100-101

Were were both beat down on Sunday morning, so we went for a 2.43 mile walk in 44:49 and then played 18 holes riding in a cart in the afternoon. Yesterday I walked 18 holes. Heat index was at 100° when we started and 101° right after! I started with the movements today.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 12 DB Lateral Raises (vert DBs, 8#)
  • BikeErg

3 Sets

  • 12 Underhand Barbell Front Raise (26#)
  • 12 Barbell Upright Rows (45#)
  • BikeErg

3 Sets

  • 12 Arnold Press (25#)
  • 6/6 Static Front Raise (vert DBs, 10#)
  • BikeErg

Took us 18:39 and accumulated 7,062 meters on the bike. Almost two minutes faster than last week.

Arms

3 Sets

  • DB 21s (20#)
  • 15 Diamond Push-ups
  • Row

3 Sets

  • 12 Curl with Twist and Pushdown (20#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull crushers (30#)
  • Row

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curl (15#)
  • 8 DB Curl (15#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (60#)
  • Row

Done nine seconds slower than last week but there was a lot more wiping off with the towel and drinking water today. Took 24:54 with 4,353 meters.

Erg Recovery

I had the idea to do our cardio while the other person worked and good thing because Brandi programmed a lot of movements and it took a long time.

Shoulders

3 Sets

  • BikeErg
  • 12 Single DB Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 12 DB Lateral Raises (vert DB, 8#)

3 Sets

  • BikeErg
  • 12 Underhand Barbell Front Raise (26#)
  • 12 Barbell Upright Rows (45#)

3 Sets

  • BikeErg
  • 12 Arnold Press (25#)
  • 6/6 Static Front Raise (10#)

Took 20:18 and we did 7,699 meters. While we cleaned up and setup all the next movements it was a 5-10 minute break.

Arms

3 Sets

  • Row
  • 12 Curl with Twist and push down (20#)
  • 12 Double DB Skull crushers (30#)

3 Sets

  • Row
  • DB 21s (15#)
  • 15 Diamond Push-ups

3 Sets

  • Row
  • 8/8 Static DB Curl (15#)
  • 8 DB Curl (15#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (60#)

Took 24:45 and we did 4,486 meters.

It was about 85° with humidity making it feel 90. Talk about pouring sweat!

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 

On Sabbatical

My three month sabbatical from work started this week, so I’ve been doing a lot of work to finish up the living room wall project and haven’t been in the gym since Friday. On Saturday we did go for a 8.53 mile hike that took almost 4 hours!

Warmed up with about 20 PVC passes.

Arms

4 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-45-4×55#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (55-115-135-155-175-190#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Tricep Pulldown (Rope, 49#)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Static DB Curls (25#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 12 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 25s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 25s Rest

Cutting 5 seconds off those rests makes a big difference. Finished in 5:32.

Quads Need Rest

My quads are really really sore and no rest for them with today’s metcon. Got my first dose of the COVID vaccine this morning, so my arm is getting a bit sore. It was almost 80° at 4pm when we took the bike to the back patio.

Conditioning

Partner workout

  • 5×20/14 cal BikeErg (standing)
  • 125 Synchro Air Squats

My quads were burning up in the second 10 calories of the last three rounds on the bike. I let Brandi go first, so then I had to get off the bike and get right in to the squats. So unpleasant! We started off with a set of 25 and then did five sets of 20. Finished in 14:27.

Arms & Midline

3 Sets

  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (61#)
  • 8/8 Static DB Curls (20# DBs)
  • 8 Dumbbell Curls (20# DBs)
  • 10/10 Side Bends (70# KB)

3 Sets

  • 20 alt Underhand Dumbbell Bench Presses (35# DBs, bit of a cross body)
  • 10 Reverse Barbell Curls (35-50-55#)
  • 15 T2B

I didn’t wear grips and did the toes to bars unbroken each set

4 Sets

Hopefully going golfing tomorrow if I feel ok after the vaccine. Definitely need the rest day and some walking would do my legs good.

Turnt Curls

My back was feeling off through the night and when I woke up, so I adjusted today’s workout to give it some rest. Workout at about 12:30 today.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 15 Single DB Curls (40-45-50#)
  • 15 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (56-61-61#)

These single dumbbell curls were holding a head of a dumbbell in each hand and curling it up. Different.

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curls (25#)
  • 8 DB Curls (25#)
  • 15 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 60#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Turned Out DB Curls (20-20-25#)
  • 15 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)

I kind of liked these “turnt” curls.

Conditioning

15:00 BikeErg

Took me a little bit to settle in and probably warm-up. Went 8,110 meters.