with my shoulders. Managed 26-20-18.

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 10 Heavy Russian KBS (70#)

My quads were blowing up a few rounds in, each time I’d get to 8-10 reps on the squats. Got through 6+38.

Pump Before Pull-ups

Nothing is sore for a change. Nice weather, which is very unusual. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 3:00 SkiErg (701m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Cuban Rotations (15#)
    • 10 Rear Delt Band Pull Aparts (red)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (40#)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (35#)

Chest & Triceps

4 Sets

  • 8 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8 DB Fly (40#)
  • 8 DB Bench Press (60#)

Was close to failure on the bench presses the last two sets.

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Pull Over (60#)
  • 12 Tricep Push Down (bar, 60#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Close Grip Bench Press (115-125-135-145#)
  • 10 Cable OH Tricep Extension (rope, 38-43-43-43#)

The bench press felt really good here.

3 Sets

  • MAX Push-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Not as good to start today, but better on the other two sets, with 35-25-22.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 12 Pull-ups
  • 20 Goblet Squats (53#)
  • 8 Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Not my jam with so much of the time for squats and me being cautious with my back. My rounds were 1:08, 1:10, and 1:12.