Heavier Dumbbells for Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Hip Circles

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (30#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (30#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (60#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 45#)

Increased all of the weights for both circuits. This was getting really gripped in the final couple of rounds.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

Four Rounds is the Ticket

Got started shortly after 3 so we could get to work on countertops.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • Trunk Rotations
  • Hip Circles

Leg Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (25#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (25#)

4 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (50#)
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 40#)

Increased to four rounds this week, which was the sweet spot. Was better doing the Romanian deadlifts right after the row too.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Plank Knee to Elbow
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

The sit-ups were much better using my AbMat and having my feet anchored under 40 pound dumbbells.

Grippy Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 3 Dumbbell Front Squat (35#)

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 500m BikeErg
  • 10 Double Dumbbell Squats (25#)
  • 16 Double Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges (25#)

3 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 12 alt Double Dumbbell Box Step-ups (20”, 40#)
  • 10 Double Dumbbell RDLs (50#)

Should adjust this one to put the RDLs right after the row.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s Dragon Flags
  • 30s Slow Mountain Climbers
  • 30s Tuck-ups (25# plate)
  • 30s Russian Twists (25# plate)
  • 30s OH Sit-ups (25# plate)

Really should have had feet anchored for those sit-ups and use my AbMat.

Grippy AMRAP

Conditioning

25:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Double DB Box Step-ups (24”, 35# DBs)
  • 10 T2B
  • 10 Renegade Rows (50#)
  • 10 DB Push Presses (35#)
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 120′ DB Farmer Carry (50# DBs)

Got through 7+3.

Midline

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Banded Partner Rotations/Holds (red)
  • 10 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Flutter Kicks
  • 10 Tuck-ups

Wore 5# ankle weights.

Changing Time

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • Wrist warm-up
  • 3x30s Wall-facing Handstand Holds
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (15#)
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (30#)

Midline

4 Rounds

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

Took me 5:50.

Conditioning

30:00 AMRAP (Partner)

  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (40#)
  • 10 alt DB Hang Snatch (40#)
  • 10 Burpee
  • 10 Single Arm OH DB Walking Lunge (40#)
  • 12/8 cal Row
  • 40 Jump Rope (singles)

Haven’t done a walking lunge like that in ages. B went first and we alternated back and forth with each thing. I got through 5+5.

Singles

Around 11am.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 2×10 PVC Shrugs
  • 4×10 Calf Raises
  • 2×10 Kip Swings
  • 200m TrueForm Run
  • 50 Lateral Hops
  • 20 Jump Rope

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 10 DB Step-ups (24”, 25# DBs)
  • 10 DB Push-ups

I decided not to do double unders after hurting my calf the last time. Will try to build up to it. Didn’t miss on the rope until twice in my final set. I did unbroken kipping pull-ups for a change from butterfly. Need to do step-ups more often! Finished 6+61

Midline

3 Rounds

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

We cut back from four rounds to get going with our day. Took me 4:02.

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.

Two Thirties Instead of One Minute

Did some PVC passes to warm-up, but that’s about it.

Arms

5 Sets

  • 8 Reverse Barbell Curl (35-50-50-55-55#)

5 Sets

  • 12 Close Grip Bench Press (45-95-120-135-150#)

3 Sets

  • 10-10-12 Decline Hammer Curl (30#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Skull Crushers (30-30-35#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (60#)
  • 20 Reverse Tricep Pulldown (Bar, 49 – 51.5 – 54#)

3 Sets

  • 20 Cable Curl (43#)
  • 12 MB Push-up

Midline

4 Sets

  • 10 Partner Leg Lift + Throws

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 30s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 30s Rest

A version of workout we’ve done countless times, which is just a minute rest after each round. This allowed us to keep up the intensity. It took me 6:08.

Push Off the Side

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe touches
  • 10 RDL (45#)
  • 10 RDL (85#)

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 40-45-50-60#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 40-45-50-60#, 20”)
  • 15 Side Lunge with knee up

The side lunge with knee up was something new to try for this superset. Wasn’t sure how it would go, so I didn’t increase weight.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (2×135, 2×155#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Went up 10 pounds on each.

Conditioning

9:00 AMRAP – 2-4-6…

  • Devil Press (35# DBs)
  • C2B Pull-ups

B had found this on the ‘gram several weeks ago and we saved it. Two of my least favorite movements. I pulled out an old pair of grips I hadn’t used in years and they weren’t the greatest. I did all double kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups because that movement seems to get me for some reason. Finished the 10s and then picked up the pace to finish the 12 devil presses.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

She keeps bringing this workout back out and sucks every time. I decided not to try going unbroken even from the start, so I took a quick break between movements. Finished in 6:42.

First Outdoor Gym Workout

I painted the wall ball targets during lunch so we could get in our first workout in the outdoor area today!

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Romanian Deadlifts (45#)
  • 5 Romanian Deadlifts (95#)

Legs

  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (L, 40-45-50-60#)
  • 20 Banded Adductor (L, purple)
  • 12-10-8-6 Lateral Step-ups (R, 40-45-50-60#)
  • 20 Banded Adductor (R, purple)

We’d superset with one leg before doing the second leg. Then increase the weight and decrease the reps and repeat.

4 Sets

  • 10 RDLs (2×125, 2×145#)
  • 1:00 Rest

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP – Partner – IGYG Rounds

  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 1 Legless Rope Climb (12′)
  • 1 Rope Climb (12′)

This is the work I did. Had only done wall balls once or twice since the pandemic and they felt good, able to go unbroken with ease each round. The rope climbs were a bit of a struggle and will improve. I wasn’t jumping up like I normally would, to make the climb longer. I got through 7 rounds and B got 7 wall balls in to her 7th.

Midline

4 Round Tabata

  • 12 Windshield Wipers (40# DB)
  • 12 Tuck-ups
  • 36 Russian Twists
  • 8-9-10-11 Leg Lifts

Interesting that I was able to keeping getting another leg lift, since those are usually where I struggle.