Double Partner Work

Legs aren’t sore. It’s a miracle! Feel some tightness in my low back. Day 6 of morning squats. Warmed up with 5:00 Air Dyne (2.23km).

Coffee Squats

Back Squats (Pause 3s in the bottom)

  • 10×45#
  • 4×135#
  • 4×145#
  • 4×165#
  • 4×185#
  • 4×205#
  • 4×225#

That right quad still isn’t quite right. WTF! I had planned an 185-195-205, but was feeling solid so I increased.

Went to the 10am class.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Calf Stretches
  • Squat Jumps


5,000m Partner Row

* Switch every 500m
* Run 200m after rowing

I partnered with Jason and went first. I was done with my run at 18:02. Forgot to look at the clock when he finished us off. Was pulling about a 1:50 on my first few rows, then about 1:45 on the 4th one and low 1:40 on my last one.

42-30-18 w/ Partner

  • C2B Pull-ups
  • Thrusters (95#)

We did sets of 7s in the 42. Jason did something to his shoulder with 1 thruster left. So then I did 24 of the 30 chest-to-bar pull-ups. We went sets of 5 on the 30 thrusters, I did 14 or 15 of the 18 pull-ups, and then each did 5-4 thrusters. Finished in 10:44 but with Jason getting hurt there was a lot of extra rest time. Not sure why he tried to keep going. :-(

I walked 200m to cool down.


5 Sets

  • 10 GHD Sit-ups
  • 10 Back Extensions (45#)

Finished off with Crossover Symmetry Plyometric. I’ll do some stretching tonight. Time to get some work done on the garage and clean up the yard.

Pork Gainz

Wasn’t feeling as motivated to get out of bed for the squat rack this morning, but I made it. I bet the beers I had last night have something to do with that. :-) My legs are still pretty sore from the week. Warmed up with 3:00 Air Dyne (1.4km).

1-1/4 Front Squats

  • 10×45#
  • 3×125#
  • 3×135#
  • 3×145#
  • 3×165#
  • 3×185#
  • 3×205#

Might have felt something in that right quad doing these. Will need to keep an eye on it. That makes 5 days in-a-row at the squat rack. Nothing heavy, but greasing the groove.

Went to the 9am class.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • PVC Pass-thrus
  • Air Squats


Hang Muscle Snatch

  • 5×45#
  • 5×75#
  • 5×95#

Gotta be careful bringing them down. Felt some pinching in my left shoulder if I got sloppy.


  • 3×115#
  • 3×135#
  • 2×145#
  • 1×155#
  • 1×165#
  • 1×175#
  • 1×185#

Second rep of 145# and the 185# were power snatches. All the others I rode down. No misses. I haven’t attempted any weight in well over a month. That 185# power snatch was the easiest, by far, that I’ve ever done one.


4 Rounds

  • 8/8 Kroc Rows (70#)
  • 5 Weighted Push-ups (sandbag – 40#?)

It’s nice to have my 70# kettlebell at the gym now. I’d never used it once at home so figured I’d get more use out of it at CFi.


4 Rounds

  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Plate Snatches (55#)
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 200m Run

I tried to keep my pace up on the runs. Finished in 8:54. Walked a 200 after.

Accessory 2

Reverse Hyper

  • 10×210#
  • 10×260#
  • 10×300#
  • 10×320#

Knocked out Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap and then 15 minutes of stretches. Picked up some gainz from the Makin’ Bacon Truck on the way home.


On the 4th Squat Day

That resting heart rate though!
That resting heart rate though!
Now my hamstrings are wrecked from yesterday. I was looking forward to walking normal today, but guess not. Out in the garage by 8am. Did 3:00 on the Air Dyne (1.35km).

Back Squats

  • 20×45#
  • 10×135#
  • 10×155#
  • 20×175#

Over the last couple of days I made so many adjustments to what I was going to squat this morning. Had mostly been air squats or goblet squats, but at the last minute I wanted a bar on my back. Still keeping things light. Was pretty stiff throughout that warm-up set of 20 with the empty bar. That’s 4 days of squatting in a row now.


  • 100 Walking Lunges
  • 2:00 rest
  • 100 Walking Lunges (20# vest)

Took me 4:03 for the first 100 and 9:49 total. I guess I wanted to get it over with since the weighted ones were faster.

Closed out with Crossover Symmetry Plyometric and 15 minutes of back, hip, and leg stretches.

Coffee and Squats

Legs are still sore as fuck. Won’t stop me from squatting though. So happy to be under a bar again! Quad seems to be fine with it so far. Out in the garage shortly after waking up.


Jumped on the Air Dyne (AD2) for 5:00 and went 2.25 kilometers.

Back Squats

  • 20×45#
  • 8×135#
  • 8×145#
  • 8×165#
  • 8×185#
  • 8×195#
  • 8×205#

Oh my, those first couple of reps felt terrible with the empty bar. Everything loosened up by the end of the 20 though. Put a focus on driving through with the hips today. I took a 2 minute rest between sets. Did a round of back stretches after finishing up. I’m enjoying these morning squats to get the day going.

Had a chiropractor appointment and then went to the 5:30 class.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 3×15 Reverse Hypers (210#)
  • Bottom Squat Holds
  • Jump Rope & DU practice
  • Banded Walks (red band, monster, side shuffle)

A strand of the cable came loose on my RPM rope again. :-( Guess I’ll have to switch to their coated cables. So I had to use my backup Rx rope.



  • DU (unbroken)
  • Sit-ups

Holy shit did I screw up a lot. I missed 3 times trying to get the 5! Took me 3:41. Terrible.

15:00 AMRAP

  • Deadlift (75#)
  • OHS (75#)
  • Burpee

Kept it light and just used the one bar. It was enough. Got through the round of 16 plus 18 deadlifts and 11 overhead squats. I broke up the 14 OHS 8-6 and the 16 as 9-7. Everything else unbroken.

No B.S. Bench

  • 10×45#
  • 5×135#
  • 2×185#
  • 2×205#
  • 2×225#
  • 2×235#
  • 2×240#
  • 2×245# (PR)
  • 2×250# (PR)

Last week before testing a max. With doubles and heavier weight it was perfect to get an idea going into next week. That 250# is my previous max and I didn’t struggle hitting it for a double. BOOM!

Knocked out Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap before heading home and will hit some stretches tonight. I may start doing some other stuff on the days I stretch twice to mix it up.

Legs – Oww

Legs are so sore! Don’t take 2 months off from the squat rack. Went in for the 9am class.


Didn’t really do much. Some bottom squat holds but that’s about it.


Pause Front Squats (2s in the hole)

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 5×125#
  • 5×145#
  • 5×175#
  • 5×195#

Didn’t really feel the soreness once I got moving. Didn’t notice any pain in my quad either, which is the real test. Decided to do pauses since I wasn’t going heavy. Still felt plenty heavy though.


10:00 EMOM

  • 5 Box Jumps (30″)
  • 3 C&J (115#)

Went high on the box since it wasn’t many reps and I was going to go light on the clean and jerks. Didn’t rebound any of the jumps, but cycled pretty fast. Was able to fly through the C&J by bringing straight to the ground. Took about 20 second each round once I got the rhythm of the TnG working. Was good to pick up a bar!

5 Rounds

  • 25m Prowler Sprint – High (90# sled + 90#)
  • 25m Prowler Sprint – Low (90# sled + 90#)

Yuck! Walked 200m after and then did Crossover Symmetry Plyometric.


Reverse Hyper

  • 15×210#
  • 15×260#
  • 15×300#

Stuck around and did a round of back/hip stretches too after having done so much leg work.

In the afternoon, I went out to the garage and did 250 walking lunges in 9:20. I did laps around the garage today, which was 16 per lap. I’ll do another round of stretches tonight.

Back To It

Worked on the garage all weekend with my Dad. It’s a long day standing on the concrete for so long. I did do a round of back stretches last night though. Back to the grind today after 2 weeks away from CFi classes. Looking forward to it. I got up and had my coffee at the squat rack instead of sitting down for a half hour. Warmed up with 3:00 on the Air Dyne (1.24km) and then got right to it.

Back Squats

  • 20×45#
  • 10×135#
  • 10×145#
  • 10×155#
  • 10×165#
  • 10×175#
  • 10×185#

I haven’t had a bar on my back in over 2 months, trying to rest the right quad. Wanted to keep it light but get in some volume. I don’t plan to get too heavy for a few weeks and see how it all feels.

Went to the 9am class. After taking a break from creatine for the last couple of weeks, I mixed it in my workout drink again today.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • PVC Pass-thrus


Shoulder Press

  • 10×45#
  • 7×75#
  • 7×95#
  • 7×105#
  • 3x7x115#
  • 7×120#


  • 2:00 AMRAP
    • Jump Squats
  • Rest 1:00
  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 6 Push-ups
    • 8 Sit-ups
    • 10 MB Cleans (20#)

I did 63 jump squats at a pretty decent pace. Then I got 7 rounds plus 6 push-ups. Everything unbroken but the cleans got slow because it was such a burn in the legs.


4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Superman Hold
  • 10s Rest

Was sweating more than during the AMRAP. Can’t remember ever doing a superman hold; those are tough!

It felt good to be back at it. Knocked out Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap before I left the gym. Will do some back stretches tonight.

Short Yoga

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • P90X YogaX
  • Crossover Symmetry Plyometric

Had to cut it down to the first 30 minutes, when the first break comes up. Not a lot of time today.