No Quitting Today

My back is still pretty rough for an hour or two in the morning and tightens up when I sit around, not moving. Out in the garage in the morning before golf. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.

Strength

E3M – Shoulder Press

  • 6×45#
  • 3×75#
  • 3×95#
  • 3×110# (62%)
  • 3×130# (72%)
  • 3×147.5# (82%)
  • 3×156.25# (87%)
  • 3×165# (92%)

I tried to stick as close as possible to the correct percentages (note the odd weights). When 130 was feeling heaving I got worried, especially with my back. But I strapped on the belt after that to help stabilize and prevent over-extension. Made every set.

Rode in the cart golfing since my back has been bothering me, they were calling for rain, and I didn’t want to exhaust myself with shit to get done before leaving town in the morning. Went to the gym just before 7pm. Warmed up with 3 sets of 10 Reverse Hypers using 210 pounds.

Back Squat

  • 6×45#
  • 6×135#
  • 3×185#
  • 3×225#
  • 3×265#
  • 3×295#
  • 3×315#
  • 3×335#

Rested about 3 minutes between sets, maybe 4 on the later ones. Had to really concentrate on positions to keep my back safe. Happy to be able to hit the 335 triple I made last week, especially with my back. Below our prescribed percentages (same as shoulder press) for the week but I wasn’t going to push it.

Accessory

6 Sets

  • 8/8 Landmine Rows (80#)
  • 2:00 Rest

Really really liking these.

Conditioning

  • Row 1,000m

In my last attempt, a couple of months ago, I ended up quitting when I went out too hard. Might have been the only time I’ve ever quit a workout. Today I got under 1:35, which would give me a 1 second PR, and tried to hold there. I was still on pace through 600 meters but started dying. Finished with a 3:13.4, which is just over 2 seconds off my best. Been a long day, so I’ll take it.

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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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