Hold and Work

Warm-up

  • 6 Step-ups (24″)
  • 40 Hops
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 PVC Back Squats
  • 20 Trunk Trists
  • 10 Kip Swings

Conditioning

With a partner, one person doing a hold while the other works. We flipped starting positions each round.

4 Rounds

  • 20 Hang DB C&J (20#)
  • Double DB OH Hold (20#)
  • 12 Step-ups (24”)
  • Wall Sit
  • 10/8 Pull-ups
  • Farmer’s Hold (60# DBs)
  • 500/420m BikeErg
  • Sandbag Hold (100#)

Took us 27:17 and it was a humid morning.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

Low back was really tight so didn’t do a fourth round. Took 4:18.

Single Arm Push Presses

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Bench Press (20#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (40#)

Back & Chest

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Chin-ups (11-7-6-6)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (50#)

Went on shorter rests today. 

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (115#)
  • 15 Perfect Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 10 Standing Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (60#)
  • 10 DB Pullover (50#)

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 10/10 Single Arm DB S2OH (25#)
  • 50 Jump Rope

My back was pretty tight, so I had to be careful. Finished 7+3.

Planking Bike

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Bench Press (25#)
  • 5 DB Bench Press (40#)

Back & Chest

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Chin-ups (11-9-8-7)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (50#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (115#)
  • 15 Perfect Push-ups

3 Sets

  • 10 Standing Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (43-54-54#)
  • 10 DB Pullover (50#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 30s Plank
  • 30s BikeErg (standing)
  • 30s Side Plank
  • 30s BikeErg (standing)
  • 30s Side Plank
  • 30s BikeErg (standing)

I was getting 275+ meters.

Struggling Pulldowns

My hamstrings are feeling yesterday a bit.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 7 Push Jerks (45#)
  • 5 Floor Press (40#)

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (50#)
  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 60#)

I was on the struggle bus with the pulldowns today and had to take breaks in my final set.

3 Sets

  • 10 Front Raises (10#)
  • 10 Lateral Raises (10#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 15 Push Jerks (75#)
  • 15 Sumo Deadlifts (75#)
  • 15 DB Floor Press (35#)
  • 1:00 Rest

I finished at 12:04 with round times of 1:49, 1:30, 1:32, 1:33, and 1:29. Not sure why round one was so slow. The push jerks were getting tough in those final two rounds.

Sore Ass and Hamstrings

It was almost 70°, so we went for a 2.2 mile walk yesterday. Still really sore from the leg workout the other day.

Warmup

  • 20 PVC passes
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulders Press (20#)
  • 12 Seated Arnold Press (20#)
  • 12 Seated Side Laterals (8#)

Arms

3 Sets

  • 15 Double DB Curl (20#)
  • 15 Double DB Tricep Kickbacks (15#)

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Standing 1 Arm Hammer Curl over Incline Bench (20#)
  • 10 Tricep Pushdown (60#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Wide Grip Barbell Curl (45-55-55-55#)

Midline Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 50 alt Side Crunches
  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 50 Flutter Kicks
  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 25 Leg Raises 
  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 16/16 Side Bends (35#)
  • 100 Jump Rope

Fun one that B came up with. Took me 13:41.

Cancelled

Warm-up

  • 0.3 km TrueForm Walk
  • 721m Row
  • 20 PVC Passes

Chest & Back

Incline Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 5×95
  • 5×125
  • 5×145
  • 5×150
  • 5×155
  • 5×160

We used an aggressive incline today.

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline DB Fly (15-15-20#)
  • 12 Incline Bat Wing Fly (15-15-20#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Incline Back Fly (25#)
  • MAX Ring Rows (10-8-8)

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated Rows (wide, 115#)
  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (50#)

I’m posting this the next morning and realized I don’t really look things up in BTWB anymore, so I cancelled my subscription and will stop double posting my workouts.

22.1-ish

Warm-up

  • 80′ Side walks
  • 1,400m BikeErg
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Hang Power Snatches (15#)
  • 6 DB Hang Power Snatches (35#)
  • 1 Wall walk 
  • 8 Box Step Overs (24″)

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 22.1-ish – 15:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Wall Walks
  • 12 DB Hang Power Snatches (35#)
  • 15 Box Step Overs (24”)

Over the last two years, fitness priorities have changed a bit. Almost every year I’ve come out of the Open with some type of back injury, so the focus now is on staying healthy for the rest of life; I don’t need to be hobbling around because I wanted to prove myself in some workout. So I scaled back the weight and limited bending over on the snatches to save my back. Also decided on step overs, which give a great workout as well. It was a great workout and I got through 7+5.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 DB Punch Sit-up (10# DBs)
  • 20 Russian Twists (10#)
  • 20 Lying DB Overhead Pullover (knees up, 30#)
  • 20 Renegade Rows (30#)

Tried some new movements.

Double Up Dumbbells

Warm-up

  • PVC Passes
  • Calf Raises
  • Trunk Twist
  • Tip Toe Walk

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 80 Jump Rope
  • 12 DB Curls (20#) + 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 49#)
  • 30 Sprinter Sit-ups (Partner does 30s Plank)
  • 24 Walking Lunges
  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#) + 12 DB Push Press (35#)
  • 12/12 Side V-ups (Partner does 24 Plank Knee Taps)

Partner workout with B. For the jump rope and lunges we each went while the other rested. The dumbbell movements were paired up, so the partner rested until both movements were done. For the abs, each partner was working at the same time and then we switched. I started the first round and then we alternated who started every round after that. Took us 34:01.

9 is So Early

Had to get it in early (just after 9) this morning due to plans for the day.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Toe Touches

Conditioning

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Burpee Pull-up
    • 20 Sit-ups
  • 2:30 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Burpee Step-ups (24″)
    • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 2:30 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Burpees
    • 20 Mountain Climbers

Felt pretty good after yesterday’s back issue. Went a little too slow to start out the first AMRAP though. I got 3+16, 5+5, and 7+12.

Accessory

  • 10->1 Plate Curls (35#)
  • 10->1 OH Tricep Extensions (35#)
  • OH Hold (35#)

We crushed out best by over 30 seconds, inn 4:07.