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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Looked Easier on Paper

Warm-up

  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 30s Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10 Arm Circles
  • 20s Dead Hang
  • 10 Kip Swings

Conditioning

4 Rounds (each)

  • Recover on BikeErg
  • 15 T2B
  • 20 Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 15 Push-up

Brandi went first, so I started on the bike. Got 30-32-34-35 calories during my turns and we racked up a total of 213. I went 9-6 every round of toes to bars, unbroken wall balls, and only rested at the top of push-ups. We finished in 19:28. That was much harder than I expected.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 50m Sandbag Carry (100/65#)
  • 20 Plank + Knee to Elbow

My legs were so heavy for that first run and during the second I thought I might get sick. I started to feel better and pick up the pace over the last three rounds though. Wasn’t really for time, but took 16:44.

Then I mowed the lawn at both houses.

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.

Snatch Accessories

My ass is sore from the lunges and probably some from the air squats. Out in the garage at 4pm. I did 40 PVC passes because my shoulders were feeling really tight.

Conditioning

12:00 EMOM

  • 200 Row

My times were 41.7, 40.8, 42.0, 41.6, 41.6, 41.8, 41.5, 41.4, 41.3, 41.1, 41.1, 40.5.

Weightlifting Strength

E2M – 5 Sets

  • 3 Snatch Grip Push Press + 2 OHS

Warmed up with 45-95-115. Then used 135-145-155-160-165 for the working sets.

E90S – 3 Sets

  • 3 Snatch Pulls

Warmed up with 115-135-155. Used 175-185-195 for the working sets.

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)

Finished in 9:25 for a 58 second PR.

1:09 Better

Out in the garage after 4pm, late for a Sunday.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP – Partner

  • Partner A:
    • 5/5 Single Arm DB Thruster (50#)
    • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch
    • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J
  • Partner B: BikeErg

I started with the dumbbell first and Brandi was on the bike. I completed 5 rounds with the DB, she had 8 more to go, and we totaled 5,950 meters.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat pull downs w/two handle (115#)
  • 10 Straight arm, palms forward, arms out incline back flies (15# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lean back lat pull down (bar, 115#)
  • 10 Reverse grip lat pull down (115#)

Midline

2 Sets of 20s

  • 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)

First round done in 3:32 and 7:08 overall, which is a huge PR by 1:09!! We decided not to do the round of 10 today.