New Toy

Yesterday afternoon I put up another sheet of panel board in the garage and installed my new Concept2 SkiErg. Isn’t she pretty?

ski-erg

I thought so, until I used it this morning. Out in the garage around 8am for the first training session of the day. Started with Crossover Symmetry Activation.

SkiErg

  • 1,000m Warm-up (5:14)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • Max effort intervals
    • 60m (0:13)
    • 2:00 Rest
    • 60m (0:13)
    • 2:00 Rest
    • 100m (0:21.5)
    • 2:00 Rest
    • 100m (0:21.1)
    • 2:00 Rest
    • 150m (0:31.6)
    • 2:00 Rest
    • 150m (0:30.8)
    • 3:00 Rest
    • 150m (0:30.7)
    • 3:00 Rest
    • 200m (0:41.0)
    • 3:00 Rest
    • 500m (1:50.8)

Although this is programmed as a continuous series of intervals, it really should be treated as 2 sections. The 1st 3 intervals (2×60, 2×100, 1×150) and the 2nd 3 intervals (1×150, 1×200, 1×500). The 1st intervals are short and very explosive efforts that will recruit your fast twitch muscle fibers. The 2nd 3 intervals are all gearing up to that final 500m max effort. The final 3 intervals are focused on creating endurance while your fast twitch fibers are fatigued.

Holy shit! The skierg smokes your arms, especially the biceps. Walked 0.43 miles around the block to cool down.

Midline

10:00 EMOM

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 Superman Rocks

Did them back to back, so had about 30-35 seconds of rest after the reps.

Kicked back and rested until noon, when it was back out to the garage. Started with Crossover Symmetry Activation again and then did an easy 5:00 on the Air Dyne.

IMG_4746EMOM

  • Odds: 3 Weighted Chin-ups (increasing weight each round)
  • Evens: 2 Strict Pause Ring Dips (unweighted, 2s pause)

* Continue until failure at one movement and then do max reps for one final set with the other movement.

I started the chin-ups with 10# on the belt and went up 5# every round. Only managed 1 at 60#, but even the 3rd with 55# probably was a bit short if anyone had been watching. So that was 10 sets of 3 before failure. I managed to get 6 dips on the max round at the end to total 26 strict pause ring dips. Those were a nice challenge.

Warmed up my front squats with 10×45#, 5×135#, 3×185#, and 3×205#.

E3M

  • 2-2-2-2-2 — Front Squats (225#, 33X1 Tempo)
  • 2-1-2-1-2 — Standing Jump & Reach (both hands)

The movements were back to back, so after racking the bar, I walked out to the driveway and jumped up to touch the rim (basketball hoop) as high as I could. Maybe should have put on the weight vest for the single jumps.

Finished with a moderate paced 10:00 on Air Dyne for 242 cal and then Crossover Symmetry Plyometrics.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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