Kipping Curls

Yesterday I walked 18 holes. My game has been so good lately!

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 20s HS Hold
  • 2 HSPU
  • 5 DB Hang Cleans (35#)
  • 5 DB Push Presses (35#)
  • 2 HSPU

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 5 HSPU
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 15 Air Squats

I really was not excited for these workouts and sort of just wanted an easy sweat. I got going though. Finished 7+7. In the first round I dropped from the bar thinking I only had to do five pull-ups and then I went unbroken the rest of the way. Squats were slow and used as recovery to keep the other movements going.

5:00 Rest

10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 DB Hang Cleans (30#)
  • 10 DB Push Press (30#)
  • 40 Double Unders

Light dumbbells today to move. Had to go fix the music in round two or three. Got through 7+2.

5:00 Rest

  • 1 Mile Run

Would have liked sub eight but came in at 8:22. It was hard after those other two metcons.

Cardio Pumped Back

Last night we finished up with the rocks around the outdoor gym area. This morning spent several hours organizing the non-gym side of the garage.

Conditioning

We went for the run around the soccer fields and back home, which is 2.72 miles. We did it in 28:30 today which is about 90 seconds better. Brandi was feeling good, but I was dying because I hadn’t eaten enough. Slammed a coke and had some rice cakes when we got home.

Back

4 Sets

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 DB Seal Rows (30#)

Not much rest here because you went again as soon as the other person got off the rower. Really felt the burn with the dumbbells.

4 Sets

  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (104-104-93-93#)

Same thing here with slightly more rest because the calories take longer. This one really stung though and I had to drop weight even though I’d already gone lower than I usually would.

These supersets were an idea I came up with and they worked much better than I ever expected. Will have to keep them in the rotation for a bit.

Looked Easier on Paper

Warm-up

  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 30s Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10 Arm Circles
  • 20s Dead Hang
  • 10 Kip Swings

Conditioning

4 Rounds (each)

  • Recover on BikeErg
  • 15 T2B
  • 20 Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 15 Push-up

Brandi went first, so I started on the bike. Got 30-32-34-35 calories during my turns and we racked up a total of 213. I went 9-6 every round of toes to bars, unbroken wall balls, and only rested at the top of push-ups. We finished in 19:28. That was much harder than I expected.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 50m Sandbag Carry (100/65#)
  • 20 Plank + Knee to Elbow

My legs were so heavy for that first run and during the second I thought I might get sick. I started to feel better and pick up the pace over the last three rounds though. Wasn’t really for time, but took 16:44.

Then I mowed the lawn at both houses.

Storming

Planned on golfing today, but the course was closed when I pulled in. We had a big storm last night with trees down everywhere and a lot of places, including the course, without power.

30:00 AMRAP

  • 6 Burpees Box Get Overs (47″)
  • 200m Run
  • 50m OH DB Carry (50#)
  • 60 DU
  • 15 KB Sumo Deadlift (70#)

This was really good. I held a steady pace and got through 6 rounds, 6 burpees, and about 180 meters of the run.

A Main Site Dumbbell Metcon

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • Toe Touches
  • 10 DB Hang Power Cleans (35#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Double DB Hang Power Cleans (50# DBs)
  • 10 Push-ups on DBs

I saved this one from CrossFit.com on August 10th, when we were in the middle of the chest program and thought it would be a good one to do after we finished. I started out doing muscle cleans, but after two or three rounds switched to a real power clean. My grip was getting smoked. I split the push-ups in half every round and it worked well. Got through 10+8.

After a little bit we went out for a 2.72 mile run and I let B set the pace, which was actually enjoyable for me. Took us 29:58.

Lots of Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (53#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

3 Sets

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

Conditioning

  • 700-400-200m Run
  • 35-20-10 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24”)

The 35 burpees seemed to last forever and then my run was so slow after that. I picked up the pace in the 20 and then flew through the 10. Finished in 15:04.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Scissor Kicks
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 15 V-ups
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 20 Russian Twists

This was good. Took me 9:50 with a quick run across the garage to grab a towel to put down on my mats after round one.

Tweaked Back

I walked 18 holes on the golf course Friday in the heat and humidity. Took a lot out of me for the rest of the day.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×160
    • 2×180
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • Power Cleans
    • 4×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×135

Chest

MAX Bench Press (200#)

Got 15, which I’m pretty happy with.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Busted out 50 to beat the previous 40.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 50#)

75 DB Bench Press (40#)

Went 5×10, 8-7-5-5 to finish in 2:26 and beat the 2:48 from 4 weeks ago when I did 5×10 and 5×5.

Weightlifting

E2M – 7 Sets

  • 6 Power Cleans
    • 3@155
    • 3@165
    • 1@175

Was feeling pretty good so did a couple of increases.

Conditioning & Midline

2 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 40 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 30 Side Crunches
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Hollow Rocks

Heading out for the first run my back did not feel good and it didn’t get better with the movements. Took me 9:42.

Mowed the lawn and did a bunch of work on Brandi’s house. My back is not happy.

Humid Summer

This summer has been over-the-top humid almost every day.

Midline

  • 50 Leg Lifts
  • 50 DB OH Crunches (50# DB)
  • 50 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 50 V-ups
  • 50 Hollow Rocks
  • 50 Plank Hip Dips

Today I went 30-20 on the leg lifts, felt myself slowing a lot on the v-ups, and was able to do sets of 10 for the hollow rocks. Finished in 7:31, which smashes the 9:13 from a month ago.

Conditioning

25:00 AMRAP

  • 400m Run
  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 5 Strict HSPU
  • 5 HSPU

I got through five rounds, the run, and 12 box jumps. I rested between the types of handstand push-ups each round except the fifth one where I stayed on the wall because I knew I needed some time to finish the sixth run, but then I ran so fast I had enough time for a lot of jumps. Really sweaty from the heat and humidity, but a great workout.

Getting Drunk on a Tuesday

On Sunday morning we made two trips to Menards and picked up the remaining 70 pavers for the outdoor gym area. Then spent some time cleaning up the area and had to do a PVC repair of the old sunroom downspout. Stopped after that because it gets so damn hot back there. I mowed B’s lawn, we played 9 holes of golf in the afternoon, and skipped our workout. I walked 18 yesterday and then mowed the lawn at night. I was out in the garage by 12:30 today because we have a Mixology event at work this afternoon with several drinks. This is the second session of the chest program for the week.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (75#)

Chest

MAX Bench Press (100/50#)

I got 55, which is five more.

100 Push-ups

I went 10-10-7-5-3-3, and then doubles. Finished in 4:48 and definitely need to start more conservative. I didn’t respect how fatigued I’d feel from that set of bench. Took exactly five minutes of rest before a lot of benching.

Bench Press

  • 3 sets to failure @ each (155/125/100#)
  • 3:00 Rest between sets

I did 15-14-12, 19-18-16, and 28-24-23. The program said to rest 5-6 minutes between sets, which I figured was way too much and it would have been. As you can see by my numbers I was plenty rested for my next set. This many reps seemed extremely excessive though and I’m worried for my future of moving my upper body the rest of the week!

6 Sets

  • 12 Double DB French Press (20#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Calls for tricep extensions or pushdowns, so this is the movement I picked today.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 700m Run
  • 2:00 Rest

My legs felt sooo heavy going out for that first run! My times were 3:15, 3:02, 3:04, and 3:02. Really happy with my performance.