10 Years!

I’ve now been doing CrossFit style training for 10 years. WOW!

Conditioning

2.06 mile Run (20:43)

Biceps

3 Sets

  • 12 Barbell Curl (45#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline Dumbbell Curl (20#)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Cross-Body Hammer Curls (25#)

Back

3 Sets

  • 15 Lat Pulldowns (104#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Straight Arm Pulldown (49#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Dumbbell Shrugs (60#)

Midline

EMOM – 5 Sets

  • 15 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups

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.

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.