More Toes to Bars

I was whooped after that workout yesterday. Sat on my chair for a few hours before I got the motivation to get up and do some this around the house. Made a new organizer for the garage gym. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

  • 2x 30s Couch Stretch (each side)
  • 2x 30s Figure 4 Stretch (each side)
  • 20 PVC Pass Throughs
  • 2:00 Assault Bike
  • 10 Pause Overhead Squats (45#)
  • 5 High Pulls (45#)
  • 5 Muscle Snatch (45#)
  • 10 High Hang Squat Snatch (45#)

Weightlifting

Squat Snatch

  • 3×75#
  • 3×95
  • 3×115
  • 3×125
  • 3×135
  • 3×145
  • 3×150
  • 3×155
  • 3×160

My shoulder was still holding up and the lifts felt pretty solid. I don’t think I’ve squat snatched this much since 17.3! Guess I was doing all powers after the back tweak in the Open that year and then this year I’ve been letting my shoulder recover.

Conditioning

E3M – 5 Sets

  • 200m Row
  • 15 Kettlebell Swings (70#)
  • 15 T2B

Was pulling 1:40 or less every round. I was able to do 3×5 toes to bars for the first four rounds and then 5-3 and 7 quick singles. My splits were 2:04 – 2:02 – 2:05 – 2:12 – 2:17. That’s enough T2B for this week after 72 yesterday and 75 more today. Seems like my endurance with them is finally getting better.

Almost Met Pukie

Friday night my hamstrings started to get sorer. Maybe I’m using them more when I squat now after so much time off from heavy lifting, where I was really quad dominant before. Maybe some is from the step overs though?

Yesterday was a long and exhausting day playing in a scramble where the temp never got above 50°. Went to open gym for noon today.

Conditioning

24:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 10 Thrusters (95/65#)
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 6 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20″)
  • 12 T2B

After flying through my first set of the burpee box jump overs I thought about increasing to eight reps. I figured things would get rough and decided not too. Boy was I glad I made that call! In round four I started questioning why I had to make this a six rounder instead of five. I was cruising along pretty good but the thrusters were getting slower and slower and I was missing one or two double unders every round. My toes to bars were holding well with 6-6. Then in the 5th round I had to do 6-3-1-1-1, which really cut down on rest going into the thrusters. I was hurting at that point, but wasn’t putting the bar down. My final set of the burpee box jump overs had to be almost twice as slow as my other rounds. I had been doing so well at jumping up off the ground and rebounding right into the box jump until that point where I resorted to doing everything I could to finish. I had to do 3-3-2-1-1-1-1 to finish out the T2B. I thought I was going to puke and it took me a long time to recover. Worst workout I’ve created in a very long time!

Accessary

4 Sets

  • 6 Pendlay Rows (125#, supinated grip)
  • 7 Good Mornings (45#)
  • 8 Evil Wheels

Tried doing good mornings with the same weight, but my back was really tight.

Thirty on the Bar

My legs are a little tight from yesterday, but not really sore yet. Few other people seem destroyed, but I had missed the previous days workout. Went to the 4pm today.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Hang Snatch High Pull
    • 2x5x45#
    • 5×95
    • 3x5x115

I don’t think I’ve ever done the pulls from a hang before. Thumbs are not used to hook gripping that much.

Weightlifting

Power Snatch

  • 3×95#
  • 3×115
  • 3×135
  • 2×155
  • 1×165
  • 1×175
  • 5x1x185

Supposed to be 5×1 @ 75% of 1RM, which would be 165 pounds. I was feeling good and haven’t put up much weight in a while, so I wanted to push it. I was catching with my feet much wider than I’d like, so on the last couple I tried to catch narrower. I wasn’t dropping under enough, so they were kind of ugly. Glad I can still easily get the weight up there though.

Conditioning

  • 100-80-60-40-20 Double Unders
  • 10-8-6-4-2 Bar Muscle-ups

I stopped every 20 double unders to keep my heart rate down for the muscle-ups. I think I had 4 or 5 misses. On the bar I went 6-3-1, 5-3, 6, 4, and 2. I wasn’t thinking hips enough in that second set of round one or I could have gotten the set of 4. Other than that I’m really happy with my sets, especially getting the set of 6 so late into the workout. Took me 9:29 to finish.

Bar muscle-ups have been feeling so good. I wonder how fast I can do 30.

My shoulder is feeling so much better, so hopefully I can get on the rings again soon.

Leg Day

Was too nice not to golf yesterday, especially when the 12 day forecast doesn’t show anything above 55 degrees. I did ride in a cart though since it was probably the last weekday golf of the year. Went to the 5pm class tonight.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 20 Air Squats
    • 15 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (30″)

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×185
  • 5×215
  • 3x5x235

Squatting still just feels so weird. I think part of my is scared and part doesn’t know what the weights should feel like. The working sets were far tough but ok. Slowly working my way back and increasing that potential max…

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Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 20 Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 15 Dumbbell Box Step Overs (40# DBs, 24″)
  • Rest 1:30

Ewww! My round times were 1:54 – 1:56 – 2:03 – 1:51 for a final time of 12:14.

Pain Free Squat Snatches

Was a nice day yesterday so I went golfing. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 400m Run
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 PVC Pass Throughs
    • 5/5 Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squat (25#)
    • 5 Sotts Press (PVC)

Weightlifting

Warmed up with 45-75-95-115#. Wasn’t sure how my shoulder would feel and didn’t have any pain!

10:00 EMOM

  • Squat Snatch + 2 OHS (135#)

Felt great actually! Seemed like I was easily diving under the bar and stability felt just fine. Big difference compared to a month or two ago when I was failing 135# squat snatches because it hurt to catch.

Conditioning

2018 Team Series Event 6 – 2 Rounds (w/ partner)

  • 100 cal Row (switch every 25 cals)
  • 50 Handstand Push-ups

Paired up with Tom and I went first. We crushed the rows. Went 15-10 HSPU in the first round and then 10-10-5 in round two. Finished in 13:22.

It started pouring, but was only a small cloud so I stuck around and did Crossover Symmetry Recovery. Going to try to get this in more often so I can hopefully get back up on the rings and back to butterfly pull-ups.

Home with a Hangover

Rested on Friday, traveled home yesterday with a nasty hangover, which I’m still suffering from today! Went to the gym at noon.

Gymnastics Strength

5 Sets

  • 7 Weighted Pull-ups (15#)
  • 7 Weighted Ring Dips (15#)

Felt really rough!

Conditioning

8:00 EMOM

  • 15 Air Squats
  • AMRAP Box Jump Overs (30″)

Inspired by a Jacob Heppner workout. I was having a hard time counting my AMRAP reps with such a high buy-in count. Came up with 69 reps, but I may have had a few more.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

Got through the first two rounds unbroken. Ended up with the same time I had a few weeks ago with 6:34.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 20

Skipped ahead a workout.

3 Sets

  • 100m Single Arm Overhead Carry (53# KB)
  • 90s Rest

Started off going back and forth in the gym and it was brutal, so after the first arm, we went outside. I was thinking, “Wow, those 10 turnarounds really add up to a lot more time under tension.” Then I realized I calculated wrong, thinking the floor mats were only 3 feet wide when they are 4! So probably went 130-140 meters that first trip. Wasn’t bad when we did the correct distance.

CrossFit MouseTrap

Went to CrossFit MouseTrap today with a couple of other Automatticians for the 11:30 class since we had some free time before lunch.

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Warm-up

  • 200m Run
  • Line Drills
  • Stretching

Conditioning

They had options for a speed metcon (which I choose) or a power metcon, which is something I’ve never seen at any of the gyms I’ve been to. They also had 2 coaches running the class, but I guess they get a lot of drop-ins here.

12:00 AMRAP

  • 25m Single Arm Farmer Carry (53# KB)
  • 15 Goblet Squats (53# KB)
  • 100m Run

Felt pretty good even with the heat and humidity. Got through exactly 8 rounds and did all of the squats unbroken.

Skill

  • 8 Rounds
    • 20s Hollow Hold
    • 20s Rest
  • 8 Rounds
    • 20s Thread the needle
    • 10s Rest
  • 8 Rounds
    • 20s Bottom Squat Hold
    • 10s Rest
  • 8 Rounds
    • 20s Plank
    • 10s Rest

After the first 4 hollow holds I did them with a bent body. I alternated sides for each round of thread the needle and then the last 2 movements were a piece of cake.

Felt good to get away from the hotel and sweat.