Moving on From the Program

Busy day, so we worked out at 4pm instead of in the morning.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 30s BikeErg
  • 40s Rest

306-303-304-306-309-320m

Warm-up

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×95
  • 5×120

Chest

MAX Bench Press (140#)

Suffered through 40!

100 Push-ups

Went 14×5 and 10×3 for a time of 3:39, which is one of my best.

We were supposed to hit nine sets of max bench next, but decided we’re not feeling this program this time around. Twice a week for chest is limiting us from doing other areas of the body and it’s so much bench volume.

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Long Rest Break

B wasn’t feeling great so we didn’t workout for several days.

Warm-up

  • PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (35#)
  • 10 Bench Press (95#)

MAX Bench Press (120/60#)

Got through 47, which beats the 41 from earlier in the week and the 45 from last time through the program.

100 Push-ups

Went 8×5 and 20×3 for a time of 4:03.

Incline Bench Press

Three sets to failure @ each of 3 weights

  • 16-12-11 @ 120#
  • 17-14-13 @ 100#
  • 20-20-20 @ 80#

Accessory

6 Sets

  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (49#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Short Bench Rests

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (75#)

Chest

MAX Bench Press (100/50)

Wanted to get one more than the first time through the program so did 56.

100 Push-ups

Went 6×5, 22×3, 4 to finish in 4:25.

Bench Press

  • 3 sets to failure @ each (155/125/100#)

To speed things up and fatigue more we went right after each other all the way through instead of keeping to three minute rests. I did 15-10-9, 17-12-12, and 20-20-16. Still a ton of reps, but fewer than before.

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB French Press (20#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Another Go at a TRAIN Chest Program

We took 3 days off for the holiday and my birthday.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Trunk Twist
  • 10×45
  • 10×75

We’re going to start the chest program again that we did late summer. We had good results and enjoyed it.

Chest

MAX Bench Press (100/50#)

I was getting pretty slow, so stopped at 50, which is the same number of reps I got before.

MAX Push-ups

Only 30 push-ups though, which is five fewer.

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulder Press (40#)

These felt ok.

50 DB Bench Press (50/25#)

I went 10-8-7, 5×5 to finish in 2:05, which is 21 seconds faster because I was smarter about my sets, compared to 15-10-10-8-7.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 10 cal BikeErg
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (40#)
  • 10 cal Row
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (40#)

Good one! Took me 10:55.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 1:00 Plank
  • 50 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (62#)

The flutter kicks got to be a challenge. Wasn’t really for time, but took me 9:46.

Have a Merry One

Partner workout with B. This is the work I did

  • 4×12 cal Row
  • 4-4 Strict Pull-up
  • 5×12 Push-up
  • 3×50 Jump Rope
  • 4-4 Strict Pull-up
  • 5×10 DB Push Press (40#)
  • 3×50 Jump Rope
  • 4-4 Strict Pull-up
  • 5×10 Renegade Row (40#)
  • 5×10 Tuck Jump
  • 5×10 Push-up

We were going back and forth on each movement. She did 10 butterfly pull-ups in between my strict ones and did 8 and 6 push-ups respectively the two different rounds. We finished in 27:15.

Six Unbroken 100s

My upper abs are pretty sore from those bench bicycles already.

36:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 24 Lunges
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 26 Seated Leg Lifts over DB + 30 Plank Hip Dips
  • 15 cal BikeErg
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Step-ups (20”, 20# DBs)

Unusually warm for mid-December, so we even opened up the back door of the garage for a bit. Though we still pre-heated the garage.

That Feel

Partner Chipper

  • 40 Strict HSPU
  • 60 Burpee Box Get Overs (42”
  • 80 Single Arm DB Thrusters (30#)
  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 120 cal Row
  • 100 Push-ups
  • 80 Air Squats
  • 60 T2B (10-10-5-5)

We alternated doing 5s for the HSPU. I went unbroken for three of my sets and then had to do 2-1-1-1. Since we were keeping the box at one height we alternated between me doing six and Brandi doing four. For the thrusters we each did 10 at a time, five per arm. The pull-ups were 10 sets of six for me and four for B. These wrecked me! I got on the rower and couldn’t even pull 900 cal/hr my first time. But then I was able to catch my breath. We split those up doing six rounds of 12/8 calories. I did 10-10-10-12-12-10 push-ups while B was doing sixes. We each did 20 squats twice. Then to close it out were sets of ten toes to bars. Took us 34:14 and I was not feeling very good for the next hour.

Shorter Pull-up Rest

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 1:30 Row
  • 1:45 Rest

I did 415-418-421-423-425-429 meters.

Chest & Back

Warmed up with 10 DB Bench Press with 30 pounders.

3 Sets

  • 12-10-8 DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 12-10-8 Seated Cable Row (104#)

3 Sets

  • 15-12-9 Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 4-3-2 Strict Pull-ups

We’re really enjoying the stuff like this with minimal rest while your partner goes. Yes, it’s 9 sets of each movement! Much harder with B doing pull-ups instead of lat pulldowns, so I couldn’t do 3 pull-ups on the end of each round like last week.

Push Sesh++

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Bench Press (25#)

Chest & Back

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press
  • 8 DB Bench Press

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated Cable Row (104#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row
  • 8 Seated Cable Row

3 Sets

  • 15 Push-ups
  • 12 Push-ups
  • 9 Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 4 Strict Pull-ups
  • 3 Strict Pull-ups
  • 3 Strict Pull-ups

We switched things up a bit from last time doing this. B did lat pulldowns instead of pull-ups since the car was in the way.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 1:30 BikeErg
  • 1:40 Rest

775-779-780-782-788-792m

A Chipper Pyramid

I’ve been so busy trying to finish up a shelf/light for the living room and getting started on the kitchen remodel.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 2:00 Wrist Mobility
  • 3 Bear Hug Sandbag Squats (100#)

Gymnastics

2 Sets

  • 30s Wall-facing Handstand Hold

Conditioning

  • 40 cal BikeErg
  • 35 Sit-ups
  • 30 Double DB Box Step-ups (24″, 35#)
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 20 Double DB Hang Power Cleans (35#)
  • 15 Bear Hug Sandbag Squats (100#)
  • 20 Double DB Hang Power Cleans
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 30 Double DB Box Step-ups
  • 35 Sit-ups
  • 40 cals Row

I held a sub 2:00 pace on the bike, went 20-10 on my first set of step-ups, 5×5 puh-ups both times, unbroken cleans and squats, 3×10 on second set of step-ups, and and even faster than 2;00 pace on the row. Finished in 17:52.