Early on a Wednesday

I was planning to golf yesterday because of the rainout on Monday, but woke up to an emergency at work. So we went to the driving range in the evening for a long session.

Warm-up

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

Legs / Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 20 DB Walking Lunge (20/12# DBs)

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Landmine Curtsy Lunge (45#)

*B went 8/8 on the last two sets.

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 10/10 Single Leg Box Step Downs (14”)

3 Sets

  • 14 Squat Jumps
  • 6/6 Side Step Lunge + Reverse Lunge (20/8#)

Good one. Took us 37:50.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20 Sprinter Sit-ups
  • 20s Hollow Hold (modified)
  • 20 alt Side Crunches (holding bent knees up)
  • 20s Plank
  • ~1:00 Rest

My back wasn’t feeling great with some of the movements, so these were my modified versions.

Light Dumbbells

My back was pretty tight this morning, which I think is happening more after golfing. So we should probably be doing these movements a few times a week.

McGill Big 3

  • 10 Cat-Camels
  • 5-3-1
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 16 Dead Bugs

Conditioning

4 Rounds (45s work / 15s rest)

  • Dumbbell Squat + C&J (10# DBs)
  • Rev lunge + hammer curl + front raise (10# DBs)
  • Bent over alt DB Row + upright DB row (10# DBs)
  • Front raise + Lateral raise (10# DBs, both arms at the same time)
  • 6 Mountain Climbers + DB Deadlift (10# DBs)

Drop Sets

Arms

3 sets

  • 10 DB Curls (20#)
  • 8 DB Curls (15#)
  • 6 DB Curls (12#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)
  • 8 Tricep Pushdowns (49#)
  • 6 Tricep Pushdowns (38#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 15 HR Push-ups
  • 160′ Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 500m Row

It was sort of a partner workout, sort of solo. Brandi started on the rower and I did the three different movements before we switched. I was getting 500 meters each round, having to go faster and faster to get it. Then B went TURBO in the 5th round and finished at 22:48. I kept going to get my 500 and ended at 23:05.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Tilted Leg Lift w/ Twist
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift w/ Reach (35# DB stays OH)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift Twists (legs stay up)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Tuck-ups
  • 15s Rest

Pounding Eights

We’re trying to get back on track and be more consistent in the gym. Next week we’ll be making some changes to our shopping and eating.

Warm-up

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

Conditioning

  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats
    • 20 Crunches
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 6 DB Hang Squat Cleans (25#)
    • 12 Reverse Lunges
    • 24 Mountain Climbers
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 10 Box Jump (24”)
    • 8 DB Push Press (40#)
    • 6 Pull-up

I did 6+21, 6+9, and 5+10, with all kipping pull-ups on that last piece. My vision started to get blurry right after and I ended up getting a migraine, which put me in bed the rest of the night.

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

Pump the Brakes

I’m definitely feeling some fatigue and head fog from the booster shot. So I went easy on the workout.

Back

4 Sets

  • 12/12 Single Arm Incline DB Row (25#)
  • 12 Incline Back Fly (15#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (49#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (93#)

Conditioning

16:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 100 Jump Rope
  • 15 cal BikeErg
  • 24 Reverse Lunge
  • 15 V-ups + 40 Russian Twist

Upper Body Supersets

My legs and posterior are a bit sore.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • PVC Presses, shrugs, upright rows

Shoulders and Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Lateral Raise (12#)
  • 12 Bent Over Reverse Fly (underhand, 15#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Front Raise (25#)
  • 12 Upright Row (25#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curl (45#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Bench Dip
  • 12 Seated Hammer Curl (25#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20 Air Squats
  • 15 Plate Push-ups (to 35#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 30 Band Bicep Curls (blue)

I went 20-10 on the curls each round. Finished in 5:53.

After a Week Off

Spent five nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We didn’t workout at all but did over 8.5 miles of walking each of the first two full days there! Today was our first workout in a week and I can’t remember the last time I took a full week off! Out in the garage just before 1pm. Warmed up with 20 PVC passes.

Strength

Bench Press

  • 10×45
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5×200
  • 5×215
  • 5×225

Partner Arms

  • Plate OH Hold (45/25#)
  • 10->1 Plate Curl (45/25#)
  • 10->1 Plate OH Tricep Extension (45/25#)

This one came from Scott Panchik. One partner is doing the couplet while the other holds their plate overhead; you never put the plate down! Took us 5:08 to get through and my arms and shoulders were on fire!

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 15 Burpees
  • 20 Russian KBS (45#)
  • 20 Reverse Lunges

Wanted to just coast through something today. I did the first two rounds in 7:31 and then when I went for the third round of burpees I was feeling good so picked up the pace to finish in 14:09.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 14 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Bicycles (slow)
  • 14 Overhead Crunches (50# DB)

Finished in 7:19.

Felt good to move today.

45 Reps on the Bar

I walked 18 holes on Thursday and played great.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • Partner does couplet
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 12 cal Row
  • Partner does couplet
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • Partner does couplet

We finished in 27:31. Great new style of workout with the lower rep MU, but a lot of them! My hands weren’t going to take much more, so we called it at five rounds. Was playing around with my bar muscle-up technique and remembering some of the tricks.

Midline

4 Round Tabata

  • OH Crunches (legs up, 50# DB)
  • Bicycles
  • DB Pull-throughs (50#)
  • Hollow Hold

I got 12 crunches, 20 slow bicycles, 12 pull-throughs, and held the hold the entire 20 seconds each time.

Muscle-ups at Home!

Ran some errands this morning and workout around 10.

Warm-ups

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Air Squats
  • Lunge Stretch
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Tricep Pushdowns (38#)

Conditioning

6 Rounds (IGYG)

  • 12/8 cal Standing BikeErg
  • 10 Plyo Lunges
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 10 Reverse Lunges

We’re going to try getting back to doing a leg burner once a week and this definitely did the trick! B went first and it took us 16:55 to finish. I walk 3:00 on the TrueForm for 0.32 km to help flush out my legs some.

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 10 Bench Press (95#)
  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 15 Tricep Pushdowns (49#, spin bar)
  • 50 Mountain Climbers

Going from the SkiErg to the push downs was a real burn, especially for 15 reps.

Got some breakfast and then worked on the outdoor gym, getting the bar mounted, so I had to get in a muscle-up!

Then we set the third and final post.