Early Airdyne

Up early to get a sweat before traveling all day. Was out in the garage at about 7:40am.

Engine Builder – Endurance

34:00 Airdyne

Only 70-72 RPM today with such an early morning. Got 876 calories and 12.02 miles which are less than I did for the previous 32 minutes. Too early for me!

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First Walk

Walked 18 holes for the first time this year. My hips and legs were feeling it after 15 holes. Beautiful day out. Snuck out in the garage for a quick test in the evening.

Warm-up

2:00 Airdyne (0.61 miles)

Engine Builder – Speed

10:00 Airdyne

Started out close to 90 RPM for a minute and then tried to settle in at 85. That drifted down to 82-83 for a while and I didn’t think I’d end up with a PR, but I found some energy and was able to pick up the pace and then push for the last 60-90 seconds. Ended up with a 4 calorie PR, getting 384 cals and 4.24 miles. 400 won’t be easy, but I’m realizing it’s possible.

Farmer’s Stand?

Still got that minor thing in my back. Out in the garage before lunch.

Engine Builder – Speed

2 Rounds

  • 9:00 Airdyne
  • 3:00 Rest

Was probably around 79-81 RPM. Did 3.6 miles both rounds and 302-304 calories.

Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 15 cal Row
  • 15 Hand Release Push-ups
  • 15 cal Row
  • 12 PVC Passes
  • 15 cal Row
  • 10 Strict Pull-ups

Strength

5×5 Strict Pull-ups

These were actually after some of the early sets of benching.

Bench Press

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×195
  • 5×215
  • 5×230
  • 5×240

Almost didn’t make that last rep! Just 5 pounds under my best for a set of 5.

Conditioning

Partner Chipper

  • 100 cal Row
  • 50 Strict Handstand Push-ups
  • 100 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
  • 50 Strict Handstand Push-ups
  • 100 cal Row

This looked rough on paper! Partnered with Weston. We split the row in sets of 25 then HSPU and C2B in sets of 5s. I was able to do all of my HSPU strict and unbroken! The second time through them actually felt better. After 2-3 sets of C2B I switched from butterfly to a regular kip, which I always forget about when there is a lot of volume; lets me keep going much longer. Never had to come off the bar. The workout didn’t end up being as hard as I expected. I rowed around 1,600-1,700 cal/hr my first two times and then more like 1,500-1,600 at the end. We finished in 21:23.

Accessory

4 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Leg KB Deadlift (62#)
  • 40/40s Single Leg Stand (62#)

The single leg deadlifts didn’t feel the greatest on my back. First time trying the stands with a weight and it really wasn’t bad at all. Would you call it a Farmer’s Stand? LOL

AirPods for Cardio

This latest minor back tweak is just annoying enough to know it’s there. After a 5 day streak of green recovery, WHOOP has me in the red this morning.

I went out in the garage before a late lunch.

Engine Builder – Endurance

32:00 Airdyne

Wanted to keep the same 75 RPM I’ve been doing, but was just short of it today. Ended up with 11.93 miles and 924 cals.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned them here, but I got a set of AirPods a few weeks ago, and I love them for all of this extra cardio work. The speaker in the garage is hard to hear over the sound of the machines, especially if I want to listen to a podcast, so the AirPods have been great!

Slow Down the Wall Balls

Quick trip out to the garage before lunch.

Engine Builder – Interval

2 Rounds

  • 7:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest

Very similar to the 7-5-3-1 work yesterday. Wasn’t feeling 82-83 RPM today though and it ended up being around 80-81. Did 237-239 cals and exactly 2.81 miles both intervals.

Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 10 Behind the Neck, Snatch Grip Sotts Press (PVC)

Accessory

4 Sets

  • 12/12 Single Leg Hip Thrusts
  • 25 Banded Pull Throughs (green)
  • Dumbbell Curls – 21s (25#)

Did this instead of OHS because of my back. Still doing the A version of the 21s.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Pull-Ups

Missed a DU or two in almost every round. Had to go slower than normal on the wall balls due to my back, which I could feel on the jumping and the wall balls. I did 3×5 on every round of pull-ups. Got through 5+30.

Accessory #2

5 Rounds

  • 10 DB Lunges (35# DBs)
  • 20 Sit-ups

Took about 6 minutes.

Tiger Did It!

I definitely aggravated my back a little yesterday with those dumbbell snatches. Surprisingly, this morning I had my 4th green WHOOP recovery day in-a-row.

What an incredible weekend watching Tiger. Due to the shift in tee times to the early morning I didn’t make it to the gym today. After golf was over, I got out in the garage by 4pm.

Engine Builder – Speed

  • 7:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 5:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 3:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 1:00 Airdyne

Kept my pace around 82-83 RPM. I got 248-178-109-40 calories and my miles were 2.88-2.03-1.23-0.42.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 15/15 Side V-ups
  • 20 Supermans
  • 10 Floor Wipers (5 each side)
  • 30s Rest

Finished in 8:10.

After a two and a half hour rest I was in the garage again.

Engine Builder – Max Aerobic Power

18 Rounds

  • 45s Row
  • 15s Rest

As soon as I started, I could feel my tight back. Especially without a warm-up. My initial pace was 1:48/500m, but I couldn’t hold that; maybe due to the back or due to the speed work earlier. My distances in meters were:

209-209-207-207-207-205
203-202-203-202-204-204
203-203-203-203-204-206

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Goal!!

I’ve woke up to excellent recovery scores in WHOOP the last two days after being sick. I’m bummed to miss the gym all week and today looked like a good workout, but I’m going to the Saginaw Spirit playoff hockey game tonight, so only had time for a garage workout.

Engine Builder – Endurance

30:00 Airdyne (AD2)

In BTWB I have 29 logs of a 30 minute Airdyne ride. My best was 11.23 miles (877 calories) 23 months ago. Continuing with the pace of 75 RPM I’ve been using, I figured I would be close to that distance without even pushing for a PR. Got it with 11.26 miles (880 cals).

Accessory

4 Sets

  • Dumbbell Curl – 21s (25#)
  • 10/10 Single Leg KB Deadlift (53#)
  • 1:00/1:00 Single Leg Stand

First time trying four sets of the 21s.