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!!

Double Up Dumbbells

Warm-up

  • PVC Passes
  • Calf Raises
  • Trunk Twist
  • Tip Toe Walk

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 80 Jump Rope
  • 12 DB Curls (20#) + 12 Tricep Pushdowns (bar, 49#)
  • 30 Sprinter Sit-ups (Partner does 30s Plank)
  • 24 Walking Lunges
  • 12 DB Bench Press (50#) + 12 DB Push Press (35#)
  • 12/12 Side V-ups (Partner does 24 Plank Knee Taps)

Partner workout with B. For the jump rope and lunges we each went while the other rested. The dumbbell movements were paired up, so the partner rested until both movements were done. For the abs, each partner was working at the same time and then we switched. I started the first round and then we alternated who started every round after that. Took us 34:01.

Partner Chipping

  • 100 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 80 DB Floor Press (40#)
  • 80 Walking Lunge
  • 30 Strict Pull-up
  • 80 Russian KB Swing (53#)
  • 80 Seated DB Shoulder Press (30#)
  • 100 alt Side Crunch + Plank
  • 100 cal BikeErg (12/8)
  • 80 DB Floor Press
  • 80 Walking Lunge

We did 5×12/8 on the bike, 4×10 for floor press, lunges, wings, and shoulder presses. I think we went 3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3 pull-ups, and 20-20-10 with the crunches while the partner held a plank. It took 31-32:00 and then a neighbor interrupted. Was going to do the pull-ups and be done.

Leg Friday

Walked 18 holes yesterday. My abs have been sore from the leg throws and my calves are sore from the double unders.

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walk
  • 80′ Monster Walk
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 12 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 12 Calf Raises (35# DBs)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

25:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5/5 Single Arm DB Hang C&J (50#)
  • 11 Burpees
  • 12 cal BikeErg (40s)
  • 40s Plank
  • 14 alt Renegade Rows (50#)

After the third round B pushed the pace, so it turned in to speed burpees.

Lots of Legs

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (53#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50#)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 10 Sumo KB Deadlifts (70#)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Conditioning

  • 700-400-200m Run
  • 35-20-10 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24”)

The 35 burpees seemed to last forever and then my run was so slow after that. I picked up the pace in the 20 and then flew through the 10. Finished in 15:04.

Midline

2 Rounds

  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 30 Scissor Kicks
  • 1:00 Plank
  • 20 Reverse Crunches
  • 15 V-ups
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 45s Side Plank
  • 20 Russian Twists

This was good. Took me 9:50 with a quick run across the garage to grab a towel to put down on my mats after round one.

Upper to Lower

Guess what. Hot again!

Warm-up

  • 80′ Lateral Monster Walks
  • 80′ Monster Walks
  • 10 Monster Squats
  • 10 Monster Toe Touches
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 DB Walking Lunges (35s)
  • 6 DB Walking Lunges (50s)

Legs

4 Sets

  • 10 Double DB Walking Lunges (60# DBs)
  • 10 Glute Bridges (2s pause)

3 Sets

  • 15 Banded Hamstring Curls (red)
  • 20 Banded Frog Reverse Hypers

Pretty sure my back side is going to be sore from this.

Conditioning

7 Rounds

  • 40s Seated DB Shoulder Press (15# DBs)
  • 20s Rest
  • 40s cal BikeErg
  • 20s Rest

It was nice going back and forth from arms to legs, but each one really burned after three rounds. I got 25-27-29-30-28-28-28 pressing and 15-16-17-18-19-19-20 riding.

So. Much. Sweat.

2x5s

What a day yesterday. I hit a PR for WHOOP strain.

Went to bed late (for my new normal) and didn’t even wake up to piss through the night. Would have liked to sleep in, so I’m feeling a bit tired this morning. Tried to take a half hour nap just before 9. Loaded up and headed to the park at 10am.

Warm-up

  • 5 Ring Swings
  • 200m Run
  • 16 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Air Squats

Conditioning

5 Rounds – (each, I Go You Go)

  • 10 Muscle-ups
  • 8/8 Single Arm OH Walking Lunges (50 DB)
  • 20 Squat Jumps

I went in hoping to be able to do two sets of five muscle-ups each round and I made it! That’s big for me it a workout with 50 muscle-ups. After the first round I did walk around the swing set for a quick rest between each set of five. I finished my rounds at 2:15, 6:40, 11:05, 15:35, and 20:10. Brandi was doing ten unbroken ring pull-ups so her rounds were much quicker than mine and our total time for the workout was 22:03.

5 Rounds

  • 140m Hill Sled (25# + 2×55, 3×90#, 70m backward up, 70m forward down)
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 70m Hill Sprint & Walk Down

I did not bend over and put the straps between my legs for the forward sled drags this time. Stood more upright with the straps coming around the sides of me to save my back. Had a 55# plate (80 total) on the sled for 2 rounds and then 55+35 (115 total) for 3 rounds.

Mom came down and we started painting what will be my new office. Then I had a “break” when some people came and bought my pool table and ping pong stuff. That was a bitch to get up the stairs!

As I finish typing this up at 10pm my WHOOP strain says 18.5, so another big day.

No Way!

I mowed the lawn yesterday and didn’t really do much else. Shitty night of sleep because of worries. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ My hands are sore from hook gripping and holding the bar! My traps are sore too from shrugged cleans. Went to the Heritage track at 10am and then back to the garage.

Conditioning

  • 800m Walk
  • 400m Jog
  • 400m Walking Lunge
  • 400m Walk

After all of the plyo lunging, I’ve been wanting to give the 400m lunge a retest. Beautiful morning for it.

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Last October my time was 10:39, when I alternated between 20 step-through lunges and 20 bringing my feet together. My goal was to go sub 10 today, by doing 30 step-throughs followed by 10 with a feet gather. I was surprised how great I felt at 100 meters and knew I was flying. As I rounded the final corner I turned to see where Brandi was and she was not far behind me! So I pushed it doing a final 62 step-through lunges without stopping. My time was 8:47!!! Holy Fuck I couldn’t believe it.

Strength

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 6×145
  • 3×185
  • 3×205
  • 3×220
  • 3×230
  • 3×240
  • 3×250
  • 1×262.5

Went for a PR, because why not, but it came off the rack weird so I called it after one rep.

Midline

E2M – 5 Rounds

  • 16 Alternating V-ups
  • 16 Heel Reaches (leg lifts without lowering legs to the ground)
  • 12/12 Side Plank Bounces

Another good one from Kristi. I did my side plank bounces with my hand on the ground.

Accessory

5 Sets

  • 30s HS Hold (try to take feet off the wall)
  • 30s Rest
  • 30s Banded Curls (blue band, last 4 sets with fat grips, ~25 reps)
  • 30s Rest

Couldn’t Form Words

Out in the garage at 4pm. Was up to about 65Β° outside!!

Warm-up

  • 10:00 Airdyne (192 cals – 4.94 km)
  • Monster Walks
  • 20 Air Squats

Strength Conditioning

5 Sets

  • 15/12 cal Row
  • 10 DB Lunges (50/35# DBs)
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 30 Walking Lunges
  • 2:00 Rest

This was based on a squatting version from Kristi Eramo, which she gave as a substitute for heavy back squats. I went unbroken and it was fucking brutal. Took a little over 21 minutes. I got a little light headed after and felt pretty wrecked. Wasn’t sure if I was going to continue.

Conditioning

  • 42-30-18 Air Squats
  • 21-15-9 HR Push-ups
  • Rest 4:00 and repeat

I was really slow on the air squats. Took me 4:28 and 4:22 for a total of 12:50 with the rest. I started to have an episode (similar to something in 2017) where I couldn’t come up with words, which was kind of scary. My friends were really concerned and called one of our Doctor friends over. I had a mountain dew right away and then a bunch of other fluids. I started feeling better after about 90 minutes or so and was able to think properly again and come up with words. Maybe it was the warmer day, lack of recent sleep, or not enough carbs (which is sort of what it initially felt like). πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Slowly Improving

My back is feeling better and I think it’s because I’ve been learning how to avoid the pain, which in turn lets it heal. Went to open gym at 10.

Conditioning

  • 42-30-18 cal Echo Bike
  • 21-15-9 Knee Raises
  • 42-30-18 Walking Lunges

Was hard to push the pace on the bike after the first round. Knee raises are kind of lame, but I even had to be careful on them to avoid swinging. Finished in 12:17.

Accessory

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 30s Ski Erg Triceps (Damper @ 10)
  • 10 Incline Double DB Skull Crushers (25#)

I also put an AbMat under my back for more support. Almost failed skull crushers at the end of the sets.

Midline

6 Rounds

  • 30s/30s Side Planks
  • 20s RKC Plank

Couldn’t squeeze my glutes very hard because it triggered my back pain. Took about 13 minutes. Boring!