Hold and Work

Warm-up

  • 6 Step-ups (24″)
  • 40 Hops
  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 10 PVC Back Squats
  • 20 Trunk Trists
  • 10 Kip Swings

Conditioning

With a partner, one person doing a hold while the other works. We flipped starting positions each round.

4 Rounds

  • 20 Hang DB C&J (20#)
  • Double DB OH Hold (20#)
  • 12 Step-ups (24”)
  • Wall Sit
  • 10/8 Pull-ups
  • Farmer’s Hold (60# DBs)
  • 500/420m BikeErg
  • Sandbag Hold (100#)

Took us 27:17 and it was a humid morning.

Midline

3 Rounds

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

Low back was really tight so didn’t do a fourth round. Took 4:18.

Been Slacking & Busy

On Saturday we got exhausted after walking 9 holes of golf Then on Sunday I drove to meet my brother to golf 18 (in a cart) and we ended up going for a 2 mile walk in the evening after I got home. Yesterday I walked 18 holes.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Leg Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline DB Squats (2”, 35# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20″, 45#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Took us 30:10.

Midline

2 Sets

  • 30s Leg Lift + Tuck-up
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift + Toe Tap
  • 10s Rest

Heavy Middle

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

3 Rounds

  • 20/16 Plyo Lunges
  • 200/170m TrueForm Run
  • 10 Incline Squats (2”, 30# DBs)

4 Rounds

  • 14 Double DB Step-ups (20″, 40#)

3 Rounds

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (40#)
  • 20 Side Skaters
  • 12 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

Good triplet to get loosened up more, we both liked doing the heavy movement in the middle, and then movements we could move through at the end. Took us 29:08.

Midline

2 Sets

  • 30s Leg Lift + Tuck-up
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Single Leg Bicycle
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Russian Twist
  • 10s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift + Toe Tap
  • 10s Rest

That was rough!

Stretching

  • 2:00/2:00 Pigeon
  • 2:00/2:00 Couch

Humid and Slick

I could feel my hips from the stretching we did yesterday and my posterior chain was a little sore. Warmed up with some PVC passes.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Single DB Curl (50#)
  • 12 EZ Bar Skull Crushers (66#)

3 Sets

  • 12 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 71-60-60#)

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 DB Push Press (40#)
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 Renegade Rows (40#)

The mats were damp because it was so humid, and I was slipping a bit even with step back/up burpees. Got through 4+20.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 11 Hollow Rocks
  • 11 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 11 Tuck-ups
  • 11s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

Thought I might have to bail in round one with my back, but it was ok. Just slow. Took me 5:39.

Drop Sets

Arms

3 sets

  • 10 DB Curls (20#)
  • 8 DB Curls (15#)
  • 6 DB Curls (12#)

3 Sets

  • 10 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 60#)
  • 8 Tricep Pushdowns (49#)
  • 6 Tricep Pushdowns (38#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 20 Reverse Lunges
  • 15 HR Push-ups
  • 160′ Farmer Carry (50# DBs)
  • 500m Row

It was sort of a partner workout, sort of solo. Brandi started on the rower and I did the three different movements before we switched. I was getting 500 meters each round, having to go faster and faster to get it. Then B went TURBO in the 5th round and finished at 22:48. I kept going to get my 500 and ended at 23:05.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s Tilted Leg Lift w/ Twist
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift w/ Reach (35# DB stays OH)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Leg Lift Twists (legs stay up)
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Tuck-ups
  • 15s Rest

Run to Warm

It was about 60° at workout time today, so we made an adjustment to our plan.

Warm-up

1.72 mile Run (19:00)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 20# DBs)
  • 15 Squat Jumps

3 Sets

  • 16 DB Reverse Lunges (40#)
  • 16 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

  • 12 Cossack Squats
  • 12/12 Lying Side Leg Lifts (5# ankle weights)

Since we warmed up with the run we removed the monostructural movements from those first two sections. It was so much worse this way, especially the lunge combo. Took us 21:45.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

Five fewer seconds of rest each time compared to about a month ago. I started to fall apart towards the end of round three. Finished in 4:52.

Kettlebell Steps

Warm-up

  • 80’ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80’ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

  • 3 Rounds
    • 20 Skaters
    • 250m Standing BikeErg
    • 16 Air Squats
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10/10 Single Leg Touch & Hop
    • 120/140m TrueForm Run
    • 10 Sumo Deadlifts (70# KB)
  • 4 Sets
    • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 2×50# DB + 2×70# KB)

Seemed like we were cruising, but B switched up some of her movements this week which may have been a little slower. I bumped up the weight on my step-ups from 40-50-60-70. What will we come up with for the next leg cycle?

Midline

4 Rounds

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

We smoked it in 5:25.

Kettlebell Steppin’

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists

Legs

  • 3 Rounds
    • 20 Skaters
    • 250m Standing BikeErg
    • 16 Air Squats
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10/10 Single Leg Touch & Hop
    • 120/140m TrueForm Run
    • 10 Sumo Deadlifts (70# KB)
  • 4 Sets
    • 6/6 Lateral Step-ups (20″, 40-50-60# DB + 70# KB)

Bumping up 10# on each set of step-ups was no joke, especially that 70 pounds! Took us 27:01 to finish, which is about 11 seconds faster than last week and we did have some burn time due to B starting on the wrong movement and some delays trying to get the bike moved to a more stable position.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 20s Rest
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest

3:32

It’s Been a Week

One of those weeks for us, but Brandi closed on her house yesterday so that’s a big load off of us.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Back Squats (45#)
  • 5 Back Squats (65#)

Legs

3 Sets

  • 10 Back Squats (85#)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 70 Jump Rope

3 Sets

  • 12 DB Walking Lunges (45#)
  • 20 Lateral Hops (over 8# DB)
  • 250/200m Standing BikeErg

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Box Step-ups (30-35-40-45# DBs)

Today we went from one section right to the next without additional rest and everything was IGYG rounds. It was challenging but not destroying. Saved a lot of time and kept up the heart rate.

Midline

3 Rounds

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

4:07