Struggling Pulldowns

My hamstrings are feeling yesterday a bit.

Warm-up

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 7 Push Jerks (45#)
  • 5 Floor Press (40#)

Arms

3 Sets

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

3 Sets

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

I was on the struggle bus with the pulldowns today and had to take breaks in my final set.

3 Sets

  • 10 Front Raises (10#)
  • 10 Lateral Raises (10#)

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 15 V-ups
  • 15 Push Jerks (75#)
  • 15 Sumo Deadlifts (75#)
  • 15 DB Floor Press (35#)
  • 1:00 Rest

I finished at 12:04 with round times of 1:49, 1:30, 1:32, 1:33, and 1:29. Not sure why round one was so slow. The push jerks were getting tough in those final two rounds.

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.

Plank All Day

My back is feeling a bit better each day.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 20/14 Push-ups + Plank
  • 20 Walking Lunges + Bottom Squat Hold
  • 20 DB Push Press (25#) + OH Plate Hold (45#)
  • 30 Plate A Jumps + Glute Bridge Hold

One partner doing reps while the other holds and then switch. We alternated the leader each round. I started 10-10 on the push-ups but switched to 12-8 and those eights got tough! Took us 18:57.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 30s V-ups
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Table Top Kick + Cross Reach
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Sit-up + 2 Russian Twists
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Side Plank Jumps
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Diamond Plank Runners
  • 15s Rest
  • 30s Downward Dog Cross Toe Touches
  • 15s Rest

I stumbled on this guy in the Instagram suggestions and B did a couple of his workouts this week. We definitely cut back on the time and rounds though. I was really sweaty from this and nice to try some new movements. It was a lot of time in a plank today!

Now it’s time for brunch and ice cream, then the big game tonight. GO DUKE!!

Two Days Off

My parents came down Friday night and we needed a lazy day yesterday. Still sore from the workouts earlier in the week.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 Seated DB Shoulders Press (20-20-25#)
  • 12 Seated Arnold Press (20-20-25#)
  • 12 Seated Side Laterals (8#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Double DB Curl (20#)
  • 15 Double DB Tricep Kickbacks (15#)

4 Sets

  • 10 Hammer Curls (25#)
  • 10 Tricep Pushdown (60-60-71-71#)

4 Sets

  • 8 Wide Grip Barbell Curl (55#)

Conditioning

Partner Workout

  • 100 KBS (53#) + Dead Hang
  • 80 Goblet Lunges (53#) + Bottom Squat Hold
  • 60 Pull-ups + One Arm KB OH Hold (53#)
  • 40 Goblet Squats (35#) + Goblet Squat Hold (35#)
  • 20 3-count V-ups + Plank

Saw this on Instagram and thought it looked fun. Brandi went first, which was a mistake because her grip was shot for the dead hangs and my grip is much better. We did 25s for the swings, 20s for the lunges, 9-9-6-6 for pull-ups, 10s for squats, and 5s for the V-ups. Took us 12:59.

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.

Not Quite 22.3

Big surprise, thrusters and pull-ups for 22.3! You would think that after 10+ years of the Open they’ve give it a rest and come up with a new combination.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • Dead Hang
  • 7 Thrusters (45#)

Conditioning

  • 21 Pull-ups
  • 42 Double Unders
  • 21 Thrusters (75#)
  • 18 T2B
  • 36 Double Unders
  • 18 Thrusters (75#)
  • 15 C2B Pull-ups
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Thrusters (75#)

I sure as hell wasn’t going to do bar muscle-ups on our low bar like last year and I wasn’t going to the outside rig. So I put in toes-to-bars. Also not going to waste time switching the weight on the bar, so stuck to one weight and went light because we never really do thrusters due to our backs. I went 8-7-6 on the the pull-ups and then realized I haven’t done a double under in months! I missed many times in every round and my heart rate kept spiking. I went 8-7-6 on the first round of thrusters. Then 7-6-5 for both the T2B and second thrusters. Chest-to-bar pull-ups are my nemesis, so I did all kipping triples. Finished with unbroken thrusters at 11:49, taking a lot of too long breaks along the way. Was still wrecked after! Most importantly I made it out of the Open injury free this year without any stress.

Arms

3 Sets

  • 12 In & Out DB Curls (20#)
  • 12 DB French Press (45#)

Those French presses were hard after all of the thrusters.

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Static DB Curls (20#)
  • 12 Tricep Pulldowns (rope, 49#)

Midline

2 Rounds (50s : 10s)

  • 17 Leg Lifts
  • 64 Bicycles
  • 34 Single Leg Lifts
  • 32 alt V-ups 

More Lunges

Warm-up

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

Legs

3 Sets

  • 12 Lateral Box Step Overs (24”, 20# DBs)
  • 140m TrueForm Run
  • 15 Squat Jumps

3 Sets

  • 16 DB Reverse Lunges (45#)
  • 250m BikeErg
  • 16 Plyo Lunges

3 Sets

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

B had to substitute a bunch of movements today because of something in her hip. Increased the weights, bumped the reverse lunges up to 16 from 12 and did two more leg lifts per side. The second part was really bad. Took us 30:26.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 10 Decline Plank w/ Foot Tap
  • 24 Russian Twists (35# plate)
  • 12 V-ups
  • 10 Hanging Leg Raises
  • 10/10 Hanging Oblique Knee Raise

A Little Stain

Things are a bit sore from the last two days and from processing a bunch of wood and then sanding.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 6:00 BikeErg (2,591 – 2,600 – 2,621 m)
  • 6:00 TrueForm Walk (0.61 – 0.66 – 0.69 km)

Midline

12:00 AMRAP

  • 15 V-ups
  • 12 alt Lunge w/ Twist (15# plate)
  • 15/15s Copenhagen Plank
  • 60/60′ Suitcase Carry (70# KB)
  • 20 Bicycles
  • 12 alt Plank T-Rotation

Some new movements, after looking at a Men’s Health post. Got through 3+7.

Then we stained wood for two hours.

22.2 Scaled+

Warm-up

  • 2:00 TrueForm Walk (0.2 km)
  • 2:00 BikeErg (913m) d
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 20 Trunk Twists
  • 10 Toe Touches
  • Deadlifts
    • 10×45
    • 5×95
    • 5×115

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 22.2 Scaled+

10:00 Time Cap
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Deadlifts (135#)
  • Bar-facing burpees

That weight was right up my alley and kept my back safe. I stepped back and up on almost all burpees until near the end, but I jumped them all over. Felt like I kept a solid steady pace and never really took time before picking the bar back up. Got through the 9s on the way back down and then 8 deadlifts and 1 burpee for a total of 137 reps.

Solid workout and I’ll be able to walk tomorrow. It’s so nice not stressing and obsessing about these workouts.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 15 DB OH Sit-ups (20#)
  • 20 Leg Raises
  • 16 alt V-ups 

Arms

3 Sets

  • 15 EZ Bar Curls (41#)
  • 15 Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Incline DB Hammer Curl (20#)
  • 15 Tricep Pushdown (49#)