Didn’t have a great time trying to sleep last night, but my back isn’t as bad as it’s been some other times. I was still able to roll over in bed relatively well. I did do e-stim and ice both last night and this morning. Made it to the gym at 10am.
7 Rounds (Strict “Cindy”)
- 5 Strict *Chin-ups/Pull-ups
- 10 Push-ups
- 15 Air Squats
I switched every round, which came out to 4 rounds of chin-ups and 3 rounds of pull-ups.
Yesterday I skipped out on what was supposed to be an EMOM up to 40 total muscle-ups, so wanted to get in some volume today. Decided to try bar muscle-ups, which I haven’t done in a long time.
- E30S – 5 Rounds
- 2 Bar Muscle-ups
- E30S – 20 Rounds
- 1 Bar Muscle-up
I had on my grips, but they turned out to be too grippy with as much chalk as I had on them. I still struggle stringing these together because I overgrip the bar on the swing down and do this weird thing with my knees up. After 5 sets I took off the grips and switched to singles. No problems getting up there, I just need to work on stringing them together and improving my kip cycle. As a comparison, two years ago I did 21 doubles going 45 seconds without failure. I had been working on the movement more back then though.
- 1:1 Work/Rest
I fucked up looking at my average pace instead of time, so ended up taking an extra 20 seconds of rest each round. Whoops! My times were 1:21.4, 1:21.4, 1:21.3, 1:21.3, 1:21, and 1:18.8 with 500m/pace averages all under 1:42.
Assault Bike calsWeighted Step-ups (20”, 20# DBs)
- Bar-facing Burpees
This was programmed with a 12 minute time cap and then do max reps 225# deadlift in the remaining time. Yeah…right! Took me 13:24 and pretty sure if we had an Assault Bike it would have taken me even longer. I picked step-ups at a substitute because I wanted something that would fatigue the legs similar to an air bike. It did the trick because the jumps over the bar were a lot tougher and never stopping on the step-ups kept the heart rate up.
Actually felt ok for me compared to what I remember 16.5 feeling like with the thrusters instead of step-ups. Kind of curious what I’d do in that workout now, but I don’t care to find out. Just like I said after doing it as 14.5, I never want to do that workout again. 🙂
That completes 5 weeks of the Hybrid Performance Method program and I’m still loving it. Thinking back on this week I did 86 (40 strict) handstand push-ups, 153 toes-to-bars, 60 (30 ring & 30 bar) muscle-ups, 174 bar-facing burpees, 140 push-ups, and 35 strict pull/chin-ups. My gymnastics should be better for the Open than they’ve ever been.