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)

Grinding Ten Rounder

My traps were pretty sore from the double dumbbell hang power cleans, but at least my quads are almost done being sore. Worked out at about 10am.

Warmup

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.45 km)
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 1:00 Dead Hang
  • 3×3 Handstand Kick-ups
  • 10 alt DB Hang C&J (35#)

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 14 cal Row
  • 10 alt DB Hang C&J (50#)
  • 8 Burpee over Rower

The workout didn’t say from the hang, but that’s typical and what we did. I realized that I didn’t reset the monitor when I got back on in round two so just kept the calories rolling throughout. I started out with my usual 1,200+ cal/hr but after round one realized that wasn’t going to be sustainable. If I wanted to keep a good pace on the burpees I was going to have to use the rower for a little recovery. I was dipping just under 1,000 cal/hr most of the workout. Picked up my pace in the last 2.5 rounds. Finished in 21:55.

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

We’re going to use this DLB workout in our rotation since it’s so good. Last week I did 4:20 – 9:11. This week I didn’t start out hot with the V-ups and it paid off with 4:09 for the first round and 8:17 overall.

Top Ten

I made it!

Not by much, but I made it (unofficially until I get my invite). Really happy with that, considering the shoulder injury I’d been dealing with for four months and the calf injury for a month. Going in to the Open I hadn’t done any kipping movements, handstand push-ups, or most overhead movements in four months and hadn’t jumped in a month. If I wasn’t worried about the volume and potential for re-injury I would have done 21.1 and 21.3-4 over again without a doubt. Intensity hadn’t been the best for the 6 weeks leading in either after Brandi tore her MCL and I was pretty much doing solo metcons. Now have four months to build things up before the age-group online qualifier though.

Open Results

21.3

  • Open: 29,913 / 100,502 (70.2%)
  • Masters 40-44: 2,830 / 14,495 (80.5%)

21.4

  • Open: 20,298 / 100,020 (79.7%)
  • Masters 40-44: 1,754 / 14,439 (87.9%)

Overall

  • Open: 24,777 / 118,860 (79.2%)
  • Masters 40-44: 1,937 / 17,114 (88.7%)

Note: for my purposes I always calculate on people who’s submitted a score, not registrations.

Was out in the garage after 4pm. This morning I was already starting to feel my shoulders from the double overhead holds yesterday.

Conditioning

  • 20:00 BikeErg (10,267m)
  • 10:00 TrueForm Run (1.68 km)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,117m)

My back was weird in the early part of the bike, but seemed to loosen up. My legs felt heavy on the run and I could feel my hamstrings having to work. Then a couple minutes in to the ski my back was really tightening up so I decided to cut back to five minutes instead of the ten I had planned. Good thing because over the last two minutes my triceps were starting to give out anyway.

Step-up Variations

Sweating bullets watching the Masters leaderboard. It’s going to be down to the wire to see if I can hold a spot in the top 10% (according to CrossFit’s ranking). Out in the garage at 4pm and it’s a nice day so we left the door open.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 TrueForm Run (0.47 km)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks

Legs

3 Sets

  • 6 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups (20″, 35-45-50# DB)
  • 6 Step-ups
  • 6 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups
  • 6 Step-ups
  • 8/8 Single Leg Glute Bridges (0-25-25# DB on hip)

This was a new combo with the different step-ups, but following along with some stuff that help’s Brandi rehab her MCL tear.

3 Sets

  • 12 RDLs (50# DBs)
  • 12 Goblet Squats (53# KB)

Conditioning

2 Cycles

  • 5:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Strict Pull-ups
    • 10 cal Row
    • 12 Russian KBS (62#)
  • 2:00 Rest

After one time through I went to quick singles on the bar. Did 3+6 and 3+5, so YAY for consistency. This workout was much worse than I expected.

Twice Russian

Busy day with my new mattress and frame getting delivered, selling my old frame, and moving the mattress to a spare room. Not to mention hauling a bunch of wood to the basement and tearing up cardboard from the delivery boxes. Still got in a quick workout at 4pm.

20:00 AMRAP

  • 10 PVC Sit-ups
  • 20 Russian KBS (53#)
  • 150m TrueForm Run
  • 20 Russian Twists (35# plate)

Started out too slow, but picked up the pace over the last half. Finished 8+6.

No 21.1 v2

I slept 9.5 hours last night after the stupid time change. My shoulders and upper back are still wrecked. I really do think I could get a significantly better score on 21.1, but the risks of triggering my shoulder or calf injuries are just not worth it. Out in the garage at 4 for active recovery.

2 Rounds

  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.81 & 0.86 km)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,116 & 1,137 m)
  • 5:00 BikeErg (2,550 & 2,625 m)

Towards the end of the first run I was feeling my right calf, but it must have needed to loosen up, because I didn’t feel it again.

Upper Ab Burnout

Yesterday was a rest day with family in town. Kind of tired though. Out in the garage at about 12:45 for some quick work.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Row (1,268m)
  • 5:00 SkiErg (1,075m)
  • 5:00 TrueForm Run (0.75km)

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 20 OH Crunches (55# plate)
  • 20 Russian Twists (55# plate)
  • 20 alt V-ups

The thick 55 pound plate is not fun for the twists. This was definitely an upper ab burnout. Finished in 9:28.

True Audible

I had a 4-day weekend and learned how to ski on Sunday! Back in the garage at 4pm today. I didn’t really feel like it though.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 BikeErg (1,495m)
  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk

Legs

  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 4/4 Lateral Step-ups (20″)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (95#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 30#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (125#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 45#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (145#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 60#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (165#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 70#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (175#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 70#)
  • 8 alt Back Rack Reverse Lunges (185#)
  • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 70#)

Conditioning

  • 50m TrueForm Run
  • 12 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 5 Rounds
    • 100m TrueForm Run
    • 12 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 50m TrueForm Run
  • 12 Russian KBS (70#)

It was supposed to only be 5 rounds of 100m and 12 swings, but I screwed up looking at the time instead of the distance in round 1. So I called an audible to make the workout longer and then decided to repeat the short run at the end. Finished in 6:04.

Running “Warm-up”

Lower body is tired and getting sore from yesterday. Workout at 4pm.

Warm-up-ish

6 Rounds

  • 1:00 TrueForm Run
  • 1:00 Rest

I did 0.19, 0.21, 0.22, 0.24, 0.24, and 0.25 km.

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict Chin-ups
  • 6 Burpees over the Bar
  • 9 Squat Jumps

Kept up a pretty steady pace except for going to a slight pause after each squat jump in round three or four. Finished 13+7.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 30/30s Side Plank w/ DB on hip (30#)
  • 10/10 KB Side Bends (53#)
  • 30s Hollow Hold
  • 15 Superman

Took me 13:11.