Took a full rest day yesterday, even though my WHOOP recovery was at 92%. After a 2 hour Zoom meeting I was exhausted. Went to bed early and it’s 97% today! Out in the garage at 4pm.
3:00 TrueForm Run (0.52 km)
80′ Lateral Monster Walk
80′ Monster Walk
20 IY (red band)
8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (45#)
8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (95#)
5 Landmine Squats (45#)
5 Landmine Squats (90#)
These were done between leg sets. I can already feel a difference in getting to more of a hollow body position from the stretches and shoulder exercises.
16 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (135-145-155-165#)
8/8 Single Arm/Leg RDL (70# KB)
Was feeling pretty good, so starting to add some weight.
10 Landmine Squats (135-145-145-155#)
10 Barbell Hip Thrusts (95-95-115-115#)
We really liked these landmine squats, so will be using them often.
10 Cuban Rotations (35#)
10 Trap-3 Raise (5# plates)
10 Band Rear Delt Pull Apart (red)
Hang Power Snatch (95/65#)
I thought I might be able to go unbroken on the handstand push-ups, but quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen; I did 8-7, 3-3-2-2, and 5. The snatches were harder than I expected as well and my hook grip is so untrained these days! I did 8-7, 6-4, and 5 there. For the toes to bars I did 8-7, 10, and 5. Finished in 6:35.
Start of a new training block today! After taking four weeks away from a big focus on strength/accessory work and putting more time in metcons, we’re flipping back around with 3 strength based days per week. 4pm in the garage.
I was off work yesterday but instead of golfing I used a steamer and removed wallpaper in a room I’m turning in to my office. Workout out at 3:30 today.
5:00 SkiErg (1,087m)
160′ Lateral Monster Walks
160′ Monster Walks
3 Power Snatches (45#)
6 Front Squats (45#)
9 Deadlifts (45#)
3 Power Snatches (95#)
6 Front Squats (95#)
3 Power Snatches (115#)
3 Power Snatches (145#)
6 Burpee Box Jumps (30″)
6 Front Squats (145#)
9 Deadlifts (145#)
This is the first workout I can find where B and I started training together for Super Sundays. Yesterday’s rest day would have marked six years since. We had wanted to redo it before CrossFit Whip left the location where we started the Sundays back at CrossFit Intuition, but my back had been bothering me then. So we did it near the anniversary. Back in 2014 this took me 15:37. Today I did it in 12:58 without really doing much barbell work in metcons and this was a lot of fucking barbell. I did all singles with the snatches and two sets of 6 for the toes to bars. I think I missed one double under.
My legs ached all day yesterday. You know that feeling you get when you’ve been walking the entire day? It was like that but more intense. I was tired from staying up late to watch Duke too, so turned it in to a rest day. Out in the garage today before a really late lunch.
3:00 Airdyne (0.91 mile)
7/7 DB OHS (40#)
10 Glute Bridge (50#)
10/10 Single Arm Single Leg DB RDL (40#)
I felt the warning signs in my back during the RDLs, so it was an easy decision not to back squat today like I had planned. I’ve learned my lesson a few times when I ignored that feeling.
20 DB Push Press (40#)
40 Air Squats
It was 59° outside so I changed my workout to do something with running. Thought I’d have to break up the push presses, but it turned out to be a pretty ideal weight for this. Finished 4 rounds, the run and 10 of the presses. Nice to be outside even though I’m so fucking slow.
Definitely feeling some different muscles from the movements in yesterday’s aerobic work. Out in the garage before a company townhall at lunch.
Warm-up – 2 Sets
3/3 Turkish Get-ups (40#)
10 Glute Bridges (40#)
5/5 DB OHS (40#)
10/10 Single Arm Single Leg RDL (40#)
Feeling good with this stuff. Hopefully it’s making a difference.
15 Sandbag Cleans (100#)
Last week I saw someone post about 2016 Regional event 4, which used 115# power cleans and had a 10:00 time cap. I wanted to get in some sandbag work so I came up with this modification.
I wore my belt for the entire workout, though I loosened it in round 2 I think because it was pinching my abs on each clean. Pretty gassed with fatigued legs in round 2, so after that was just a grind. Tried to keep bending over to pick up the bag. Yes you throw it over your shoulder for each rep. I tried to remember to alternate shoulders for balance. Finished in 18:09.
Ended up resting yesterday because I didn’t get much sleep the night before. More garage organizing today, but had to get in a workout around 5:30.
Warm-up – 3 Sets
3/3 Turkish Get-ups
5/5 KB OHS (35#)
10/10 Single Arm Single Leg RDL (35# KB)
10/10 Single Leg Glute Bridges (pause)
25 Ring Dips
25 Deadlifts (135#)
25 Step-ups (24″)
25 MB Cleans (20#)
I went 8-6-6-5 and 5-5-3-3-3-3-3 on the ring dips. Deadlifts were both 15-10. First pull-ups I was too conservative with 5×5 and easily did 10-10-5 the next time through. Push-ups and medicine ball cleans were both 15-10 each time. Finished in 17:35. Harder than I expected.
Rested yesterday and did a garage session tonight.
Warm-up – 3 Sets
3/3 Turkish Get-ups (35#)
10/10 One Arm Single Leg RDL (35#)
10/10 One Arm KB Front Rack Squat (35#)
Might as well get back to some of these back rehab movements I should have been doing all year.
25 C&J (95#)
50 GHD Sit-ups (parallel)
25 C&J (95#)
I did the first round of clean and jerks in 5 sets of 5. Sit-ups were in sets of 10. The second round of clean and jerks I decided to do singles. I wish I had been paying closer attention to the clock to see what method was faster. I think it was the 5×5 though. Knew I should have put on knee sleeves for the burpees and sure enough with about 15 reps to go I could feel my knee bruising. Finished in 11:07.
Had been planning to go class yesterday, but was a bit tired during the day so made the call early to make it a rest day. Went to 10am today.
3×15 RH (140#)
5 Inch Worms
10 Air Squats
10 HR Push-ups
Strength – 4 Sets
10/10 single arm single leg RDL (62#)
5/5 OH walking lunges (62#)
Did my own version since it was programmed to de RDLs and lunges.
“Wall Ball Kalsu”
EMOM Buy-in: 5 Burpees
Accumulate 100 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
I made the call today that we were starting with burpees like it should be. I got 24-20-19 and then on the 15th rep of the 4th set I felt something and on #16 I got a minor back tweak. Clock was at 3:49 through 79 reps when I finished. I was killing it! Would have gotten a few more reps there and then could have finished in the next minute. I’ve done 4:50 in the version that doesn’t do the 5 burpees during that initial minute, so this would have been a nice improvement.
So I skipped out on the medicine ball sit-ups they did and figured I might as well get in my Push Only work for the weekend.
Seated Shoulder Press
Subbed these instead of push press due to my back. Different.
3×24 Seated alt DB Shoulder Press (40#)
3×15/15 Pallof Press (red band)
3×12 DB Side Raises (15#)
3×12 DB Front Raises (15#)
20 Shoulder Ts (prone on elevated bench hanging over the edge, 5#)
3x30s Overhead Opener
I’m so used to having the combination of side raises and then bent-over side raises I didn’t realize there were front raises. There were supposed to be first, but I was already 2 sets through the side raises when I realized the program difference. I decided to superset in the overhead openers from the Performance Plus program.
😂 I tried doing the sponge shifts up on the wall but wow! I was using the eraser from the whiteboard. After 2 attempts I went for scaled, which was no walk in the park either. Instead of doing 3 max sets of handstand hold I did the intervals since I’d already worked my shoulders so much. Barely made it through the last 2 sets.