Hold Those Legs Up

Walked 18 holes yesterday.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline DB Squats (2”, 35# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20″, 45#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Much more comfortable weather today for this. Took us 29:18.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 20s Pike-ups over DB (feet open to closed)
  • 7s Rest
  • 20s In & Outs
  • 7s Rest
  • 20s Leg Lifts over DB (side to side)
  • 7s Rest

This was rough because it was so much holding your legs up in the air.

Been Slacking & Busy

On Saturday we got exhausted after walking 9 holes of golf Then on Sunday I drove to meet my brother to golf 18 (in a cart) and we ended up going for a 2 mile walk in the evening after I got home. Yesterday I walked 18 holes.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline DB Squats (2”, 35# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20″, 45#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Took us 30:10.

Midline

2 Sets

  • 30s Leg Lift + Tuck-up
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift + Toe Tap
  • 10s Rest

Heavy Middle

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline Squats (2”, 30# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20″, 40#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (40#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Good triplet to get loosened up more, we both liked doing the heavy movement in the middle, and then movements we could move through at the end. Took us 29:08.

Midline

2 Sets

  • 30s Leg Lift + Tuck-up
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift + Toe Tap
  • 10s Rest

That was rough!

Stretching

  • 2:00/2:00 Pigeon
  • 2:00/2:00 Couch

F45 – Dubai Marina

I got an hour long deep tissue massage last night and boy did I need it. My shoulders are all knotted up and my calves hurt so good when she worked on them. I really need to find a masseuse back home again. Up at 4:40 again this morning, but I was in bed by 10:30.

I noticed there was an F45 gym right around the corner from the apartment, so I figured I’d check it out, especially since they give one free class. I went to the 8am class.

They did a quick demo of the movements (though they are all on TVs) and then a very short warm-up that was maybe three minutes long.

Today is one of their cardio days and the workout was titled “Empire.”

Empire will have you sweating it out in a team training style, combo-set cardio workout.

  • Empire consists of six combo stations and can accommodate 36 members.
  • This workout follows a racetrack-style movement system. Members move in numerical order through all six combo stations. For example, stations 1a & 1b move to station 2a & 2b, stations 2a & 2b move to station 3a & 3b, stations 3a & 3b move to station 4a & 4b. Members complete one combo set at each station and three laps through the room.
  • The timing is 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. There is a 50-second hydration break after each completed lap.

In was essentially a FGB workout with 12 stations. Work for 45 seconds and you have 15 seconds for transition. After each cycle through the room, you get a longer 50 second rest.

  • 1A: Row
  • 1B: Holding a slam ball (15kg) do 4 side skaters, slam it, and do a burpee on it
  • 2A: Box Jumps (12″)
  • 2B: Inch worm + 10 Mountain Climbers
  • 3A: Holding a sledge hammer upright in front of you do 4 twists, raise it overhead, and do 2 reverse lunges.
  • 3B: Skipping in place clap hands under the leg that is up
  • 4A: Standing spin bike
  • 4B: Step-up with explosive knee raise (24″)
  • 5A: Holding on to the front of a bench, hop your legs over back and forth.
  • 5B: In a squat keep alternating reverse lunges
  • 6A: Plank hold + feet spread on sliders
  • 6B: Jingle Jangles

I would say it did the trick as a cardio day. I noticed right away that all of the rowers were set to a 10 and the demo video guy didn’t even know how to row!

 

Checking out of the Airbnb today and transferring to the hotel for the work part of the trip. I was able to hit the fitness center in the hotel and do my back rehab work.

Getting Close

Yesterday I drove to my brothers and helped with some wiring. By the time I got home it was dark and snowing so I didn’t feel motivated for a workout. Went to the gym at noon with the crew.

Pendlay Rows

  • 2x10x45#
  • 2x10x95
  • 2x10x115
  • 10×125

I used a supinated grip.

Conditioning

30:00 EMOM (alt with 45s work & 15s rest)

  • Bear Crawl
  • Dead Hang
  • Side Skaters
  • 1-arm KB Thrusters (26#)
  • Plate Hops (45# plate)

Might feel all those bear crawls. Was able to hang on to the bar for the full 45 seconds each set. Did 10 thrusters per side each round and then 11/side in the final round. The plate hops were more tiring than expected.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

Was really getting ugly in the 3rd round and I had to give it for a quick rest after 6 tuck-ups in the final round. Getting close to unbroken all the way, but don’t want it to be a complete shit show either. Finished in 6:11, which is a best by 5 seconds.