Legs on the Drive

It was warm enough to pull a bunch of things outside and workout mostly on the driveway.

Warm-up

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

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 16 Glute Bridges + Open/Close Knees (w/ hip circle)
  • 140m TrueForm Run

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Lateral Step-downs (14”)
  • 30 Plate A Jumps

3 Sets

  • 5/5 Single Arm Front Squat (40#, 2” incline)
  • 10 Box Jumps (20”)

3 Sets

  • 6/6 Front Foot Elevated Double DB Lunge (40#)
  • 250m Standing BikeErg

Took us 28:36 today.

Midline

2 Rounds – Partner MB Passes

  • 10 Piked Pass
  • 10 OH Sit-up + Pass
  • 10/10 Russian Twist Passes
  • 10 Hollow Throw Ups

I used the 20 pound medicine ball, except switched to the 10 pounder in round two for both sides of the Russian twist passes because it was bothering my back.

Stretch

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

Fitting

On Sunday I mowed the lawn and worked a bunch of the trim. B wasn’t feeling well so we didn’t workout. Yesterday I had a club fitting with Titleist for new irons and wedges. I pretty much hit clubs for an hour straight. My low back and left side are feeling it.

Warm-up

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

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 16 Glute Bridges (w/ hip circle)
  • 140m TrueForm Run

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Lateral Step-downs (14”)
  • 30 Plate A Jumps

3 Sets

  • 5/5 Single Arm Front Squat (25#, 2” incline)
  • 10 Box Jumps (20”)

3 Sets

  • 6/6 Front Foot Elevated Double DB Lunge (40#)
  • 250m Standing BikeErg

Took us 27:35 to finish.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s OH Sit-up Twist (20# DB)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s alt Plank Reaches
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s DB Tuck-ups (20#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank T + Reach (8#)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank T + Reach (8#)
  • 15s Rest

Stretch

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

Elevated

On Sunday we pulled trim and flooring for 4-5 hours and then went for a 2.5 mile walk. Yesterday was day 9 of the yoga series and only 22 minutes. Back in the garage today.

Warm-up

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

Leg Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Single Leg Supported RDL (45# KB)
  • 140/120m TrueForm Run

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Lateral Step-downs (12”)
  • 30 Plate A Jumps

3 Sets

  • 6/6 Front Foot Elevated Double DB Lunge 35#)
  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg

3 Sets

  • 5/5 Single Arm Front Squat (20#, 2” raised heels)
  • 10 Box Jumps (20”)

Took us 28:34, with over a third of it being on that first section. It got real in section three. We both really liked the squats with the raised heels and felt like it took pressure off of our backs

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Hanging Oblique Knee Raises
  • 8/6 Parallette Shoot Throughs
  • 10/10 Side Bends (53# KB)
  • 15 Pike-ups

Not in shape for those shoot throughs. I was struggling in the second round and had to take several breaks in sets 3-4.

Remove the Wall

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 10 Incline Back Fly (20#)
  • ~190m Row
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-downs (12”)
  • 12 Reverse Lunges
  • ~180m TrueForm Run

Parter-ish workout with B, so the distances are rough estimates of what I was getting. Took us 21:59.

Gymnastics

We did some spotting and worked on not relying on the wall for handstand kick-ups.

Midline

Tabata

  • 10 alt Single Arm Single Leg V-ups (8# DBs)
  • 9 Leg Raises
  • 20 Russian Twists (45# plate)
  • 14 alt Side Crunches

Triple Air Squat Pull-ups

Took about a 30 minute break during the day to do more digging. Out in the garage at about 4:30.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 12 Superman
  • 30/30s Weighted Side Plank (20# DB)
  • 8/8 Banded Partner Rotations and Holds (red)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 20 Banded Hamstring Curls (blue)
  • 10/10 Step Downs (14”)

3 Sets

  • 20 Reverse Lunges (40# DBs)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10x 3 Air Squats + Jumping Pull-up
  • 10 DB Floor Press (50#)

Not sure this idea of the triple air squat pull-ups really hit it’s mark, but it was challenging and I was breathing heavy. Finished in 9:19.

Spent a little over an hour digging later in the evening.

New Block

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.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,456m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 3 Sets
    • 15 Scap Shrugs (on all 4s)
    • 5/5 Calf Raises (on step)
  • 10 alt Back rack reverse lunges 45#

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10/10 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunge (115-115-125#)
  • 20 alt Cossack Squats

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg Step Downs (15″, 50#)
  • 10/10 Single Leg RDL (70#)

Shoulders

3 Sets

These came from some things I’m reading about correcting an arched back in a handstand hold. Brandi and I both thought we’d never used some of these muscles before with these variations.

Conditioning

7:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Burpee Pull-ups
  • 10 Hang Power Cleans (75/50#)

Designed to be and felt like an Open style workout. I got through 7+14.

On a Thursday

Switching our rest day from Thursday to Friday and I’m feeling a little bit beat up. I didn’t sleep the greatest either. 5pm today.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • Wrist Warm-up

Handstands

  • 2x45s Wall Walk
  • 2x30s Wall Walk
  • 2x30s OH Plate Hold (45#)

Strength

4 Sets

  • 12 Lat Pulldowns (104#)
  • 12/12 Single Leg Step-downs (15″, 35#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 12 Weighted Plyo Lunges (35# DBs)
  • 12 DB Floor Press (60# DBs)
  • 12 T2B

Didn’t wear grips because of sore on my wrist and was able to go unbroken until the final round when I went 7-1 toes to bar. Finished 5+32 overall.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 Parallette Shoot Throughs (5# ankle weights)
  • 24 Russian Twists (35# plate, 5# ankle weights)
  • 12 Weighted Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

Core is just tired from yesterday and the previous work.

Handstand Graduation

Warm-up

  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,562m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk

Handstand Balance Breakthrough

Probably did about 8 sets of 5 kick-ups. Had some really good ones where I was holding for 4-5 seconds I think.

That completes the 4 week program. We made so much progress in that time. We’re going to continue a lot of the drills and try adding some other ones I’ve found. I’ve already written the first 2 weeks of our phase 2.

Legs

4 Sets

  • 8/8 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (145#)

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Bulgarian Split Squats (35-40-45# DBs)
  • 8 DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts (60# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 10 Front Squats (85#)
  • 8/8 Lateral Step-downs (50# DB, 15”)

2 Sets

  • 10/10/10 Calf Raises (60# DBs)

Conditioning

5:00 AMRAP
1-2-3-4-5…

  • Burpees
  • HSPU

When we did this on April 14th I got through the 7s + 10, which was a big PR at the time. Today I was able to stay unbroken, even though my HSPU got slow with some pausing. Another PR, by 11 reps this time, finishing the 8s and then getting 5 more burpees. No doubt the handstand work is helping a lot here as well.

Club Grip

My pecs are a little sore. Worked out at 4pm today.

Warm-up

  • 8:00 BikeErg (3,856m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 5/5 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (club grip, 45#)

Legs

5 Sets

  • 8/8 Single Leg RDL (foot on wall, 70# KB)
  • 6/6 Landmine Curtsy Lunges (club grip, 115-125-135-145-155#)

This new club grip is awesome for these!

3 Sets

  • 50m Tip Toe Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 12/12 Single Leg Step Downs (15″, 50# DB)

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 10 Plyo Lunges (50# DBs)
  • 14 Pull-ups
  • 10 Bar-facing Burpees
  • 1:30 Rest

Another good #repeater workout. I wore my grips and easily did all pull-ups unbroken. They felt soooo good! I was even playing around with cycling my butterfly quicker. My times were 1:10 – 1:04 – 1:02 – 1:00.

Putting Band Peg to Use

My back is feeling pretty good. Worked out at 3pm.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 cal Ski Erg
  • 10s Transition
  • 30s Strict Pull-ups
  • 2:00 Rest

I got 18 calories every round and 10-10-8 pull-ups. Never did more than a set of 4 pull-ups.

Legs

Warmed up with 10 lunges each at 45 and 95 pounds.

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (125#)
  • 10/10 Single Leg Step Downs (15”, 50# DB)

My left leg is definitely much better with the step downs.

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB RDLs (50# DBs)
  • 24 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)

Got to use my new band/rack pegs. 🙂