Check Your Math

Gym time at night. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation and 6 overhead squats with the empty bar.

Strength – Snatch Balance + 2 OHS

  • 65#
  • 85
  • 95
  • 115
  • 135
  • 155
  • 175
  • 185
  • 155
  • 155
  • 155

Grip was close and moved out as I added weight. Not easy doing a close grip snatch balance!

Skill / Midline

5 Sets

Put a paper towel between my feet on the swings and held it in place all the way until the final 2 reps of my last set. In the last 2 sets I started concentrating on pushing the rings out in my back swing and I think I lost a little focus on my feet. Definitely felt some things moving around in my shoulders pushing for that extra movement. Needs a lot of work.


Little aerobic threshold gem from Aerobic Capacity.

2 Cycles

  • 6 Rounds
    • 200m Fast (2k PR pace – 1:40.5)
    • 400m Easy (<3x it takes to go the 200m)
  • 3:00 Rest

Not hard, but I fucked up thinking I was thinking of 250s to figure the 3x pace for the 400s, so I multiplied 50 seconds by 3 ahead of time. I guess that’s why it felt so easy, though I don’t think it would have made much of a difference since several of the 400s were already under 2:00 and the most I was over was 8 seconds. I was wondering how someone could even row slow enough to go over the 3x number I had calculated. Dumbass!

My 200s were done in 39.9, 40.1, 40.1, 40.1, 40.0, and 39.9 in the first cycle and then 40.0, 39.7, 39.8, 40.2, 39.8, and 39.8 in cycle #2.The 400s ranged from 1:55.2 to 2:08.1.

Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap.

Shoulder Scraping

graston-shoulderHad my monthly chiro appointment and mentioned my shoulder, which actually seemed to be feeling better today. He got in there with Graston Technique and broke up a bunch of junk, so hopefully it’ll improve quickly now.

Went to the gym right after for the 5:30 class.


2 Sets

  • 10 Wrist Curls (45#)
  • 10 Bicep Curls (45#)
  • 10 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)
  • 10 Thrusters (45#)

Strength – Deficit Deadlifts (4″)

Been wanting to do some of these and with class maxing out I definitely wasn’t going to do that. Did a set of 10×45# before jumping on to the platform.

  • 5×155#
  • 5×225
  • 5×275
  • 4x5x305

Much different stimulus and have to pay more attention to positioning going so deep down.


6:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Thrusters (95#)
  • 5 Toes to Bars

Kept up a nice solid pace. Bryan had said his score was 10+3 and I was well ahead of it early. Got slower in the 2nd half as expected, but held on and with a push at the end I beat him by 2 with 10+5. Good time domain for this combo.

8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Burpees
  • 10s Rest

Was still out of breath so stuck to 6 every round.

Skill – Double Unders

Did unbroken sets starting at 5 and adding 5. Made it to 45 without any misses and kept going in the set of 50 until I missed after 82. Made a couple attempts at triple unders and got 2 in a row right off the bat, which ties my best.

Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Plyo to try and help the shoulder.

Super Shoulders

Yesterday was a complete waste of a day after the Super Bowl. That’s why I rarely drink more than 1 or 2 beers. Glad it was a scheduled rest day though. Winter is finally back after not having any snow left on the ground for weeks. Out in the garage before 5pm so I wouldn’t have to drive in this crap. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.

Strength – Shoulder Press

  • 6×45#
  • 6×75
  • 6×95
  • 6×115
  • 6×125
  • 6×135
  • 6×142.5
  • 6×147.5 (PR)

I didn’t even realize I had a previous 6 rep, but saw the 145 from last January after logging it in BTWB. Glad the ranking was higher than my weak 8 rep from last week.


Came up with these 2 workouts based off what Intuition was doing today with a little adjusting.

6:00 AMRAP

  • 4 HSPU
  • 6 Alternating DB Snatch (50#)
  • 4 Weighted Pistols (30#)

Was able to keep everything unbroken but the handstand push-ups got slow. Finished 5+10.

5 Rounds

  • 10 Ring Swings
  • 10 Ball Slams (30#)
  • 10 Weighted GHD Sit-ups (15#)

Really enjoyed the swings that I subbed in a workout the other day and I need to work on keeping things tight during that swing. Good to practice them in a fatigued state sometimes too. Barely enough height in my garage to swing on my rings. Took me 8:49 to finish. Glad I went with 15# instead of 20# on the GHDs since I haven’t done them in a couple of weeks and don’t normally do them in a metcon.


Why not hit the shoulders a little more after all of the rest?

3 Sets

  • 0:45 HS Hold (facing wall)
  • 1:30 Rest


Got to the gym early.


  • Back Mobility – banded bottom squat hold against wall
  • 2 Sets
    • 10 Reverse Hypers (210#)
    • 10 Pass-thrus (o/u grip)
  • C&J

5 Rounds

  • 1:00 AMRAP of C&J
  • 2:00 Rest

Weights were 95-135-155-185-205#. I surprised myself by not putting the bar down with 95# for 17 reps. Then it was 13 (8 unbroken), 12 (5), 9 (3), and 6 (2). One of my favorites that I’ve come up with I think. Put the belt on after the first round.

8:00 AMRAP

  • 15 Push-ups
  • 30 DU

Went 9-6 the first round and knew that had to change so I went 6-5-4 the rest of the way. Only missed on dubs once in the 5th round. Made 8 rounds plus 6 push-ups. Shoulder smoker!


8 Rounds

  • 15s L-Hang
  • 15s Rest
  • 15s HS Hold
  • 15s Rest

Getting better at getting feet off the wall during the holds.

Feel the Burn

  • 2:00
    • Buy-in: 20 Step-ups (24″)
    • AMRAP MB Cleans (20#)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • Repeat

Never put down the medicine ball. Got 26 and 23 reps.

Partner 50s

Got in a little early to do some back mobility stuff.



  • Air Squat
  • Sit-ups
  • 30/30′ Shuttle Jog (only there and back each round)

Nice warm-up to get the blood flowing.


Tall Cleans

  • 2x5x20kg
  • 2x5x40
  • 3×50
  • 3×60
  • 3×70
  • 3×80
  • 3×85

Planning a bunch of C&J tomorrow so wanted to stay light, which the talls force. Felt good dropping under it.


Partner Chipper

  • 50 Box Jumps (30″)
  • 50 Jumping Pull-ups / Ring Swings
  • 50 American KBS (70#)
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Knees to Elbows
  • 50 Push Presses (95#)
  • 50 Wall Balls (30#, 10′)
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Double Unders

We did sets of 5 on the box. I did ring swings because of my shoulder. Focused in keeping everything tight and feet together. Need to do a lot more of those. Swings, lunges, k2e, push presses, and wall balls were all done 15 and 10 each. Burpees were sets of 5 again and dubs were 25 but Bryan actually did 50. Took us 14:38 with his extra 25 reps.

Pressing Eights

Class was doing 14.2/15.2 today, but that’s a no-go for me with my shoulder and pull-ups. Damn, I was so disappointed to miss one of my favorite workouts. ;-) Got to the gym a little after 4:30.


3 Sets

  • 10 Pass-thrus (o/u grips)
  • 10 V-ups
  • 15s GHD Hanging Bridge

Strength -Shoulder Press

  • 8×45#
  • 8×75
  • 8×95
  • 8×105
  • 8×115
  • 8×125
  • 8×130
  • 8×132.5

Maxed out at a higher rep scheme for something different. Fatigued from the handstand push-ups yesterday though.


Looked like a good workout from Aerobic Capacity this week in the Lactate Threshold category so it was on my list to do.


  • Row 1250m
  • 90s Rest
  • Row 1000-250m
  • 90s Rest
  • Row 750-250-250m
  • 90s Rest
  • Row 500-250-250-250m
  • 90s Rest
  • Row 250-250-250-250-250m

Take 10 seconds of rest between each interval during a 1,250 meter section. The first interval of each section was supposed to be at a “strong controlled tempo” so I picked 2:00/500m thinking it should be slower than my 5k PR pace being that this was a total of 6,250 meters. The other intervals of each section are at a 2k PR pace, which is 1:40.5 for me.

Felt pretty good through the first 3,750 meters but could tell it was going to get really rough when I got to that 2nd 250 of the 4th round. Hit all my paces until the final 2. Well, I was 0.1 off on the 3rd to last but that’s because I was ahead of pace and coasted in too much at the end to try and save myself.

I need more of this type of work that burn really gets me at the end of a 500-1000-2000 meter time trial. Or when I’m in a 2nd round of a FGB style workout like yesterday.