Michigan Jerks

Went to Mockingjay Part 1 on Thursday night so didn’t get much sleep. Needed that full rest day yesterday and got a massage too. Ended up going to be before 9pm, which never happens. Hell, being in bed by 10 in extremely rare.

Warm-up

  • 1,000m Row (4:26)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Jerk Footwork Drill

Weightlifting

Split Jerks

  • 5x20kg
  • 5x40kg
  • 3x50kg
  • 3x60kg
  • 3x70kg
  • 3x80kg
  • 3x85kg
  • 3x90kg
  • 3x93kg

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2 Clean + 1 Split Jerk (Blocks below the knee)

  • 50kg
  • 60kg
  • 70kg
  • 80kg
  • 90kg
  • 100kg

Feeling more and more comfortable with the jerks. Slowly adding more weight. Trying to work on dropping under the cleans faster too.

Strength

Front Squat

  • 5×135#
  • 5×185#
  • 5×215#
  • 5×235#
  • 5×255#
  • 5×265#

Conditioning

2,500m Row

Nothing crazy. Wanted to get the heart rate up for a bit and keep the pace under 2:00/500m. Finished in 9:51.2.

Sub 200

Up and at ‘em for 9am. Still a little sore by my shoulder blades. Weight is down to 199.5# this morning, but body fat still seems high at 14.2%.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 2×10 Reverse Hypers (210#)
  • Knee to Chest Pulls
  • Zombie Kicks
  • Good Mornings (PVC)
  • High Knees
  • Butt Kicks
  • PVC Stretching

Strength

Deadlifts

  • 7×155#
  • 7×245#
  • 7×315#
  • 7×345#
  • 7×365#
  • 7×385#

Wanted 405#, but everyone was already done before I did 385#, so I moved on. I’d say my back is 100% now.

Accessory

4 Sets

  • 8 Good Mornings
  • 20 Band Pulls (red)

I did 2 sets of good mornings with 155# and 2 sets with 175#.

Conditioning

15-12-9

  • Row (calories)
  • Burpees

Sprint! Took me 3:33.

Finished up with 3 sets of 10 on the reverse hyper using 210#.

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In the afternoon I headed out to the garage. Warmed up with 1,000m on the Ski Erg (4:28.5) and then hit one of Hinshaw’s strength endurance workouts.

5 Rounds

  • 12 OH Jumping Lunges (45#)
  • 200m Ski Erg
  • 50s Rest

Since I’m doing it on the ski erg (takes longer, and don’t get the little extra bit of rest while strapping in) instead of the rower, I bumped the rest up from 45 seconds. I screwed up all kind of shit doing this! After round 2 I was taking a minute of rest instead of 50 seconds. I also forgot to set the intervals for undefined rest so the computer doesn’t even tell me what my splits were. These should be close round times though:

  1. 1:03
  2. 1:09
  3. 1:10
  4. 1:08
  5. 1:09

That sucked!

Complete rest day tomorrow, with a massage.

Don’t Cherry Pick

Kind of wanted to skip the workout today because I hate the long ones. I hate cherry pickers more though, so don’t want to be one. Went to the 4:30 class. We did a dynamic warm-up for a few minutes.

Gymnastics

6 Rounds NFT

  • 3 Strict C2B Pull-ups (20#)
  • 3 Strict Ring Dips (3s pause)

I didn’t get my chest to the bar every time.

30:00 AMRAP (Partner)

  • 20 Air Squats
  • 20 Burpees
  • 20 American KBS (53#)
  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 20 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)

I partnered up with Jared. We simply alternated movements through the first 4 rounds. Then the rest of the way one person did all 20 air squats and we evenly split up the other movements 10/10. We finished 8 full rounds plus 20 air squats, 20 burpees, and 13 kettlebell swings. Grinder!

Midline

8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Plank Push-ups
  • 10s Rest

Damn! Felt like I was working shoulders more than core.

Weightlifting

Did the jerk footwork drill a bunch as I was cooling down from the workout.

Jerks

  • 5x20kg
  • 3x40kg
  • 3x50kg
  • 3x60kg
  • 3x70kg
  • 3x80kg
  • 3x85kg

Starting to get a feel for a better back leg position and dropping under the bar instead of pushing it up so high.

Almost Back

Feeling a little tight in the upper back this morning. In early to row with Kevin and then we did some of the class workout since all of the 9am crew were gone today.

Row

This is another Chris Hinshaw special, which he programmed for Garret Fisher. My 2,00m row is just over 7 minutes, so I added 5 seconds to the split paces listed on the site. The two 1:00 pieces at the end are the key to this workout.

  • 7:00 at 1:58-2:00/500m
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 2x 3:00 at 1:55-1:57/500m (2:00 Rest)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 2x 1:00 at 1:47-1:48/500m (2:00 Rest)

Not really hard. My meters were 1,759, 777, 779, 282, and 284.

Strength

Front Squats

  • 5×45#
  • 5×135#
  • 3×185#
  • 3×215#
  • 3×235#
  • 3×255#
  • 3×275#
  • 3×285#

Felt solid. Really focused on an upright back and not bouncing too much to put extra pressure on my low back. I did seem to tweak something by my shoulder-blade though. I’ve done an ugly 3×295 before, so almost back to full steam.

Conditioning

“Annie”
50-40-30-20-10

  • DU
  • Sit-ups

Not very good. Missed a double under before getting to 10 and had 2 other misses in later rounds. Should have just started over! Only 12 seconds slower than my PR though, with a time of 6:40.

Felt like I needed to do more so I went out to the garage and jumped on the Air Dyne (AD2) at night for 20 minutes and went 10.39km.

No Rest Monday

I was going to rest today but felt like doing something. So I went in at night to lift. Warmed up with an easy 500m Row and some bottom squat hold.

Weightlifting

  • 5 Muscle Snatch (20kg)
  • 5 Snatch Press (20kg)
  • 5 Muscle Snatch (40kg)
  • 5 Snatch Press (40kg)
  • 3 Muscle Snatch (50kg)
  • 3 Snatch Press (50kg)
  • 2 Snatch (60kg)
  • 2 Snatch (65kg)
  • 2 Snatch (70kg)
  • 2 Snatch (75kg)
  • 2 Snatch (80kg)
  • 1 + Fail Snatch (85kg)
  • Fail Snatch (87kg)
  • 1 Snatch (87kg)
  • 1 Snatch (89kg)
  • 1 Snatch (91kg)
  • Fail Snatch (91kg)
  • Fail Snatch (91kg)

Felt pretty good. I’ve only done 200+ pounds a handful of times and hit it on the first try, so I’ll take that. The 89kg was a really solid lift from the feel of it.

Warmed up my shoulders a little more with some shoulder presses:

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 4×115#
  • 4×135#

XWOD

  • 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4 Shoulder Press (150#)
  • 2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1 HSPU
    • 2s: 2 Kipping HSPU
    • 1s: 1 Deficit Kipping HSPU (4″)

Damn that was rough. Definitely hit the perfect limit with 8 sets because the last rep of my last set was a grind.

Kiss My Ass Barbara

Sunday!

Warmed up with some stretching, 10×45# shoulder press, 5×95# thruster, and 3×135# clean thruster.

E3M 15:00

  • 1.1.1 Clean Thruster
  • 3 Evil Wheels

* Take 5-10s between clean thruster reps.

Worked out to about 2 minutes of rest between rounds, which is what I was going for with the design. I used 155, 175, 195, 205, and 225#. That was fun. My max clean thruster was 240# the last time I tried, so 225# for 3 reps was tough.

IMG_5304“Barbara”
5 rounds

  • 20 Pull-ups
  • 30 Push-ups
  • 40 Sit-ups
  • 50 Air Squats
  • 3:00 Rest

Went out hot, which turned out to be really dumb. My rounds were 3:37, 4:12, 4:29, 4:59, and 5:07 for a total time of 22:24. That’s 9 seconds slower than the only other time I’ve done this benchmark, though I was 22 pounds lighter back then. I went 20, 20, 20, 14-6, and 12-4-4 on my pull-ups and I think I did 3 sets of 10 for the first 2 rounds of push-ups. If I had broken up the pull-ups and push-ups more in those first two rounds I think I would have been able to keep a more consistent pace. Last time I did “Barbara” my rounds were almost all exactly the same time (4:23, 4:26, 4:26, 4:33, and 4:27). My head was a little too big today.

Wore gymnastics grips but they don’t protect the thumb. Glad it’s not very deep. Better to have it there than somewhere on my palm.

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Working the Back Leg of the Jerk

Feeling a bit from all of the push-ups yesterday, but rested and ready to go.

Warm-up

  • 3 Rounds NFT
    • 10 Reverse Hypers (210#)
    • 250m Row
  • Jerk footwork
  • 10×45# Shoulder Press

Weightlifting

Split Jerks

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 2x3x115#
  • 3x3x135#
  • 2x3x155#
  • 2x3x175#

Working on my back leg. Starting to get a feel for it. Kept it light.

  • High Hang Clean
  • Hang Clean
  • 2 Front Squats
  • Jerk

Fun little complex. Did 135-145-155-165-175-185-195-205#. The jerk felt really good!

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 MU
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 1:00 Burpees
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 1:00 Row
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 1:00 DU
  • 1:00 Rest

I got 8 and 6 muscle-ups, 22 and 20 burpees, 23 calories rowing both times, and 77-93 double unders.

Accessory

3 Rounds NFT

  • 10 Reverse Hypers (260#)
  • 10 Weighted GHD Sit-ups (20#)