SHOULDAAA BURN

I mowed the lawn on Saturday and helped a friend concrete in the base for a basketball hoop in the morning. Then we walked 9 holes of golf and got hame for a workout.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 14 alt Lateral Raise + Hold (8#)
  • 14 Arnold Press (20#)
  • 14 DB Upright Rows (20#)
  • 14 Complex DB Press (40#)
  • 14 alt DB Shoulder Press + Hold (25#)
  • 14 Around the Worlds (8#)

Sure was a burn with so many movements back-to-back.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 26 Swimmer Crunches
  • 26 Crunches
  • 26 Leg Lifts
  • 26 Single Leg Lifts
  • 26 Plank Hip Dips

Not Quite 22.3

Big surprise, thrusters and pull-ups for 22.3! You would think that after 10+ years of the Open they’ve give it a rest and come up with a new combination.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • Dead Hang
  • 7 Thrusters (45#)

Conditioning

  • 21 Pull-ups
  • 42 Double Unders
  • 21 Thrusters (75#)
  • 18 T2B
  • 36 Double Unders
  • 18 Thrusters (75#)
  • 15 C2B Pull-ups
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Thrusters (75#)

I sure as hell wasn’t going to do bar muscle-ups on our low bar like last year and I wasn’t going to the outside rig. So I put in toes-to-bars. Also not going to waste time switching the weight on the bar, so stuck to one weight and went light because we never really do thrusters due to our backs. I went 8-7-6 on the the pull-ups and then realized I haven’t done a double under in months! I missed many times in every round and my heart rate kept spiking. I went 8-7-6 on the first round of thrusters. Then 7-6-5 for both the T2B and second thrusters. Chest-to-bar pull-ups are my nemesis, so I did all kipping triples. Finished with unbroken thrusters at 11:49, taking a lot of too long breaks along the way. Was still wrecked after! Most importantly I made it out of the Open injury free this year without any stress.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 In & Out DB Curls (20#)
  • 12 DB French Press (45#)

Those French presses were hard after all of the thrusters.

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curls (20#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 49#)

Midline

2 Rounds (50s : 10s)

  • 17 Leg Lifts
  • 64 Bicycles
  • 34 Single Leg Lifts
  • 32 alt V-ups 

50 Second Abs

Conditioning

4 Sets

  • 2:00 Row (513-520-521-525m)
  • 2:00 TrueForm Walk recovery (0.15 – 0.18 – 0.2 – 0.21 km)

Back

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Arm Side Seated Crossbody Pulldown (38#)
  • 12 Close Grip Pulldown (93#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Wide Grip Seated Row (93#)
  • 10 Underhand Grip Seated Row (93#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Chest Support DB Wide Row (25#)
  • 10 Chest Support DB Low Row (25#)

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 50s Single Leg Lifts
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Crunches
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Reverse crunches
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Bicycles
  • 10s Rest
  • 50s Oblique Heel Touches
  • 10s Rest

I hate Tabata, so you can guess how much I disliked 50 seconds at a time!

High Rep Pump

Still working all day, especially during the week on the kitchen.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Various other moves with the PVC
  • 10 DB Bench Press (25#)
  • 10 DB Bench Press (45#)

Chest & Back

  • 8-6-4 DB Bench Press (60#)
  • 8-6-4 Seated Cable Rows (126#)
  • 10-8-6 Weighted Push-ups (12# vest)
  • 4-3-2 Strict Chin-ups

We switched up the pump session this week and it was great.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Hold Knee-to-elbows
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 Alternating V-ups
  • 20 Lying On Back, Single Leg Raises
  • 20 Oblique Crunch Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Hadn’t done this in months. So terrible. Took me 8:56.

Getting it in

Warm-up

  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches

Legs

4 Sets

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squats (45# KB)
  • 16 Cossack Squats

4 Sets

  • 400/500m Standing BikeErg
  • 5/5 Goblet Deficit Reverse Lunges w/ Knee Up (35# DB, 1×55 plate deficit)
  • 14 Sumo KB Deadlift (70# KB)

I ran and biked slower than usual. Another busy day working on house projects and I haven’t slept very well the last two nights.

Midline

  • 20 alt Single Leg Lifts (25# DB Overhead)
  • 20 Seated Leg Lifts over DB
  • 20 Overhead DB Sit-ups (25#)
  • 20 Plank Hip Dips

Those sit-ups were a killer.

Sunday at 3

Much later for us on a Sunday, around 3pm, but we had a busy morning.

Warm-up

Tabata

  • Burpees

Definitely not my idea! I went 2×6 and 6×5.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 12 Incline DB Back Fly (20#)
  • 12/8 cal SkiErg
  • 12 Double Handle Pull to Chest (60#)
  • 15/10 cal BikeErg
  • 50m Farmer Carry (60#)

Sort of a partner workout, with the 2nd person waiting until you were off the machine. Then if you got your movement reps done you had a brief wait until your partner finished their machine. I went first and B finished at 22:35.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 26 Swimmer Crunches
  • 26 Crunches
  • 26 Leg Lifts
  • 26 Single Leg Lifts
  • 26 Plank Hip Dips

Ouch! Took me 8:21.

Feels Like 97

Yesterday I walked 18 holes in the 90° heat and we were behind a slow group so it was our slowest round of the year too, clocking in at about four and a half hours! I mowed the lawn in the evening after work. Today the heat index was at 97° when we got out in the garage for our workout.

Warm-ups

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Seated DB Shoulder Press
    • 10×15#
    • 5×20
    • 5×30
  • 5 Deadlifts (45#)
  • 5 Hang Muscle Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Push Jerks (45#)
  • 5 C&J (75#)

Strength

E2M – 5 Rounds

  • 10 Seated DB Shoulder Press (35-40-40-40-45#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 700m Run
  • 15 C&J (95/65#)

With the heat I made sure not to go out hot on the run. I figured 3×5 would be good on the barbell, so that’s what I did for the first two rounds. I decided I was going to try two sets for the last round, and when I got to eight I thought I’d do 9-6, but then I said fuck and and try to go unbroken, which I was able to. Finished in 15:30.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 12 Hanging Half Circle Knee Raises
  • 12 alt Single Leg Lifts (hold up on PVC)
  • 16 Plank Hops
  • 12 Seated Pike Double Leg Lifts

Feeling Whooped

Yesterday’s workout knocked us out. I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night. Starting to feel my outer pecs from the deep kip of the toes-to-bars I think.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Air Squats
  • Squat Clean
    • 5×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×165

Strength

Shoulder Press

  • 10×45
  • 6×75
  • 4×95
  • 2×115
  • 2×135
  • 2×150
  • 2×157.5

No idea how long we took, but the programming said to work up to a heavy double in 10 minutes.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 7 Squat Cleans (175#)

This was programmed with 225 pounds, but I’m nowhere near that level. I belted up on my way in to the garage and left it on the back of the truck on the way down the driveway. My runs got progressive slower. I thought I did a good job of picking the bar back up pretty quick, especially in the last round, which took me about 30 seconds to do the cleans. Finished in 14:06, which went much better than I expected. I think I picked the right weight, because I could keep going, but the squats weren’t exactly easy for me.

Midline

20-20-10

  • V-ups
  • Plank Knee to Elbow
  • Reverse Crunch
  • Side Plank Pulse
  • Side Plank Pulse
  • alt V-up
  • Big Hollow Flutter Kick (single leg raises)
  • Oblique Heel Touch
  • Russian Twist
  • Lying Leg Lift (w/o hip raise)

Another big PR, by 22 seconds with a time of 9:03.

Sitting here almost three hours later, I’m whooped again! Bring on some golf tomorrow.

Bike Intervals

Yesterday I walked 18 holes with the temperature in the mid 80s and my score in the high 80s. Workout at the usual 4pm.

Conditioning

6 Rounds

  • 2:00 BikeErg
  • 3:00 Rest

I did 1,134 – 1,142 – 1,145 – 1,150 – 1,155 – 1,176 meters.

Chest

3 Sets

  • 15 Incline DB Bench (40#)
  • 15 Incline DB Fly (20#)

2 Sets

  • 15 Batwing Fly (incline, 10#)
  • 15 DB Peck Dec (20#)

Decided we should cut it short with the thrusters tomorrow for the Pair UP ThrowDOWN workout.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30 Swimmer Crunches
  • 30 Crunches
  • 30 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Single Leg Lifts
  • 30 Plank Hip Dips

Finished in 9:02, 1:01 faster than the first time we did this with 30s!

First 2021 Park Workout

Yesterday was too cold for golf so it was a night of lying laminate floor in the living room. My body was hurting throughout the night. Almost 80 tonight, so we went to the park!

Warm-up

  • 10 Ring Kip Swings
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Dumbbell Shoulder Press (10# DBs)
  • 20 High Knees
  • 20 Butt Kicks
  • 1 Muscle-up
  • 20 Arm Circles

Conditioning

18:00 AMRAP – Partner – I Go, You Go Rounds

  • 15 DB Thrusters (20# DBs)
  • 2-4-6-8-10 MU, then 12-14… Ring Pull-up

I went first, controlled through my thrusters, and unbroken through the set of eight muscle-ups. I was hoping to go 4-3-3 for the ten, but it ended up being 4-2-1-1-1-1. So for the next round I called an audible and switched to the ring pull-ups, going unbroken. I got through the 14 pull-ups and there was probably 15-20 seconds left for Brandi, who had already started her thrusters to get through them. Muscle-ups felt ok for not having been up on the rings since November 8th and 30 reps on the first time out is solid. Ring pull-ups are no joke either; I thought I’d bust through them no problem, but the kip is weird and it’s a lot more grip than on the bar, where you can regrip easier.

Nasty little workout. It’s a modification to a Mayhem workout we skipped last week, which was a 10:00 AMRAP of 15 wall balls and 5-10-15… T2B. Not sure if that would have been worse.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30 Swimmer Crunches
  • 30 Crunches
  • 30 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Single Leg Lifts
  • 30 Plank Hip Dips

First round at 3:11, second at 6:38, and finished at 10:03. A lot of reps hitting the upper abs.