13.2 After 7.5 Years

I’m really sore in all areas of my upper body. Did a bunch of woodworking last night and this morning, which doesn’t help. Out in the garage at 10am.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,539m)
  • 5:00 Row (1,300m)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,150m)

Handstand Balance Breakthrough

Yesterday we started doing wrist warm-up and we’re going to continue before each handstand session. Should help with my hands. After yesterday’s session, I was thinking it was unlikely I’d be doing holds after the four weeks of this program and I wasn’t expecting much from the kick-ups today. But then I did one and it felt so good! We probably did about 15 of them because we were really enjoying it. I was getting right up in to a handstand and able to hold some of them. I was also able to feel myself going too far and save some without hitting the wall. This went so well!!! For the walks we alternated between the two of us and it pretty much ended up being 4-3-2-1 wall walks.

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open Workout 13.2
10:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Shoulder to Overheads (115/75#)
  • 10 Deadlifts (115/75#)
  • 15 Box Jumps/Step-ups (24/20″)

Hard to believe I’ve never done this workout again, when it was one of my best Open workouts ever. I got 8+25 back in 2013. Today I was able to keep a steady, on the border of red lining, the entire workout. I knew I had to. I’m sure my deadlifts are slower these days, but I was still able to PR with 9+3, doing all step-ups.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12 Low-Pulley Knee-In (27#)
  • 15 OH Crunches (2s pause, 60# DBs)
  • 7/7 Hip Abducted Evil Wheels
  • 80m Sandbag Carry (100#)

Suped-up the original weighted ab workout we did in May to get this. It was very effective!

Going to do some yard work since it’s going to be a nice day before turning tomorrow. Will probably do some woodworking later too. Looking forward to a rest day tomorrow!

Knuckles Down

My ass is still sore. Wanted to get in early to snatch but wasn’t moving very fast this morning so got them in after class.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • OHS Bottom Holds w/ PVC inside rack
  • 3 Sets
    • 4 Wall Walks
    • 300m Row

Those bottom holds were kind of cool. Little idea I had and did while waiting for the kid’s class to finish up.

Conditioning

  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 30 S2OH (75#)
  • 40 MB Cleans (20#)
  • 30 S2OH (75#)
  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)

All jump and step down on the box for both sets. Went unbroken with push presses in the first set of overheads. Knew the medicine ball cleans would be the nasty part. Did them in 15-10-8-7 and was really burning in the legs by the end. Mixed in a little bit of a jerk action on the second set of overheads and went 20-10 with a short rest on the back. Finished in 6:12.

Carries

  • 3 Sets
    • 150′ Suitcase Carry (70#)
    • 150′ Waiter’s Walk (62#)
  • 2 Sets
    • 150′ Suitcase Carry (62#)
    • 150′ Waiter’s Walk (70#)

It was raining out so we skipped prowler sprints and did these with some little laps in the gym. Switched arms in the middle of each 150 feet.

Weightlifting

Muscle Snatch + OHS

  • 3x20kg
  • 3×30
  • 3×40
  • 3×50

Squat Snatch

  • 3x50kg
  • 3×60
  • 3×65
  • 3×70
  • 3×75

I’ve been noticing Mattie Rogers‘ knuckles a lot lately and then saw Jared Enderton post about the knuckles yesterday too. First learned about it at a Kendrick Farris seminar a couple of years ago but over time I forgot about it. I focused on it with the snatches today and it felt like the bar was snapping right into the slot like butter.

Finished with Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap. Having to use the yellow (one of the purple is broken) makes this a lot harder! Will do ROMWOD at some point today.

One More

Surprisingly I felt fine after the 125 push press reps from the other night. Don’t sense any improvement in my left shoulder. Planned on going to 9am but woke up in the night with a headache, so I slept in. Got to the gym at 3:30 to get in the pull-up work before class.

Skill WOD “Be the Master of your Volume” Week 2 Day 3

Warm-up: 3 Rounds

  • 10 Pass-thrus (over & under grips)
  • 10 Straddle V-ups
  • 10 Back Extensions
  • 5/5 Bar Taps (tight/dynamic)

Substituted the bar taps in for wall walks and skin the cat due to my shoulder which doesn’t feel good with either of those.

Test Your Max

  • Max C2B Pull-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 4 Sets
    • 60% of Max set
    • 2:00 Rest

I got 23 today, which is another PR by a rep! I actually had counted 24 when I did the set, but had video and it was only 23. Shit. So my drop sets were 14. I did the first set unbroken and then 10-1-1-1-1 for the other 3 sets. Didn’t realize it until after class, but I have a decent blister on my thumb and one on a palm.

  

Strength Accessory: 3 Sets

  • 10 Strict T2B
  • 20 GHD Heel Drives

Cut back to 3 so I’d have a little rest time before class and because I didn’t want to fatigue my back too much going into squats. It was a great warm-up actually.

Strength – Front Squat

  • 6×45#
  • 6×155
  • 3×205
  • 3×235
  • 3×255
  • 3×275
  • 3×295
  • 3×305

No issues; felt good.

Conditioning

10->1

  • Box Jump (24″)
  • Power Clean (115#)
  • S2OH (115#)

I switched to step-ups with the round of 8 and my back still got a little cramped up by the end. For every set through 5 I dropped the bar with 1 clean to go so I could finish it off going into the overheads which were all unbroken. At the round of 4 and below I didn’t put the bar down. Should have done that starting at 5 though. Did mostly push jerks but some push presses mixed in. Finished in 9:32.

Midline

Class was doing Tabata planks, so I usually go for a max hold. Didn’t have it today though due to my back being lit up. Stopped at 2:30 (hands).

Wake Up

Not a ton of sleep last night but up early enough to make the 9am class.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Holds
  • Inch Worms
  • PNF Rack Stretch w/ partner
  • Calf Stretching
  • Front Squats
    • 5×45#
    • 3×135#
    • 3×185#
    • 3×225#

Strength

8:00 EMOM

  • 3 Front Squats (225#)

Accessory

5 Rounds NFT

  • MU into 5 strict Ring Dips
  • 5 Strict C2B Pull-ups

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 Row (cal)
  • 1:00 Shoulder to OH (95#)
  • 1:00 Burpees
  • 1:00 Ball Slams (25#)
  • 1:00 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 1:00 Rest

I got 18-19-19 calories on the rower and have no idea how many reps at each of the other individual stations. Totals per round were 86-92-94 reps. Felt good to actually get better as it went on. I did a mixture of push jerks, push presses, and strict presses on the SH to OH.

Back at 4:30 for some stuff with Kevin, but he got caught up helping Alex coach his first class.

C&J

  • 45# Warm-up Work
  • 2×115#
  • 2×135#
  • 2×155#
  • 2×175#
  • 2x1x195#
  • 1×205#
  • 1×215#
  • 1×225#
  • 1×235#
  • 1×245#
  • 1×255# (PR match)
  • 1×265# Clean (PR)

Really had no plans to attempt this. Wasn’t even planning to do clean and jerks when I walked into the gym. The jerk was iffy, but felt good to hit the big weight. Had only ever hit that once and it was before X-mas. I don’t think I’ve attempted to jerk over 225 in months. I have room for so much more in my clean with how high I’m receiving the bar. I’ll take it 5# at a time so I don’t lose the confidence though.