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.

Partner Chipping

  • 100 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 80 DB Floor Press (40#)
  • 80 Walking Lunge
  • 30 Strict Pull-up
  • 80 Russian KB Swing (53#)
  • 80 Seated DB Shoulder Press (30#)
  • 100 alt Side Crunch + Plank
  • 100 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 80 DB Floor Press
  • 80 Walking Lunge

We did 5×12/8 on the bike, 4×10 for floor press, lunges, wings, and shoulder presses. I think we went 3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3 pull-ups, and 20-20-10 with the crunches while the partner held a plank. It took 31-32:00 and then a neighbor interrupted. Was going to do the pull-ups and be done.

Tweaked Back

I walked 18 holes on the golf course Friday in the heat and humidity. Took a lot out of me for the rest of the day.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Bench Press
    • 10×45
    • 8×95
    • 6×135
    • 4×160
    • 2×180
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • Power Cleans
    • 4×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×135

Chest

MAX Bench Press (200#)

Got 15, which I’m pretty happy with.

MAX Decline Push-ups (12”)

Busted out 50 to beat the previous 40.

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (elbows out, 50#)

75 DB Bench Press (40#)

Went 5×10, 8-7-5-5 to finish in 2:26 and beat the 2:48 from 4 weeks ago when I did 5×10 and 5×5.

Weightlifting

E2M – 7 Sets

  • 6 Power Cleans
    • 3@155
    • 3@165
    • 1@175

Was feeling pretty good so did a couple of increases.

Conditioning & Midline

2 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 40 Hollow Flutter Kicks
  • 30 Side Crunches
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Hollow Rocks

Heading out for the first run my back did not feel good and it didn’t get better with the movements. Took me 9:42.

Mowed the lawn and did a bunch of work on Brandi’s house. My back is not happy.

Strict Improvement

Yesterday I went down to my brother’s and helped install flooring all day. Didn’t get home until almost midnight and was exhausted! Cut the lawn this morning, made a step for B to get up to the outdoor pull-up bar, and we got to the workout around 1pm I think.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 5 Pendlay Rows (65#)
  • 5 Pendlay Rows (95#)

Back

4 Sets

  • MAX Strict Pull-ups
  • 1:00 Rest

Still rough, but felt better than recent strict work. I didn’t wear grips until the final two sets. Got 10-8-7-6.

4 Sets

  • 10 Pendlay Rows (115#, supinated)
  • 1:00 Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldowns (126#)
  • 30s Rest

3 Sets

  • 10 Inverted Bar Rows (wide)
  • 30s Rest

2 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (107#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (96#)
  • 10 Seated Cable Row (85#)
  • 90s Rest

We used the homemade, really wide bar today and I really tried to squeeze my reps and hold for a split second.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 24 Side Crunches
  • 20 Plyo Lunges (20# DBs)
  • 50s Sandbag Hold (100#)
  • 12 Burpees

Didn’t run a clock for this one and kind of ran it as a partner workout, so B started with lunges, I did crunches, and then we switched. Then I held the sandbag while she burpeed and we switched. It was really hot out behind the house and it took a lot out of me.

High Rep Dumbbell Bench

My back is feeling much better. In the garage just after 11am.

Conditioning

E80S – 10 Rounds

  • 250m BikeErg

Was taking me 21-22 seconds. Much harder than I expected.

Chest & Midline

I warmed up with 10+10 @ 20 pounds.

E2M – 3 Rounds (alt)

  • 10 Chest Fly + 20 DB Bench Press
  • 30 alt Side Crunches + 30 Reverse Crunches (ankle weights)

This was alternating every two minutes between the two supersets. I kept to one set of dumbbells for the bench press and double the reps because Brandi was handing the me weights after I laid down on the bench so I didn’t tweak my back getting down in to position. The really high reps was tough!

Hopefully I’ll be able to mow the lawn later, but it’s raining again now.

Not Doing 90 From the Floor

Walked 18 holes yesterday in the heat again, but it didn’t hit me as hard the rest of the day.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • Calf Stretches
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Hang Power Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Hang Power Snatch (75#)

Conditioning

  • 2000-1500-1000m BikeErg
  • 3-2-1 Rounds
    • 15 Hang Power Snatch (75#)
    • 45 Double Unders

Modified the Mayhem version, which was power snatches with 95 because I wasn’t doing 90 snatches from the ground. I held under a 2:00/1,000m pace on the bike and got faster each time I was on it. Taped my thumbs and went 8-7 for the snatches until the final set where I did them unbroken. Too many misses on the double unders. Finished in 19:55 in a pool of sweat.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 10 Plank Walkout
  • 30 alt Side Crunches

Burn started in the middle of round two! Finished in 6:48.

Hot Weekend

Going to be 90s all weekend. Feeling my glutes from the lunges.

Conditioning

30-25-20-15-10-5

  • alt Side Crunches
  • Superman
  • K2E
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlift (75#)

Was written with GHD sit-ups and back extensions as the first two movements, so this was our modification. I also scaled down from 95#. Interesting workout. I went 10×3, 7×3 + 4, 5×3 + 2×4, and then unbroken through 15-10-5 for the knees to elbows. That’s 300 reps on the bar in a week for me! Finished this in 18:09.

Back

3 Sets

  • 10 Seated Cable Row (104#)
  • 10/10 Seated Single Arm Cable Row (49#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Lat Pulldown (115#)
  • 10 Underhand Lat Pulldown (115#)

The second set felt easier, so I’m wondering if I had it set to 104 pounds.

Time for some yard work.

Starting to Squat Some Weight

Yesterday was cold and rainy, so no golf again. My upper body was sore from the dumbbell thruster and muscle-up workout. Didn’t seem to feel much of anything from the second dose of the vaccine, which was good. Sure was nice to have a rest day and I didn’t work on my living room project much either. My chest is pretty sore from the other day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,523m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • DB Shoulder Press
    • 10×15
    • 5×30
    • 5×40

Weightlifting

Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean

  • 5×45#
  • 3×95
  • 2×135
  • 155
  • 175
  • 185
  • 195
  • 205
  • 210
  • 215
  • 220

I belted up starting with the 175. Felt pretty good overall. The program called for two sets at 80% and three sets at 85%, but I wanted to work my way through smaller jumps.

Conditioning

Partner

  • 800/550m Row
  • 40 Double DB Deadlifts (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Ski
  • 40 Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • 1,600/1,100m BikeErg
  • 40 Double DB Squats (50/35#)
  • 1,600/1,100m BikeErg
  • 40 Double DB Shoulder to Overhead (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Ski
  • 40 Double DB Deadlifts (50/35#)
  • 800/550m Row

So I did 400 on the SkiErg or Rower, 800 on the BikeErg, or 2×10 with the dumbbells and rested while B did her share of the work. We finished in 23:55.

Midline

E4M – 4 Rounds

  • 50s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Throughs (60#)
  • 50s Plank
  • 30 alt DB Side Crunches (25#)

No work on my project tonight or tomorrow either. Stepping up the extra five pounds for those side crunches made a difference.

Three Position Squat Cleans

Last night both B and I were wrecked from that session!

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,506m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 5 High Hang Muscle Clean (45#)
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • High Hang Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Squat Clean
    • 2 @ 95
    • 1 @ 135
    • 1 @ 155
    • 1 @ 175

Weightlifting

High Hang Squat Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Squat Clean

  • 2 @ 75%
  • 3 @ 80%
  • 2:00 Rests

My biggest recent clean was a 260 pound power clean at the end of February. Since I haven’t been squatting, I scaled back a little bit to 185-185-195-195-205. Started wearing a belt with 155 during the warm-ups. The working sets were a struggle; these legs don’t remember how to squat! I sure was glad I decided not to front squat yesterday.

Conditioning

6 Sets

  • 2:00 AMRAP
    • 20 cal BikeErg
    • MAX Distance Farmer Carry (60# DBs)
  • 1:00 Rest

Was written using 100s but I didn’t feel like loading up my handles, especially with it being cold outside so there was a lot of turning around in the garage. This was a different type of workout. I kept getting faster on the bike. I started losing my grip in the last three sets at around my 10th time across the garage, which is about 20 feet. I went 12-13-14-14-14-15 times the 20 feet.

Midline

E4M – 4 Rounds

  • 50s Sandbag Bear Hug Hold (100#)
  • 20 DB Pull Throughs (60#)
  • 50s Plank
  • 30 DB Side Crunches (20#)

Watching

Rested yesterday, while watching my nieces for the night. It was nice to have the day off exercise after 21.3 and 21.43. Out in the garage by 2pm I think.

40:00 AMRAP – Partner

  • 30 H2H KBS (53#)
  • 16 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 30 Big Hollow Flutter Kicks (20# KB OH)
  • 30 alt Side Crunches
  • 80 Jump Rope (singles)
  • 12 cal SkiErg

Worked out with B, each doing the assigned reps per movement (she had some differences in calories). She started and we both got through 5 rounds plus she got two swings. This was a good one to just move. Will be taking it on the easier side to recover from the three weeks of the Open.

Watching the leaderboard to see if I stay in the top 10%. Looking good right now.