Been Slacking & Busy

On Saturday we got exhausted after walking 9 holes of golf Then on Sunday I drove to meet my brother to golf 18 (in a cart) and we ended up going for a 2 mile walk in the evening after I got home. Yesterday I walked 18 holes.

Warm-up

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

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline DB Squats (2”, 35# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20β€³, 45#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Took us 30:10.

Midline

2 Sets

  • 30s Leg Lift + Tuck-up
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift + Toe Tap
  • 10s Rest

Heavy Middle

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline Squats (2”, 30# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20″, 40#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (40#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Good triplet to get loosened up more, we both liked doing the heavy movement in the middle, and then movements we could move through at the end. Took us 29:08.

Midline

2 Sets

  • 30s Leg Lift + Tuck-up
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift + Toe Tap
  • 10s Rest

That was rough!

Stretching

  • 2:00/2:00 Pigeon
  • 2:00/2:00 Couch

Midline Mods

Conditioning

  • 10:00 BikeErg (4,467 m)
  • 10:00 TrueForm Run (1.3 km)
  • 10:00 BikeErg (4,484
  • 10:00 TrueForm Walk (1.12 km)

It was a very slow run. πŸ˜‰

Midline

3 Rounds (:30 / :15)

  • OH MB Sit-up Throw (20#)
  • OH MB Sit-up (20#)
  • Russian Twist
  • OH MB Crunch (20#, keep feet up)

I had to mod the last two movements because the ball is too big and awkward to rotate with in that position. There was no way I was holding that ball between my feet either so I just crunched with it the entire set.

Double Yoga on Monday

On Monday we did day 6 and day 7 from the yoga series and they were about 23 minutes each. Day 6 was a really good core burner.

Warm-up

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

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 140/120m TrueForm Run
  • 16 Glute Bridges

I scaled back from the 12 DB RDLs.

3 Sets

  • 16 Air Squats
  • 8 Broad Jumps

Scaled here as well instead of 8 back squats.

3 Sets

  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg
  • 14 DB Step-ups (20β€³, 40# DBs)

Dropped to lower dumbbells this time

3 Sets

  • 10 Duck Walk in Place (12# weight vest)
  • 20 Curtsy Lunges (12# weight vest)

Wearing the weight vest was a nice change and still manageable. Trying to be careful with may back, especially with flights this week. Took us 32:24.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Leg Lifts over MB
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s MB Plank Mountain Climbers
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twists (20#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s MB Plank Knee to Elbow (cross body)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Sit-up + MB Sit-up (20#)
  • 15s Rest

Plank All Day

My back is feeling a bit better each day.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 20/14 Push-ups + Plank
  • 20 Walking Lunges + Bottom Squat Hold
  • 20 DB Push Press (25#) + OH Plate Hold (45#)
  • 30 Plate A Jumps + Glute Bridge Hold

One partner doing reps while the other holds and then switch. We alternated the leader each round. I started 10-10 on the push-ups but switched to 12-8 and those eights got tough! Took us 18:57.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s V-ups
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Table Top Kick + Cross Reach
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Sit-up + 2 Russian Twists
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank Jumps
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Diamond Plank Runners
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Downward Dog Cross Toe Touches
  • 15s Rest

I stumbled on this guy in the Instagram suggestions and B did a couple of his workouts this week. We definitely cut back on the time and rounds though. I was really sweaty from this and nice to try some new movements. It was a lot of time in a plank today!

Now it’s time for brunch and ice cream, then the big game tonight. GO DUKE!!

More Lunges

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Sets

  • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 20# DBs)
  • 140m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Squat Jumps

3 Sets

  • 16 DB Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 250m BikeErg
  • 16 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

  • 12 Cossack Squats
  • 12/12 Lying Side Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

B had to substitute a bunch of movements today because of something in her hip. Increased the weights, bumped the reverse lunges up to 16 from 12 and did two more leg lifts per side. The second part was really bad. Took us 30:26.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 10 Decline Plank w/ Foot Tap
  • 24 Russian Twists (35# plate)
  • 12 V-ups
  • 10 Hanging Leg Raises
  • 10/10 Hanging Oblique Knee Raise

22.1-ish

Warm-up

  • 80′ Side walks
  • 1,400m BikeErg
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 DB Hang Power Snatches (15#)
  • 6 DB Hang Power Snatches (35#)
  • 1 Wall walkΒ 
  • 8 Box Step Overs (24″)

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 22.1-ish – 15:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Wall Walks
  • 12 DB Hang Power Snatches (35#)
  • 15 Box Step Overs (24”)

Over the last two years, fitness priorities have changed a bit. Almost every year I’ve come out of the Open with some type of back injury, so the focus now is on staying healthy for the rest of life; I don’t need to be hobbling around because I wanted to prove myself in some workout. So I scaled back the weight and limited bending over on the snatches to save my back. Also decided on step overs, which give a great workout as well. It was a great workout and I got through 7+5.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 DB Punch Sit-up (10# DBs)
  • 20 Russian Twists (10#)
  • 20 Lying DB Overhead Pullover (knees up, 30#)
  • 20 Renegade Rows (30#)

Tried some new movements.

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

Air on the Side of Caution

My triceps are still sore and my ass is getting pretty sore from the plyo lunges.

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20”, 20# DB)

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Air Squats

I didn’t do the 12 dumbbell squats like last week because they really lit up my back for a couple of days, not in a good way. See what I did with that post title? πŸ˜‰

Midline

Tabata

  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 30 Oblique Hell Touches
  • 16 alt V-ups
  • 40 Russian Twists

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