I’m sore in every part of my body. No exaggeration. No outdoor workout this weekend because of the chilly weather and our schedules. In the garage at 10am today.
30:00 EMOM (40s Work / 20s Rest)
cal Bike Erg
H2H KBS (53#)
Meant to be a recovery type workout. Of course after I got a couple of rounds and was feeling good I decided to push it. I went 12-13-13-15-15-16 on the row, 14-15-16-16-16-18 on the step-ups, 12-12-14-14-15-16 on the bike, 32-37-38-39-40-42 push-ups, and 22-22-24-24-24-24 with swings. My body felt much better after moving through this.
Not getting enough sleep and can’t seem so sleep in like I was early on in the pandemic. I need to shift this somehow so I’m not up at 5 or 6am every day.
Handstand Balance Breakthrough
I finally decided to pay for a handstand balance program. It’s from Pamela Gagnon (her Instagram) and Performance Plus Programming. It cost $25 and is a four week program that takes about 10 minutes a day, four times a week. I never know what to work on, so I end up not working on anything. Having a program to follow will guide me and keep me going. Makes sense to learn how to balance before spending more time trying to walk, which I hadn’t really thought about before.
45s Overhead Opener
45s Wrist Warm-up
Accumulate 2:00 in a 45 degree hollow
30s Wall-facing HS Hold
Did the 45 degree hold in two 1:00 blocks. Wasn’t as bad as I was expecting.
With the weather changing, we wanted to take advantage, so are doing two out of the gym workouts this week. Went to the park.
5 Rounds (30s work / 30s rest)
Weighted Muscle-ups (12#)
Weighted Plank (12#)
Weighted Toes to Rings (12#)
DB Plyo Lunges (25# DBs + 12#)
I almost never wear my vest, but I wanted a new challenge for muscle-ups. Loaded it to 12 pounds and wore it for the entire workout. I can’t believe I got eight unbroken muscle-ups each round! After round two I was convinced I’d only get six the next round. It wasn’t easy but I got the eight and then I really wanted the full 5×8. The last two rounds were a fight for the final 2-3 reps, but I got them. I did 13 T2R each time and went 24-22-22-22-22 on the lunges. The plank was a nice break before getting back on the rings. The 30 second plus 1:00 rest after lunges went by way too quick. Here’s a video of my first set of muscle-ups.
Sandbag Hill Carry (up, 100#)
Hill Run (down)
Hill Run (up)
Sandbag Hill Carry (down, 100#)
30 alt V-ups
Didn’t even run a clock for this. Get work done. Went 4×10 push-ups each time.
I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night, but WHOOP has me at 87% recovered. Today is a cooler day and it was me by myself at the park a little after noon.
10 Kip Swings
E3M – 5 Sets
A month and a half ago I did 44 reps in an every three minute workout of max reps after 16 in the first set. I wanted more volume today, but I’m not ready to attempt a new max set. Going for ten per minute would have only been six more total reps. By not starting with a MAX set that sounded completely doable since I’d just done five sets of eight a couple weeks ago in a workout with other movements. I went with eleven to challenge myself and because it’s a weird number.
The goal was to do each round unbroken. Ha! I was able to do the first two rounds unbroken and felt pretty good. It hit me though. 9-1-1 (not an emergency!), 8-2-1, and 6-1-1-1-1-1 for the other three rounds. I’m pleased with that. 55 reps is a lot. Nuts that before the pandemic I’d never done more than 10 unbroken and my max during a test in December was 9. Now I’m doing that many multiple times.
10/10 yard Shuttle Sprint
20/20 yard Shuttle Sprint
30/30 yard Shuttle Sprint
I did all the push-ups unbroken. My times were 55, 53, 54, 54, and 54 seconds. How’s that for consistency?
When I got home I threw the shoes in the trash. As I was running the warm-up I could feel the support was gone.
My back felt much better through the night and this morning. Went the the track at 10am. Ideal weather this morning for it.
Speed / Explosive
E2M – 10 Sets
5 Broad Jumps
10 Squat Jumps
Was taking me about 35-37 seconds.
50 Double Unders
I missed once on the rope after 47 reps in round four. Went out too fast on the first run, but settled in after that. I did 8-8-7-7 push-ups each round and maybe could have done 3×10. Finished in 16:57.
30 Flutter Kicks
15 Leg Raises
15/15 Side Plank Bounces
All while wearing five pound ankle weights. I went unbroken everywhere, which was really tough on the flutter kicks.
No golf yesterday because of my back. Gave me time to get some painting done, mow the lawn, and work on the Gympac squeezed in around work. Worked out at 4pm today. I’m moving around a lot better today and the dog bite is healing well.
6:00 BikeErg (2,784m)
80’ Lateral Monster Walks
80’ Monster Walks
12 Zottman Curls (25# DBs)
12 Barbell Curls (65#)
12 Incline Hammer Curls (30# DBs)
12 Tricep Push (Pull?) Downs (reverse grip, 50#)
Used the short spinny handled bar that came with the Gympac.
12 Tricep Push Downs (rope, 50#)
12 Combo Shoulder Raises (In and out, 15# DBs)
Held the dumbbell with the head pointing to the sky.
10 Upright Rows (30-35-40# DBs)
12 Push-up + knee tuck
12 Seated Leg Tucks
12 Hollow Rocks
Brandi had the idea to change our plan and do abs with running instead of a different workout i had planned. This really got me because I knew I had to push the runs. The nice thing is that I was able to, which historically is not me. I started out a little under two minutes per round and was slowing down. Then I got around the 7:00 mark and really wanted to get seven rounds and finish the run, so I had to make up some ground. Proud of myself for being able to pick up the pace even more on both the runs and the core work. Finished 7+204.
Got a good night of sleep in my own bed! I feel good after working out every day for over a week. In the garage at 10am.
15-12-9-6-3 Strict HSPU
15-12-9-6-3 Strict Pull-up
20-16-12-8-4 Banded Row (step on band)
20-16-12-8-4 Banded Tricep Push Downs
20-16-12-8-4 Banded Curls
30-24-18-12-6 Band Pull Aparts
30-24-18-12-6 Russian Twists
I got the idea from TeamRICHEY and modified it to suit two people. It was an I Go You Go style workout with Brandi. I went 9-6, 7-5, 9, 6, 3 on the handstand push-ups. The new mat is a lot nicer than using a plate and AbMat. The pull-ups gassed quick. Went 9-6, 5-4-3, 5-4, 6, 3 on those. The only other movement I had to take any kind of break was with the rows. I went first on the first five movements and then we swapped and Brandi went first the rest of the way. I used a blue band for everything
I forgot to post this yesterday, so I’m publishing a day late and back-dating it.
Last night I was exhausted but was up well past 11. My ass is still sore from the weighted plyo lunges! Worked out around 9am today.
5 Air Squats
4 DB Snatches (right, 20#)
4 DB Snatches (left, 20#)
5 Air Squats
4 DB Snatches (right, 35#)
4 DB Snatches (left, 35#)
10:00 AMRAP Support Your Local Box Fundraiser 1
10 Air Squats
9 DB Snatches (right, 50#)
9 DB Snatches (left, 50#)
This was one of the first workouts I did with any weight after months of back rehab. I got 7+10 on April 23rd. I knew I could push the snatches and the squats harder, so today I did. At the 5:00 mark I was a few reps shy of four rounds and I finished with 7+31, so I was able to keep the same pace through the second half of the workout. It was a little harder to push myself going solo in a workout like this. Happy with my score and effort though.
8 Renegade Rows (R, 50#)
12 Renegade Rows (R, 35#)
16 Renegade Rows (R, 20#)
8 Renegade Rows (L, 50#)
12 Renegade Rows (L, 35#)
16 Renegade Rows (L, 20#)
This was much more effective than expected; I was struggling to get through the 16 light reps in the 2nd and 3rd sets! It was one arm right to the other when it was time to work, but I rested 1-2 minutes between sets. It was damn near another cardio piece with 72 reps per set!
Conditioning 2 / Pacing
Started out thinking I’d take it easy each minute and simply get in the 100 reps. I did, in the first set, with a 30 second pace. After I got slightly faster each of the next two rounds I set a challenge for myself to get faster each round. And I was successful, with the final round taking 19 seconds. I felt really good though.
Yesterday I walked 9 holes in the rain before we called it quits. My body was feeling pretty good and I think getting more sleep again is helping with my recovery this week. Out in the garage at 3:30 today.
3:00 Row (771m)
160’ Monster Walks
160’ Lateral Monster Walks
5 Muscle Snatches (45#)
5 Muscle Snatches (75#)
8 Power Cleans (80#)
2 Power Snatch (95-105-115-125-135)
1 Power Snatch (155-175-195-195-195)
Originally I planned on going up 10# every set with the singles and still ending at 195#. It felt solid with 155 so I jumped and then jumped again. This way I got to 195 two sets early, with the option to go heavier if I was feeling it. I wasn’t. My legs were super wide in the catch at 195 so I stayed there.
4 Power Cleans (115/80#)
12 Plyo Lunges
*Restart every AMRAP at the top
I designed this one based on “The Chief” since I wanted to ease in to high rep lifting with a little lighter weight. I got halfway through round one and time seemed to be crawling so I knew I was in for a world of hurt even though I purposely started a little slow. Then I went a little too fast and shit really hit me in round four. My scores were 4+12, 4+17, 4+14, 4+9, 4+4. Really hot and humid today. Would like to retest this one in cooler weather.
On the shorter side for our session today, but that was pretty brutal. I went down in to the back reset position a couple of times after the workout just to help myself recover and hopefully not lead to a tweak.
What a day yesterday. I hit a PR for WHOOP strain.
Went to bed late (for my new normal) and didn’t even wake up to piss through the night. Would have liked to sleep in, so I’m feeling a bit tired this morning. Tried to take a half hour nap just before 9. Loaded up and headed to the park at 10am.
5 Ring Swings
16 Walking Lunges
10 Air Squats
5 Rounds – (each, I Go You Go)
8/8 Single Arm OH Walking Lunges (50 DB)
20 Squat Jumps
I went in hoping to be able to do two sets of five muscle-ups each round and I made it! That’s big for me it a workout with 50 muscle-ups. After the first round I did walk around the swing set for a quick rest between each set of five. I finished my rounds at 2:15, 6:40, 11:05, 15:35, and 20:10. Brandi was doing ten unbroken ring pull-ups so her rounds were much quicker than mine and our total time for the workout was 22:03.
I did not bend over and put the straps between my legs for the forward sled drags this time. Stood more upright with the straps coming around the sides of me to save my back. Had a 55# plate (80 total) on the sled for 2 rounds and then 55+35 (115 total) for 3 rounds.
Mom came down and we started painting what will be my new office. Then I had a “break” when some people came and bought my pool table and ping pong stuff. That was a bitch to get up the stairs!
As I finish typing this up at 10pm my WHOOP strain says 18.5, so another big day.
Walked 18 holes on the golf course yesterday in high winds. I’m off work until Tuesday due to our team starting four day work weeks for a bit. So it’s a long four day weekend for me! I got done mowing the lawn about a half hour before working out. Out in the garage at 2pm, though after the warm-up we took puzzle mats on the back patio for some sunshine.
5:00 Airdyne (113 cals, 2.67 km)
Death By (alt EMOM, start with 12, +1 each round)
The way this works is you do 12 burpees and then rest until the next minute, 12 squat jumps, rest, 12 push-ups, rest, 12 lunges, and rest. Then increase to 13s and keep increasing until you don’t complete your reps in the minute. I got this one from @ibex_training as well. It’s not bad at all for a very long time and then you have to start pushing the burpees to make time.
When I started getting close to using up the minute for burpees the squat jumps really burned and I had to do some singles. I broke every set of push-ups, doing two sets through 18, then three sets, and finally four sets since I had plenty of time for rest. All plyo lunges were unbroken. Barely got through 23 burpees, finished that round and was spent, only making 20 of 24 burpees. 49 minutes of work, though it didn’t seem nearly that long.
Total of 230 burpees and 210 of the other three movements!
Had to take a nice long recovery after that workout.