1st Quarter

Each time I woke up during the night I could feel the soreness in my shoulders growing.

I think the active recovery I get from walking the golf course in the summer really helps my recovery and conditioning. With the weather shift our golf season is most likely over, so I’ll try to get on the Airdyne or treadmill each week.

Started at the beginning of the Michigan vs Michigan State game and planned to go through the first quarter, but then there was a weather delay for lightning.

40:00 AirDyne – 11.33 miles

Sets of 5 or 3?

Walked 18 holes yesterday on a cooler day when it misted/drizzled off and on the entire round. Tt was actually quite comfortable though with pants and a long sleeve t-shirt under my golf polo. Instead of going to class today I decided to do yesterday’s programming because I need the squat work. Out in the garage around 5pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 Airdyne
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Shoulder Rolls (PVC)
  • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)

Strength

Back Squats

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 3×195
  • 5x3x225

I squatted off jerk blocks, so it was like an extra half rep each set. Need to get my new rack installed this weekend.

Conditioning

Warmed up my power cleans with five at 45# and at 95#.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 30 DU
  • 15 Power Cleans (115#)
  • 30 DU
  • 15 T2B

Started with 3×5 on the cleans, then went 5×3 for 3 rounds, and 3×5 in my 5th round. I had debated on 3×5 or 5×3 for toes to bars, but stopping at 3 felt right during the first round so I did 5×3 every round without issue. I think I’ve mentioned plenty of times how I don’t like the bar in my garage. I only missed one double under, at 14 in the first set of round three I believe. Finished four full rounds, the dubs, cleans, and 8 more dubs for 4+53. If I was going to do it again I might stick with the power clean sets but try doing 3×5 T2B throughout.

Hang Needs Work

Legs seem a little tired today. My upper body is almost over the DOMs. Went to the 4pm class again.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 9

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Knee Supported Shoulder External Rotation (5# plate)

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 3:00 Airdyne
  • 30 Air Squats
  • 10 Inchworms

Weightlifting

Hang Power Clean

  • 2x5x45#
  • 5×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 1×185
  • 1×205
  • 1×215
  • 1×225
  • 1×235

I chickened out on my first try with 235 and then got it after resting a few minutes. Much lighter than I can do from the floor, so I guess I need some work on my hang lifts.

Conditioning

The Chief – 5 Cycles

  • 3:00 AMRAP
    • 3 Power Cleans (135#)
    • 6 Push-ups
    • 9 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Rest

I’d only done this Rx once before¬†over three years ago, going 5+1, 2x 4+16, and 2x 4+9.

Today I did 5+3 for the first four cycles and 5+2 for the last. I had a really good push from Tom in class today or I would have let myself get slower. After the 2nd or 3rd cycle I realized I could keep track of my rounds and didn’t need to move power chips, so those first cycles could have been better. According to how BTWB adds it up, today was 26.556 rounds and my last attempt was 24.296 rounds, so this was a pretty big PR for me.

Ranks an 89 on BTWB and I’m thrilled anytime I’m around 90, especially with this one dominated by bodyweight movements. I think my new bodyweight of 200 pounds suits me much better than the 210-215 I’d been carrying around the last few years. Will I be able to stick to this weight as I get some of my strength back though?

Ugly Reps

I know I pushed it on Tuesday because I got a headache a few hours later. My plans for the week changed a bit and I walked 18 holes yesterday, so didn’t get to the gym. I’m subbing in a league tonight, so I did yesterday’s gym WOD during lunch.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Airdyne (1.47 miles)
  • Power Snatch
    • 5×45#
    • 5×75
    • 3×95
    • 2×115
    • 2×135
    • 1×155
    • 1×165

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 1 Power Snatch (175#)

I’m thinking these were supposed to be squat reps, but that’s a no go for my shoulder. I took the 80% off my all-time max though, which I haven’t hit in years. Really wide feet on every catch, but was able to go 10/10 and finish in 13:54. During my last run I realized I wasn’t doing the 3-step breathing.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 3

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Arm High Pull (25# DB)

These are cool. Especially concentrating on slower down than up.

In other news, I got a treadmill for the garage gym!

Stag

Golfed the last two days and had to mow the lawn yesterday too so all of that heat and sun meant I had nothing left for a workout. Up north at my parents for my brother’s stag party today, so I jumped on the Airdyne for 40 minutes and went 12.1 miles.

Hot Hot

I came down with a killer headache last night from being out in the sun. Feeling good today though. Out in the garage in the afternoon.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 5 Pallof Series (each position)

Workout – 4 Rounds

  • 10 Dead Bugs
  • 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 5/5 Hip Airplanes
  • 10s/10s Standing Straight Leg Hold

Active Life Back Max

Warm-up – 3 Rounds

  • 5 Cat Camel + Rock Backs
  • 5 Inchworms

Then I warmed up with 10 Sumo Deadlift at 45-95-145#.

Workout – 3 Sets

  • 20 Sumo Deadlift (165-185-205#)
  • 30s/30s Sciatic Nerve Flossing

Conditioning

Real easy 10:00 Airdyne for 3.05 miles.

Memorial Weekend

Walked 18 holes yesterday. My hamstrings and hips are a little tight, probably from all of the lunges. Out in the garage in the early afternoon.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Airdyne (1.46 miles)
  • 15/15 Lateral Leg Swings
  • 20 Groiners
  • 1:00/1:00 Samson Stretch

Workout

  • Romanian Deadlifts
    • 8×45#
    • 8×135
    • 8×185
    • 8×225
    • 2x8x255
  • Rest
  • 60 Sumo Deadlifts (225#)

All RDLs were done with a neutral grip. For the Sumos I wanted to do 10×6 and was able to. Alternated my mix grip each set. Finished in 4:44. Wasn’t sure how my back would do coming back to these after the trip and slacking most of the week after.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Rounds

  • 60s Front Rack Hold (165#)
  • 50m/50m Single Arm Farmer Carry (70#)

That hold was no cake walk in round one. I focused on controlling my breathing to get me through. Finished in 7:24.

Don’t need anything more than those pieces for the day since I turned strength into some conditioning. Looking forward to the three-day weekend.