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.

Kipping Curls

Yesterday I walked 18 holes. My game has been so good lately!

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Trunk Rotations
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 20s HS Hold
  • 2 HSPU
  • 5 DB Hang Cleans (35#)
  • 5 DB Push Presses (35#)
  • 2 HSPU

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 5 HSPU
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 15 Air Squats

I really was not excited for these workouts and sort of just wanted an easy sweat. I got going though. Finished 7+7. In the first round I dropped from the bar thinking I only had to do five pull-ups and then I went unbroken the rest of the way. Squats were slow and used as recovery to keep the other movements going.

5:00 Rest

10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 DB Hang Cleans (30#)
  • 10 DB Push Press (30#)
  • 40 Double Unders

Light dumbbells today to move. Had to go fix the music in round two or three. Got through 7+2.

5:00 Rest

  • 1 Mile Run

Would have liked sub eight but came in at 8:22. It was hard after those other two metcons.

Cardio Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10-12 Hip Openers
  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 Goblet Squats (35#)
  • 5 Goblet Squats (53#)
  • 5 Russian KBS (45#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Goblet Squat (62#)
  • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (24”)

Should have done 250m for me.

3 Sets

  • 500/400m Standing BikeErg
  • 16 Curtsy Lunges
  • 15 KB Swings (62#)

Oh my, I think we’re on to something with stuff like this.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Burpee Box Jumps (24”)
  • 1:00 Rest

My round times were 48-42-39-38-35 seconds! Really tough and as you can see I figured out my pacing throughout.

Then I mowed the lawn.

Not Doing 90 From the Floor

Walked 18 holes yesterday in the heat again, but it didn’t hit me as hard the rest of the day.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • Calf Stretches
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 Hang Power Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Hang Power Snatch (75#)

Conditioning

  • 2000-1500-1000m BikeErg
  • 3-2-1 Rounds
    • 15 Hang Power Snatch (75#)
    • 45 Double Unders

Modified the Mayhem version, which was power snatches with 95 because I wasn’t doing 90 snatches from the ground. I held under a 2:00/1,000m pace on the bike and got faster each time I was on it. Taped my thumbs and went 8-7 for the snatches until the final set where I did them unbroken. Too many misses on the double unders. Finished in 19:55 in a pool of sweat.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 10 Plank Walkout
  • 30 alt Side Crunches

Burn started in the middle of round two! Finished in 6:48.

2021 AGOQ Events 4 & 3

Woke up sore but feeling better than expected. Went for a 2.73 mile walk at 9:30 to loosen up. Out in the garage at 3 after a nap.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,434m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats

2021 Age Group Online Qualifier Event 4

4RM Front Squat

  • 10×45
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 3×165
  • 2×185
  • 2×205
  • 2×225
  • 4×250

About a week ago I hit a squat clean double with 220 so I was confident I could squat that for four reps. I put 225 on the bar and started the clock. If it felt good I’d stop after two reps and have a good idea of what to add to the bar. It did feel good and I had 250 in my head so that’s what I went with for my next set. Made it, but the third and forth reps were getting iffy so that was enough for me. I haven’t had that kind of weird on the bar in a couple of years.

Warm-up 2

  • 3 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • 20 DU
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (95#)

2021 Age Group Online Qualifier Event 3

15:00 Time Cap

  • 75 Cleans (135#)
  • 300 Double Unders

This one looked really bad on paper. In reality it was just really fucking boring. Keep picking up the bar for one more rep and then another one. I kept a pretty solid pace and finished the cleans at 7:45. Then I went 50-45-36-30-41-38-29-27-3 on the double unders to finish in 12:06.

More Overhead Squats and Thrusters

Out in the garage shortly after 9am so we can get out of town for the day.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (594m)
  • 2:00 TrueForn Run (0.28 km)
  • 4 Sets
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • 20 DU
  • 10 OHS (45#)
  • 5 OHS (95#)

Conditioning

  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 OHS (115)
    • 50 DU
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Thrusters (95)
    • 50 DU

I scaled the overhead squats down from 135 pounds due to where I’m at with getting back in to these movements, but I kept the thrusters at the Rx weight. The OHS and thrusters felt surprisingly good. I only missed twice on the rope. Finished in 8:59 and could have saved a lot of time with a better setup and quicker changing of the plates. Happy with my effort and performance though.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 21s (20-25-25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)

3 Sets

  • 12 In and Out Hammer Curls (25# DBs)
  • 12 DB Skull Crushers (30# DBs)

Singles Suck

Worked on the house all weekend, replacing a sliding door with a big window and tearing down the sunroom. My body was beat, so Monday stayed the usual rest day. It was too cold and ended up raining for golf yesterday too. Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (667m)
  • 3 Sets
    • 40′ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
    • 10 PVC Passes
  • Deadlift
    • 10×45
    • 10×135
    • 5×165

Conditioning

  • 50 cal Row
  • 75 DU
  • 35 Strict HSPU
  • 75 DU
  • 20 Deadlifts (185#)
  • 75 DU
  • 35 HSPU
  • 75 DU
  • 50 cal Row

It was programmed to be strict HSPU twice, but I knew that would take me forever, so I kipped the second time. I also scaled down from 275# on the deadlifts. I held 1,200+ cal/hr on the row. I missed or stopped 2-3 times each 75 dumbs except for going 70-5 the last time. My strict went quick, doing 5-5-3 and then singles, which took sooo long. Deadlifts felt pretty good and I thought about doing 10 every time I picked up the bar, but stuck to four sets of five. I was able to stick to 7×5 for the kipping handstand push-ups. Finished in 19:45.

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Lateral Step-up w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
  • 10 RDL (70# KB)

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Step-ups w/ Knee Raise (20”, 40# DB)
  • 20 alt Curtsy Lunges (30# DBs)

That workout smashed me, so these leg supersets were especially rough.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 V-ups
  • 20 Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 20/20 Side Plank Pulses
  • 20 alt V-ups
  • 20 Big Hollow Flutter Kicks (single leg raises)
  • 20 Oblique Heel Touches
  • 20 Russian Twists
  • 20 Lying Leg Lifts

Knew I wouldn’t be going nuts today. Finished in 8:44.

Masters Appropriate

Warm-up

  • 3:00 SkiErg (649m)
  • 4 Sets
    • 10 Kip Swings
    • 3 HS Kick-ups
    • 40’ Tip Toe Walk
    • 10 Calf Raises
  • Power Snatch
    • 5×45
    • 3×95
    • 3×115
    • 3×135

I was starting to get the feel for the freestanding handstand again and kicking up without touching the wall.

Conditioning

9-6-3

  • Power Snatch (155#)
  • Burpee Box Jump Over (30″)

I took 2021 CrossFit Games Quarterfinal Test 5 and scaled it down from 185 pounds to something I thought was more appropriate for the Masters division. I could see using 165, but I felt like this would give me a truer sense of the sprint this workout should be. I went singles all the way and the last three got ugly! Did a lot of stepping on the burpee box jumps to save my heart rate, which turned out to be a smart move. I didn’t really want to bite it with a shin on the box either, so I was focused on the jumps. Finished in 4:44.

  • 1,000m SkiErg
  • 50 Devil Press (35# DBs)
  • 200′ DB Front Rack Walking Lunge (35# DBs, 25′ lengths)

I finished the ski around 4:15, with my triceps burning over the last 400 meters. Started with 15 devil presses before taking a rest and then a short rest every five reps! Eww. I went 50-50-100 feet on the lunges and finished in 16:22.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 5/5 Bird Dogs (2s pause)
  • 30/30s Side Planks
  • 10/10 Banded Rotations/Holds (half-kneeling, blue)