Upper Ab Burnout

Yesterday was a rest day with family in town. Kind of tired though. Out in the garage at about 12:45 for some quick work.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Row (1,268m)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,075m)
  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.75km)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 20 OH Crunches (55# plate)
  • 20 Russian Twists (55# plate)
  • 20 alt V-ups

The thick 55 pound plate is not fun for the twists. This was definitely an upper ab burnout. Finished in 9:28.

After a Skipped Saturday

Had a busy day yesterday so it ended up being a full rest day. Out in the garage at 10am.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (115-120-120#)
  • 10/10 Seated Single Arm Cable Row (49-54-54#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns (115-120-126#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldown (115-120-126#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Incline Straight Arm Pulldowns (71#)
  • 10 Forward-facing Incline Cable Pulldowns (115#)

Conditioning / Midline

  • 3 Rounds
    • 500m Row
    • 12/12 Side Bends (70# KB)
    • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
    • 24 Russian Twists (35# DB)
    • 35s Hollow Hold
  • 1,500m Row

Combined things together to save time and it worked out well. I was around a 1:55 pace for the 500s and then 1:53.5 for the 1,500.

Complete Set

My kettlebell collection is complete.

I’ve been sleeping past 7am all week. Finally! Out in the garage after 10am.

Warm-up

  • 2:00 Row (520m)
  • 10 Thrusters 45#

Conditioning

30:00 EMOM

  • 16 cal Row
  • 15 Thrusters (45#)
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 30 Russian Twists (45# plate)
  • 20 alt Strict Hanging Leg Lifts
  • 10 Evil Wheels

I’m easing my way back in to movements that hit the shoulders so I don’t come back too quick on this left one. The row + thruster combo was nasty and even then the push-ups added to it. I’d spend the next 3:30 after those three movements trying to get my heart rate back down. Good sweat session after not working too hard this week in the gym.

Not Even Five Rounds

Out in the garage after 4pm. With Brandi’s knee hurt, I just don’t have as much motivation so far this week. I’ll snap out of it.

Warm-up

  • 4:00 SkiErg (911m)
  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (15#)
  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (30#)
  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (40#)

Conditioning

7 Rounds

  • 40 Double Unders
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (50#)

I got through four rounds at about 8:01 and then 37 more double unders somewhere near 8:30. As I was going through that fifth round of double unders I could feel my right calf going and then it gave and I had to stop. FML! I should have stopped as soon as I felt it getting weird.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20 OH Plate Crunches (45#)
  • 20 alt Side Crunches
  • 20 Russian Twists (45#)
  • 10/10 Side Bends (70#)

Finished in 9:26, doing everything unbroken.

31 Seconds Better For 50 Reps

Out in the garage at around 4pm.

Conditioning

  • 50 Bar-facing Burpees

Went out hot, settled in to a pace, and turned it back on for the last 10. I was done with 25 at 1:20 and finished at 2:58. I’d done this once before in August of 2016 and it took me 3:29, so 31 seconds in a huge PR! No warm-up either!

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Curl (56-56-61#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldown (rope, 60-65-65#)

3 Sets

  • EZ Bar 21s (45-51-51#)
  • 10 Underhand Tricep Pulldown (60-71-71#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Hammer Curls (35#)

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 40 Weighted Flutter Kicks
  • 20 Weighted alt V-ups
  • 20 OH Plate Crunches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts

15# plate for everything. Finished in 6:18.

Five More Pounds

I’ve been swamped at work, so yesterday ended up being a full rest day instead of active recovery. Workout at 10am this morning.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 3×165

Weightlifting

  • 4:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (185-185-195-195)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 2 Power Cleans (205-205-215-215)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 1 Power Clean (225-235-245-255)

All touch-n-go reps. Five pounds more than a few weeks ago. I haven’t picked that up since February of 2018. Felt good today and definitely had more in the tank. I’ll keep slowing working on my leg strong and confidence with the lift. Things are working. Maybe I can get back to my best of 275 or even more.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 20 PVC Sit-ups (anchored + AbMat)
  • 30 Russian Twists (35# plate)

These PVC sit-ups are gross. My upper abs were on fire in round 3 and I had to start breaking them up. I did the twists all unbroken though. Finished in 7:11.

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 40 Double Unders
  • 10 Double DB Box Step Overs (50/35#, 24/20″)

Did step burpees from the start to help with heart rate. I missed a dub is 3-4 of my rounds I think. Never rested during the step overs. You just have to keep grinding. Finished 7+1.

Last Day of Holiday Vacation

Spent several hours yesterday sitting on the floor of my hobby room, organizing and working on stuff. Don’t seem to be experiencing any adverse effects from it or yesterday’s workout. My triceps are still sore and feeling some in my chest too. Out in the garage by 1:30.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 SkiErg
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation

Back & Biceps

4 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Rows
  • 10 Overhand Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns
  • 10 Incline Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Face Pulls
  • 10 Hammer Curls

4 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldowns
  • 10 Seated Bent Over DB Back Flies

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 120′ Sandbag Carry (100#)
  • 15 OH Plate Crunches (55#)
  • 20 Russian Twists (55#)

Decided to do it for time, to get my heart rate up. It took 8:09. Gripping the 55 pound plate for the twists and moving it across the body took some getting used to.

Time for a rest day tomorrow, especially with having to go back to work. Vacation has been nice.

Pow Pow Triples

Took a full rest day yesterday after not getting much sleep. Out in the garage at 11:30 today.

Warm-up

  • 4:00 SkiErg (873m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • Power Cleans
    • 5×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×115
    • 3×135
    • 3×155
    • 3×175

Weightlifting

  • 5:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (185#)
  • 5:00 EMOM – 3 Power Cleans (195#)

Planned on 185 the whole way but it felt good so I made the jump.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 25 Ring Dips
  • 25 cal BikeErg
  • 50 Reverse Lunges (40# DBs)
  • 25 cal BikeErg
  • 75 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 25 cal BikeErg

I went 5×5 for the dips, 30-20 lunges, and 35-25-15 swings. Probably averaged around 1,100 cal/hr on the bike. Finished in 23:42.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 40s Mountain Climber Slides
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s Weighted Russian Twist (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s OH Crunch (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s OH Flutter Kicks (20# KB)
  • 20s Rest

Damn Shoulder

I took a full rest day yesterday. My left shoulder is really starting to bother me.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (678m)
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Toe Touches
    • 10 PVC Passes

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 1:30 DB Burpee Box Step Overs (24″, 35# DBs)
  • 1:30 Rest
  • 1:30 cal SkiErg
  • 1:30 Rest

I chose a good weight to keep moving with intensity, even though I started out too slow. I did 12-13-14-15-16 step overs and 25-25-26-27-28 ski calories.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 20 w. Hollow Flutter Kicks (10# plate)
  • 20 w. alt V-ups (10#)
  • 20 w. OH crunches (10#)
  • 20 Russian Twists (10#)
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts

We’ve done this one from Ibex two other times and my best was 7:20. Today I smoked it in 5:57.

The Same

Warm-up

  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,013m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 PVC Passes
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 20s Dead Hang

Conditioning

20.1 – 10 Rounds – 15:00 Time Cap

  • 8 G2OH (95/65#)
  • 10 Bar-facing Burpees

I started out much slower than in the Open last year and I was doing 2×4 clean and jerks. I did do the 10th round of C&J unbroken and had to bust through 3 burpees to end up with the exact same 9+11 I got in the Open a year ago. This was a much better effort and more consistent though. My round times were 1:17, 1:33, 1:34, 1:31, 1:35, 1:35, 1:42, 1:49, and 1:43. Compared to a year ago, when my first four rounds took 5:18 and 7:00, today it was 5:55 and 6:31.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Side Plank Bounces (35# DB)
  • 30 Russian Twists (35# DB)
  • 12 OH Crunch (35# DB, 2s pause)
  • 30 OH Flutter Kicks (35# DB)

Really felt this one the upper abs.

Handstands

  • 2x20s Dead Hang Partner Push
  • 4×5 Handstand Kick-ups
  • 4 Eagle Arms

The kick-ups went well after nearly a week break.