The LBC

Made it to Long Beach last night. Spending 9 nights out here to visit my brother. Went to CrossFit Intersect this morning for the 8:30am class. Love this weather! My brother is less than a mile away so it was nice to walk there.

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Warm-up

  • 800m Run
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 800m Run
  • Burgener Warm-up (45#)
  • 2x 2 Hang Cleans + 1 Push Jerk (95#)
  • 2x 2 Hang Cleans + 1 Push Jerk (135#)
  • 2 Hang Cleans + 1 Push Jerk (165#)

Haven’t run in over a month. The route is between 700-750m according to gmap-pedometer.com, but felt good to get the legs moving under me.

Weightlifting

8:00 EMOM

  • 2 Hang Cleans + 1 Push Jerk (185#)

Felt really good!

Conditioning

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Deadlifts (225#)
  • C2B Pull-ups

All deadlifts unbroken and set of 10 pull-ups unbroken. Every other set of pull-ups broken into 2 sets until the set of 3. I had to switch to kipping in the round of 5 or 4. Finished in 7:32.

Really good box. Probably the neatest one I’ve visited as far as the split of CrossFit, lounge, weightlifting, locker, and conditioning areas. Not charging me a drop-in either, which is awesome! All I have to do is leave some reviews online. :-)

Be Patient

Flight leaves for Long Beach at 1:30, so plenty of time to get in a morning session.

Shoulder Press

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 3×115#
  • 3×135#
  • 9x3x145#

I don’t know why this was so hard today. Shoulders must be tired from the muscle-up yesterday.

Front Squat

  • 10x20kg
  • 5x70kg
  • 4x90kg
  • 3x100kg
  • 2x110kg
  • 2x120kg
  • 2x127kg
  • 2x131kg
  • 2x135kg
  • 1x137kg
  • 1x140kg
  • 1x143kg (PR)

Finally a front squat PR! First one in over a year. Been a long road back with the back, but the patience has paid off. That’s somewhere between 315 and 316 pounds, besting my 310. Back was starting to round, so I didn’t want to push for more.

Going to Miss Sundays

Love my Sunday workouts, but probably won’t be home for the next three weeks. :-(

Warm-up

  • 1,000m Row (4:21)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Stretching

Gymnastics

10:00 EMOM

  • 3 MU

Felt really good today! Maybe because it was the first thing and I was so fresh. I started working more on the push away at the top while finishing the dip. I think it helped generate more momentum. No real risk of missing any reps today.

Explosive Training

10:00 EMOM

  • Odds: 3 TnG C&J (155# for 3 rounds, 165# for 2)
  • Evens: 3 Box Jumps (38″)

Repping out those weights was tougher than I expected. The box jumps weren’t really that hard.

10 Rounds

  • 10 Plyo Lunges
  • 8 Skater Jumps
  • 6 V-ups

Pretty quick one and not that hard. Took me 6:01.

  • 2:00 Burpees
  • 4:00 Rest
  • 2:00 Burpees

I got 40 and 39.

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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.