Didn’t sleep great, but WHOOP has me in the green for the first time in over a week. My body feels pretty beat from the last two days. My hands probably feel the worse, from 50 muscle-ups and then moving the pool table. More painting today. Out in the garage at 3pm.
After a few weeks of mostly heavy work, we’re going back to higher rep supersets and we’ll go heavy on the stuff we were doing drop sets with.
10 Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns (55#)
10 Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs (85#)
10 Behind Neck Lat Pull Downs (85#)
10 Close Grip Lat Pull Downs (85#)
10 Seated Cable Row (double handle, 80#)
MAX Ring Rows (13-10-8-8)
10 Inverted Bar Row
10 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (35# DBs)
8/8 Single Arm Landmine Rows (45+40#, 45+50#, 45+55#)
12/12 Oblique Knee Raise (5# ankle weights, hands on bench)
12 Yoga Ball Crunch (30# DB)
8/8 Standing DB Windmill (30# DB)
100m Sandbag Bear Hug Carry (100/65#)
Wore my 5# ankle weights for every movement of the three sets.
8-10-10-12 last time where we helped each other change the adjustable set of dumbbells. Even less rest today with the new rack of DBs. I did 10-8-8-12 for the drop sets. Horrible!!
12 OH Crunches (50# DBs, pause)
12/12 Side Plank Cable Rows (25#)
12 Parallette Shoot Throughs (ankle weights)
100m Farmer Carry (80# + 8# handle)
Only wore the ankle weights for the shoot throughs today. I had them stripped down to 3# each to start and loaded back up to 5# each for the last two sets. Was able to do the Farmer Carry unbroken each time, but those get nasty so heavy. I really like the handles I bought from Titan Fitness.
Everything hurts! I’m not even exaggerating. When I woke up in the middle of the night I even took an Aleve. Got started at 9:30 this morning.
Warm-up / Conditioning
I’m really enjoying this Sunday morning cardio, where I can just put on some tunes and zone out. Should probably run sometimes. I set the damper at four and was doing 77-81 RPM the entire way with an average pace of 1:58.9/1,000m. Went 15,147 meters.
MAX Ring Rows
I’ve never attempted something like this so I didn’t have any expectations. Though this movement is not a strength of mine. I ended up getting 25 reps.
10 Inverted Bar Rows
Much easier than the last time we did these. 💪
12 Lat Pulldowns (105-110-115-120#)
More reps and higher weight than 10s last week.
12/12 Half Kneeling Single Arm Pull Down (underhand, cross body, handle, 20-20-25-25#)
Felt like I was using more bicep with the underhand variation this week.
12 Seated Cable Rows (double handles, 90#)
Really like the squeeze on these.
5 Set Drop Set
8 Incline DB Rows (50#)
MAX Incline DB Rows (45-40-35-30#)
I did 10-8-8-10 for my max sets, compared to 12-12-12-14 two weeks ago. It’s infinitely harder when you can quickly sub in sets of DBs. I will have to start putting plates back behind my feet or use the wall, because I kept sliding down the bench.
8/8 Twisted OH Crunch (45# DBs)
30 Weighted Bicycles (5# ankle weights)
15s RKC Plank
100m Front Rack Carry (135/95#)
I came up with a brilliant idea and instead of putting the ankle weights on and off, I wore them for the whole thing! Those carries got nasty!
Each night my back seems to be a bit worse, though hasn’t bothered me rolling over yet. Has been fine after I’m up and moving around, which is good. My ass is sore from yesterday! Out in the garage at 10am.
10:00 BikeErg (4,426m)
20 PVC Passes
10 Straight Arm Pull Down (35, 4×50#)
10 Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs (80#)
10 Behind Neck Lat Pull Downs (80#)
10 Close Grip Lat Pull Downs (80#)
This gets so bad. I think the 40 muscle-ups from yesterday really affected those close grip pull downs.
10 Seated Cable Row (75#)
MAX Strict Chin-ups (10-8-6-5)
Why are strict chin-ups so hard after all this stuff?
10 Inverted Bar Row
10 Seated Bent Over Back Flies (30# DBs)
Haven’t done the bar rows in a long time. I like those.
I’m going to be feeling this for a few days. I feel like I’ve gotten pretty good with evil wheels, but the hip abduction is a game changer. I used a PVC pipe through a 45# plate, which also adds a lot more instability compared to a barbell with plates.
12 Incline elbows out db row (30 deg, 25-20-20-25# DBs)
12 Cable row to neck (rope, 25#)
12/12 Lying side straight arm db raise (10# DB)
12 Incline Lat pulldowns (30 deg, 100#)
Max Strict Chin-ups (7-6-6-5)
30s Banded Sprinter Sit-up
30/30s Banded Side Plank + Elbow to Knee
30s Banded Elevated Mountain Climbers
We built in a 10 second transition on the clock too for setting up each movement. This would work much better with rep counts instead of using the clock. Something like 30-20/20-30 reps would have been good.
For the leg presses I set the machine to 145#, 175#, 190#, 220#, and 250#. I wanted to simulate heavy squats. Probably could have gone heavier throughout, but I had no idea how I’d do on the machine. For the seated rows I had a pretty good idea of my strength there since I used the machine earlier in the week. I went with settings at 100#, 130#, 145#, 160#, and 175#.
I went with a pretty simply workout to finish off my week. 200 Russian Twists with a 30# DB for time. I finished it in 4:21.