Still Got Bar Muscle-ups

My shoulders and elbow area are feeling the chest program.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • RDLs
    • 10×45
    • 5×95

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 45-50-53-62#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 45-50-53-62#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up

Still not sure those the side lunge movement does much here since it’s not a deep lunge.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (145#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Conditioning

15:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 6 C&J (95#)
  • 10 DB Walking Lunges (45# DBs)
  • 6 Bar Muscle-ups

I did a single and a double bar muscle-up before the workout and didn’t have the hesitation I did a couple of weeks ago after putting up the bar. Once I got in to that first set the feel started coming back to me and I was able to do all five sets unbroken. Looking back, I haven’t done real bar muscle-ups in over a year and a half, back before COVID started. I did those fucked up reps during the AGOQ on the low bar in my garage, but I can’t really count those since they all had to be singles. Exciting I was able to pick them back up without a problem. My grips were a bit of an issue though and several times I could really feel my palm skin getting stretched, so I was worried about ripping. I think I used to wear a different set of grips for the BMU.

Push Off the Side

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe touches
  • 10 RDL (45#)
  • 10 RDL (85#)

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 40-45-50-60#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 40-45-50-60#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up

The side lunge with knee up was something new to try for this superset. Wasn’t sure how it would go, so I didn’t increase weight.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (2×135, 2×155#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Went up 10 pounds on each.

Conditioning

9:00 AMRAP – 2-4-6…

  • Devil Press (35# DBs)
  • C2B Pull-ups

B had found this on the ‘gram several weeks ago and we saved it. Two of my least favorite movements. I pulled out an old pair of grips I hadn’t used in years and they weren’t the greatest. I did all double kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups because that movement seems to get me for some reason. Finished the 10s and then picked up the pace to finish the 12 devil presses.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

She keeps bringing this workout back out and sucks every time. I decided not to try going unbroken even from the start, so I took a quick break between movements. Finished in 6:42.

First Outdoor Gym Workout

I painted the wall ball targets during lunch so we could get in our first workout in the outdoor area today!

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Romanian Deadlifts (45#)
  • 5 Romanian Deadlifts (95#)

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 40-45-50-60#)
  • 20 Banded Adductor (L, purple)
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 40-45-50-60#)
  • 20 Banded Adductor (R, purple)

We’d superset with one leg before doing the second leg. Then increase the weight and decrease the reps and repeat.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (2×125, 2×145#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP – Partner – IGYG Rounds

  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 1 Legless Rope Climb (12′)
  • 1 Rope Climb (12′)

This is the work I did. Had only done wall balls once or twice since the pandemic and they felt good, able to go unbroken with ease each round. The rope climbs were a bit of a struggle and will improve. I wasn’t jumping up like I normally would, to make the climb longer. I got through 7 rounds and B got 7 wall balls in to her 7th.

Midline

4 Round Tabata

  • 12 Windshield Wipers (40# DB)
  • 12 Tuck-ups
  • 36 Russian Twists
  • 8-9-10-11 Leg Lifts

Interesting that I was able to keeping getting another leg lift, since those are usually where I struggle.

Singles Suck

Worked on the house all weekend, replacing a sliding door with a big window and tearing down the sunroom. My body was beat, so Monday stayed the usual rest day. It was too cold and ended up raining for golf yesterday too. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (667m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • Deadlift
    • 10×45
    • 10×135
    • 5×165

Conditioning

  • 50 cal Row
  • 75 DU
  • 35 Strict HSPU
  • 75 DU
  • 20 Deadlifts (185#)
  • 75 DU
  • 35 HSPU
  • 75 DU
  • 50 cal Row

It was programmed to be strict HSPU twice, but I knew that would take me forever, so I kipped the second time. I also scaled down from 275# on the deadlifts. I held 1,200+ cal/hr on the row. I missed or stopped 2-3 times each 75 dumbs except for going 70-5 the last time. My strict went quick, doing 5-5-3 and then singles, which took sooo long. Deadlifts felt pretty good and I thought about doing 10 every time I picked up the bar, but stuck to four sets of five. I was able to stick to 7×5 for the kipping handstand push-ups. Finished in 19:45.

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Lateral Step-up w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
  • 10 RDL (70# KB)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Step-ups w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
  • 20 alt Curtsy Lunges (30# DBs)

That workout smashed me, so these leg supersets were especially rough.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20/20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 20 Big Hollow Flutter Kicks (single leg raises)
  • 20 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Knew I wouldn’t be going nuts today. Finished in 8:44.

Step-up Variations

Sweating bullets watching the Masters leaderboard. It’s going to be down to the wire to see if I can hold a spot in the top 10% (according to CrossFit’s ranking). Out in the garage at 4pm and it’s a nice day so we left the door open.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.47 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks

Legs

3 Sets

  • 6 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups (20″, 35-45-50# DB)
  • 6 Step-ups
  • 6 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups
  • 6 Step-ups
  • 8/8 Single Leg Glute Bridges (0-25-25# DB on hip)

This was a new combo with the different step-ups, but following along with some stuff that help’s Brandi rehab her MCL tear.

3 Sets

  • 12 RDLs (50# DBs)
  • 12 Goblet Squats (53# KB)

Conditioning

2 Cycles

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Strict Pull-ups
    • 10 cal Row
    • 12 Russian KBS (62#)
  • 2:00 Rest

After one time through I went to quick singles on the bar. Did 3+6 and 3+5, so YAY for consistency. This workout was much worse than I expected.

Can’t Keep Up With the Right

Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95#)
  • 5 RDL (115#)
  • 5/5 DB Push Press (35#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 20 Pistols
  • 10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (115#)

3 Sets

  • 10 RDL (185#)
  • 20 DB Plyo Lunges (30# DBs)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 50 Air Squats
  • 50 Single Arm Push Press (35# DB)

I went 15-15-10-10 on the push presses each round and my injured left arm definitely can’t keep up with the right. Finished in 8:07.

Late Workout

After I finished work for the year I took a quick trip down to IKEA. Still managed to make it out to the garage at about 7:30 pm for a workout.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,526m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 6/6 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (90#)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 30# DB)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (135#)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45# DB)
  • 6 Romanian Deadlift (135#)
  • 12 alt Kossack Squats

Legs

4 Sets

  • 6/6 LM Curtsy Lunges (155-165-175-185#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 60# DB)

I felt strong tonight.

4 Sets

  • 12 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (53# KB)
  • 6 RDL (185-205-215-225#)

Conditioning

CrossFit Open Workout 12.1 – 7:00 AMRAP

  • Target Burpees (6″ above reach)

The only time I did this workout was in 2012 for my first open and I got 92 reps. I had high hopes for today.

This was not fun at all. After 1:00 I had 16 and after 2:00 I think I had 31. I was already struggling! Somewhere around 3 or 3:30 I switched to step downs and ups, attempting to control my heart rate. Maybe it worked, but it sure did slow down my reps too. I went back to jumps for the final minute. Managed to get 97 reps, which is only a level 65 score on BTWB. Not good, but at least I set a PR.

Single Leg Supers

Rest day yesterday. I did some sanding for about 90 minutes, which really boosts my WHOOP strain score. Got nine hours of sleep last night, but I’m only at 55% recovery.

Warm-ups

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.52 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 3:00 Wrists
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45# bar)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45# + 35)
  • 4/4 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45# + 80)
  • 4 Romanian Deadlifts (45#)
  • 8 alt Kossack Squats
  • 4 Romanian Deadlifts (135#)
  • 8 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (30#)

Handstands

8 Sets

  • 3 Kick-ups (between leg sets)

I need to break my habit of reaching for the wall with my lead leg.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 8/8 LM Curtsy Lunges (club grip, 45# + 100-110-110-110)
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 50# DB)

4 Sets

  • 16 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (45#)
  • 8 RDL (175-175-185-185)

Supersets with single leg movements are killer because of so many reps. Takes a long time to get through.

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Deadlifts (135#)

I went 5-5 on every round of deadlifts with a quick break so I wouldn’t be straining and get myself out of position with 10 consecutive. Was able to keep a pretty consistent pace on the running and got through 5 + 70m.

Return of the Curtsy

I did a bunch of hand sanding and woodwork yesterday afternoon, ending up with a 19.0 WHOOP strain score, which I think is my record. Slept in past 7 too! Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-ups

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,536m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 3:00 Wrist Warm-up
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45#)
  • 5/5 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (45 + 45#)
  • 10 Kossack Squats
  • 5 RDL (85#)
  • 8 Shoulder Press (45#)

Handstands

7 Sets

  • 3 Handstand Kick-ups (between leg sets)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10/10 LM Curtsy Lunges (club grip, 45# + 3@90 & 1@100)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 40# DB)

Might as well call this shit a metcon!

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Goblet Kossack Squats (35# KB)
  • 10 RDL (155-155-175#)

That was a lot of unilateral work today, which is probably why it felt so taxing.

Shoulders

4 Sets

  • 8 Shoulder Press (95-115-130-130#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Shrugs (60# DBs)

My left shoulder didn’t feel the greatest doing these presses.

Conditioning

7:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpees
  • 5/5 DB Hang C&J (50/35#)

Didn’t push it from the beginning and was consistently knocking out 1:15 rounds. Started picking up the pace with about three minutes left and made up ground to be able to get 6 + 1. I did what was really a push press throughout.

All The Scaling

Can still feel that back tweak there. Was out in the garage before lunch.

Engine Builder – Interval

8 Rounds

  • 1:30 Row
  • 30s Rest

I was really struggling to figure out a goal pace for this. In the last two months I have plenty of different samples, but the work:rest ratios are all a bit different. Going in I was set on 1:50/500m, but was doing 1:49 in the first interval so I stuck with it. Could have gone faster. My meters were 413-413-413-414-413-414-414-413, so another consistent one.

Went to the gym at 4pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 Bike
  • 10 RDL (45#)
  • 30 Jump Ropes

Accessory

3 Sets

  • Dumbbell Curl – 21s (30-25-25#)
  • 10 GHR (red band)
  • 1:00/1:00 Single Leg Stand (62# KB)

I did this instead of 5×5 deadlifts. First 2 sets I was holding the KB in the wrong hand and it was an awkward stance. In addition to the red band, I’m pushing off the pads a bit with my hands so I don’t put stress on my back.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 50 DU
  • 8 Pull-ups
  • 8 T2B
  • 5 Box Jumps (36″)
  • 50’ Farmer Carry (53# KBs)
  • 1:00 Rest

I think I got 2 sets of dubs unbroken and missed 3x in one of the sets! Scaled 8 muscle-ups down to the 8+8 and was able to do each movement unbroken, wearing grips. The bar I was using was a tad too low for me, so I actually had to spread my legs in my kip which felt really weird. Instead of doing 5 muscle cleans (155#) I figured the high box jumps would still get me working on leg drive and hip extension. Cruised through this one in 12:55.