Flag & Flutter

Warm-up

  • 2:00 BikeErg (1,013m)
  • 2:00 Row (506m)
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Hang Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans (75#)
  • 30s Dead Hang
  • 30 Hops

Conditioning

7 Rounds

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 5 Hang Power Cleans (95#)
  • 5 HSPU
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 200/160m TrueForm Run

Partner workout with B. She started and did the pull-ups, cleans, HSPU, and rope. Then I did it. Then we each ran. Took us 29:31.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 3 Dragon Flags
  • 30/30s Side Plank
  • 50 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 12 OH DB Crunches (50#)

Finished in 10:40.

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

Every Machine

I’m really feeling my triceps from the first day of the chest program.

30:00 AMRAP

  • 5 HSPU
  • 400 BikeErg
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 200m Row
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 120m TrueForm Run
  • 40 Mountain Climbers
  • 200m SkiErg

This was a lot harder than expected. I did everything unbroken, wore grips for pull-ups and was able to finish four full rounds plus through the mountain climbers. I couldn’t get myself to push the runs otherwise I might have been able to finish five rounds.

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.

Hold It

4 Rounds

  • 15/10 cal Row / Sandbag Hold (100/65#)
  • 20 DB Floor Press (40/20#) / OH Hold (45/35# plate)
  • 20/16 Box Jump (20″) / Plank
  • 16 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (40/20#) / Straight Arm Lat Pulldown Hold (37/27#)

One person doing the reps and the other holding, then swap places. B started on the rower, but for the 3rd and 4th rounds we swapped and I started with the movements. I did 20 box jumps to her 16 since we were using the same height. Good workout! Took us 28:55.

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.

Heavier Dumbbells for Legs

Warm-up

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

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (30#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (30#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (60#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 45#)

Increased all of the weights for both circuits. This was getting really gripped in the final couple of rounds.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)