Packed Day

Spent the morning reinstalling a toilet using all of the parts.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • Partner A:
    • 10/10 Half-kneeling Landmine Shoulder Press (45/35#)
    • 10 Landmine Around the World (45/35#)
    • 10/10 Landmine Reverse Lunges (45/35#)
  • Partner B:
    • 10/10 Single Leg RDL (45#) / Slider Hamstring Curls
    • 10 Pendlay Row (supinated, 65/45#)
    • 10/10 Box Step-downs (14/11″)
  • Swap A/B

We ran together and Brandi did part A first while I did part B, then we swapped parts to complete a round. Took us 29:52 to get done

Midline / Mobility

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Banded Reach & Press (red CS band)
  • 10/10 Hands & Knees Upper Back Rotation
  • 30/30s Side Plank
  • 10/10 Banded Wood Choppers (red CS band)

Then I mowed the lawn and going to play 9 holes this afternoon (not sure if walking or riding). Heading to Cancun in the morning for a work trip, but will try to get in some fitness during the week.

Pickleball

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 McGill Big 3 2
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Handstand Push-ups
  • 8/8 Twisting Box Jumps (20″)
  • 10/10 KB Side Swings (25#)
  • 8 Parallette Shoot Thrus
  • 10 Hammer Curl to Shoulder Press (25# DBs)
  • 1:00 Rest

Whoa! Been a long time since we did HSPU, but I was able to do 10 unbroken to start. Then went 6-4 and 4-3-1-2. I was feeling my back in that third round so I cut my workout after the round instead of doing a fourth. Time was 3:44 after 1, 8:53 after 2, and 14:53 at the end.

We got a set of pickleball rackets so decided to go try it out instead of doing the rest of our planned workout.

Angry Hip-po

I walked 18 on Thursday and my left hip was feeling it in the evening.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 6-4 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs

Back

  • 5×8 Pendlay Row (45-75-75-85-85#)
  • 3×12 DB Pullover (40#)
  • 4×8 Lat Pulldowns (115#)
  • 4×8 Seated Cable Rows (104-104-115-115#, underhand)
  • 4×10 Banded Face Pulls (2s hold on first 5 reps, blue)

Midline Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 BikeErg
  • 12 Plank DB Pull Throughs (40#)
  • 12/12 Half-kneeling DB Trunk Rotation (20#)
  • 1:00 BikeErg
  • 12 Leg Lifts
  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

I went faster each time on the bike. Took 9:47. Then we spent about 15 minutes doing a few golf mobility movements.

9:47

Golf Mobility

Soaked

On Friday B and I were both off from work and had a tee time to play 18 holes. So we did some golf mobility work in the morning. Saturday was really hot again and we watched the CrossFit Games all day (all weekend really!)

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs

We actually did these inside the house because it was so humid and we didn’t want to spend more time than needed outside.

Conditioning

  • 2 Rounds
    • 400m Run
    • 80 Russian KBS (53/35#)
    • 80 DB Hang Snatch (25/15#)
    • 80 Step-us (20”)
    • 80 DB Sit-ups (25/15#)
  • 400m Run

Felt good even with the brutal humidity, so we did a final run. We split the swings and snatches in 20s and the step-ups and sit-ups in 10s. I went first with the reps in round one and B went first in round two. Took us 31:14 to finish.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 20/20 Pallof Circles
  • 10/10 Hands & Knees Upper Back Rotation
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 10/10 Banded Anti Rotations (purple tubing)

I completely soaked a towel with sweat.

Later in the evening after watching all of the Games we went for a 2.25 mile walk in 39:24.

Too Wet for Broad Jumps

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Rotations

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (55# plate, 20# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 35# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (40# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (20# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 10 Squat Jumps

It had been raining most of the day, so after B almost slipped on the first set of broad jumps, we switched to squat jumps. Finished in 36:54.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

One Day at a Time This Week

It’s going to be a challenging week to get in some workouts because we have a lot going on.

Warm-up

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 20 Side Bends

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (55# plate, 20# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 35# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (40# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (20# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 6 Broad Jumps

I went first today and it took us 37:25.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

We’re liking this golf-focused midline.

Long for the Legs

Got back from the cottage yesterday, but were busy and tired.

Back Rehab

  • 10 Cat Camel
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Planks
    • Bird Dogs
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 20 Side Bends

Legs

  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Half Deficit DB Squat (45# plate, 12# DBs)
    • 12 alt High Jump One Arm Reach
  • 3 Sets
    • 12 DB Step-ups (20”, 30# DBs)
    • 12 Duck Walk in place
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (30# DB)
    • 12 Weighted Jumping Jacks (5# DBs)
    • 10 KB Sumo Squat (53#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 14 Side Step Lunges (12# DBs)
    • 10 Hamstring Curls w/ ball
    • 6 Broad Jumps

B started first and it took us 36:21.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Elevated Glute Bridge (on step)
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Cable Rotation (to side of lead leg, 21#)
  • 10/10 Side Plank Banded Rows (purple rehab band)
  • 12 Seated Oblique Twists (2s pause, 20# DB)

Took me 12:43. Got some of these ideas from the following post.

Up & Down the Driveway

Back Rehab

  • 10 Cat-Camel
  • 10 Kneeling Trunk Rotations
  • 5-3-1 McGill Big 3
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10/10 Half-kneeling Wood Chops (20#)
  • 10/10 Single Arm OH Big Flutter Kicks (20#)
  • 150m Run
  • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 20 In & Out DB Curls (20#)
  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 150m Run
  • 20 DB Push Press (20#)
  • 20 Weighted Lunges (20#)
  • 20 Hollow Pec Decs (10#)
  • 150m Run

Really good one and it was really hot and humid already here. The driveway had an incline on the way out and was in to the wind, but then we coasted on the way back to the garage. We didn’t use a timer.

Light Dumbbells

My back was pretty tight this morning, which I think is happening more after golfing. So we should probably be doing these movements a few times a week.

McGill Big 3

  • 10 Cat-Camels
  • 5-3-1
    • Curl-up
    • Side Plank
    • Side Plank
    • Bird Dog
    • Bird Dog
  • 10 Trunk Rotations
  • 16 Dead Bugs

Conditioning

4 Rounds (45s work / 15s rest)

  • Dumbbell Squat + C&J (10# DBs)
  • Rev lunge + hammer curl + front raise (10# DBs)
  • Bent over alt DB Row + upright DB row (10# DBs)
  • Front raise + Lateral raise (10# DBs, both arms at the same time)
  • 6 Mountain Climbers + DB Deadlift (10# DBs)

To the Lake

Back & Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • Strict Pull-ups (10-8-8, singles)
  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (104#)
  • 1:00 Jump Rope
  • 12 Seated Bent Over Back Fly (25# DBs)
  • 12 Straight Arm Pulldowns (60#)
  • 1:00 Row
  • 12/12 Kroc Rows (40# DB)
  • 20 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 50m Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

We finished in 24:12.

Midline

2 Rounds (20s work / 10s Rest)

  • 4 Bicycles + 2 Crunches
  • Side-to-side Knee Raises
  • Side V-ups
  • Side V-ups
  • Side Plank
  • Side Plank

Heading up to the lake in the morning!