Air on the Side of Caution

My triceps are still sore and my ass is getting pretty sore from the plyo lunges.

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (20”, 20# DB)

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (30#)
  • 20 Air Squats

I didn’t do the 12 dumbbell squats like last week because they really lit up my back for a couple of days, not in a good way. See what I did with that post title? 😉

Midline

Tabata

  • 20 Pike-ups
  • 30 Oblique Hell Touches
  • 16 alt V-ups
  • 40 Russian Twists

WHOOP, There It Was

I ended up not working out Tuesday because I was exhausted and maybe feeling a bit of breathing in too much from using a paint sprayer to apply primer to our cabinet doors. I dumbly didn’t wear my respirator for the first half of the day.

Several months ago I decided I wouldn’t renew my WHOOP subscription and that ended. Wearing it 24/7 leaves marks on my wrists that take forever to heal and when I really thought about it, what information was I getting from the device to improve my life? It frequently read my heart rate way too high for long periods of time, especially when working with my hands, sanding or painting. I’m glad to be done with it.

Warm-up

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

Leg / Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 200/250m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24″)

3 Rounds

  • 400/500m BikeErg
  • 12 DB Reverse Lunges (25#)
  • 12 DB Squats (25#)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Crunch (11)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Oblique Heel Touch (26)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Side Plank
  • 10s Rest

Sit Down

Another busy day working on the kitchen, with a few hiccups along the way.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ 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 BikeErg
  • 5/5 Goblet Deficit Reverse Lunges w/ Knee Up (35# DB, 1×55 plate deficit)
  • 14 Sumo KB Deadlift (70# KB)

Decided to use the seat on the bike today and it was still really tough! I got faster on the machines each time through.

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.

Against the Wall

Warm-up

  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 20 PVC Passes

Handstand Holds

  • 2x 30s Back to Wall
  • 2x 30s Facing Wall

It’s been too long!

Legs

4 Sets

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

3 Sets

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

These are both great combos.

Conditioning Legs

Warm-up

  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80’ Monster Walls
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises

Legs / Conditioning

4 Sets

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

Start set after partner finishes their Goblet squats.

3 Sets

  • 400/500m Standing BikeErg
  • 5/5 Goblet Deficit Reverse Lunges w/ Knee Up (30# KB, 2×55 plates)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlift (70# KB)

Start set after partner finishes lunges. Next time lower height of the deficit.

B smacked her leg when a pedal spun around so we didn’t do a 4th set or abs. We’re really enjoying this type of leg days.

Two Walks

On Thursday I walked 18 holes on a very wet golf course. Then I spent 3+ hours finishing up the pallet wood walls. Exhausted!

Warm-up

  • 12 Walking Lunges
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (35#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Walking Lunges (40#)
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (62#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

2.63 mile run in 30:32 with B that had two brief walks.

Lots of Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (53#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

  • 700-400-200m Run
  • 35-20-10 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24”)

The 35 burpees seemed to last forever and then my run was so slow after that. I picked up the pace in the 20 and then flew through the 10. Finished in 15:04.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Scissor Kicks
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 15 V-ups
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 20 Russian Twists

This was good. Took me 9:50 with a quick run across the garage to grab a towel to put down on my mats after round one.

I Can (Butter)Fly

My shoulders and abs are kind of sore. Out in the garage at about 10:30.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,039m)
  • 2x30s Dead Hang Partner Push
  • 10 Kip Swings

Midline

4 Sets

  • 120′ Uneven Farmer Carry (70 & 45# KBs)
  • 8 Evil Wheels
  • 10/10 Banded Rotations & Holds (blue)

Conditioning

30:00 AMRAP (Partner)

  • 40 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 20 DB Push-up + 2 Rows (40# DBs)
  • 40 DB Lunges (40# DBs)
  • 30 C2B Pull-ups

Done with Brandi. We each alternated two sets of 10 deadlifts, then two sets of five of the push-up plus two rows complex. I did two times 10 lunges and B did two times 15 Russian swings. For the pull-ups we alternated each doing threes sets of five pull-ups. I wanted to challenge myself with the chest to bar after sucking in that Open workout. I started out with a regular kip in round one and felt comfortable with my head not hitting the ceiling, so I thought I’d try butterfly in round two and it felt good. Certainly easier to get my chest to the bar per rep because I can use my hips and legs more. Probably the best I’ve done butterfly chest-to-bar pull-ups ever and the first time I’ve done any in over a year. I did start losing some of my kip in last two rounds but never came off the bar through a set of five even with some resets. I started first and got through five full rounds, the deadlifts and 4 of the dumbbell complex. Really grippy workout.

So ready for a rest day tomorrow!!

Scaled Snatches

My body is tight from an hour of shoveling snow yesterday and probably the workout as well. Rolling solo today since Brandi’s knee is not feeling good. Out in the garage around 3:30.

Warm-up

  • 3 Rounds
    • 1:00 BikeErg (511-520-532m)
    • 30s Dead Hang
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (20#)
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (35#)
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (45#)

Glad I tried the 45 because it convinced me to scale back and use 40 in the workout instead of 50. Before even starting the warm-up I smartly decided I was doing snatches from the hang today with the other back movements in there.

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Strict Pull-ups
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (40#)
  • 10 Step-ups (24″)

Kept a very consistent pace through the rounds and was even able to pick up some time over the last 3-4 rounds. Finished 11+23.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 12 Half Circle Knee Raises
  • 12 alt Single Leg Lifts (L-sit on parallettes)
  • 24 Plank Hops
  • 12 Seated Leg Lifts

Slight modification to an Ibex workout we’ve done before by doing 24 of the hops instead of 30 seconds. Took me 4:40 to finish.