Extra Humid

The forecast showed rain all day, so I didn’t golf, but they were wrong for the second day in a row. Maybe a good thing I didn’t golf though, because my back bothered me throughout the day. We did get some rain today though, which made it extra humid working out in the garage again.

2 Sets

  • 4 Openers (20s hold)
  • 10 Wall Slides
  • 10 Reverse Pattern on ball (5s hold)

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Bent Over Single Arm + Single Arm + Double Row (25# DBs)
  • 10 DB Bench Press + Fly (25# DBs)
  • 20 Dead Bugs (5# Bs)

3 Sets

  • 10 2x Renegade Row + DB Push-up (25# DBs)
  • 15 Kneeling KB Hammer Curl (35#)
  • 10 alt DB Shoulder Press (Sitting back on feet, 25# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 15 Diamond Push-ups
  • 5/5 Side Crunch + DB Cross Reach to Raised Toe (10#)
  • 15 OH Crunches (10#, feet up)

Then we did about 15 minutes of banded golf mobility work, making use of the Crossover Symmetry bands.

Split Between Partners

Warmed up with some PVC passes.

Partner Conditioning

  • 3 Sets
    • 1:00/1:00 BikeErg
  • 2 Rounds
    • 2×10/10 2x Goblet Reverse Lunges + Goblet Squat (30# DB)
    • 2×6/6/ Evil Wheels
    • 2×10/10 Burpee Step-overs (20″)
    • 2×5/3 Strict Pull-ups
    • 2×10/10 Complex DB Press (50#)
    • 2×20/20 alt V-ups
    • 1×10/10 Renegade Rows (50# DBs)

Took us 38:30 to finish.

Humid and Slick

I could feel my hips from the stretching we did yesterday and my posterior chain was a little sore. Warmed up with some PVC passes.

Arms

3 Sets

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

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 71-60-60#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 DB Push Press (40#)
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 Renegade Rows (40#)

The mats were damp because it was so humid, and I was slipping a bit even with step back/up burpees. Got through 4+20.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 11 Hollow Rocks
  • 11 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 11 Tuck-ups
  • 11s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

Thought I might have to bail in round one with my back, but it was ok. Just slow. Took me 5:39.

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.

Partner Buy-in

Buy-in:

  • 4x 11/15 cal Row

AMRAP

  • 10/10 DB Hang C&J (40#)
  • 20 Renegade Rows (40#)
  • Rest
  • 10 HSPU
  • 160’ Suitcase Carry (73#)
  • Rest
  • 20 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 40s Sandbag Hold (100#)
  • Rest

Partner w/ B. Rows were our buy-in, then doing 2 movements and resting while partner goes. We were planning on something in the half hour range, with the buy-in being like a warm-up. My back gave out in the 3rd round of renegade rows so ended it after those, taking 29:24.

Fives with Twos Between

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations

Conditioning

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 DB Push Press (20#)
    • 8 Double DB Box Step-ups (24″, 20#)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 Box Jumps (24″)
    • 8 Push-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 DB Thrusters (20#)
    • 8 Sit-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 8 Renegade Rows (35# DBs)
    • 8 Burpees

My scores were 6+12, 6+8, 6+9, and 6.

Remove the Wall

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 10 Incline Back Fly (20#)
  • ~190m Row
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-downs (12”)
  • 12 Reverse Lunges
  • ~180m TrueForm Run

Parter-ish workout with B, so the distances are rough estimates of what I was getting. Took us 21:59.

Gymnastics

We did some spotting and worked on not relying on the wall for handstand kick-ups.

Midline

Tabata

  • 10 alt Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (8# DBs)
  • 9 Leg Raises
  • 20 Russian Twists (45# plate)
  • 14 alt Side Crunches

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.

Grippy AMRAP

Conditioning

25:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Double DB Box Step-ups (24”, 35# DBs)
  • 10 T2B
  • 10 Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 10 DB Push Presses (35#)
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 120′ DB Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

Got through 7+3.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Banded Partner Rotations/Holds (red)
  • 10 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Flutter Kicks
  • 10 Tuck-ups

Wore 5# ankle weights.

Leg Friday

Walked 18 holes yesterday. My abs have been sore from the leg throws and my calves are sore from the double unders.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (35# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

25:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (50#)
  • 11 Burpees
  • 12 cal BikeErg (40s)
  • 40s Plank
  • 14 alt Renegade Rows (50#)

After the third round B pushed the pace, so it turned in to speed burpees.